Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks could go down in history as the game remembered for frigid temperatures and perhaps even snow and while the media is panicking over the thought of playing a game in cold weather, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are more than prepared.
With below freezing temperatures expected for the Feb. 2 game in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. the Broncos are preparing for the elements by practicing outdoors to prepare themselves for the conditions they will encounter.
“We’ve practiced in this and had to play in these types of conditions at different points in the year,” Manning tells Newsday. “So any time you can have a similar situation you can simulate during practice which it might be during a game, it always is a good thing.”
Football teams play in snow, rain, wind and freezing temperatures during the season, but apparently if they have to do it for the Super Bowl, its a foreign concept and the world loses their collective mind.
If there is one storyline that can be more tiresome than Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and what’s coming out of his mouth, its the narrative of a Super Bowl in a cold weather city.