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January 29, 2014

ROOT: The Super Bowl, sort of

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Lynch and the Seahawks play in cold and rainy weather for half the season. Lynch is able to adapt his game to the weather and still be effective. But just because he can run in the rain, doesn’t mean that we are getting the very best of Lynch.

In my opinion, the best two teams in football made it to the Super Bowl. Now I want to see two high-flying offenses duke it out with two punishing defenses. But that is not what we will get to see. We will see two teams crippled by the cold and the snow and forced to alter their games to match the conditions.

That is why I like Super Bowls that are played in domes. The dome offers the ideal conditions for both teams and we get to see American football the way it was meant to be played. When 30 NFL teams spend months beating the heck out of each other just to reach the Super Bowl, I want to see what the two remaining teams can really do. In Super Bowl XLVIII, we won’t see that. We will see how well Peyton Manning and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson can manage their offenses in lousy weather. Yee-haw. Color me unimpressed.

The one thing I am looking forward to is seeing whether the Red Hot Chili Peppers do hit the halftime stage wearing just their underwear and how many shades of blue Flea turns before he drops from frostbite. Musicians are not known for their practical wardrobes.

I will watch the game and I am hoping for a good game. But I will always think, in the back of my mind, of how great it would be to see Broncos’ wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman in neutral weather conditions.

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