NEW JERSEY 2014: It's still two years away, but there should be optimism that a cold-weather Super Bowl in northern New Jersey in 2014 won't be a frigid one - at least based on the past two years.
Once again, the weather at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday was perfect for a Super Bowl: sunny, with temperatures around 40 degrees and almost no wind.
The weather was even better last year. It was sunny, with a high of 46 and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph - and that happened during one of the worst winters in the New York metropolitan area.
Cincinnati beat San Diego 27-7 in the 1981 AFC title game known as the Freezer Bowl. The temperature in Ohio was minus 9, with 35 mph winds making it feel like minus 59.
Of course, there's the 1967 NFL title game - the Ice Bowl in Green Bay. The Packers beat Dallas 21-17 in a game played with the temperature at minus 13 and a wind chill of minus 48.
Underwood seems to be handling his release well.
"Im Fine, This Will Only Make Me Stronger," the 24-year-old said on his Twitter feed. "Tough Times Never Last But Tough Ppl Do."
And in an earlier tweet: "This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION...."
The Patriots signed Underwood on Aug. 29 after he was released by Jacksonville. They released, signed and released him again before he rejoined them on Nov. 24. In five regular season games he had three receptions. He had none in two playoff games.
The move allowed the Patriots to active wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who was for the AFC championship game.
DISNEY OR ARUBA? The Super Bowl MVP usually walks away with a shiny new ring and a trip to Disney World.
Sunday's losing team may have its day in the sun, too.
There's no word on whether either team will accept the offer, but it's unlikely any players will be shouting "We're going to Aruba."
AP Sports Writers Tom Canavan, Michael Marot and Howard Ulman contributed to this report.