I must say I am utterly shocked at the response to a Super Bowl being played in inclement weather. Reading the responses from Matty’s post has led me to think a new “comfort/cozy” generation is risen. With implementation of roof’s and domes we now have birthed a fan that expects climate controlled football.
No longer can a coach modify the game should weather concerns arise? No longer do we have players who can excel in adverse conditions? No longer will fans buy tickets if their seat is wet?
This is sad.
Some of my favorite images of football are the O-line trotting to the LOS breathing like horses on cold, snowy day. And yeah, they are wearing short sleeved jersey’s with no under shirt (visible). Are these days gone? Is the NFL bowing to a new generation of thin skinned, make me feel good fans? This is worse than the DH or the juicing of the ball in the MLB! If that’s the case, let steroids be a part of the game. After all, if it’s now about peak performance and excitement, let the players peak.
Are we leaving behind what football was birthed in? The elements? No more does a players uniform reflect how he played. Are we catering to a soft, warm, baby fat generation who wants to be spoon fed the long ball -who expect lots of big, exciting plays because the roof keeps out the wind, rain, & cold?
For any true Dolphan, watching Csonka smashmouth his way up the field was nirvana. He could do it it any weather. Don’t you want to see that again? Sure Marino looked god-like, but he didn’t win it all. Is this what you want?
If a team can’t modify their scheme to the weather, they deserve to lose. If a fan places comfort over weather, they’re not a fan.