Curtis Martin warm to idea of cold-weather Super Bowl

Undated file photo of former Jet Curtis Martin.

Undated file photo of former Jet Curtis Martin.

Curtis Martin played in frigid temperatures for 11 seasons -- eight with the Jets, three with the New England Patriots. So it makes sense that the Hall of Fame running back would be in full support of a cold-weather Super Bowl.

Martin voiced his support on Monday for a cold-weather game and went against the train of thought that weather shouldn't have an impact on the outcome of a game as big as the Super Bowl.

"Both teams have to play in it," Martin said. "Both teams have to deal with it. I think that's what football is about. Football is not a comfortable sport."



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Overall, Martin was a fan of having the Super Bowl in the New York/New Jersey area, where he played from 1998 until his retirement in 2005.

"I think that it's the way to expand the Super Bowl beyond what it already is," Martin said. "It's already the largest event in the world, so it's hard to make the largest event larger, and I think this is the way to do it."

Tags: Curtis Martin , Jets , Super Bowl XLVIII

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