Can the Seahawks and Broncos break through a defensive Superbowl lineup of bitter cold temperatures?
Will The New Lunar Year of the Horse be reined in by blizzard conditions?
It’s a big BIG weekend here in the Northeast U.S! We Americans adore our football and The Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2nd at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The NFL’s first EVER cold-weather, outdoor, Super Bowl is putting fans’ chattering teeth on edge.
You have questions: If it snows, will we be forced to suffer a Super Bowl Saturday (gasp!) or, even worse, Super Bowl Monday (What? We HATE Mondays!)? What could this mean for our travel plans? Should we cancel our heavily dip-laden parties? Should we invest in team-logo long underwear and case after case of hand warmers?
Here are your answers: No. Are you kidding me? It’ll be okay, just breathe. Stock up on more dip, we’re Americans. Yes. And consider buying them by the pallet.
The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in New York City’s, Chinatown, consists largely of Friday’s 15th annual firecracker ceremony & cultural festival at 11:00 a.m. in Sara Roosevelt Park, as well as, Sunday’s (yes, Super Bowl Sunday’s) Lunar New Year Parade & Festival at 1:00 p.m. Will winter winds keep parade-goers away? Will dancers, dragons, drummers, martial artists, magicians and acrobats have to trudge their way through mounds of snow and sheets of ice? Most importantly, will we still be able to fire off our giant confetti cannons?
Fear not, intrepid travelers, culture-junkies and football fans! The Weather Channel predicts that day-time temperatures will reach as high as 37°F, under partly cloudy skies, with winds NW at 8 mph while the evening will also be partly cloudy, with a low of 24° and a NNW at 6 mph. And, PHEW, it seems that there won’t be any snow! Really dodged THAT bullet, didn’t we? I mean, football, in February, in Jersey?
You may be saying, “Um…Erin, 24° F is FREEZING”…and you would be right…but have you met football fans? I mean, look at this guy or this guy, captured by the lovely folks at the chive.com. One of them is a frikking VIKING, for god’s sake! And wearing purple! How ballsy is that? Besides, that’s what beer is for. Suck it up, buttercup! If you have tickets to the big game, you’re the envy of millions. If you’re headed over to your brother-in-laws for 3 types of chili and wings, wear a sweatshirt and bring his favorite craft beer. The man works hard. For oil. Which provides heat. You two will be the envy of all of the fans in the stadium who were rooting for the losing team. As the game spirals down into a painful, soul-crushing hell for them…
On a brighter note, the parade attendees will be just fine. Average temperatures for NYC in February range from 27 to 40 degrees anyway. You thought that Viking was tough? Check out this action!
Irrefutable proof that Vikings are wussies. (Yes, even in purple.) This, my dear readers, is a party!
For a deeper look into NYC’s Lunar New Year, check out my post, How You Too Can (Accidentally) Celebrate at the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in NYC or just head on into the city this weekend.
The weather is going to be fine.
Going to this year’s Super Bowl? Or the Lunar New Year Parade?
Have plans to head into New Jersey or New York this weekend? Let us know where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing. We’d love to hear about your experiences!