The NFL invited catastrophe when it scheduled this year’s Super Bowl at an open stadium in New Jersey in February. Monday’s weather showed just why that could have been a bad idea.
East Rutherford, N.J., and New York are getting slammed with wet snow. The forecast is calling for a 100 percent chance of snow, with about four to six inches of accumulation and 10 to 15 mph winds.
Fortunately for the NFL, Monday’s conditions come the day after the Super Bowl, and the classic winter weather did nothing to influence Sunday night’s game, which was played in warm temperatures and under clear skies.
As new NBC late night host Seth Meyers notes, though, it’s not like the result would have changed for the team expected to be affected most by bad weather.
And today, New York gets the weather Denver was playing in last night.—
Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 03, 2014
What a hangover for Denver Broncos fans, though.
Here's how lucky NFL is: Sunday's temperatures were in 50s. Today is a snowstorm wreaking havoc with everyone trying to leave area.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 03, 2014
Check out the forecast below.
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