Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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It doesn't portray the storied past of a Soldier Field or Candlestick Park. It doesn't boast Dallas' hi-tech amenities or flamboyance, contrary to what you'd expect from the Big Apple. All MetLife Stadium has to offer is the "Where's Waldo?" effect of Fireman Ed, frozen-blue Victor Cruz aficionados, and turning of the New York tides as the Giants most recently upended the Jets on Christmas Eve. Admittedly, this is the only current NFL stadium I've been to - I also visited the old Giants Stadium back when the Jets and Packers were each vying for playoff positioning late in 2002, and I witnessed the ant-like shoulder injury of Donald Driver with a cheesy frown on my face. There are always cases where "less is more" (or at least enough), and when it comes to football home games, the Meadowlands is suprisingly and pleasantly one of them. It's the cold gridiron environment which both encapsulates and postpones the upstate media that makes it a fine destination for Super Bowl XLVIII and t...
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