Could you imagine someone saying that poor people don’t have money woes, because they have no money?
It sounds like something that would come out of the mouth of a reality star who inherited all their wealth and has never worked a day in their life.
Obviously, the lack of money can have as big an impact on someone’s life as the abundance of it.
I bring this up, because with the Super Bowl being held outdoors in New York this year, there are some who seem to forget that the lack of of weather can have just as big an impact as the abundance of it.
Critics of holding the NFL’s biggest game in the elements have argued that the best way to let players’ talents shine is to hold this game in the south or in a dome. However, that’s assuming that all talents flourish equally in the most ideal of conditions, and there’s no skill set that is more accentuated by the snow or rain or cold.
Might Jim Kelly’s Buffalo Bills have actually won if they hadn’t played in Tampa Bay, Minneapolis, Pasadena and Atlanta? Okay, unless Scott Norwood was kept away from the stadium by a blizzard, maybe not. But certainly there are some teams whose construction causes them to excel most when Mother Nature is at her worst.
And wouldn’t snow be a real test of a team’s resilience? With toughness one of the virtues of the sport, you’d think the NFL would want to highlight this…from time to time anyway. Always holding the game in northern climes is no more fair than never doing so.
Fan comfort and player safety might be reasonable justifications for making certain cities out of bounds when it comes to hosting a Super Bowl. Although it certainly seems that fans are flocking to Super Bowl XLVIII, and players can and do get hurt in all weather. However, pretending that the game itself depends on it being sunny and 72 degrees? As anyone who’s ever been without cash can tell you, that’s pretty poor logic.