Sunday’s Packers Game Could Be Coldest Ever
We’ve been hearing this and that about the weather report for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. We know this — it’s going to be freezing cold.
So cold, in fact, it could be the coldest game in NFL history. That record currently is held by the Ice Bowl, when it was -13. The coldest game when factoring in the wind chill was the Chargers-Bengals AFC title game in January 1982. It was -59 that day.
Some reports are indicating the high on Sunday will be -5 and the low will be -20. When you throw in wind chill, it could be -51.
That’s fucking bonkers.
Ironically, had the geniuses at the league office looked at the weather report before scheduling the game on Sunday, they would have seen that it’s going to be in the 20s on Saturday in Green Bay.
We’re betting the Packers wouldn’t have had the issues they did selling tickets if the game was being held in those balmy Saturday conditions.
Over 200 people turned up today in downtown Green Bay for a Packers pep rally in 13-degree weather. Of course, that was free.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.