Super Bowl 2014: Could The Big Game Be Moved To Another Date?

By Tylor Walden
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The weather in New Jersey could have an impact on when Super Bowl XLVIII is played.

According to an early report, in the events of bad weather the Super Bowl match up between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks could be moved to another date, depending on the weather. This could prove to be very difficult not only to the players, but the fans who plan to attend the game. This could throw off their travel plans as well as other factors. The latest weather reports do state that there could be a chance of snow on the Friday before the Super Bowl and is set for fair skies on the day before, but putting the future weather aside, moving the game to a date other than Sunday would have such an impact on the whole NFL scale.

You are looking at less preparation for both teams, needing to adjust the practice and walk through plans. The fans who had planned to attend the game could be looking at dollars being used to rearrange, which adding on to what they have already paid, could ruin those plans to attend or even board the plane or drive up to East Rutherford, NJ for the game. Injuries for both teams could play a factor. As of now, both teams seem to be healthy, but if injuries come up during practice, that is less time for them to heal. And you are looking at one major injury impacting the game plan for either the Broncos or Seahawks.

Players, coaches and fans will certainly be looking at the weather report in the coming days to hope that the game stays on schedule to be played on Sunday. If the game is to move, that could turn into a disaster on every level and for all the participants involved in this year’s Super Bowl.

I guess we will have to wait and see how the weather develops and how the league plans on handling the situation in the events of bad weather.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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