Roof Closed for Cardinals-49'ers Game

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Nov 14, 2010; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of the University of Phoenix Stadium with a United States flag on the field during the playing of the national anthem before the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

I am still wondering why the Arizona Cardinals decided it was a good idea to have a retractable roof on their still relatively new stadium.  University of Phoenix Stadium, now in its fifth season, is yet again going to host a game with the roof closed.  Cold weather apparently is the culprit tonight.  Huh?

Here is the statement released by the Cards:

Due to the cold front that has brought unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings to the Valley this evening, the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for tonight's game between the Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Even with the roof close, temperatures inside the building are expected to be in the low 60s and fans should dress accordingly.

Whatever.  People in New England.  People in Cleveland.  People in Pittsburgh.  People in Cincinnati.  People in New York.  People in Buffalo.  People in Green Bay, Chicago, Denver, and Philadelphia.  They are all laughing at us.  Really?  Low 60's and we are worried about it being comfortable even with the roof closed?  C'mon man!  I'm a native of Phoenix and even I think that is ridiculous.  Let's say what it really is.  having the roof closed supposedly gives the Cards a competitive advantage.  One problem, the Cards are 2-2 at home, all with the roof closed.  It was too warm at 80 in November.  It is too cold in the 50's at the end of November.  So, say if the outside temperature is like between 68-72, we are good to go?  What a waste of money.

Show off the beautiful roof with it open.  Man it bears repeating, what a waste of money.  Enough debate on this.  On with more interesting topics.

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