Opening Day 2014: Colder than Super Bowl kickoff in New York


David Schneider, of Oceanside, N.Y., went with layers for Opening Day. And some paint. (John Minchillo / AP)

Football could stand to take a cue from baseball when it comes to plunging temperatures.

In the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII — the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl — there were predictions of arctic chill in Northern New Jersey, with all sorts of contingency plans for a blizzard. Naturally, this meant that the temperature at kickoff on Feb. 2 was 49 degrees.

Today, there’s a baseball game at Citi Field between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals and the temperature at the first pitch is forecast to be 43.

You can’t say the USA Today weather people didn’t predict this.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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