Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Opinion

January 29, 2014

ROOT: The Super Bowl, sort of

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — I don’t know why, but I am completely against the idea of the Super Bowl being played in an outdoor, cold weather stadium. I have no problem with a dome. I actually prefer having the Super Bowl in a dome because there are no weather conditions to worry about. Having the most important football game of the season in an open-air stadium during one of the coldest winters in history just doesn’t appeal to me.

Trust me, I understand. It is just a game. I don’t need emails reminding of all of the important things that are going on in the world. But I have invested serious time these past few months watching these grown men play a game and I want to see which team is crowned the best at playing one of the more violent games on the planet.

The weather just seems like an unfair advantage to the team with the better running game, in this case, the Seattle Seahawks. The Denver Broncos have a running game, but the team relies a lot more on Peyton Manning throwing the ball than it does anyone running it.

Someone told me that if the Broncos are so one-dimensional on offense, then they don’t deserve to win. I beg to differ.

The Broncos are a cold weather team, so one could argue that the cold weather in New Jersey should not affect their game. A great quarterback like Manning can adjust his game to the weather conditions and still win more often than most other quarterbacks, but that does not mean that we are getting the very best of Manning.

Marshawn Lynch is the running back for the Seattle Seahawks. You remember Marshawn Lynch, don’t you? He’s the guy who got caught in a car filled with marijuana smoke and loaded guns out in California. He played for the Buffalo Bills at the time. We shipped him off to Seattle rather than deal with another deviant, and he suddenly shaped up and became a quality running back.

Text Only
Opinion
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.