Super Bowl 48 is still 11 days away from taking place on Sun., Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.; however, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks -- who will battle for the right to hoist the coveted Lombardi Trophy -- are likely already tuning in to weather forecasts just as much as watching film to prepare for the big game.
That's because this will be the first cold weather Super Bowl in history.
Indeed, the current extended forecast (from AccuWeather) calls for a high of just 32-degrees and a low of 24. Kickoff is scheduled for roughly 6:30 p.m. ET, and while skies are projected to be clear by then, there is a slight chance for snow during the day.
For his part, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NY Daily News the league is excited about a Super Bowl played in the elements:
"Now, I'm not suggesting that there aren't fans that would rather be in 75 degrees and sunny, but that's not what football is all about. We're excited about playing in the elements. We're embracing the cold. We've said that right from the beginning. We made the decision to come here recognizing the weather will likely be colder than it has been in any Super Bowl."
That's all well and good, but there's this: