Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass during a preseason game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on August 29, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
On Monday night, Joe Flacco got into some hot water calling the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl “retarded.” Eli Manning disagrees with both the term Flacco used and the idea behind his statement. The Giants quarterback said he likes the idea of a New York Super Bowl, and thinks that it offers a unique location for the NFL’s biggest event. “I disagree with a lot of things about that comment: wording and overall content of it,” Manning told the media on Friday in New Orleans. “I think it will be really good.” Of course, why wouldn’t Manning like the idea? And even if he didn’t, why would he say so? Manning is used to playing in cold-weather climates after eight years in New York. And how bad would it look if he said he didn’t like the idea of a Super Bowl being played in his home stadium. “Obviously the weather will be kind of the big issue. But I always say, ‘Hey, you can play the NFC or AFC Championship Game in cold weather and have snow coming down, and that’s just part of it,” Manning said. “Why not have a Super Bowl [in those conditions]?’ Originally, championships were decided in cold-weather games, and outside, and in New York. So this is a chance to bring it back out. I think it will be unique and different and something new and good for the game.” Well, it will certainly be unique — especially if it snows. Get ready for complaints from fans and the media now, they’ll be coming in droves a year from now.
PLAYERS: Eli Manning
TEAMS: New York Giants
1 Comment:
  • I am thinking about people trying to get to the stadium, and pre- or post-game activities, with snow on the hiways surrounding the Met Life Stadium. It is a nightmare of traffic on just a rivalry game like Giants-Cowboys or Giants-Eagles, etc. Just one or two fender-benders on the approach roads........big delays..... then big buck seats in the freezing cold, will people stay thru the game? That would be a disaster if fans piled out after the half time show, if they were able to have a half time show. This could be what Flacco was thinking, being a New Jersey native. But Eli is the man at 'Giants' stadium. I know he can play there or freezing Green Bay as he has proven. It's just that it might not be a great game for viewers both in the elements at the stadium, or those watching from home, after enjoying games in warm sites or dome stadiums.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh exchange words after game

Curt Schilling's son causes scare at Logan Airport

Manziel's girlfriend tells Browns to put Johnny Football in

Scalpers in Detroit selling free Jets-Bills tickets for $125

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?

WATCH: Odell Beckham Jr makes catch-of-the-year

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's awesome post game interview

Video: RG3 gets crushed, his linemen look unfazed

WATCH: Dominic Raiola tries to cheap-shot Patriots' lineman

WATCH: Janoris Jenkins returns interception for 99 yd TD

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref's hat off

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers throws nifty TD across his body

WATCH: LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown's end zone dance

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

Western Carolina coach blasts Kirk Herbsreit

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Giants News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Dominic Raiola admits to dirty play

WATCH: Revis, Suh exchange words

Manziel's GF wants her man to play

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.