No, Joe. No! Not the “R-word.”
When a Denver reporter asked Joe Flacco what he thinks of the Super Bowl being hosted in a cold weather location, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback responded by saying “I think it’s retarded.”
Yikes. Joe would’ve been better off saying he thinks a Super Bowl is Denver is f*$%!#g stupid than saying “it’s retarded.” To be fair to Flacco, he did recognize his poor choice of words. “I probably shouldn’t say that,” he added. “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.”
That’s exactly why I hope New York gets bombarded with snow this time next year. If the NFL wants a Super Bowl in a cold weather location, they should feel the wrath of the elements.