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(SFist)   The NFL is encouraging fans to sit outside in weather classified as life threatening this Sunday   (sfist.com) divider line 29
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2146 clicks; posted to Sports » on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:35 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-03 06:44:41 PM  
5 votes:
Finally, icing the kicker may actually work.
2014-01-03 07:48:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:11:02 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:59:14 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:37:10 PM  
2 votes:
images.sodahead.com
2014-01-03 08:55:12 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:07:43 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:06:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:00:08 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:04:41 PM  
2 votes:

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


What someone who is cold may look like.
2014-01-04 11:59:25 AM  
1 votes:
This entire thread should be read in the style of John Facenda.
2014-01-04 10:07:36 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:23:10 AM  
1 votes:
ARCTIC AIR WILL BE PULLED INTO THE OHIO VALLEY IN FULL FORCE
BEHIND A VIGOROUS #18 STORM SYSTEM THAT CROSSES THE REGION ON SUNDAY.
2014-01-03 10:17:19 PM  
1 votes:
proper use of cool tag.
2014-01-03 08:49:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:31:58 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:51:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:34:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:32:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:21:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:14:28 PM  
1 votes:

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

What someone who is cold may look like.


media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
2014-01-03 07:07:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:05:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:03:33 PM  
1 votes:
FWIW, the Packers have said they will be providing free handwarmers and hot drinks.
2014-01-03 07:00:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:52:52 PM  
1 votes:
The author (Brock Keeling) has clearly never watched a football game in his life.
2014-01-03 06:39:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:14:50 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:02:42 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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