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(Yahoo)   Three of the four NFL playoff games this weekend that are not yet sellouts. It is so bad the Green Bay Packers might be blacked out locally. Shelling out a few hundred and sitting in frigid temperatures just isn't appealing anymore   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 203
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2014-01-02 01:19:40 PM

eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia


This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.
 
2014-01-02 01:19:44 PM
Don't really remember County Stadium (only went to 3 or so games from age 6 to 9, then none from 9 to 16 when it was torn down), but since 2006 I have been to near 100 games at Miller Park, including all of the playoff games. That was a freaking marathon, but sooo worth it.
 
2014-01-02 01:29:52 PM

greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.


They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.
 
2014-01-02 01:30:00 PM
Here's a Buster Olney retweet: "imagine the "baseball is dying" narratives if 75% of LDS games didn't sell out"

...uh, half of LDS games already don't sell out. Especially if the Braves and Rays are hosting.
 
2014-01-02 01:30:11 PM

redmid17: It wasn't the cost of the tickets as much as how many they had. One guy has four tickets. The other guy has 3 slightly better tickets. As far as the pay up or pay later option, I'm pretty sure the team has the discretion on how to implement it. The Colts just forced it. Apparently, per my friend's text, they needed to pay up in full for both games by Dec 12.


The prepaying for playoffs tickets has been around forever, and isn't unique to football. The damn met's would do it back in the late 90s.

Only then they would make you pay for all 3 series upfront and, assume that each series would go the maximum number of home games possible, and would want the money in early september when there was still a good shot they wouldn't even make the playoffs. There was one season where my post season package cost more than my regular season one, and they didn't make the playoffs. They would sit on it as a "credit" towards next year, and getting your money back meant writing a letter and waiting 6 months.
 
2014-01-02 01:32:04 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

I"m not a Packer fan at all but my wife and kid are and we live in Appleton. Even as a Bears fan I have considered taking advantage of the cheap tickets for Sunday's game and taking them to the game and I will sit there in my Bears gear and smile as I watch the 49ers destroy the Packers at home. Betcha wish Cobb hadn't picked up that ball off the ground now don't ya?


Well seeing the Bears just signed Jay Cutler I have a feeling Bears fans won't get the last laugh.

(btw, I was born in Appleton, live in Neenah) :-)
 
2014-01-02 01:33:09 PM
Build a dome, you psychos
 
2014-01-02 01:35:30 PM

mjbok: SkittlesAreYum: Why would a Packers fan wish the Bears had won? So the Bears could make the playoffs instead? I don't get it.

The thought is that by missing the playoffs they would avoid being embarrassed by the 9ers.  Of course Bears fans know all about being embarrassed after the Philly game the week prior.


I see. That's a pretty sad attitude - I might lose, therefore I don't want a chance at winning.
 
2014-01-02 01:38:47 PM

under a mountain: greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.

They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.


It was a big issue during the offseason this year. The NFL has banned all bags, purses etc that are not 1 gallon and clear (of course while selling handy clear gallon bags with team logos) as well as seat cushions. It was a wonderful way to give the middle finger to all of the female fans they worked so hard to get, fans who take public transit from work or to a tailgate, and all of the fans of teams with outdoor stadiums (particularly Bears, Packers, Steelers, Bengals, Giants and Jets fans). The NFL is going out of its way to drive away all of its fans by making the stadium experience miserable.
 
2014-01-02 01:50:40 PM

greentea1985: under a mountain: greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.

They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.

It was a big issue during the offseason this year. The NFL has banned all bags, purses etc that are not 1 gallon and clear (of course while selling handy clear gallon bags with team logos) as well as seat cushions. It was a wonderful way to give the middle finger to all of the female fans they worked so hard to get, fans who take public transit from work or to a tailgate, and all of the fans of teams with outdoor stadiums (particularly Bears, Packers, Steelers, Bengals, Giants and Jets fans). The NFL is going out of its way to drive away all of its fans by making the stadium experience miserable.


They drove me off by making the home viewing experience too expensive. I was ok with Sunday Ticket at $99/season, but that was never enough for the NFL. Got tired of being at the bars on Sunday mornings. Now I barely watch NFL at all. I used to be pretty die-hard about NFL, but don't care much anymore.
 
2014-01-02 01:56:42 PM

mjbok: ShadowKamui: Its about what Stafford makes, unless you wanna roll the dice on some rookie drafting you aren't getting a QB as good as Cutler for less than that

I would take Stafford any day of the week over Cutler, plus Stafford has his best years in front of him, I doubt that Cutler does.


Most people would, but that isn't an option for the Bears right now. Chicago remembers the McNown/Grossman/Kordell Stewart era all to well, they're skittish about taking changes with QBs.

mjbok: SkittlesAreYum: Why would a Packers fan wish the Bears had won? So the Bears could make the playoffs instead? I don't get it.

The thought is that by missing the playoffs they would avoid being embarrassed by the 9ers.  Of course Bears fans know all about being embarrassed after the Philly game the week prior.


No Bears fans with more than 2 brain cells would expect anyone to hope for a loss to avoid embarrassment, that dude is talking nonsense. But it isn't an exclusive club, the Packers D is about on par which Chicago's and lost to Detroit by 30 a month ago.

/I'll blasphemously root for Green Bay on Sunday b/c I hate 49ers organization/coach
 
2014-01-02 02:07:11 PM

Electromax: /I'll blasphemously root for Green Bay on Sunday b/c I hate 49ers organization/coach


I rooted for the Bears (shudder) in their last SB appearance solely because I wanted Manning to lose.

Electromax: No Bears fans with more than 2 brain cells would expect anyone to hope for a loss to avoid embarrassment, that dude is talking nonsense. But it isn't an exclusive club, the Packers D is about on par which Chicago's and lost to Detroit by 30 a month ago.


The last time I felt the Packers didn't belong in the playoffs they won the SB.  The Packers D is terrible, but the awful weather should make it a closer game. 

stewbert: I was ok with Sunday Ticket at $99/season, but that was never enough for the NFL.


The best deal ever was the Madden special edition for $80 this last season, because it came with Sunday ticket for free.  Sold the game for $50, so it was $30 for the entire year.  Much more reasonable than the $300 plus Directv now asks for.
 
2014-01-02 02:14:23 PM
I miss red zone already. Football with commercials? Ugh.
 
2014-01-02 02:15:25 PM

Vodka Zombie: roc6783: County Stadium

Man...  I miss that dump.  You needed a tetanus shot just to watch a game there.

/RIP Gray Lady.


Seconded. And $4 seats in the outfield.
 
2014-01-02 02:18:50 PM

Cheesehead_Dave: Also: A big plus of living in Kenosha is if the game does get blacked out, I'll just pull it from WFLD instead.


That has to be the  only advantage of living in Kenosha.
 
2014-01-02 02:37:49 PM

greentea1985: under a mountain: greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.

They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.

It was a big issue during the offseason this year. The NFL has banned all bags, purses etc that are not 1 gallon and clear (of course while selling handy clear gallon bags with team logos) as well as seat cushions. It was a wonderful way to give the middle finger to all of the female fans they worked so hard to get, fans who take public transit from work or to a tailgate, and all of the fans of teams with outdoor stadiums (particularly Bears, Packers, Steelers, Bengals, Giants and Jets fans). The NFL is going out of its way to drive away all of its fans by making the stadium experience miserable.


There is an exemption for Lambeau, as it is all bleachers. A seat that meets certain requirements (max size, no armrests or compartments, etc) can still be brought in. Used mine at the Detroit game this year.
 
2014-01-02 02:49:03 PM

greentea1985: under a mountain: greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.

They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.

It was a big issue during the offseason this year. The NFL has banned all bags, purses etc that are not 1 gallon and clear (of course while selling handy clear gallon bags with team logos) as well as seat cushions. It was a wonderful way to give the middle finger to all of the female fans they worked so hard to get, fans who take public transit from work or to a tailgate, and all of the fans of teams with outdoor stadiums (particularly Bears, Packers, Steelers, Bengals, Giants and Jets fans). The NFL is going out of its way to drive away all of its fans by making the stadium experience miserable.


It would appear that the terrorists have actually won.
 
2014-01-02 02:51:11 PM

Big 900: greentea1985: under a mountain: greentea1985: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.

A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again


Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia

This is why it was a dumb decision by the NFL to ban seat cushions. At a game like the upcoming Packers one (or had the Bears actually made the playoff, sigh) cushions are a god-send because they let you sit on cold, recently snowed on seats comfortably. However, the NFL wants to gouge the fans for everything they are worth. Over-priced tickets, parking, concessions, and a chilly ass to boot.

They banned seat cushions?  This I didn't know.  But I think if you are wearing 20 layers of clothes, you could smuggle in a seat cusion.

It was a big issue during the offseason this year. The NFL has banned all bags, purses etc that are not 1 gallon and clear (of course while selling handy clear gallon bags with team logos) as well as seat cushions. It was a wonderful way to give the middle finger to all of the female fans they worked so hard to get, fans who take public transit from work or to a tailgate, and all of the fans of teams with outdoor stadiums (particularly Bears, Packers, Steelers, Bengals, Giants and Jets fans). The NFL is going out of its way to drive away all of its fans by making the stadium experience miserable.

There is an exemption for Lambeau, as it is all bleachers. A seat that meets certain requirements (max size, no armrests or compartments, e ...


I didn't know that Lambeau managed to get an exception. It still sucks for all of the other cold-weather outdoor stadiums. Still, the NFL has made the experience of going to a stadium miserable and expensive when compared to watching it at home, a very dumb move.
 
2014-01-02 03:02:26 PM

born_yesterday: Yeah. It ain't the weather, it's the prices, the surly cursing drunks, and the prices.


Plus I think that every time we hear about some violence among the fans after a game, it dampens enthusiasm. I don't want to get stabbed in the parking lot or hit over the head with something and end up in a coma.

I've only been to two games in my life, even though I live near both the 49ers and the Raiders, because of all you said and the potential for violence, especially in Oakland.

I was given tickets to two games at Candlestick but I would have turned down free Raiders tickets because I won't go to Oakland.
 
2014-01-02 03:07:39 PM
In 50 years, football stadiums will be like live studio audiences; free entry just to make the TV product more enjoyable.
 
2014-01-02 03:18:19 PM
In addition to sitting in the cold and snow for hours, many people have to drive for hours in it to get to the game as well, making the experience even more miserable. I mean, the Seahawks game is already sold out, but I might've tried to go if I thought there was a good chance I'd actually be able to make it through the passes.

/of course, when you have HFA and can only really afford to go once, there's this conundrum: See this week's game, knowing you'll either see a loss (sucks) or that your team will have another home game that now you won't be able to afford, or gamble that you'll make it to the next game and try to get to that one
 
2014-01-02 03:24:36 PM
All of this brings up an interesting question of what will happen with the Superb Owl.  If the weather is crappy (sub-zero, snow, etc) as I hope it is, will there be a problem filling the stadium in Jersey?  Imagine a KC/Seattle SB.  Not big, marquee teams.  Terrible weather.  It could be (hopefully would be) a disaster for the NFL.
 
2014-01-02 03:26:56 PM

Scaevola: Vodka Zombie: roc6783: County Stadium

Man...  I miss that dump.  You needed a tetanus shot just to watch a game there.

/RIP Gray Lady.

Seconded. And $4 seats in the outfield.


$3 gen admission on Tuesday nights with a neck label from Henri's salad dressing when I was in Madison in the mid-90s.  My buddy Tim and I went every chance we got--never had more fun at a major league ballpark.
 
2014-01-02 03:29:16 PM

mjbok: All of this brings up an interesting question of what will happen with the Superb Owl.  If the weather is crappy (sub-zero, snow, etc) as I hope it is, will there be a problem filling the stadium in Jersey?  Imagine a KC/Seattle SB.  Not big, marquee teams.  Terrible weather.  It could be (hopefully would be) a disaster for the NFL.


The only people that would hurt are scalpers
 
2014-01-02 03:31:13 PM

Dogpants: $3 gen admission on Tuesday nights with a neck label from Henri's salad dressing when I was in Madison in the mid-90s. My buddy Tim and I went every chance we got--never had more fun at a major league ballpark.


There was something awesomely low-rent about County Stadium.  It fit the Brewers perfectly.  Can't afford to keep Molitor and Yount?  Check. Get rid of Molitor (who will win a championship elsewhere).  Have a slugger with a drinking problem?  Check.  Have a 2nd baseman with less than 10 career home runs?  Check (might be slight exaggeration, but not much of one).

The ending of that saga was perfect as Bud Selig tried to blackmail the public into a new stadium (remember the Charlotte Brewers threats?), having it voted down, only to have a local politician institute it anyway costing him his job, but not saving the taxpayers money.
 
2014-01-02 03:32:54 PM

ElwoodCuse: The only people that would hurt are scalpers


Economically sure, but from a PR standpoint empty seats at the SB would not bode well for the NFL.  You have to remember this is an organization that raised prices on SB tickets solely because of what scalpers are getting for them in the secondary market.
 
2014-01-02 03:35:55 PM
My SIL works for the team so tickets are never an issue, but I really do like Miller Park, despite the character I have been told it lacks, the tickets can always be had cheap if you look, and there is no bad seat in the place. One of the worst seats is actually in the on field section in right. Great food, but it is awful for actually seeing the game.
 
2014-01-02 03:50:24 PM

robbiex0r: My guess is weather-related, not lack of interest. Plenty of people don't want to suffer the cold for a long-shot game (even though the line is close +-3).


Could be.  I'd think people in Wisconsin are up for it.  As I said before, I'm sure it will sell out.

Scaevola: Vodka Zombie: roc6783: County Stadium

Man...  I miss that dump.
 You needed a tetanus shot just to watch a game there.

/RIP Gray Lady.
Seconded. And $4 seats in the outfield.


They used to have $1 bleacher days.  When I was a kid I went there with $5 and bought my ticket, a soda and a hot dog and I had money left over.  Never seen the Packers play at Lambeau but I did see them play the Vikings at County Stadium.  That was awesome.
 
2014-01-02 03:51:02 PM

Gosling: The NFL will not allow playoff games to get blacked out. They'll buy as many tickets as they have to themselves.

But yeah, games have just been priced out of people's budgets, and all the stadium policies and the shiat you have to put up with. Blackout threat or no blackout threat, playoffs or no playoffs, eventually people simply do not have the money anymore to show up.


So because of the policies and actions of some businesses, other businesses are losing money. Hmmm.  I wonder if the losing business will do something about it with their vast stores of wealth? After all, the NFL can't offshore.

Since the 90's with offshoring and downsizing, this situation was entirely predictable, but no one has done anything about it. Now that people in America don't have the money to spend on things like tickets to games, what will those corporations that can't offshore do? Will they settle for less and less money because their customers have less and less to spend? Or will there be a backlash? Will it suddenly become politically expedient to stop the "sochalizms" and "class warfare" bullshiat and start trying to fix the income inequality in this country?

No one will do it because it is the right thing to do, but they might do it because it is finally hitting their bottom line.
 
2014-01-02 04:09:52 PM
Ouch, the Colts just got a second extension to sell their tickets and they have 3,000 left to sell to avoid a blackout. I'm half-hoping at least one of the games does get blacked out, just to force the NFL to re-evaluate all of their recent cash grabs.
 
2014-01-02 04:12:51 PM
The wife and I try to get to a game every third season or so, just to have the experience. Too expensive to justify going more often than that, when we can watch at home for free or drop $30 on food and booze for the family at the local.

/Not really that much of an experience.
//Probably take the kid to a couple of college games, when she's old enough.
 
2014-01-02 04:32:44 PM
I just go to the Stadium for other events and watch the games at home. I like it much better that way.
 
2014-01-02 04:35:48 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The only one that's sold-out is the Eagles game (so far).


The tickets to the Panthers game on 12-Jan went on sale yesterday, and sold out in 3 minutes.
 
2014-01-02 04:37:36 PM

greentea1985: Ouch, the Colts just got a second extension to sell their tickets and they have 3,000 left to sell to avoid a blackout. I'm half-hoping at least one of the games does get blacked out, just to force the NFL to re-evaluate all of their recent cash grabs.


Living in Chicago, I'm luckily going to be able to watch it no matter what. If I hadn't just dropped some serious coin on xmas and a vacation in 4 weeks, then I would definitely be going to the game. As it is, I'm likely going to have set up a Slingbox or something similar for my parents if the game gets blacked out locally.
 
2014-01-02 04:43:18 PM

lennavan: It's $110 per ticket for nosebleed seats at Lambeau this Sunday. And if I can convince my wife, I'm gonna go. I guarantee it sells out. I bet part of the reason it hasn't so far is lots of fans like me didn't bother even looking because it's impossible to get Packers tickets. The only way you can get in is if you go to a crappy preaseason game.


I just wouldnt do it, as most probably wouldnt but then I hate the cold, being raised in the south will do that to you.
 
2014-01-02 05:12:48 PM
GB/SF on schedule to be 3rd coldest game in NFL history.

//2nd place is Ice Bowl
//Wisconsin-Arctic in January, Tropic in July
 
2014-01-02 05:16:43 PM

MmmmBacon: This is pretty much what St. Louis goes through every week in the regular season, fans that won't attend the games in person. Good thing the Rams will be coming back to LA, after the 2014 season.


No, we don't want the Rams back.

You know what LA doesn't have to deal with? Blacked out playoff games. Well, maybe if the Chargers host a game, but who cares about that? :P
 
2014-01-02 05:17:03 PM

robbiex0r: GB/SF on schedule to be 3rd coldest game in NFL history.

//2nd place is Ice Bowl
//Wisconsin-Arctic in January, Tropic in July


back to potential arctic. My grandpa played a football game in late august where it snowed 6". Don't recall the name of the town, but he said it was about an hour north of Madison. Would have been in the early 40s or so.
 
2014-01-02 05:21:24 PM

tenton: No, we don't want the Rams back.


Statements like that is why LA doesn't deserve an NFL team.
 
2014-01-02 05:48:24 PM

redmid17: robbiex0r: GB/SF on schedule to be 3rd coldest game in NFL history.

//2nd place is Ice Bowl
//Wisconsin-Arctic in January, Tropic in July

back to potential arctic. My grandpa played a football game in late august where it snowed 6". Don't recall the name of the town, but he said it was about an hour north of Madison. Would have been in the early 40s or so.


Stevens Point?
 
2014-01-02 05:52:22 PM

robbiex0r: redmid17: robbiex0r: GB/SF on schedule to be 3rd coldest game in NFL history.

//2nd place is Ice Bowl
//Wisconsin-Arctic in January, Tropic in July

back to potential arctic. My grandpa played a football game in late august where it snowed 6". Don't recall the name of the town, but he said it was about an hour north of Madison. Would have been in the early 40s or so.

Stevens Point?


That might be it. Definitely fits the bill distance-wise.
 
2014-01-02 06:10:15 PM

tommyl66: UNC_Samurai: One wonders if the NFL is fully aware of just how much they've priced themselves out of most people's budgets.

Nope, the NFL is more concerned with what doohickeys they can add to the "in-stadium experience" to justify the cost of the tickets. Hey, how about we put fantasy stats and WiFi in the stadium? Or personal wireless device connectors at every seat? How about more music and sound effects between every play?

/I miss Foxboro Stadium


I do a little, but I really like the new stadium.

What I really miss is being in the Garden and feeling the building sway
 
2014-01-02 06:28:56 PM
Lennavan, highly recommend going to Lambeau just for the experience at least once
 
2014-01-02 08:20:19 PM
I grew up out by wittenberg, went to high school at everest, and college at stevens point, and i can confirm there are recorded instances of snow on the ground in september, not all terribly rare.
 
2014-01-02 08:33:06 PM
So long as the puppy bowl isn't blacked out.   http://animalplanet.com/puppybowl

/also, get in on the fantasy puppy bowl action!
//get well Michael Schumacher!
 
2014-01-02 08:51:27 PM

mjbok: tenton: No, we don't want the Rams back.

Statements like that is why LA doesn't deserve an NFL team.


Perfectly content with no team in l.a. Unless the owner is willing to foot the bill for the entire stadium the nfl can go fark itself. Taxpayers should not be expected to pay for billionaires toys.
 
2014-01-02 09:02:44 PM
and there should not be any such thing as a 'blackout'
 
2014-01-02 09:44:51 PM

xaks: and there should not be any such thing as a 'blackout'


I'm probably going to have one after the game...maybe during
 
2014-01-02 11:26:36 PM

mrmyxolodian: Cheesehead_Dave: Also: A big plus of living in Kenosha is if the game does get blacked out, I'll just pull it from WFLD instead.

That has to be the  only advantage of living in Kenosha.


Youse guys still gots the Brat Stop don't youse?
 
2014-01-03 01:43:10 AM
fonebone77: machoprogrammer: antidisestablishmentarianism: eagles95: As a Packer fan no longer living in Green Bay I can say that there would be 0% chance I would go to this game if I still lived there.
A) Below zero temps at game time while sitting on a metal bleacher
B) Snow the day before so metal bleacher is snow covered
C) Every fat ass in the stadium wearing 50 layers of clothes to stay warm so you barely have your 4 inches of seat space
D) Overpriced EVERYTHING
E) Our defense getting shredded by 49ers again
Seriously NFL, why would I go when i have normal priced beer, brats, 50+in HD tv with heat in my house if I live in GB? Want a fan experience? Invite friends over and chant Go Pack Go. Better than hypothermia
I"m not a Packer fan at all but my wife and kid are and we live in Appleton. Even as a Bears fan I have considered taking advantage of the cheap tickets for Sunday's game and taking them to the game and I will sit there in my Bears gear and smile as I watch the 49ers destroy the Packers at home. Betcha wish Cobb hadn't picked up that ball off the ground now don't ya?
It was Boykin, not Cobb.
And do you know what you call a division champion team that loses in the first round of the playoffs? Division Champions.
They should put an asterisk by the Eagles and Green Bay's Division Champions record like this -- *of truly crappy division.
Are you really proud that Green Bay beat out Minnesota, Detroit, and Chicago?


Yes. Yes I am.

Go PACKERS!
!!!!!!

/I'm in Acapulco, Mexico and will be watching the game at a sweet little bar on the beach.....
 
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