After going to see the film “The Revenant”, which takes places in harsh weather and where all you had was your animal hid to keep warm, I thought these football players could handle the conditions in Minneapolis. Even though the early pioneers didn’t have heaters on the sidelines, on the other hand they were not constantly getting in pile ups with 300 pound men. Maybe a bear, but not defensive linemen. The temperature at the University of Minnesota football field on Sunday dipped below 0 degrees. That’s 0 degrees Fahrenheit, where nobody should be outside. This supposedly was the third coldest game in NFL history, another case of global warming gone cuckoo, or maybe just another typical day in Minnesota.
There is plenty of statistical data that points out that the home team has an advantage in such conditions especially since Seattle doesn’t see this kind of weather. Whatever the advantage is, it can’t be by much when it comes to this low of temperature. Both of these teams in this game were wrapped in the latest but greatest high tech clothing that is made for these conditions and the coaches looked like Stay Puff Marshmallow Men draped in coats and beanies. Read More →