Pop star Bruno Mars will be providing the halftime entertainment. Hope he likes cold weather. The main concern for all who are fortunate enough to attend will be the elements. This will be the first Super Bowl held in the Northeast - and it will be outdoors.
A recent study of weather patterns for the first few days of February in the NY Metro Area from the past half-century predict temps around 35 degrees with a 6% chance of two or more inches of snow and an 18% chance of some precipitation. Great football weather by our standards, but the rest of the country might not think so.
Now who will be in the game? That is another story. In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks (11-1) have the best record at 11-1 and are almost a lock to get home field advantage after trouncing New Orleans on Monday night. The last time the Seahawks lost at home was Week 16 of the 2011 season (San Francisco) and they will be hard to beat.
In the AFC, Denver is 10-2, and New England and Kansas City are 9-3. The Broncos swept the Chiefs this season, but lost to the Pats. The last quarter of the season will tell us a lot, but expect Peyton Manning or Tom Brady to be Jersey-bound.
Who are choices for Super Bowl 48?