The Joe Flacco Super Bowl Chronicles Part I: The New York Super Bowl

Joe Flacco on New York Super BowlThe 2014 Super Bowl will be played at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, next February 2. The New York City area game will mark the first time the Super Bowl will be contested outdoors in a cold-weather location. When he arrived in New Orleans Monday, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was asked about what he thought of the idea. Let's just say he didn't mask his thoughts on the matter.

"I think it's retarded," he told the media. "I probably shouldn't say that.  I think it's stupid.  If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium.  Then you can get one. Other than I don't really like the idea.  I don't think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather."

The record low temperature for a Super Bowl was 39 degrees, in January of 1972, when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.  

The average temperature in Newark, New Jersey (nearby city to MetLife Stadium), for February 2, is 40 degrees, with the average low sitting at 25. In addition, the infamous Meadowlands wind will make the stadium feel considerably colder, particularly on a dark February night in the Northeast. Remember, the game will kickoff right around 6:30 PM Eastern.