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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #2381
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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #2382
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Have you ever heard of the biggest mollycoddles among the german football fans??
(Watch the heaters under the roof):

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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #2383
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Have you ever heard of the biggest mollycoddles among the german football fans??
(Watch the heaters under the roof):

LOL! Yeah...If I were still 21 I would mock...But I'm 36 now and that looks pretty sweet
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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #2384
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LOL! Yeah...If I were still 21 I would mock...But I'm 36 now and that looks pretty sweet
Those are on the concourses of a lot of stadiums. Some stadiums have heaters under the field too.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:18 AM   #2385
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All this talk about how to play in the snow and ice is pretty laughable, considering that the most likely weather to played under in the World Cup is heat and high humidity. Then, all the talk about how the game is best viewed outside has to be taken with a grain of salt considering that these same people complain about the sun in Phoenix, Tampa and Atlanta, places where they want to host some matches.

It's really much more of a regional thing than an "American" thing. For example, outside in Buffalo in November, when it's about 30º F...Okay...you get to wear layers of clothing. So the cold air doesn't seem to affect you that much. Then, depending on the sport, you get varied reactions over whether to play depending on the weather. Like why the Twins decided that it's time to take it outside when they were previously content to play inside? Why do the Yankees insist on playing the 4th of July game at around 1PM, when temperatures are most likely in the mid to high 90s and people are miserable? Why did the Dolphins decided not to put a roof on their building when temperatures rarely dip below 85 degrees during the autumn months? Now the Marlins want a stadium that will have a roof! You never get a definite answer with these people.

It's easy to play outside in the cold when you can wear layers of clothing and padding on you. That is like me having snowfights outside because I know that as long as I can wear proper clothing for the weather then I'm not as likely to suffer frostbites. Cold rain, on the other hand, sucks the heat out of your body faster than a light snow event. The water coming down attracts heat faster than as snowflakes. That's why people act tough when it's a snow event but bitch when it's a cold rain, like during the last weeks of baseball season.

I've attended matches at the old Giants Stadium during various times in the summer months. Some days were not as hot as others but it was unsurprisingly hot. Then again, considering my heritage I'm used to hot days. Light skinned people make it more of an issue, though. That's just the plain truth.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #2386
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All this talk about how to play in the snow and ice is pretty laughable, considering that the most likely weather to played under in the World Cup is heat and high humidity. Then, all the talk about how the game is best viewed outside has to be taken with a grain of salt considering that these same people complain about the sun in Phoenix, Tampa and Atlanta, places where they want to host some matches.
Phoenix = Dome
Tampa = HOT bring a hat
Atlanta = Dome
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #2387
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All this talk about how to play in the snow and ice is pretty laughable, considering that the most likely weather to played under in the World Cup is heat and high humidity. Then, all the talk about how the game is best viewed outside has to be taken with a grain of salt considering that these same people complain about the sun in Phoenix, Tampa and Atlanta, places where they want to host some matches.
Phoenix and Atlanta both have domed stadiums. Tampa really isn't hot as Phoenix but is extremely humid. Probably moreso than Atlanta.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:09 AM   #2388
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Atlanta has a dome because it allows for other events to take place there. NOT just the NFL games. Various other games (soccer, football, etc.), conventions, and tons of other special events. The Falcons have been talking about moving out and the GA dome folks basically called their bluff and said "OK, see ya! We've got enough going on here to make it without you."

It's not a weather thing. It's a ROI thing in Atlanta.

Minnesota was in the Metrodome because it was there. Now its outdated and the last of its kind in the MLB. Minneapolis is no colder than Boston or New York.

The domes don't mean these people think they should play inside. Its just a smarter investment for these cities.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #2389
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Atlanta has a dome because it allows for other events to take place there. NOT just the NFL games. Various other games (soccer, football, etc.), conventions, and tons of other special events. The Falcons have been talking about moving out and the GA dome folks basically called their bluff and said "OK, see ya! We've got enough going on here to make it without you."

It's not a weather thing. It's a ROI thing in Atlanta.

Minnesota was in the Metrodome because it was there. Now its outdated and the last of its kind in the MLB. Minneapolis is no colder than Boston or New York.


The domes don't mean these people think they should play inside. Its just a smarter investment for these cities.
The Twins moved to Target Field this season, and Tampa still has a non-retractable dome, and in the NFL theres still the superdome.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #2390
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Minneapolis is no colder than Boston or New York.
Minneapolis is COLD!!!!! and I'm canadian lol
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Old June 25th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #2391
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Atlanta has a dome because it allows for other events to take place there. NOT just the NFL games. Various other games (soccer, football, etc.), conventions, and tons of other special events. The Falcons have been talking about moving out and the GA dome folks basically called their bluff and said "OK, see ya! We've got enough going on here to make it without you."

It's not a weather thing. It's a ROI thing in Atlanta.

Minnesota was in the Metrodome because it was there. Now its outdated and the last of its kind in the MLB. Minneapolis is no colder than Boston or New York.

The domes don't mean these people think they should play inside. Its just a smarter investment for these cities.
Whoa there. Minneapolis is freaking COLD.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #2392
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Look up the averages in Minneapolis, NYC, Detroit, Chicago, and Boston. Its not much, if any colder.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #2393
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This talk of winter is moot for most host cities as the world cup is always held in the summer. Only places that might matter and San Fran and Seattle where we can apparently still have rainy crappy weather on into June. Yesterday was the first day THIS YEAR that it topped 75F
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #2394
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Look up the averages in Minneapolis, NYC, Detroit, Chicago, and Boston. Its not much, if any colder.
I dont have to look it up to know that Minneapolis is considerably colder in the winter than those other cities.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #2395
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And USA has a shedload of stadiums the FIFA likes.
That is a given, which is why I got irritated with the Flierfy posts. If there is any debate it should be about which stadiums to choose.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #2396
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Minneapolis is no colder than Boston or New York.
WHAAAT? Oh, yes it is.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #2397
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Now the Marlins want a stadium that will have a roof! You never get a definite answer with these people.
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You can easily get an answer from us about roofs, we don't like them at all for football and we only like them for baseball in cities were rain is an issue due to baseball not being able to be played in rain.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #2398
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You can easily get an answer from us about roofs, we don't like them at all for football and we only like them for baseball in cities were rain is an issue due to baseball not being able to be played in rain.
Roofs make sense in Baseball, especially in Florida. I want to be in the shade when I'm at an afternoon game in Buffalo when it's 85, or in Miami when it's 95.
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Look up the averages in Minneapolis, NYC, Detroit, Chicago, and Boston. Its not much, if any colder.

average lows in January

New York 26 F
Boston 22 F
Minneapolis 4 F

It's a lot colder!
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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #2400
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Isn't the World Cup held in the summer (like now)??
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