Few Clouds 28° Good Morning
Few Clouds 28° Good Morning

It's almost 80 degrees and sunny in New York ...

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, center, claps

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, center, claps while attending a pep rally as running back Leon Washington, right, and Curtis Martin, left, look. (January 21, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

... and it's in the 60's and pouring rain in Orlando, where NFL owners are meeting to discuss a variety of subjects.

Weather is sure to be one of them. Just ask Jets owner Woody Johnson (pictured, center), who couldn't help notice the heavy rain and driving winds in Florida. Oh, yes. Johnson just so happens to be pushing for a Super Bowl at the Meadowlands in 2014, and will counter arguments about weather conditions in the New York metropolitan area with what he sees down here.

"It's warm in New York today, and it's cool with huge drops of water in Orlando," Johnson said as he strolled through the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. "Whether it's slightly snowing or whether it's heavily raining with winds blowing, it's a fact of football. We play in all these conditions, and the fans come in all kinds of weather. People show up to our games when it's freezing cold, and they take their shirts off."

"If we're lucky enough to get this game," Johnson said, "fans will have a lot of fun, I'll guarantee that. This is really important for us to get this, and we're going to compete for it."

Jets and Giants officials will hold informal talks with owners about the merits of a New York/New Jersey Super Bowl at this week's meetings. A vote on the Super Bowl won't come until their meetings in Dallas in May.

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