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.