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New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl Weather a Concern; Eli the Ticket Broker

January 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

We are now exactly one week away from Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and, as expected, the talk of the town is weather, weather and more weather. And with a potential ice storm in the forecast, the NFL's greatest fears may soon be realized. So let's take a look at that and other Super Bowl XLVIII/New York Giants headlines on this offseason Sunday.

Ice Storm Coming for Super Bowl XLVIII?

Here's the thing about weather forecasts: They like to change. And, believe it or not, weather is never the same. So while we have a recent forecast calling for fairly mild weather, as of Saturday we're now staring at ICE PELLETS and 70 percent chance of precipitation for Super Bowl XLVIII.

New Jersey Feels NFL Has Snubbed them As Host State

Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl are in for a surprise.

The game is being played in New Jersey.

Some angry New Jersey politicians say you'd never know it, judging by the promotional materials from the NFL.

Taylor Turf Installation Sues MetLife Stadium Operators

Taylor Turf Installation is suing the MetLife Stadium's operators and the company that hired the suburban St. Louis company, seeking more than $292,000 that Taylor Turf claims it still is owed for hustling to install the New Jersey stadium's playing surface last summer.

Taylor Turf's lawsuit in New Jersey's Bergen County Superior Court names New Meadowlands Stadium and Dalton, Ga.-based Turf Industry, doing business as UBU Sports.

Harry Carson Blames Football for Brain Trauma

“The human body was not created or built to play football. You're going to have some brain trauma. … I hold the game of football responsible. It's a sports-wide problem," Carson said.

Eli Manning Plays Ticket Broker for Peyton Manning

Eli Manning probably isn't going to have as much free time this week as he thought he was going to have. The younger brother of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been given a very important job for Peyton's big game: He's in charge of Super Bowl ticket requests.

"He's asked for a number for me to try to get and I hit that number," Eli said during a conference call on Thursday. "Unless he has a few surprises, I'm in good shape right now."

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One Response to “New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl Weather a Concern; Eli the Ticket Broker”

  1.  JIMMIE D says:

    I was told long ago, the forecast is only a 12 hour window moving to 24 hours, as it relates to being accurate.
    Unless a “obvious storm” is in the works, like with hurricaine’s, it’s almost impossible
    to forcast out 7 days.
    Any game played at 6:30pm in the Tri-State area in Feb., will simply be cold with winds. So take all you hear about weather no further out then at best 2 days!
    If a big strorm develops, we will all know where, what, and when it is expected, and that is still a long ways away!

    CT GIANT

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