Super Bowl Betting Update: Weather or Not?

Swinging Johnson

Friday, January 24, 2014 4:38 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 4:38 PM UTC

Talks about how the weather will affect this Super Bowl have not slowed down since the contenders were finalized. Now some think potential for a delay is on the horizon. Let's see what our handicapper thinks of these rumors.

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Super Delay?

Oh boy. If there’s one black eye Roger Goodell and the NFL don’t need is a delay of any kind to their biggest game on the biggest stage. The conversation regarding a cold weather outdoor venue for football in February has been controversial to say the least. Warm weather destinations or domed stadiums have been the norm throughout the Super Bowl’s grand history but the powers that be decided that they would get cute in 2014. Cute can work but it can also turn ugly. 

The NFL is publically posturing that nothing will derail their big party which includes handing out free ear muffs, scarves, gloves and hand warmers. By the way, are people that clueless that they need the NFL to ensure their safety by providing clothing on a cold day? Ridiculous but true. Anyway, here is what what Executive VP Eric Grubman had to say on the subject, “We don't have a crystal ball on weather, but we're confident we'll be able to have our events.”

Not exactly an ironclad guarantee that come hell or high water (or apocalyptic blizzard) that the game will go on. Christine Brennan of USA Today made the following comment, "This is unprecedented stuff. The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event in the country. And to think the date could actually move because of a snowstorm, that's possible. That's literally what we are talking about here."

If the NFL is even considering such a move then this could be a definite advantage for the Broncos. Denver is counting on a track that will allow their receivers to move swiftly along the sidelines and in open space. If there is a betting edge to be had, even as unlikely as a cancellation of February 2nd is, then you would have to think that Denver would be more than happy to accommodate a more weather friendly date.

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