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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/ 1/2011

Super Bowl XLV: The Ice Bowl II as bad weather hits Dallas

By Cindy Boren

Sleet and snow have crippled the Dallas-Fort Worth area (as well as most of the middle of the United States, but a Super Bowl isn't being played in most of the middle of the United States).

"Ice, sleet, snow and really slick [roads]. People are not used to it," Bill Lively, President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, told WFAA-TV.

While the timing isn't ideal and the temperature (with wind-chill factored in) was around 1 degree, it could have been much worse. Although Dallas-Fort Worth airport was closed for a time Tuesday, the teams arrived Monday, most media members Sunday or early Monday and fans don't typically arrive until Thursday. That won't stop the whining, though, or stop the debate over the cold-weather Super Bowl that's coming to New Jersey in a few years.

By Cindy Boren  | February 1, 2011; 10:15 AM ET
Categories:  Super Bowl XLV  
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Jersey in February. Yuk.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 1, 2011 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Jersey any time of the year. Yuk.

Posted by: norbert1234 | February 1, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Big hair and skin tight leopard print pants in February. bling bling.

Posted by: swingwing | February 1, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Football was meant to be played outdoors, on natural grass. Not in a dome.

Posted by: Jumpy66 | February 1, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

So play it outdoors then, but in a warm climate where the fans might actually want to go.

Posted by: Beardedbri | February 2, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

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