Tuesday, April 5, 2011
NFL to consider ultra worst-case scenarios in wake of Super Bowl XLV storms
Oh, NOW you're planning ahead.
The ice and snow debacle that marred the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium may not have been good publicity for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but at least it was good for one thing: The NFL is now changing its policies because of it.
According to Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, instead of considering just the plain ol' "most likely worst-case scenario" when it comes to Super Bowl sites, the NFL will now assume Armageddon, or at least a once-in-40-years storm, will come to pass and prepare for that possibility as well. And with Super Bowls coming up in both Indianapolis and New York/New Jersey, you'd better believe they're going to need those extra plans.
While all of that doesn't really help what happened here, it does give some slight hope that the league won't hold a random freak storm against us and bring back the big game to the area sometime soon. That is, unless Jerry Jones screws up the seating situation again.
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