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Ravens QB Calls Meadowlands Super Bowl 'Retarded'

Baltimore Raven Joe Flacco said he believed MetLife Stadium should get a retractable dome if they want to host the Super Bowl in Bergen County.

Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't think much of plans to hold the Super Bowl at Bergen County's MetLife Stadium next year.

When Denver Post reporter Mike Klis asked Flacco for his thoughts about the "cold weather" venue, the Super Bowl-bound quarterback said he thought it was "retarded," then, correcting his language, called it "stupid," according to a post on DenverPost.com.

"If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one," Flacco said, according to the post. "Other than that 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.”

Flacco, who grew up in South Jersey, won't have to worry about the weather when he faces the 49ers on Sunday in New Orleans. The National Weather Service is predicting mild weather, "mostly sunny with a high near 66."

Curtis Mcclendon January 30, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Superbowl is only partly about football now, theres a huge entertainment value and bad weathet would kill millions of dollars in revenue if the weather was horrible. Plus it might have been memorible 50 years ago, but now you pay thousands and thousands of dollars to get there and stay there so bad weather would cost millions of dollars in lost ticket sales, airlines, etc the city would also loose millions
Steve Goldstein January 31, 2013 at 02:03 AM
I stand by my comments. What about what the fans must endure, in terms of conditions at the game and getting there? What about the players' families? What about vendors? What about playing conditions? Some of our posters could care less.
RM January 31, 2013 at 12:14 PM
They play all season in all kinds of weather. The Super Bowl should be like other sports. Play the game in the stadium of the team with the best records.
Me January 31, 2013 at 06:48 PM
I don't see a problem. Who cares if he uses the word? Freedom of speech is for everyone. So let him call it whatever he wants.
NolaRev February 04, 2013 at 05:59 AM
The fans want to go to New Orleans for entertainment, hospitality and the game. Thousands of people are in New Orleans right now that didn't even have tickets, that doesn't happen in any other city. The superdome is also extremely sentimental for New Orleanians , they take pride in it.

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