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Super Bowl 2014 News and Update:Will It Snow At The Big Game?

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First Posted: Jan 01, 2014 04:16 PM EST
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MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl 48 on February 2nd, 2014. (Photo : Flickr / gargudojr)

Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on Feb. 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Football Giants and New York Jets.

The game will be nationally televised on Fox and is sure to be a thriller, not just because of the game or Halftime show. Due to MetLife Stadium being located in East Rutherford, New Jersey this will be the first Super Bowl held is a cold weather climate without a dome. Due to the fact that MetLife Stadium has no roof and the possibility of snow, sleet or ice the game may be full of miscues especially in the passing game.

The presumed favorites to place in the 48th Super Bowl are the NFC's Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and the AFC's Denver Broncos (13-3). Vegas odds maker Bovada has given the Seahawks 11 to 4 odds to win the whole thing. The Broncos are a close 3 to 1. Each other NFL team lags considerably behind the Seahawks and Broncos with greatly dimished odds. For example: the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) have the third best odds at 13 to 2. However, it should be said that the NFL's parity is at an all-time high and in the playoffs, you either win or you're going home. Anything can happen.

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If it happens to snow on Feb. 2, the Super Bowl may turn into an instant classic -- that is, if it's played. One of the more notable games in NFL history, the 1967 NFL Championship Game (the winner went to the Super Bowl) was played in nasty, wintery conditions. Ice covered the entire length of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Immortalized as the Ice Bowl, the game was a contentious battle until the bitter end. The home team, the Packers, wound up beating the Dallas Cowboys 21-17. While it would definitely be exciting to see football played in the snow and ice the fact of the matter is that player safety has to be taken into account this day and age. Due to the possibility of inclement weather the Super Bowl stands to be postponed a day or two.

"[I]f it's necessary due to matters of public safety or there are impracticalities, then rescheduling scenarios have to be considered," executive Vice President of events Frank Supovitz told the New York Daily News.  "Saturday would be as early as we would consider at this point.  We have contingencies that take us into Monday and Tuesday."

Yet the Super Bowl is still ages away. The playoffs are only getting underway on Jan. 4 and 12 teams embark upon a brand new season. Win-loss records don't matter much in January. The team that is peaking at the right time is the team that usually holds the Lombardi trophy when it's all said and done.

Who do you have winning their respective conferences and meeting in Super Bowl XLVIII? Let us know in the comments section below.

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