Even though the Giants and Jets have no leg up on actually playing in the Super Bowl in early 2014, many of the players from both teams have been out in front drumming up support for the idea of the New York area hosting the event. Even now, that the Super Bowl has been awarded to the Giants and Jets, players are out and about speaking at events about the news.

That includes Eli Manning, who was on FOX News Channel's Studio B with Shepard Smith this afternoon discussing the game that is THREE AND A HALF YEARS AWAY.

Anyway, Manning downplayed the problems of cold interfering with the game.

“Obviously it will be cold, but that’s what playing football is all about," he said.

Manning also touted the new facilities, and not just the $1.7 billion stadium. The teams that aprticipate in the Super Bowl will use the Giants' and Jets' training centers during the week.

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Of course, the big draw is New York itself.

“I’ve been in the Super Bowl and I’ve been to a couple of Super Bowls and if you’re not in it, the Super Bowl is an event and it's kind of a place to be and there’s no better place to be than New York City for that vibe and that atmosphere,” he said.