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Snow waits until after Super Bowl XLVIII to finish to hit MetLife Stadium

Eric Edholm
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As the NFL was clearing out of MetLife Stadium following another Super Bowl, snow started to hit the region. We missed our first Snow Bowl by a matter of hours.

Of course, you could make the joke that the Seattle Seahawks' blizzard snowed under the Denver Broncos in XLVIII, but the real white stuff didn't make its way to East Rutherford, N.J. until the early-morning hours of Monday, Feb. 3 — once nearly everyone cleared out of the stadium.

We can't say definitely which team this would have favored, of course, but it's hard to imagine that Peyton Manning and the Broncos would have done much better with a slower track out there. Perhaps they were spared further embarrassment anger.

The chances of a cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl happening again elsewhere (and perhaps eventually back in New York/New Jersey) appear very high, even if commissioner Roger Goodell wouldn't say definitively the chances of that.

But for as nice as the weather was for Sunday's game, just know that creeping around the corner was a few inches of snow that could have changed the narrative.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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