Weather to Affect Super Bowl Outcome?

Swinging Johnson

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:18 PM GMT

Many are wondering how the weather will fare for the Super Bowl, and if the frigid temperatures will affect gameplay. Which team can play better in cold weather? Will it be something to consider when making your NFL picks?

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Conditions - Not So Super?

As of this writing it's too far out to predict what the weather conditions will be for Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd but this much I can tell you, there won't be any balmy breezes, short skirts or bare midriffs in attendance. This is the first Super Bowl where someone will undoubtedly leave the stadium and remark, "I froze my ass off!" That sentence has never been uttered due to the balmy climes of every other Super Bowl venue but some ruddy-faced drunkard will no doubt slur those words into history.

The Denver Broncos have no doubt experienced the cold on their home field, but can they handle what's to come? On a few occasions we watched the Broncos squander leads, and a couple wins in a very cold environment. All the while the Seahawks have been nothing short of amazing on their home turf which resides in the very cold and wet Seattle (still not quite comparable to NY/NJ).

However, our mission is not to debate Roger Goodell's decision to bring football's biggest showcase to the number one television market at the risk of taking the focus off the players and making Mother Nature the star attraction. No, we are looking for betting edges. One advantage, or even a series of small advantages, that will tip the scales in favor of one team or another and lend credence to a big bet on the big game is what we are looking for. And a cold, snowy forecast would most definitely favor the Seahawks. But until we know for certain what the weather will be we must wait, watch and perhaps delay our bet.

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