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2014-01-03 04:55:03 PM
Do it for FOOTBALL!

It's your patriotic duty.
 
2014-01-03 04:57:03 PM
Am I supposed to recognize the woman in the photo? Or the backdrop?
 
2014-01-03 04:59:14 PM
The NFL has ignored studies which link sitting outside in extremely cold temperatures to numbness, frostbite, and death.

The NFL has done its own studies which find NO link at all between drinking beer in a parking lot for 3 hours and dehydration or drunkenness.
 
2014-01-03 05:03:28 PM
"Temperatures will be in the single digits and dropping when the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers kick off Sunday afternoon.

Really?  Because, living here in Northern Canada, I have gear for temperatures much colder than that.  Normal winter coats here are rated to -45 or so.  This may be my chance to get playoff tickets for cheap!  Of course, it'd be damned expensive to get there...
 
2014-01-03 05:04:41 PM

simplicimus: Am I supposed to recognize the woman in the photo? Or the backdrop?


What someone who is cold may look like.
 
2014-01-03 05:11:00 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Temperatures will be in the single digits and dropping when the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers kick off Sunday afternoon.

Really?  Because, living here in Northern Canada, I have gear for temperatures much colder than that.  Normal winter coats here are rated to -45 or so.  This may be my chance to get playoff tickets for cheap!  Of course, it'd be damned expensive to get there...


Just looked on the secondary market, and you can get 50 yard line seats in the first 25 rows for $175.  What a deal, if you have the gear for it...
 
2014-01-03 05:57:07 PM
I think what a lot of people are missing out on here is that if that game doesn't sell out, the NFL (see: same assholes who sue churches for throwing Super Bowl watch parties as fund raisers to feed the poor) will black out the game locally. That means kids who idolize these athletes, seniors who can't brave the cold, etc., won't be able to see the game. Is it just a game? Of course, but football in Green Bay is religion. There's no chance in hell I'd take my kids to a game in that weather.
 
2014-01-03 06:02:42 PM
I remember hearing someone describe the Ice bowl. Many people were wearing sleeping bags and kept their beer bottles inside the bag so it didn't freeze. People were holding it so long that you could hear screams coming from the Men's room.
 
2014-01-03 06:04:42 PM

imapirate: I think what a lot of people are missing out on here is that if that game doesn't sell out, the NFL (see: same assholes who sue churches for throwing Super Bowl watch parties as fund raisers to feed the poor) will black out the game locally. That means kids who idolize these athletes, seniors who can't brave the cold, etc., won't be able to see the game. Is it just a game? Of course, but football in Green Bay is religion. There's no chance in hell I'd take my kids to a game in that weather.


I remember a Raiders game that Microsoft bought a bunch of tickets for just to make sure it wasn't blacked out. They had some commercial time for something they were releasing and wanted to make sure it got aired. I foresee something like that happening. And I thought black-out rules were different for play off games.
 
2014-01-03 06:14:50 PM
Nah, it isn't dangerous. You just need to imbibe plenty of liquids that act as a vasodilator (for $12 a pop) so you don't feel the cold. Problem solved!
 
2014-01-03 06:30:09 PM

crotchgrabber: I remember a Raiders game that Microsoft bought a bunch of tickets for just to make sure it wasn't blacked out. They had some commercial time for something they were releasing and wanted to make sure it got aired. I foresee something like that happening. And I thought black-out rules were different for play off games.


Not sure on the playoff blackout rules. I live in Louisville and I'm a Bengals fan. I was thinking about driving up for the game but we're supposed to get -20F on Sunday with the wind chill. F*ck that. And I saw the NFL was threatening to blackout Cincy because - shocker here - it's hard to get 70,000 people to want to sit in that weather. Kroger swooped in and bought up all the remaining seats so I guess problem solved, but the NFL are still megadickwads.

I'm a Louisville football season ticket holder, and I'm usually the guy yelling at people to not leave before the game's over, brave the weather, etc. But -30F is just farking dangerous, man. Forget that, even for Green Bay.
 
2014-01-03 06:36:57 PM

imapirate: crotchgrabber: I remember a Raiders game that Microsoft bought a bunch of tickets for just to make sure it wasn't blacked out. They had some commercial time for something they were releasing and wanted to make sure it got aired. I foresee something like that happening. And I thought black-out rules were different for play off games.

Not sure on the playoff blackout rules. I live in Louisville and I'm a Bengals fan. I was thinking about driving up for the game but we're supposed to get -20F on Sunday with the wind chill. F*ck that. And I saw the NFL was threatening to blackout Cincy because - shocker here - it's hard to get 70,000 people to want to sit in that weather. Kroger swooped in and bought up all the remaining seats so I guess problem solved, but the NFL are still megadickwads.

I'm a Louisville football season ticket holder, and I'm usually the guy yelling at people to not leave before the game's over, brave the weather, etc. But -30F is just farking dangerous, man. Forget that, even for Green Bay.


There's another article on it over in the total fark cue about it. NFL has shortened the blackout cut off to 48 hours before the game instead of the usual 72. I'm thinking this is the last year of that rule.
 
2014-01-03 06:39:56 PM
Was reading that Wind Chill may play this game at -53 deg F. That'd be enough to cause injury.

There's a point where the NFL or possibly OSHA cancels the game due to elements, right?
 
2014-01-03 06:41:12 PM
But they had no problem delaying the first game of the season....
 
2014-01-03 06:43:09 PM

Warlordtrooper: But they had no problem delaying the first game of the season....


They did? Where'd I miss that?
 
2014-01-03 06:44:41 PM
Finally, icing the kicker may actually work.
 
2014-01-03 06:45:33 PM
The NFL is a cartel and demands constant payment. Your lives are not of their concern.
 
2014-01-03 06:46:10 PM
Ha, I get cold even watching the games at home (and I'm in the south). My hands and feet are freezing right now!
 
2014-01-03 06:47:25 PM
farking hell am I glad I came back down south.  Worst I ever dealt with was something like 5F in DC.  Wind tunnel in the Metro probably made it about -10 with wind chill, but walking made it bearable for the 5 minutes it took to get to my building.

Sitting outside at a football game for four hours in worse than that is wrong.
 
2014-01-03 06:49:44 PM

netweavr: Was reading that Wind Chill may play this game at -53 deg F. That'd be enough to cause injury.

There's a point where the NFL or possibly OSHA cancels the game due to elements, right?


I would imagine emergency services would put a stop to the event, yes.
 
2014-01-03 06:51:57 PM

Triumph: I remember hearing someone describe the Ice bowl. Many people were wearing sleeping bags and kept their beer bottles inside the bag so it didn't freeze. People were holding it so long that you could hear screams coming from the Men's room.


The ice bowl was so cold, the first referee's whistle froze to his lips (they used metal whistles back then). From then on, no whistles were blown and all plays were stopped with hand signals and shouting.

/they use plastic fox40 whistles now
 
2014-01-03 06:52:12 PM

imapirate: Warlordtrooper: But they had no problem delaying the first game of the season....

They did? Where'd I miss that?


It was delayed due to lightning.
 
2014-01-03 06:52:52 PM
The author (Brock Keeling) has clearly never watched a football game in his life.
 
2014-01-03 06:55:40 PM

imapirate: Bengals fan. I was thinking about driving up for the game but we're supposed to get -20F on Sunday with the wind chill.


It won't get that cold in Cincy until the middle of the night Sunday.  Right now, Weather Channel hourly has 36 feel like 29 at 1PM and 26 feel like 15 at 6PM, though there could be several inches of snow during the game.
 
2014-01-03 06:55:56 PM
 
2014-01-03 07:00:08 PM

Ishkur: Triumph: I remember hearing someone describe the Ice bowl. Many people were wearing sleeping bags and kept their beer bottles inside the bag so it didn't freeze. People were holding it so long that you could hear screams coming from the Men's room.

The ice bowl was so cold, the first referee's whistle froze to his lips (they used metal whistles back then). From then on, no whistles were blown and all plays were stopped with hand signals and shouting.

/they use plastic fox40 whistles now


It was so cold that one player began to sweat and was gravely injured when the resulting icicles pierced his heart. He gave the thumbs up when they were working on him on the field, and he was still giving it when they carried him off. Because it had frozen in that position (he was already dead). To the ice bowl!
 
2014-01-03 07:00:28 PM

crotchgrabber: imapirate: I think what a lot of people are missing out on here is that if that game doesn't sell out, the NFL (see: same assholes who sue churches for throwing Super Bowl watch parties as fund raisers to feed the poor) will black out the game locally. That means kids who idolize these athletes, seniors who can't brave the cold, etc., won't be able to see the game. Is it just a game? Of course, but football in Green Bay is religion. There's no chance in hell I'd take my kids to a game in that weather.

I remember a Raiders game that Microsoft bought a bunch of tickets for just to make sure it wasn't blacked out. They had some commercial time for something they were releasing and wanted to make sure it got aired. I foresee something like that happening. And I thought black-out rules were different for play off games.


Kroger did that for the Bengals game this week.
 
2014-01-03 07:00:50 PM
As someone who grew up in Saskatchewan I am getting a kick out of the "life threatening weather".....nobody ever used to say a word about - 40C, they just dealt with it.....when did everyone become whiny little pussies about the f*cking weather?

/dry cold that -40   :D
//Mt. Rhuapehu New Zealand, minus 1 C, 100% humidity, 60 knot wind, that is life threatening....
 
2014-01-03 07:00:59 PM
Neat. I predict a death on the field during this game
 
2014-01-03 07:01:43 PM

netweavr: WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES.

This feels like people at the game are approaching Darwin Award levels or stupidity


The only saving grace with that is that the advisory doesn't kick in until late sunday night. Though it's not like forcasts are always accurate down to the hour
 
2014-01-03 07:03:33 PM
FWIW, the Packers have said they will be providing free handwarmers and hot drinks.
 
2014-01-03 07:04:18 PM

Warlordtrooper: imapirate: Warlordtrooper: But they had no problem delaying the first game of the season....

They did? Where'd I miss that?

It was delayed due to lightning.


Are we talking about the MNF game from Week 2?
 
2014-01-03 07:05:16 PM

New Age Redneck: As someone who grew up in Saskatchewan


Regardless of what your flawed memory tells you, you didn't sit stationary for 4-5 hours in -40 even with your heavy gear on.
 
2014-01-03 07:05:40 PM

New Age Redneck: nobody ever used to say a word about - 40C


Yeah, but we're talking about -40 Fahrenheit  ;)

//that's the joke
 
2014-01-03 07:06:35 PM
i.imgur.com

They bought their tickets. I say let 'em freeze.

/Will be watching the game from the comfort of my centrally heated house 1000 miles south of Wisconsin.
//love watching football in the snow.
 
2014-01-03 07:07:27 PM

Lost Thought 00: New Age Redneck: As someone who grew up in Saskatchewan

Regardless of what your flawed memory tells you, you didn't sit stationary for 4-5 hours in -40 even with your heavy gear on.


I propose a forced halftime walk.  Everyone gets up and walks around the bowl until their back where they started.
 
2014-01-03 07:07:43 PM
This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.
 
2014-01-03 07:10:01 PM

Lost Thought 00: netweavr: WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES.

This feels like people at the game are approaching Darwin Award levels or stupidity

The only saving grace with that is that the advisory doesn't kick in until late sunday night. Though it's not like forcasts are always accurate down to the hour


The advisory starts Sat night and becomes a warning Sun night. The game should last until ~8pm Sunday night.

Honestly the NFL should move this to Saturday or they're risking a lot of lawsuits from fans/employees/NFLPA. They cannot claim ignorance here.
 
2014-01-03 07:11:02 PM

iron_city_ap: This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.


You'll be a ble to hear the kicker scream in agony when bones in his foot shatter as he attempts the game-winning FG.
 
2014-01-03 07:12:59 PM

netweavr: Lost Thought 00: netweavr: WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES.

This feels like people at the game are approaching Darwin Award levels or stupidity

The only saving grace with that is that the advisory doesn't kick in until late sunday night. Though it's not like forcasts are always accurate down to the hour

The advisory starts Sat night and becomes a warning Sun night. The game should last until ~8pm Sunday night.

Honestly the NFL should move this to Saturday or they're risking a lot of lawsuits from fans/employees/NFLPA. They cannot claim ignorance here.


If you move it, it'd have to be postponed. The logistics of moving it up this quickly would be tough to pull off.
 
2014-01-03 07:13:58 PM
I have a feeling the NFL is going to have to waive the blackout rule as someof the games arenot going to dell out unless someone steps up and buys the unsold tickets.
 
2014-01-03 07:14:28 PM

ShawnDoc: simplicimus: Am I supposed to recognize the woman in the photo? Or the backdrop?

What someone who is cold may look like.


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2014-01-03 07:15:15 PM

grimlock1972: I have a feeling the NFL is going to have to waive the blackout rule as someof the games arenot going to sell out unless someone steps up and buys the unsold tickets.


By that I mean , one person or organization step up and buys all the remaining tickets.   and that very well may not happen.
 
2014-01-03 07:15:25 PM
SF -2.5 seems like free money.
 
2014-01-03 07:15:27 PM

Shame Us: netweavr: Lost Thought 00: netweavr: WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES.

This feels like people at the game are approaching Darwin Award levels or stupidity

The only saving grace with that is that the advisory doesn't kick in until late sunday night. Though it's not like forcasts are always accurate down to the hour

The advisory starts Sat night and becomes a warning Sun night. The game should last until ~8pm Sunday night.

Honestly the NFL should move this to Saturday or they're risking a lot of lawsuits from fans/employees/NFLPA. They cannot claim ignorance here.

If you move it, it'd have to be postponed. The logistics of moving it up this quickly would be tough to pull off.


Postponing is worse considering the weather stays bad until Tuesday. It'd have to go earlier. Granted at this point their best bet might be finding a dome to play in.

Feels like there's something missing here. That or the NFL is gambling that the weather improves.
 
2014-01-03 07:16:15 PM

grimlock1972: I have a feeling the NFL is going to have to waive the blackout rule as someof the games arenot going to dell out unless someone steps up and buys the unsold tickets.


That's already happened for these games.
 
2014-01-03 07:16:23 PM

grimlock1972: I have a feeling the NFL is going to have to waive the blackout rule as someof the games arenot going to dell out unless someone steps up and buys the unsold tickets.


Already happened.  Mainly corporations.  I know Kroger bought a big chunk for its hometown of Cincy.
 
2014-01-03 07:16:29 PM
The game did sell out.
Not surprisingly my kid's high school announced it would not be open on Monday due to the cold.
 
2014-01-03 07:18:48 PM

Shame Us: iron_city_ap: This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.

You'll be a ble to hear the kicker scream in agony when bones in his foot shatter as he attempts the game-winning FG.


Bones, nothing. The blood, ligaments, tendons, and muscles will also be frozen solid. I fully expect lower extremities to explode into shards, like a frozen steak dropped onto concrete from 20 meters high.
 
2014-01-03 07:19:25 PM
I'm as big a fan of cold, snowy, windy, muddy games as anyone, but this does seem like a bad idea for oh so many reasons.
 
2014-01-03 07:19:55 PM
Too bad that article didn't tell me how cold the coldest game was.
 
2014-01-03 07:20:10 PM
Also, SF is built much better for the cold than Green Bay.

Just throwing that out there.
 
2014-01-03 07:21:02 PM

exvaxman: The game did sell out.
Not surprisingly my kid's high school announced it would not be open on Monday due to the cold.


Minnesota's governor already cancelled school Monday for every single school in the entire state.
 
2014-01-03 07:21:34 PM

ChrisDe: Too bad that article didn't tell me how cold the coldest game was.


1967 NFC Championship -- "The Ice Bowl"

Unsurprisingly, also held at Lambeau.

/1981 AFC Championship in Cincinnati -- "The Freezer Bowl" -- is a close second.
 
2014-01-03 07:21:41 PM
Back in the day when Jim Kelly led the Bills to 4 straight Super Bowls I was a a couple of real cold one, but never as cold as -5°. I went and looked up the numbers:

On 12/26/93 the Bills beat the Jets 16-14 in their final home game of the season. It was 9° at kickoff, the windchill was a comfy -12°.We were allowed to bring insulated plastic mugs into the stadium back then, my beer was freezing solid inside my mug.

Three weeks later the Bills beat the Raiders 29-23 to advance in the playoffs. In the time between the games I went out and bought a set of boots rated to -80°, as my old boots didn't do the trick when I was standing on concrete and snow and not moving much. It was 3° at kickoff that day, with a windchill of -14°. I thought it wasn't too bad while we were standing around the fire tailgating, then we headed into the stadium....


/4th Super Bowl loss that season.
//I still hate the farking Cowboys
 
2014-01-03 07:22:46 PM

BKITU: Shame Us: iron_city_ap: This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.

You'll be a ble to hear the kicker scream in agony when bones in his foot shatter as he attempts the game-winning FG.

Bones, nothing. The blood, ligaments, tendons, and muscles will also be frozen solid. I fully expect lower extremities to explode into shards, like a frozen steak dropped onto concrete from 20 meters high.


I just meant that he'd be trying to kick a cinder block 30 yards. Recipe for disaster.
 
2014-01-03 07:23:56 PM

netweavr: WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES.

This feels like people at the game are approaching Darwin Award levels or stupidity


Pretty much.
 
2014-01-03 07:26:20 PM

iron_city_ap: This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.


We used to joke about the sound in the cold weather games, applause sounded like "thup thup thup". We yelled just as loud though!

/I've been sitting at home watching games for the last 6 years
//I'm too damn old for that shiat
 
2014-01-03 07:31:46 PM
Are the press boxes heated at Lambeau?  Just thinking that it's the only game this weekend on Fox, which means Buck & Aikman will be there...
 
2014-01-03 07:32:43 PM
Well, just read that Lambeau will have an open Hot Cocoa bar for all attendants. So that's good.
 
2014-01-03 07:32:47 PM

ariseatex: Are the press boxes heated at Lambeau?  Just thinking that it's the only game this weekend on Fox, which means Buck & Aikman will be there...


If Joe Buck is hypothermic and sluggish... would it make a difference?
 
2014-01-03 07:34:12 PM
"When they came out without sleeves, I knew it was over and we were going to the Super Bowl."
-Packers DE Sean Jones

"I hit Favre and he fumbled, but when I went to try and recover it my arms wouldn't move."
-Panthers LB Kevin Greene

Reminiscing about the '97 NFC Championship game
 
2014-01-03 07:34:58 PM

netweavr: Well, just read that Lambeau will have an open Hot Cocoa bar for all attendants. So that's good.


Unless you're allergic to chocolate. :/ But I wasn't planning on going anyway.

BKITU: ariseatex: Are the press boxes heated at Lambeau?  Just thinking that it's the only game this weekend on Fox, which means Buck & Aikman will be there...

If Joe Buck is hypothermic and sluggish... would it make a difference?


He'll finish one word every five seconds.
 
2014-01-03 07:38:39 PM

imapirate: I think what a lot of people are missing out on here is that if that game doesn't sell out, the NFL (see: same assholes who sue churches for throwing Super Bowl watch parties as fund raisers to feed the poor) will black out the game locally. That means kids who idolize these athletes, seniors who can't brave the cold, etc., won't be able to see the game. Is it just a game? Of course, but football in Green Bay is religion. There's no chance in hell I'd take my kids to a game in that weather.


Its just business. You see take cinci for example. They have 65k seats. As of this morning, they only had 62k sold. Its a 20 million total ticket revenue. Most of the ones left were 85 (almost twice the normal cost). So 250k was still dangling out there that someone owes the nfl NFL. It sounds silly when you are talking about 1% of the ticket revenue for one game, but they are owed it. Luckily corporations stepped in and saved the NFL from having to black it out, because they would hate to do that. Who would want to black out the local fans who have sold out Two years of consecutive games over 1% of the gate? All those fans also buy tons of mmerchandise and support the team all over the place. I am really glad the NFL wasn't forced to step in and punish those fans for not paying almost $100 a head to buy the last few tickets.
 
2014-01-03 07:41:04 PM
Warrior code. Fan edition.
 
2014-01-03 07:48:50 PM

Snuffybud: iron_city_ap: This could be the quietest NFL game ever. Between all the layered clothing and face protection, they'll barely make a sound.

We used to joke about the sound in the cold weather games, applause sounded like "thup thup thup". We yelled just as loud though!

/I've been sitting at home watching games for the last 6 years
//I'm too damn old for that shiat


I have a feeling any yelling will be muted.
 
2014-01-03 07:48:52 PM
I have no doubt that no matter how cold it gets, I'll still see some fat guy with his shirt off.
 
2014-01-03 07:49:57 PM
Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.
 
2014-01-03 07:51:38 PM
Holy crap, Pack FARKers...We're 60 posts in and none of you have said it? You're going to let the opposition steal your catchphrase here? Okay, fine...

"From the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field..."

/cue NFL films horn section
//Go Niners!
 
2014-01-03 07:51:51 PM

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.


thumbs.newschoolers.com
 
2014-01-03 07:52:28 PM

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.


Yeah, only one fan died during the ice bowl.
 
2014-01-03 07:56:15 PM

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.


Actually, all but essential services are being shut down. Its historic cold, even for WI
 
2014-01-03 08:02:40 PM

Lost Thought 00: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.

Actually, all but essential services are being shut down. Its historic cold, even for WI


A lot of stuff is shutdown, mostly on Monday when it'll be colder. I have to work tho, and I'm not remotely essential.
 
2014-01-03 08:03:23 PM

BKITU: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.


When its 30 below you gotta fake it til you make it.
 
2014-01-03 08:03:31 PM
Not a chance would I buy a ticket for this. If it were blacked out I'd log onto this new thing called "the Internet" and find something called "a stream."
 
2014-01-03 08:04:36 PM

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Lost Thought 00: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Take a valium and put down the pearls folks. We'll be fine. You think football players and fans are the only ones working and playing outside up here? Life doesn't stop because its cold out.

Actually, all but essential services are being shut down. Its historic cold, even for WI

A lot of stuff is shutdown, mostly on Monday when it'll be colder. I have to work tho, and I'm not remotely essential.


What do you do?
 
2014-01-03 08:07:22 PM
I'm just curious if the bikini girls are going to make a showing.
 
2014-01-03 08:19:44 PM
I am unfortunately considered an essential employee at a refinery on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Worked outside 5 hrs. this morning and it was cold, but managable. -10 wind chill but went up as the day went on. If anybody cares I had to repair a large bucket crane used to scoop up coke.
 
2014-01-03 08:20:45 PM

BKITU: ChrisDe: Too bad that article didn't tell me how cold the coldest game was.

1967 NFC Championship -- "The Ice Bowl"

Unsurprisingly, also held at Lambeau.

/1981 AFC Championship in Cincinnati -- "The Freezer Bowl" -- is a close second.


Yes, but how cold was it?
 
2014-01-03 08:23:14 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Holy crap, Pack FARKers...We're 60 posts in and none of you have said it? You're going to let the opposition steal your catchphrase here? Okay, fine...

"From the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field..."

/cue NFL films horn section
//Go Niners!


I'm not sure that the under-field heaters at Lambeau will be able to keep up with those temps. I'm originally from extreme Northern Wisconsin, and even *I* think that's just a tad cold to be playing a football game (and forcing people to sit on metal bleachers, not regular seating like every other stadium, for 4-6 hours, to watch).
 
2014-01-03 08:23:33 PM
White people problems?
 
2014-01-03 08:31:58 PM
What's happened to us as a country?

It's too cold to go to the game.

Oh, no! - rain, clear the stands everyone and come back after it rains.

What? - we can't keep the lights on during the biggest game of the year? - someone hold Ray Lewis, it's really dark in here.

I don't have an answer but I have noticed these things were never an issue until we started all this gay marriage nonsense.
 
2014-01-03 08:33:15 PM

ChrisDe: BKITU: ChrisDe: Too bad that article didn't tell me how cold the coldest game was.

1967 NFC Championship -- "The Ice Bowl"

Unsurprisingly, also held at Lambeau.

/1981 AFC Championship in Cincinnati -- "The Freezer Bowl" -- is a close second.

Yes, but how cold was it?


1967 NFC title game, the air temp at Lambeau was -15 F (-26 C), with a wind chill (under current National Weather Service standards) of -36 F (-38 C). And the under-field heating system malfunctioned, which resulted in the moisture that was trapped under the tarp flash-freezing once the tarp was removed, which left the field an ice-skating rink disguised as a football field.

The 1981 AFC title game, while the air temperature was warmer (-9 F, or -23 C), had an even colder wind chill (-37 F under current standards). And the playing field? Think a slab of concrete disguised as a football field.
 
2014-01-03 08:33:48 PM

fatalvenom: White people problems?


White skin is a major sign of frostbite.
 
2014-01-03 08:41:55 PM

fatalvenom: White people problems?


More like blue people
 
2014-01-03 08:49:59 PM
Well, it's 40 below and I don't give a fark, got a heater in my truck, and I'm off to the  rodeo NFC playoff game
 
2014-01-03 08:53:14 PM

ClavellBCMI: The 1981 AFC title game, while the air temperature was warmer (-9 F, or -23 C), had an even colder wind chill (-37 F under current standards). And the playing field? Think a slab of concrete disguised as a football field.


Did they recently change the standards for wind chill?  I've always heard -59 F for the Bengals game.
 
2014-01-03 08:55:12 PM

BKITU: ariseatex: Are the press boxes heated at Lambeau?  Just thinking that it's the only game this weekend on Fox, which means Buck & Aikman will be there...

If Joe Buck is hypothermic and sluggish... would it make a difference?


Just imagine Buck joined to someone's shoe with a frozen yellow waterfall.
 
2014-01-03 09:05:40 PM

ClavellBCMI: ChrisDe: BKITU: ChrisDe: Too bad that article didn't tell me how cold the coldest game was.

1967 NFC Championship -- "The Ice Bowl"

Unsurprisingly, also held at Lambeau.

/1981 AFC Championship in Cincinnati -- "The Freezer Bowl" -- is a close second.

Yes, but how cold was it?

1967 NFC title game, the air temp at Lambeau was -15 F (-26 C), with a wind chill (under current National Weather Service standards) of -36 F (-38 C). And the under-field heating system malfunctioned, which resulted in the moisture that was trapped under the tarp flash-freezing once the tarp was removed, which left the field an ice-skating rink disguised as a football field.

The 1981 AFC title game, while the air temperature was warmer (-9 F, or -23 C), had an even colder wind chill (-37 F under current standards). And the playing field? Think a slab of concrete disguised as a football field.


Thanks. I wouldn't have thought they had in-ground heating in 1967.
 
rka
2014-01-03 09:06:41 PM

imapirate: football in Green Bay is religion.

There's no chance in hell I'd take my kids to a game in that weather.


Just not your religion?
 
2014-01-03 09:17:15 PM

buckeyebrain: ClavellBCMI: The 1981 AFC title game, while the air temperature was warmer (-9 F, or -23 C), had an even colder wind chill (-37 F under current standards). And the playing field? Think a slab of concrete disguised as a football field.

Did they recently change the standards for wind chill?  I've always heard -59 F for the Bengals game.


Yes, they did, in 2001.
 
2014-01-03 09:17:48 PM

tallguywithglasseson: New Age Redneck: nobody ever used to say a word about - 40C

Yeah, but we're talking about -40 Fahrenheit  ;)

//that's the joke


Ok, you... get out of my mind.
 
2014-01-03 09:21:30 PM

New Age Redneck: As someone who grew up in Saskatchewan I am getting a kick out of the "life threatening weather".....nobody ever used to say a word about - 40C, they just dealt with it.....when did everyone become whiny little pussies about the f*cking weather?

/dry cold that -40   :D
//Mt. Rhuapehu New Zealand, minus 1 C, 100% humidity, 60 knot wind, that is life threatening....


Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.
 
2014-01-03 09:27:40 PM
Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.
 
2014-01-03 09:30:25 PM

12349876: Minnesota's governor already cancelled school Monday for every single school in the entire state.


Which is significant because Minnesota schools are actually constructed out of ice.  True story.
 
2014-01-03 09:37:10 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-01-03 09:43:07 PM

Shame Us: Warlordtrooper: imapirate: Warlordtrooper: But they had no problem delaying the first game of the season....

They did? Where'd I miss that?

It was delayed due to lightning.

Are we talking about the MNF game from Week 2?


Nope, he's talking about the season opener, Thursday night game, Baltimore vs. Denver. Delayed about an hour for thunderstorm.
 
2014-01-03 09:50:24 PM
I guess I shouldn't complain about how I'm going to have to ride to class in 20 someone degree weather come Monday. Glad I'm not in Green Bay.
 
2014-01-03 09:51:50 PM

FriarReb98: Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.


Naw. He'll be biatching at people on twitter. "Don't like the weather? Go buy a planet and run it how you like!"  Even though, of course, he inherited his, along with all his money.
 
2014-01-03 09:54:27 PM

Triumph: I remember hearing someone describe the Ice bowl. Many people were wearing sleeping bags and kept their beer bottles inside the bag so it didn't freeze. People were holding it so long that you could hear screams coming from the Men's room.


I know a guy who was at that game.
He was just a kid back then.
Did not even try to make it to bathrooms, if you know what I mean.
 
2014-01-03 09:56:56 PM

xaks: FriarReb98: Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.

Naw. He'll be biatching at people on twitter. "Don't like the weather? Go buy a planet and run it how you like!"  Even though, of course, he inherited his, along with all his money.


That's someone I'd love to see go on a three-day bender and wake up in Baltimore.
 
2014-01-03 10:02:07 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: xaks: FriarReb98: Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.

Naw. He'll be biatching at people on twitter. "Don't like the weather? Go buy a planet and run it how you like!"  Even though, of course, he inherited his, along with all his money.

That's someone I'd love to see go on a three-day bender and wake up in Baltimore.


Never happen. That would take  stones.
 
2014-01-03 10:15:51 PM
The NFL is encouraging fans to sit outside in weather classified as life threatening this Sunday for the remainder of the playoffs.

Guess you forgot all about where they are playing the Super Bowl, not to mention each playoff game not being played in a dome or in a warm weather city.

I look at it this way.  I love me some football as well as the next guy.  But why would you willingly pay inflated ticket prices to:  a) have your view obstructed, b) be so far away from the action that a 350 pound offensive lineman looks like an ant with shoulder pads on, c) develop frostbite?  Me, even if I were given tickets to any such a game, I would be found holed up in my man cave watching the action on my 60" HD set.
 
2014-01-03 10:16:20 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: xaks: FriarReb98: Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.

Naw. He'll be biatching at people on twitter. "Don't like the weather? Go buy a planet and run it how you like!"  Even though, of course, he inherited his, along with all his money.

That's someone I'd love to see go on a three-day bender and wake up in Baltimore.


Isn't that pretty much how the Colts ended up  leaving Baltimore?
 
2014-01-03 10:17:19 PM
proper use of cool tag.
 
2014-01-03 10:19:05 PM

Snuffybud: Back in the day when Jim Kelly led the Bills to 4 straight Super Bowls I was a a couple of real cold one, but never as cold as -5°. I went and looked up the numbers:

On 12/26/93 the Bills beat the Jets 16-14 in their final home game of the season. It was 9° at kickoff, the windchill was a comfy -12°.We were allowed to bring insulated plastic mugs into the stadium back then, my beer was freezing solid inside my mug.

Three weeks later the Bills beat the Raiders 29-23 to advance in the playoffs. In the time between the games I went out and bought a set of boots rated to -80°, as my old boots didn't do the trick when I was standing on concrete and snow and not moving much. It was 3° at kickoff that day, with a windchill of -14°. I thought it wasn't too bad while we were standing around the fire tailgating, then we headed into the stadium....


/4th Super Bowl loss that season.
//I still hate the farking Cowboys


I went to that raiders game and we made it to half time  (I was 10 and the oldest of the children so we left for good reason)  I just don't get the cowboys hate.  They were clearly the better team.  I neither hate nor like the cowboys  I just enjoy laughing at romo's mistakes.  (and I'm one who thinks he gets unfairly criticized.)
 
2014-01-03 10:27:33 PM

xaks: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: xaks: FriarReb98: Meanwhile, it will be a nice cozy 25 or so at the Linc Saturday night, and a balmy 40 at Cincy on Sunday.  And Indy will be indoors and Jim Irsay's mocking all the cold weather shiat.

Naw. He'll be biatching at people on twitter. "Don't like the weather? Go buy a planet and run it how you like!"  Even though, of course, he inherited his, along with all his money.

That's someone I'd love to see go on a three-day bender and wake up in Baltimore.

Never happen. That would take  stones.


I'd love to film it. It'd be like "Running Man". He'd never make it out alive.
 
2014-01-03 10:30:29 PM

Warlordtrooper: Snuffybud: Back in the day when Jim Kelly led the Bills to 4 straight Super Bowls I was a a couple of real cold one, but never as cold as -5°. I went and looked up the numbers:

On 12/26/93 the Bills beat the Jets 16-14 in their final home game of the season. It was 9° at kickoff, the windchill was a comfy -12°.We were allowed to bring insulated plastic mugs into the stadium back then, my beer was freezing solid inside my mug.

Three weeks later the Bills beat the Raiders 29-23 to advance in the playoffs. In the time between the games I went out and bought a set of boots rated to -80°, as my old boots didn't do the trick when I was standing on concrete and snow and not moving much. It was 3° at kickoff that day, with a windchill of -14°. I thought it wasn't too bad while we were standing around the fire tailgating, then we headed into the stadium....


/4th Super Bowl loss that season.
//I still hate the farking Cowboys

I went to that raiders game and we made it to half time  (I was 10 and the oldest of the children so we left for good reason)  I just don't get the cowboys hate.  They were clearly the better team.  I neither hate nor like the cowboys  I just enjoy laughing at romo's mistakes.  (and I'm one who thinks he gets unfairly criticized.)


I still hate the Giants and the Redskins too, it's one of those things you don't ever forget. I always love my fish squishings, and I sure as hell hope the Bills get good enough to whack Brady and Belichick ass's a few times before they retire.

/Saying "wide right" to me makes me want to reach out and smack you despite it being over 20 years ago.
 
2014-01-03 10:37:05 PM
As bad as the temp is, I'd be there at Lambeau on Sunday in a heartbeat if circumstances allowed.

But, both my truck and the Mrs. Xaks' car need tires, and my grill's last leg, long ago broken and held up by force of will alone for several months, is  about to let go.

So, no way I can get there.

I mean, yea, 1700ish miles away kinda makes it tough on short notice.

Although, in a somewhat ironic twist, the LAST time I was at Lambeau was the '96 playoffs against Carolina (in early '97). My beer froze. I mean, you know its cold outside when your beer freezes.
 
2014-01-03 10:53:30 PM
It's going to be cold, no question but going to the game just makes sense.  The reasons for poor ticket sales this game are valid but it also created an opportunity for non-season ticket holders to go to playoff game at face value which I couldn't pass up.  I am shocked to be Weenerser on this thread who is actually going to the game. I grapped tickets on Thursday and made a few strategic purchases today to complete my wardrobe.  It will be sad if the Packers lose the game but the chance of the third time being the charm is too rich to pass up.

/ Section 344 Row 7 Seat 15.
 
2014-01-03 11:10:24 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: "Temperatures will be in the single digits and dropping when the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers kick off Sunday afternoon.

Really?  Because, living here in Northern Canada, I have gear for temperatures much colder than that.  Normal winter coats here are rated to -45 or so.  This may be my chance to get playoff tickets for cheap!  Of course, it'd be damned expensive to get there...


Speaking for myself, coats isn't the issue. My torso/legs don't get cold; it's my feet and hands.
 
2014-01-03 11:36:02 PM

simplicimus: Am I supposed to recognize the woman in the photo? Or the backdrop?


Brett Farve, in front of his cocaine stash
 
2014-01-03 11:37:35 PM

farkstorm: simplicimus: Am I supposed to recognize the woman in the photo? Or the backdrop?

Brett Farve, in front of his cocaine stash


Thought it looked familiar.
 
2014-01-03 11:40:58 PM
Just so long as Troy Aikman's lips freeze shut I'll be happy.

Go Pack Go!
 
2014-01-04 12:02:20 AM
Didn't the Giants beat GB at home in similar weather on the way to the bowl a few years back?

5o in north jersey right now. My gas boiler is going to burn a hole in itself. Hate, hate hate this shiat. If the splendid owl is played in this weather it will be funny to see all the empty seats, vacated by corporate shills who would rather watch from the warm comfort of the bar, while the 2,000 Seahawks and 5,000 Denver fans enjoy the game.
 
2014-01-04 12:21:57 AM
Wow, a whole lot of wah coming from all you people.  I have comfortably watched CFL games outside in -5 F and below with a wind chill, because I dress for the weather.  I thought Cheeseheads were supposed to be tough.

/-5 ain't shiat in Canada
 
2014-01-04 12:23:10 AM
ARCTIC AIR WILL BE PULLED INTO THE OHIO VALLEY IN FULL FORCE
BEHIND A VIGOROUS #18 STORM SYSTEM THAT CROSSES THE REGION ON SUNDAY.
 
2014-01-04 12:24:10 AM

Encodede: It's going to be cold, no question but going to the game just makes sense.  The reasons for poor ticket sales this game are valid but it also created an opportunity for non-season ticket holders to go to playoff game at face value which I couldn't pass up.  I am shocked to be Weenerser on this thread who is actually going to the game. I grapped tickets on Thursday and made a few strategic purchases today to complete my wardrobe.  It will be sad if the Packers lose the game but the chance of the third time being the charm is too rich to pass up.

/ Section 344 Row 7 Seat 15.


Section 115, row 58. Me, the wife, and her brother and his wife.  Only change from normal procedure is that we are going to skip tailgating and head either a bar or the Tundra Tailgate Zone in the east parking lot.
 
2014-01-04 12:39:51 AM
We aretalking about packers fans -4 is wearing green and yellow body paint weather
 
2014-01-04 12:49:04 AM

Farktastic: Wow, a whole lot of wah coming from all you people.  I have comfortably watched CFL games outside in -5 F and below with a wind chill, because I dress for the weather.  I thought Cheeseheads were supposed to be tough.

/-5 ain't shiat in Canada


Amen to that.

/go Riders
 
2014-01-04 12:52:02 AM
How is this any different from any game player at Lambeau after December 1st?
 
2014-01-04 01:06:32 AM

Farktastic: Wow, a whole lot of wah coming from all you people.  I have comfortably watched CFL games outside in -5 F and below with a wind chill, because I dress for the weather.  I thought Cheeseheads were supposed to be tough.

/-5 ain't shiat in Canada


TFA was written by someone in SF, where they start biatching if it drops below 55F. Man I wish I were there right now.

It's going to be well below -5, most likely. And you go to cfl games that cold? Aren't those games done by mid November? fark that shiat. And I thought I was being dumb by staying in Minnesota. Guess it could be worse.
 
2014-01-04 01:13:36 AM
We will be in section 348. This will be my first Packer playoff game. I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this one. It's not every day in Wisconsin that you can just order Packer tickets. fark the cold, that's why I bought some heavy duty insulated bibs today and will be layering like a madman. It will be difficult but it will also be a great time. I couldn't be more excited for Sunday.
 
2014-01-04 02:31:28 AM

netweavr: There's a point where the NFL or possibly OSHA cancels the game due to elements, right?


When someone shatters like Wesley Snipes in Demolition man
 
2014-01-04 03:10:26 AM
Not the seahawk fans bwahahaha!
 
2014-01-04 05:34:23 AM

ClavellBCMI: RoyFokker'sGhost: Holy crap, Pack FARKers...We're 60 posts in and none of you have said it? You're going to let the opposition steal your catchphrase here? Okay, fine...

"From the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field..."

/cue NFL films horn section
//Go Niners!

I'm not sure that the under-field heaters at Lambeau will be able to keep up with those temps. I'm originally from extreme Northern Wisconsin, and even *I* think that's just a tad cold to be playing a football game (and forcing people to sit on metal bleachers, not regular seating like every other stadium, for 4-6 hours, to watch).


To be fair, putting your bare arse on the bleachers with nothing in between is not at all recommended by the club, or by anybody at all really. Many other options exist.
 
2014-01-04 05:49:40 AM

BKITU: ariseatex: Are the press boxes heated at Lambeau?  Just thinking that it's the only game this weekend on Fox, which means Buck & Aikman will be there...

If Joe Buck is hypothermic and sluggish... would it make a difference?


I have a soft spot for Buck and Aikman because they did every one of the Packers playoff games in the 2010 Superbowl run. Even before that I never really understood the common Packer fan theme that Aikman has it out for the Packers. He isn't the brightest guy around, but he's not malicious.
 
2014-01-04 06:31:31 AM

Farktastic: Wow, a whole lot of wah coming from all you people.  I have comfortably watched CFL games outside in -5 F and below with a wind chill, because I dress for the weather.  I thought Cheeseheads were supposed to be tough drunk.

/-5 ain't shiat in Canada


FTFY.
 
2014-01-04 09:08:13 AM

The Smails Kid: Well, it's 40 below and I don't give a fark, got a heater in my truck, and I'm off to the  rodeo NFC playoff game


It has been years since I heard that song! Thanks for the giggles...now back to our scheduled freeze your ass off thread...
 
2014-01-04 09:34:46 AM
I'll be in section 308 for the Cinci game.  Hopefully the cold holds off til at least halftime.  I'm more worried about rain. UGH.

/Can't wait to watch the Bengals CRUSH San Diego AGAIN!!!
//Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
///WHO DEY!
 
2014-01-04 10:07:36 AM
TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.
 
2014-01-04 10:11:52 AM

Seussie: I'll be in section 308 for the Cinci game.  Hopefully the cold holds off til at least halftime.  I'm more worried about rain. UGH.

/Can't wait to watch the Bengals CRUSH San Diego AGAIN!!!
//Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
///WHO DEY!


Yeah, cold rain's worse, like sitting in the Dawg Pound, 37 degrees, wind off Lake Erie at 15-20, and it's raining sideways.
At least with snow you can stay semi-dry.

/Good times
//Bota bag full of Black Velvet FTW
 
2014-01-04 11:22:50 AM

Mike3k22: We will be in section 348. This will be my first Packer playoff game. I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this one. It's not every day in Wisconsin that you can just order Packer tickets. fark the cold, that's why I bought some heavy duty insulated bibs today and will be layering like a madman. It will be difficult but it will also be a great time. I couldn't be more excited for Sunday.


Amen.  I grabbed some huge work boots and a Neoprene face mask and layers will be key.  My wife wants me to get ski google style eye protection but I think thats taking things to far.  My current plan for gear is:

Feet: 3 pairs of socks, Large work boots.
Legs: Normal boxer-briefs, long underwear, jeans + sweat pants on top.
Torso:Tee shirt, long underwear, possibly another long sleave shirt, hoodie, winter coat.
Head: Face mask, scarf + Hat
Hands: Fingerless Gloves + thick winter gloves.
For the cherry on top I'll be rocking a Mexican style Packers Poncho.  25 articles of clothing combined with booze and hand warmers should be sufficient.
 
2014-01-04 11:59:25 AM
This entire thread should be read in the style of John Facenda.
 
2014-01-04 12:56:04 PM

Encodede: 25 articles of clothing combined with booze and hand warmers should be sufficient.


Wool is key. Waterproof stuff on the outside to create a sort of shell.

2 pair of normal socks, 1 pair of wool socks, waterproof boots with heavy insulation
boxers, long underwear, cotton pajama bottoms, Packers Zubaz, jeans, bib overalls
tee shirt, wool sweater, sweatshirt, zip up hoodie, ski jacket
ski hood, neck warmer, heavy duty hat(with ear flaps)*
fingerless wool gloves, mittens*

Also:
seat cushion for metal bleachers, piece of cardboard and old, dirty blanket for feet.

*Note: still need to buy these two things
 
2014-01-04 12:58:24 PM

Encodede: Mike3k22: We will be in section 348. This will be my first Packer playoff game. I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this one. It's not every day in Wisconsin that you can just order Packer tickets. fark the cold, that's why I bought some heavy duty insulated bibs today and will be layering like a madman. It will be difficult but it will also be a great time. I couldn't be more excited for Sunday.

Amen.  I grabbed some huge work boots and a Neoprene face mask and layers will be key.  My wife wants me to get ski google style eye protection but I think thats taking things to far.  My current plan for gear is:

Feet: 3 pairs of socks, Large work boots.
Legs: Normal boxer-briefs, long underwear, jeans + sweat pants on top.
Torso:Tee shirt, long underwear, possibly another long sleave shirt, hoodie, winter coat.
Head: Face mask, scarf + Hat
Hands: Fingerless Gloves + thick winter gloves.
For the cherry on top I'll be rocking a Mexican style Packers Poncho.  25 articles of clothing combined with booze and hand warmers should be sufficient.


Will you be going with the cath + leg bag combination, or holding it till the end of the game?
 
2014-01-04 01:22:42 PM

netweavr: grimlock1972: I have a feeling the NFL is going to have to waive the blackout rule as someof the games arenot going to dell out unless someone steps up and buys the unsold tickets.

That's already happened for these games.


ah okay, shame in a way as I would prefer the NFL have to step up and do the right thing and waive the blackout rule.

That said i am glad the local folks can see there team play on tv.
 
2014-01-04 03:04:38 PM
Packer fans will have to actually to put jackets on.

Monday it is supposed to get to -79 with the wind chill in Eau Claire. That is insane. Here in Madison we get a warm -61
 
2014-01-04 03:25:32 PM

Encodede: Mike3k22: We will be in section 348. This will be my first Packer playoff game. I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this one. It's not every day in Wisconsin that you can just order Packer tickets. fark the cold, that's why I bought some heavy duty insulated bibs today and will be layering like a madman. It will be difficult but it will also be a great time. I couldn't be more excited for Sunday.

Amen.  I grabbed some huge work boots and a Neoprene face mask and layers will be key.  My wife wants me to get ski google style eye protection but I think thats taking things to far.  My current plan for gear is:

Feet: 3 pairs of socks, Large work boots.
Legs: Normal boxer-briefs, long underwear, jeans + sweat pants on top.
Torso:Tee shirt, long underwear, possibly another long sleave shirt, hoodie, winter coat.
Head: Face mask, scarf + Hat
Hands: Fingerless Gloves + thick winter gloves.
For the cherry on top I'll be rocking a Mexican style Packers Poncho.  25 articles of clothing combined with booze and hand warmers should be sufficient.


If I may offer a suggestion (as someone who spent many years doing ice rescue -- including 4 years in your neck of the woods): Keep any wool or cotton off the skin.  First layer needs to be a wicking layer.  We used polypropylene, but I think there are better fabrics available.  This is especially true of the socks and shirt.  After that, go nuts with wool or cotton.  But if you don't have something that wicks away perspiration, it could be uncomfortable in those temps.

At any rate - good luck!
 
2014-01-04 03:32:34 PM
You know who's opinion of the weather for this game I'd like to hear?

Alex Smith's.
 
2014-01-04 03:49:21 PM

New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.


Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.
 
2014-01-04 04:12:06 PM

TheJoe03: New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.

Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.


It's ok. You don't understand. No worries.

/Go Pack Go!
 
2014-01-04 05:16:08 PM

TheJoe03: New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.

Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.


You live in Go Fu*k Yourself. I wouldn't hack on where others live if I were you. Suit yourself.
 
2014-01-04 05:55:45 PM

Mike3k22: Encodede: 25 articles of clothing combined with booze and hand warmers should be sufficient.

Wool is key. Waterproof stuff on the outside to create a sort of shell.

2 pair of normal socks, 1 pair of wool socks, waterproof boots with heavy insulation
boxers, long underwear, cotton pajama bottoms, Packers Zubaz, jeans, bib overalls
tee shirt, wool sweater, sweatshirt, zip up hoodie, ski jacket
ski hood, neck warmer, heavy duty hat(with ear flaps)*
fingerless wool gloves, mittens*

Also:
seat cushion for metal bleachers, piece of cardboard and old, dirty blanket for feet.

*Note: still need to buy these two things


My clothing lineup currently looks like this:
Two pair of heavy wool socks
Hunting boots with 1000 gram thinsulate
Toe warmers
Heavy long underwear
Fleece lined jeans
Insulated hunting bibs (yes blaze orange)
Long underwear top
heavy carhartt wool flannel
Fleece jacket
Carhartt coat with arctic lining
Neoprene facemask
Ski goggles
Sweet Russian rabbit fur hat I bought in Moscow.
Heavy ski gloves with hand warmers.
Seat cushion

My wife has hotronix foot warmers in her ski boots. She has tasked me with moving them to her snow boots.
 
2014-01-04 06:45:48 PM

John Buck 41: TheJoe03: New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.

Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.

You live in Go Fu*k Yourself. I wouldn't hack on where others live if I were you. Suit yourself.


Then don't brag that you live in a place with horrible weather. I used to live in a place with unbearable heat and not once did I act like someone else was lower than me for thinking such weather sucks. It's called reality.
 
2014-01-04 07:39:57 PM

TheJoe03: John Buck 41: TheJoe03: New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.

Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.

You live in Go Fu*k Yourself. I wouldn't hack on where others live if I were you. Suit yourself.

Then don't brag that you live in a place with horrible weather. I used to live in a place with unbearable heat and not once did I act like someone else was lower than me for thinking such weather sucks. It's called reality.


HE said he lived in a fantastic place. YOU are the one who complained about  HIS weather.

Welcome to bright yellow. Like piss in white snow.
 
2014-01-04 07:44:06 PM

John Buck 41: TheJoe03: John Buck 41: TheJoe03: New Age Redneck: TheJoe03

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

   No, actually I live in a fantastic place, punctuated by the fact a sh*tstain like yourself doesn't live here.

Nope, you still live in a shiatty place. I don't live there because it's incredibly stupid to live in a place that is that cold. Not sure why you'd brag about it.

You live in Go Fu*k Yourself. I wouldn't hack on where others live if I were you. Suit yourself.

Then don't brag that you live in a place with horrible weather. I used to live in a place with unbearable heat and not once did I act like someone else was lower than me for thinking such weather sucks. It's called reality.

HE said he lived in a fantastic place. YOU are the one who complained about  HIS weather.

Welcome to bright yellow. Like piss in white snow.


He was acting like people were biatches for complaining about the weather and I congratulated him for living in such a shiatty place. Welcome to I don't give a shiat buddy.
 
2014-01-04 07:57:57 PM

TheJoe03: buddy.


I'm not your 'buddy'. Jesus, is it so hard to admit your reading comprehension skills are subpar?
 
2014-01-04 08:13:00 PM

John Buck 41: TheJoe03: buddy.

I'm not your 'buddy'. Jesus, is it so hard to admit your reading comprehension skills are subpar?


I'm not your guy, buddy. People that brag about how they live in shiatty weather places give me douche chills, get over it.
 
2014-01-04 08:16:29 PM

John Buck 41: TheJoe03: buddy.

I'm not your 'buddy'. Jesus, is it so hard to admit your reading comprehension skills are subpar?


I got him marked as an "Idiot NBA mark."  Now I'm seeing the last two words are redundant.
 
2014-01-04 08:43:22 PM

TheJoe03: John Buck 41: TheJoe03: buddy.

I'm not your 'buddy'. Jesus, is it so hard to admit your reading comprehension skills are subpar?

I'm not your guy, buddy. People that brag about how they live in shiatty weather places give me douche chills, get over it.


How stupid are you? HE wasn't complaining. Read it again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again.
 
2014-01-04 08:53:06 PM

John Buck 41: How stupid are you? HE wasn't complaining. Read it again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again.


Calm down buddy.
 
2014-01-04 08:57:10 PM

buckeyebrain: I got him marked as an "Idiot NBA mark."  Now I'm seeing the last two words are redundant.


Hey, it's the loser that trolls a sport he says he doesn't care about.
 
2014-01-04 09:51:36 PM
TheJoe03

    Joe, indeed I am mocking people who are complaining about the weather. We have good coffee, rosy cheeked women and high tech down filled jackets to keep us warm....or you can sit in your nice warm house and tell me I grew up in a sh*thole and currently live in one via the wonderful inter-tubes.....point is; there is weather it isn't bad or good it's just weather, we all deal with it regardless of where we live.
I live in a town where I can go ski touring from my front door, go hug old growth cedars and hemlocks 10 minutes from my house, there are colossal peaks 2 hours away that would be national parks anywhere else in the world, I can do huge downhill mountain bike rides shuttled by public transit, etc. if that is sh*tty to you, well so be it. Sorry you're so pissy, maybe you just haven't realized you won the f*cking lottery being born where you are. That's not lost on me.

NAR
 
2014-01-04 09:56:49 PM

New Age Redneck: Sorry you're so pissy, maybe you just haven't realized you won the f*cking lottery being born where you are. That's not lost on me.


I was born in Houston, hardly the lottery, but I get your point. But yeah, people have every right to complain about weather that can KILL you. The only reason it doesn't kill you is because you grew up around it but it doesn't make someone a pussy if they die because they didn't grow up in it and have to deal with all of a sudden. I live in San Jose now, and we had a so called "cold snap" (dipped in the low 30s, no big deal, but it's not normal here) and quite a few homeless died from it. I remember a heatwave (in the 90s, again, no big deal) that hit Europe and it killed dozens of people. They have every right to complain in those situations, you know, because it killed them.
 
2014-01-04 10:11:53 PM
Joe

   My grandparents survived the 30's in the prairies I can't begin to fathom the difficulties they faced. That said, what good is complaining going to do? They didn't have twitter to say to anyone who would listen, "Damn, I am hungry" or "F*ck is it cold"  they just survived somehow, probably suffered. You have to deal with the situation with action. For example in San Jose, people could have donated blankets, provided heaters, shelters, sleeping bags, etc. and helped their fellow man. I can empathize for sure but I have seen people with way less than us deal with way worse because they just get down to dealing with it. I can complain about being hungry or I can shut up and get a sandwich and if I can't sort that out I can ask for help. Maybe I have over simplified it.
 
2014-01-04 11:06:32 PM

TheJoe03: buckeyebrain: I got him marked as an "Idiot NBA mark."  Now I'm seeing the last two words are redundant.

Hey, it's the loser that trolls a sport he says he doesn't care about.


Hey, it's the guy that calls everybody names when he runs out of arguments.  And, by the way, I don't care, but you people are so fun to bat around, I can't resist.
 
2014-01-04 11:12:40 PM

buckeyebrain: Hey, it's the guy that calls everybody names when he runs out of arguments.  And, by the way, I don't care, but you people are so fun to bat around, I can't resist.


WU-TANG!

/you realize you called me an idiot mark and then complained about me calling you a name
//do you have an argument I'm supposed to respond to?
 
2014-01-04 11:18:59 PM

New Age Redneck: Joe

   My grandparents survived the 30's in the prairies I can't begin to fathom the difficulties they faced. That said, what good is complaining going to do? They didn't have twitter to say to anyone who would listen, "Damn, I am hungry" or "F*ck is it cold"  they just survived somehow, probably suffered. You have to deal with the situation with action. For example in San Jose, people could have donated blankets, provided heaters, shelters, sleeping bags, etc. and helped their fellow man. I can empathize for sure but I have seen people with way less than us deal with way worse because they just get down to dealing with it. I can complain about being hungry or I can shut up and get a sandwich and if I can't sort that out I can ask for help. Maybe I have over simplified it.


We're talking about -50 degree weather here, not regular weather. That's not normal for 99% of the people on this planet. I'm also sure your grandparents complained every now and again about the weather. Weather is literally the most go to small talk, it's normal to comment on the weather, good or bad. I respect that you aren't the type to biatch about stuff like that, and that is probably because you grew up in the environment you did. Hell, I wish more people in California were like you, people here biatch about NICE weather.
 
2014-01-05 12:42:29 AM

merrillvillain: I am unfortunately considered an essential employee at a refinery on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Worked outside 5 hrs. this morning and it was cold, but managable. -10 wind chill but went up as the day went on. If anybody cares I had to repair a large bucket crane used to scoop up coke.


You have enough coke to need a bucket crane, why arent we having the party at your place?
 
2014-01-05 02:15:21 AM
TheJoe03
 2014-01-03 09:21:30 PM(favorite: debated me on Hillary 2016 Jeb 2020)

New Age Redneck As someone who grew up in Saskatchewan I am getting a kick out of the "life threatening weather".....nobody ever used to say a word about - 40C, they just dealt with it.....when did everyone become whiny little pussies about the f*cking weather?

/dry cold that -40   :D
//Mt. Rhuapehu New Zealand, minus 1 C, 100% humidity, 60 knot wind, that is life threatening....

Congrats, you live in a shiatty place.

 whiny little pussies. Whiny little pussies. Whiny little pussies.
About the f#cking weather.

TheJoe03 is right. You deserve to live in your shiaty hometown. And within your shiatty soul. Bonus: you are trying to sound so manly yet seemed repulsed by pussy.
 
2014-01-05 04:50:46 AM
Kevin72:

TheJoe03 is right. You deserve to live in your shiaty hometown. And within your shiatty soul. Bonus: you are trying to sound so manly yet seemed repulsed by pussy.


Is it shiaty or shiatty?
 
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