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If people were bewildered when the lights went out at Super Bowl XLVII inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome – what will happen next year, when the big game is held outside at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium?

“That won’t be too much fun, I’ll tell you that,” said New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz on the prospects of inclement weather. The G-Man spoke with “The Ralphie Show” a few weeks ago at the Cartoon Network “Hall of Game Awards.” “Either way it’s going to make for a great game, and everyone’s going to talk about it.”

Cruz confirmed that there will definitely be an extra buzz inside the Giants locker room next year knowing that the Super Bowl will be hosted in the team’s stadium.

“We’re excited for it man,” he continued. “We’re excited to potentially be the first team of the host city to play in the game.”

The Wide Receiver attended this year’s game in New Orleans. His first thought when half of the building went dark?

“I was thinking, ‘I gotta get out of here,’” Cruz said. “I knew it was going to come back on but I had to catch a flight.”

Cruz enters this season as a restricted free agent. The Giants have until Tuesday to sign him to a long-term deal. If another team offers Cruz a deal that New York chooses not to match, the G-Men will receive a first round draft pick from that team.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.

At the Cartoon Network “Hall of Game” Awards, Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney talked with “The Ralphie Show” about her favorite Internet meme along with the meme that she inspired.

Ryan Lochte’s schedule these days is a little different than a year ago. The Olympic gold medalist is a guest at red carpet events, an actor on TV shows, and a spokesperson for a number of different brands. Plus, Lochte is currently filming a new reality show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” set to debut this June on E!. So, when it comes to training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, what would Lochte do?

“You know what’s so unique about this reality TV show is that it’s following me, it’s doing whatever I do,” Lochte explained to me a few weeks ago on the green carpet of the Cartoon Network “Hall of Game Awards.” I’m pretty sure every reality show is filmed by simply following around the subject, but I didn’t interject. “My biggest relationship in my life is swimming… and my biggest goal is 2016 Olympics.”

Lochte said even when he travels, he seeks out a pool for training sessions, and that Saturday in Santa Monica was no different. Surprisingly, the swimmer said it took time to become acclimated with the cameras filming his every move.

“I was a little shy,” he admitted. “But now, I just go with the punches. I’m just rolling with it.”

We would expect nothing less.