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Interesting that the high at Lambeau Sunday will be around 4 degrees! Brrrr!
 
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If it's 4 degrees outside I struggle to check the mail. I can't imagine running and sweating in those conditions. But I do think it would make a difference to practice in some of the same elements you will be facing on gameday.

Has anyone here ever full out sprinted in weather that cold? I bet it feels like the only drag I ever took off a Newport king.....
 

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Interesting that the high at Lambeau Sunday will be around 4 degrees! Brrrr!
And that's the high...the game starts at 5:30 p.m. Of course, the low is only two degrees lower.

If I was the Giants, I'd almost want to play New England instead. It'll be a balmy 24 there.

FWIW, It'll be a "cool" 68 in my living room.
 

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If it's 4 degrees outside I struggle to check the mail. I can't imagine running and sweating in those conditions. But I do think it would make a difference to practice in some of the same elements you will be facing on gameday.

Has anyone here ever full out sprinted in weather that cold? I bet it feels like the only drag I ever took off a Newport king.....
Yes, to catch a train at that. Thank goodness it was very warm inside the cabin, otherwise I may have died. I always say I'm too southern for the cold, yet I'd love to return to Chicago if the opportunity afforded itself.
 

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Doubtful. There was no helping our defense this year.
As long as we were going to go pass happy on that mucky field, it probably didn't make a difference. The Bears are good at forcing turnovers and turnovers were one of the differences in the game.
 

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I've walked down to our version of 7-11 in -10 with no probs. The wind wasn't brisk, though. The temp for the Pats game could dip into the teens, with a wind chill of 0. I can't deal with anything over 90, so would prefer the cold to that.
 
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If it's 4 degrees outside I struggle to check the mail. I can't imagine running and sweating in those conditions. But I do think it would make a difference to practice in some of the same elements you will be facing on gameday.

Has anyone here ever full out sprinted in weather that cold? I bet it feels like the only drag I ever took off a Newport king.....

Once in Fargo, ND the mean temp was 10 below with a 50 mph wind blowing that put the wind chill at least -40, I thought my ears were going to fall off and my lungs explode. I only jogged about 200 yds into the truck stop from my truck.
 

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Once in Fargo, ND the mean temp was 10 below with a 50 mph wind blowing that put the wind chill at least -40, I thought my ears were going to fall off and my lungs explode. I only jogged about 200 yds into the truck stop from my truck.
Thats sorta what I thought... taking air that cold into your lungs under exertion must be painful. You are lucky you didn't trip and fall in those 200 yds... you could have sacrificed your extremities.
 

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Ya can't compare January New York to January New Orleans. IIRC, the week leading up to the NFCCG it wasn't lower than 50.

I agreed with Payton's decision to have practice indoors. His emphasis was ball protection, feild position etc. The Saints faild at all those in the NFCCG. The Saints didn't fail at weather.

Also, why run the risk of getting players sick? JMHO.
 

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Thats sorta what I thought... taking air that cold into your lungs under exertion must be painful. You are lucky you didn't trip and fall in those 200 yds... you could have sacrificed your extremities.
I seem to recall the Bolts and Bengals playing in similar conditions during a playoff game,back in the day.
 

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I agreed with Payton's decision to have practice indoors. His emphasis was ball protection, feild position etc. The Saints faild at all those in the NFCCG. The Saints didn't fail at weather.
You don't think these things were affected by weather (i.e., cold, hard, slippery footballs), do you?

The only way to simulate that is to have an ice bath full of footballs, and the effect lasts all of a play, two maybe.

The first time I witnessed snow in Illinois, I "covered up" in a leather jacket, medium-weight gloves, and shell-toe adidas. Needless to say, I felt like **** the entire night. Eventually I smartened up and bought appropriate gear, and while I never really took well to the cold, at least I was better prepared to deal with it. Having even a few days to somewhat simulate the weather conditions could not have possibly hurt.
 

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