Blame it on climate change. Or better still, George W. Bush.
The Big Game, which is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 will start earlier later — up to and including on a different day, if necessary.
Eric Grubman, NFL executive vice president of business operations told USA Today, “We’re an all-weather sport, watched by all-weather fans, and this year we’re in an all-weather city.”
But whether the game goes off as scheduled depends on the whether … er weather. Grubman said that a change of time or date would be made 36 hours in advance.
The league has not ruled out rescheduling the game for the Friday before, Jan. 31, or the Monday after, Feb 3. What effect this would have on individual ticketholders, who have lives beyond the Super Bowl, remains to be seen.