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Joe Flacco thinks cold weather Super Bowl is “retarded”

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 28: Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens speaks to the media during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVII at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 28, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is reportedly looking for Drew Brees money in a new contract from the team.

If he doesn’t get it, he probably shouldn’t look for a job with the Super Bowl XLVIII organizing committee to make ends meet. Flacco was asked by Mike Klis of the Denver Post about his thoughts on Super Bowls played in open air stadiums in parts of the country where it is cold in February and Flacco, who grew up in New Jersey, left little room for interpretation with his answer.

“Yeah, I think it’s retarded,” Flacco said. “I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one. Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.”

So much for being dull.

The NFL is, of course, making its first foray into Super Bowls that could be impacted by the winter elements with next year’s visit to MetLife Stadium. The subject was a hotly contested one as the NFL closed in on making the decision about putting the game at the home of the Jets and Giants. Based on the incessant complaints about the weather in Dallas a couple of years ago, it won’t take much more than a snow flurry for everyone to get up in arms all over again next season.