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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."

Lee Navlen January 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
who cares if it's 66 out. The game is being played "inside" the Superdome.
Robin Jacobs January 31, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I guess this explains why Flacco plays in a smaller market then New York. He wouldn't survive a New York minute here!
Joe_Flacco_Sucks January 31, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Football's a cold weather sport. If anything is "retarded" it's believing that super bowls need to be played in domes.
esther February 03, 2013 at 06:11 AM
My favorite part was today's Goodell comment about his hope that next year the weather won't be severe. Today it's 19 and tonight it's snowing. You know- game time!! Is he kidding? It's winter in the northeast. What is he thinking about? And Flacco plays outside and weather shouldn't be an issue for this quarterback- but he won't have to worry he won't be playing in the big game next year- karma's a b---h. People who play in domed stadium shouldn't throw stones- they go a lot further in un-domed stadiums.

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