26 Days: Free tickets + polar vortex = ?

January, 7, 2014
Jan 7
New YorkTimothy Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesIf today were Feb. 2, would you be willing to go to the big game?
Each day from now until Feb. 2, ESPNNewYork.com will take you inside the challenge of staging the most unpredictable NFL title game ever. There are 26 days until the Super Bowl.

ESPN New York 98.7 FM's early-early morning host, Robin Lundberg, posed an interesting question on the air after he, like the rest of us, commuted to work on the coldest day in the city in many years: If you were offered Super Bowl tickets, free of charge, and the weather was just like today's, would you go to the game?

"I don't think today's weather, if it were to happen for the Super Bowl, is going to negatively affect the NFL, because I don't think it will affect viewership," Lundberg said.

"I think people are intrigued by watching guys play in the elements, because it's so crazy. You're like, how could you do this, how could you crush each other in sub-zero temperatures? Or if it was snowing, any of that stuff. Not a problem. It's the spectators that I wonder about. ... I just wouldn't want to sit outside if the weather was like today."


If someone gave you free Super Bowl tickets, and the weather was as cold as it is today, would you be willing to risk frostbite in the Meadowlands?


Discuss (Total votes: 3,061)

Lundberg threw it open to callers on his show -- check out the podcast above. Now we're throwing it open to you -- if another polar vortex gripped New York and New Jersey on Feb. 2, and we gave you free tickets on the condition that you go to the game and sit in the cold, would you go?

Or would you rather just watch the game from the comfort of your couch?

Come back daily for more on the issues, logistics and personalities surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII.



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