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Super Bowl to Have Cold Weather Gift Bag

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If I had a nickel for every time some tough guy preached to me about the “wussification of America,” I’d be a rich, rich man.

If I had a penny for each time I laughingly dismissed the bulk of their argument as the bitter grumblings of the un-evolved, I’d be Bill Gates.

Even I, though, must admit that, at times, the un-evolved have a point.

In today’s world, coffee is served with a warning that it will be hot, irons make special mention cautioning you against the hazards of pressing your clothes after you’ve put them on, and NFL writers throw a months-long, stomach turning temper tantrum because this year their annual, all expenses paid retreat won’t be to some beach community.

Sadly, it seems, like the coffee makers and the iron manufacturers before them, the NFL is caving to the crybabies.  Indeed, rather than telling them that football is meant to be played in the cold, and that if AFC and NFC Championship games can be impacted by the elements than so can the Super Bowl, and that they should sit down and shut up because the weather and the novelty and the possibility of snow is exciting, the league will, instead – according to a tweet from NFL reporter Daniel Kaplan – leave a gift bag at each seat including gloves, hand warmers, ear muffs, lip balms, facial tissues, and maybe more.

Because God forbid someone catches a chill at the Super Bowl.  Even if it’s because they weren’t stupid enough to dress for the weather.

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