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Posted on 01/03/2014 2:35:50 PM PST by Perdogg
Top 10 coldest games in NFL history
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i don’t believe any of that nonsense about the nfl switching the day of the game.
That peter-puffer piece of garbage goodell did it just 2 years ago in Philly because of snow.
yeah, but who was watching? Every body is watching and making plans and advertisers want it on Sunday to have their crappy ads carried over to Monday water cooler chats. What do the libs say? It’s too big to fail.
The issue was more about traffic than about weather per se.
Regarding the ice bowl - According to Bart Starr, Vince's reply to Starr's suggestion that he was already far enough forward on the ice to get into the end zone was "OK then, just do it so we can get the hell out out of here."
That was the peter-puffer’s excuse! He’s a sissy who should be commish of some knob-gnashing soccer league if he’s afraid of the cold.
I remember the Ice Bowl like it was yesterday....
Starr was what I think they call a “Class Act”. I haven’t really kept up with the NFL for years. It seemed it all began to go down hill with Joe Namath.
Not that he wasn’t a great QB.
The games with the cold are striking but what I love is the games in the driving snow storms, those are a real test of skill combinations! Watching frozen hands and rock hard ground underneath slippery snow with obscured line markings makes for a very interesting game. Hello Superbowl, Are You READY? NFL wimps go home!
You are fab!
January 4, 1981, Cleveland Municipal Stadium - the Froze Bowl!
I was there! -5 degrees, it was danged cold. Especially after Red Right 88.
What was he thinking?
He was thinking that Don Cockroft, one of the most consistent kickers in football, might miss! He had missed a couple earlier in the game, probably due to the incredibly cold, hard ball.
And Sipe - Newsome was one of the best QB/TE combinations in football in that time period. Unfortunately, it didn't work that day.
Me, I'd have gone with the FG attempt.
All I remember is that the stadium got so quiet that you could almost hear a pin drop on the opposite side. Incredible experience.
I’ll be in Lambeau on Sunday!
I truly envy you for being present at one of the NFL’s great moments. I’m a Skins man (born in DC), but I LOVE Cleveland, Green Bay, Chicago... anybody who plays outdoors on grass in the North.
Congrats to you! Wish it was me.
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48 degrees below zero had to be brutal. Look at all the people there though!
Bart Starr/Jimmy Taylor/Paul Hornung....greatest pro backfield ever. Case closed as Archie would say.
I have never seen a back who would run over defensive players like Jim Taylor. Elijah Pitts was another good one who had a cat like quality to his running.
I say this as a proud Packers fan who love Lambeau to death.
Our game was supposed to be blacked out, but a corporate donor stepped up at the last minute and purchased the remaining tickets. I live near Green Bay, and the tickets weren't selling because of the cold (and the economy). You have a new generation of fans that aren't going to show their chests on national TV. They can watch the games on their 80-inch LED TV in their man cave and have all the beer, snacks, and the bathroom right there.
Dan Fouts says his fingers still hurt from that game.
My son and I are going to the Cincy game! Hope I don’t freeze to death.
My parents went to the NFL Title games in 61, 62 and the Ice Bowl. They’ve always felt that the title game in 62, at Yankee Stadium, was by far the coldest as the wind was cold and damp and chilled them to the bone.
My Uncle played in “The Greatest Game Ever Played” the 1958 Championship game, starting DB for NY. Another very cold affair.
Who was your uncle?
Being a Chiefs fan, yesterday’s Colt-Chiefs game was the coldest I’ve ever witnessed and I was sitting at home.
On the flip side, what were the top ten HOTTEST games in NFL history.
Other very hot (100 degree plus) games occurred in Dallas, Houston, and LA and probably in Miami.