Having Super Bowl XLVIII outside in the freezing cold in New York was always going to be a gamble by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and now the Wall Street Journal have come up with a crazy plan of measuring the success of his decision.
It's Super Bowl week and reporters tend to go a little crazy during the build-up to the big-game. Though usually it applies to questions that players are given at the Super Bowl Media Day, and not elaborate ice sculptures.
That's right, ice sculpture. It seems WSJ Sports have come up with the ultimate ultimatum on Goodell's decision for a cold Super Bowl.
They have purchased a life sized ice sculpture of Roger Goodell, and if he melts before kick-off then it was a good decision. However, if it's doesn't, well, you get the idea.
As the video states.
"O yes, that's a six foot 1200 pound ice sculpture of Roger Goodell.
"Goodell has gotten a lot of flack for holding a Super Bowl in a open air stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey where the average high in January is 35 degrees.
"Think of this like football Ground Hog Day. We installed this on our roof Wednesday when it was 20 degrees.
"We feel that if this sculpture defrosts by kick-off Sunday it's probably pretty good news for the real Rodger.
"However, if it keeps frozen fans will be probably freezing uncontrollable as they watch Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks.