GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The winter weather that hit NFL games last Sunday in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington and Green Bay served as a reminder of what could happen during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
To be sure, the Super Bowl likely will never come to Green Bay.
But snow in four Northeast NFL cities should at least make us think about what impact weather could have on the NFL’s most important game, which this time around will be played at the outdoor home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert addressed that topic, and with the help of our team of NFL Nation reporters, several players and coaches around the league weighed in.
Opinions varied -- from guys like Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who said they hoped weather would not be a factor in the game; to guys like Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Cary Williams, who think the idea of a snowy Super Bowl is great.
I asked one member of the Packers for his take on the subject. Here’s what left guard Josh Sitton had to say:
“I think it’s awesome. I mean, football originated to be played outside. I think it would be cool. I say that obviously being a little biased, because I play up here. So if we were to be in that game, I would certainly like it. I don’t know how I’d feel if I were on a team from the South or something.”