Could Super Bowl Sunday quickly come a Super Bowl Saturday? It’s possible, as there are more and more concerns mounting that the biggest night of football (and also the biggest night of television viewing) of the entire year could be in jeopardy thanks to a snowstorm that could bear down on the New York – New Jersey area. (Personally, we’re still wondering who in their right mind thought that it would be a good idea to have a football game outdoors in late February, especially when they could have had it at a plethora of other arenas… you know ones with a dome covering it.)
Speaking at a press conference this week, the NFL’s head of events Frank Supovitz made it known that in the event that the game for whatever reason is unable to go on as planned on Sunday, February 2, there are some other solutions that could come into play. For example, the Super Bowl could be played on the Saturday before or the Monday after.
So why should any of this really matter to you? The simple answer to that is that the Super Bowl dictates TV viewership like nobody’s business. It is a cross-promotion mecca, something that networks use to promote hot properties (Fox has “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” set to air after the game this year.) Also, it’s an event that all rival networks have to schedule around. The last thing that you want to do if you are a network like CBS or NBC is to have new programming compete with the game, and they may have to create tentative plans of their own.
As someone who really does not care that much about football for football’s sake, we’re mostly hoping for a game with as terrible of weather as possible. So long as everyone is safe, it’s so much more fun watching big guys slip and slide in the snow. It makes for an added amount of comedy in addition to the commercials.
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