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It’s official. New York/New Jersey will host the February 2014 Super Bowl in the new Meadowlands outdoor arena. Yes, it’s the first time a Super Bowl will be hosted in an outdoor stadium in the middle of winter but we New York and New Jersey people are a hardy bunch. Actually, we’re delirious about hosting the Super Bowl. We’ll be there, whether or not our beloved Giants and/or Jets are playing.

 fans   (Image courtesy NY Daily News)

Given the stadium cost a sweet 1.6 billion, I think more than a few of us might want to see where our money went. Yeah, I know it was mostly privately financed but enough of the cost came out of our pockets.  I’m just sayin’.

 global warming It’d be nice to imagine the 2013-29014 season will prove to be unusually temperate, thanks to global warming. Of course as those  very few who understand the concept realize, “global warming” doesn’t mean that each year the winters are necessarily warmer, although the average temperature is rising a few degrees each year. No, global warming simply means that whatever you’ve grown accustomed to in terms of weather, fuggettabout it! 

(image at http://science.howstuffworks.com/global-warming2.htm)

Like I said, we New Yorkers will be there come hell or high water–or several other possible weather scenarios–but for the other folks we might have to let into our stadium, here are some suggestions:

·         Snow: Stay warm with a smart Giants parka

GiantsCoat  

·         Rain: Don’t forget your Jets umbrellaumbrella

  • Ice: Have your ice scraper ready  

 

 ice scraper

  •   Hale:  You’ll feel like a real New York construction Yorker in these smart hats images
  • High winds: smart winter fans use bungee cords to stay in place: available in your team’s colors

 

bungee cords
  •   Tornadoes: this will involve a little setup, so leave yourself plenty of time before the game

 

  tornadoshelter

  •  Hurricanes: bring your own shutters to the game and hang on! (sorry, ours blew away)

 

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  • Earthquakes: these are notoriously hard to predict in advance but if you have Super Bowl tickets, you probably have lots of   connections. Rent a blimp and get a bird’s eye view of the action

 

  • Volcanic  ash: breath easy with a simple face mask; available in Giants blue and Jets green. Also available with oxygen hookup

mask 

  • Locusts:  It’s an off year. You’ll be fine 

 

We hope these tips will help would be travels to the greatest stadium just outside the greatest city in the world in 2014. But know this: no matter what the weather, we’ll be there. You know what I’m talking about. 

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There’s an amazing adrenaline rush that comes from being throughly invested in the outcome of a contest, second only to engaging in that contest directly. Human beings seem to love competition and if you can’t compete, pick sides and saddle up. Or so I was thinking as I was shouting myself hoarse at last night’s Super Bowl party.

I don’t follow football as a general rule; don’t take part in office pools or bet on draft picks.  But somewhere around December, I got caught up in the drama of the New York/New Jersey Giants (hey, I’m trying to be fair here). After all, they seemed to be playing their best football almost impossibly late in the season. Meanwhile, there were the New England Patriots, on their way to compiling a perfect record, although really, who’s ever perfect? As I watched the Giants appear to grow in size, stature, speed and maturity over the course of a few weeks, I started tuning in more. Then I was hooked.

I went to the party last night with high spirits and low expectations. I mean, it was a great ride but the Giants were up against a perfect team. Then the impossible happened and the rest, as they say, is history. The Giants scored a huge upset and became Super Bowl champs.

An uncharacteristically giddy Tom Coughlin, the Giants’ coach, summed up the victory aptly when he said, “Every team is beatable, you know.” Given what the landscape looks like as we approach Super Tuesday’s set of Presidential primaries , I’d say that was an apt motto to remember, you know?

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