NFL plans for Super bad storm

Posted: February 15, 2013

SUPER BOWL Monday.

Super Bowl Wednesday.

Surely that sounds better than Super Bowl PPD.

The NFL says it's ready for next year's game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2, no matter the weather. Even if it means moving the game from its traditional Sunday spot.

Concerns about contingencies arose recently for two reasons: Next year's Super Bowl will be outdoors at a cold-weather site for the first time and the Northeast is still recovering from a monster snowstorm that hit last weekend; the lights went out in the Louisiana Superdome during the Feb. 3 game, causing a 34-minute delay and some anxiety about whether it would resume.

Several published reports said the NFL has discussed changing the day of the game if weather complications arise. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy wouldn't offer specifics, but said Wednesday the league will make whatever changes are necessary. "We have had contingency plans for the previous 47 Super Bowls," McCarthy said.

Noteworthy * 

Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones told ESPN that the Cowboys want a long-term contract with quarterback Tony Romo.

* Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reached an agreement that will keep him in Minnesota at least through 2014, a sources told the Associated Press.

* Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is asking North Carolina lawmakers to help finance an upgrade for Bank of America Stadium.

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