Ditka on cold-weather Super Bowl XLVIII: ‘I mean, it’s stupid’

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A February Super Bowl in New York (sorry NJ) isn’t really the most ideal situation to have such a big event, but the NFL will go through with it nonetheless.

No matter what former coach Don Shula thinks, or another legendary coach, Mike Ditka has to say about it either.

“The weather’s going to be a problem,” Ditka told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “They made a big mistake. The game shouldn’t be there. I mean, it’s stupid.”

“First of all, it’s not fair to the players,” Ditka went on. “It’s not going to be fair to the fans. It’s not going to be that enjoyable… I mean, I understand it’s the Super Bowl and it’s a privilege to play in the Super Bowl. It’d be nice to be playing in Miami or San Diego or New Orleans or somewhere the weather is conducive to guys being able to show their talents.”

“I’m just saying, if you get extreme cold or you get snow during the game, then it’s unfair to the fans, to the players, to everybody. You’re not going to be able to perform at near the level you’re used to. And the element of luck comes into it, and it shouldn’t happen in that game. That game should be based on the people on the field who make the plays.”

AccuWeather predicts a high of 36 degrees for Sunday with possible snow showers.

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