They're hoping for cold. And snow. At least by the second half...
via FOX Sports:
HILL, STRAHAN & BUCK REACT TO NY/NJ WINNING BID
TO HOST 2014 SUPER BOWL
Today the National Football League owners voted New York/New Jersey as the site Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. As the network home of the NFC package through the 2013 season, FOX Sports is proud to be the network broadcasting this historic event. Below are reactions from FOX Sports Media Group Chairman & CEO David Hill, NFL on FOX lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Michael Strahan.
FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN & CEO DAVID HILL: “Having the Super Bowl in the new home of the Jets and Giants is fantastic. It’s the biggest sports event in the country on the country’s biggest stage. It’s different, and should create buzz for months leading up to it and if we’re really lucky, it will begin snowing right after halftime.”
FOX NFL SUNDAY ANALYST MICHAEL STRAHAN: “It’s going to be great. It will add a new dimension to the game that we haven’t seen in many years. Many of the NFL’s most memorable games have been played in inclement weather. As a player, you’ll play anywhere to have an opportunity to win a Super Bowl and as a fan, you’ll be part of a historic game. The way I look at it, anyone who is worried about snow or if it will be too cold doesn’t deserve to go to or play in a Super Bowl.”
FOX SPORTS LEAD PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER JOE BUCK: “Staging an event as big as the Super Bowl in New York will be terrific. As far as the weather complaints, you play both conference championship games in whatever city and don’t consider the temperature or conditions. Football is an elements game. I know if I had a ticket, I’d go.”