Should NFL Games be played in such cold weather?

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Should the game be played?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. No Opinion / Don't Know

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  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe they should be. From the NFL Rule Book ...

    The severe cold weather that is predicted in Green Bay is a threat to the health and safety of those working in the stadium, the fans and the players.

    IMO, the game should be postponed and/or moved to another location.

    The NFL is recklessly exposing people to those severe conditions and the game will be besmirched if the health of people, the performance of the players and the outcome of the game if affected by the cold.
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    But think of all the lost revenue and all those individuals who are being denied their choices!

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  3. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully I'm at the Packer game in Lambeau tomorrow. Bring on the cold!!
     
  4. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't get lost in machismo.

    Even if you don't consider your own health, try to consider the health of others.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I don't understand why all northern stadiums aren't domed yet. Look at the Louisiana Superdome... It's in the south and it is domed so all games can be played out regardless of snow.
     
  6. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Perfect playing conditions are no fun! A Superbowl in Green Bay would be unreal.
     
  7. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree. It should be a requirement, especially for cities that historically can suffer from these types of extremes.

    But it still doesn't really solve the problem when the weather is as cold as what is being predicted for Sunday. People are still going to venture out to attend the game. Parking lot attendants, security and other support personnel will still be exposed outside the stadium.

    I hope for the best. The league—that is too stubborn to postpone or move the game—does not need to compound its mistake with people being harmed by the cold.

    This isn't about sports at this point. It's a health and safety issue.
     
  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    -50 windchill for Lambeau Field..

    Windchill Warning in effect.

    "THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR WILL BE ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL INDICES AS LOW AS 50 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES DURING THIS PERIOD. WIND CHILLS THIS LOW INDICATE THAT FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN CAN OCCUR IN UNDER 10 MINUTES."

    http://www.weather.com/weather/aler...ificance=W&areaid=WIZ039&office=KGRB&etn=0001




    Bundle up kids..
     
  9. VitoC macrumors newbie

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    Don't get lost in your self-righteousness. I'm sure people far more qualified than yourself can decide if the games are safe to play or not. You don't know the amount of heating equipment they have at Lambeau at the field level. And they didn't have that tech during the Ice Bowl in the 60's, and everyone survived.

    GO PACK GO!!!
     
  10. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe anyone would willingly sit outside for four hours in -50 temps to watch a football game. There's just no fun to be had.

    I kind of agree with the OP…requiring workers to be out in that is pretty insane. And I'm also confused as to why a stadium in the north wouldn't be domed. There's "perfect playing conditions" and then there's just dangerous stupidity.
     
  11. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I love how the concern for the health and safety of others is seen as "self-righteousness".

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. MacNut, Jan 4, 2014
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    Some of the best games in history were played in below 0 temps. We have already taken the hits out of the game, don't take the weather out of it too.

    If we make the game any duller we should just call it soccer.
     
  13. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    All that snow in Louisiana? Jiminy Cricket.

    -t
     
  14. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This season a number of games were delayed because of the possibility of lightening.

    Should they have just played through that as well?

    Isn't that likewise taking, "the weather out of it"?
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Lightening is life threatening. Baseball games are delayed for that. Baseball s also delayed for rain, the NFL isn't. Snow is not life threatening. Neither is cold if you dress properly.

    People in Green Bay I hope know how to dress for the cold.
     
  16. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I'm all for it. Let the savages on the field bash each others' skulls in until they're concussed or fall to frostbite. I especially look forward to some "manly" linemen going sleeveless and then having to lose an arm.

    There's only so much you can do to protect someone from their own stupidity, but revenues > people, always. So let 'em freeze.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    For S&G's lets say we dome every stadium, who will pay for that, it will cost billions.
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I was at the Broncos/Ravens playoff game last January. The temp at kickoff was 13 with a windchill below 0. It was cold but enjoyable. We just dressed like we were going skiing. Lots of layers, hand warmers, blankets, etc.

    I say play the game.
     
  19. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    What ?

    Does that I mean I won't see college girls in yellow bikinis ? :eek: :mad:

    -t
     
  20. Peace macrumors Core

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    Let's see. San Francisco rarely gets below 40 degrees. They play in Wisconsin.

    Green Bay should have the weather advantage. San Francisco loses.

    The Saints. Well. We know about them..Enough said.


    Bring on the frostbite. Just means Seattle has a better chance of winning it's first game.

    :D
     
  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    This is why cold weather teams don't want domes. They get the advantage. This is also why most dome teams don't win the superbowl.
     
  22. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Extreme cold is also life threatening.
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Putting a coat on during a lightening storm won't help you.
     
  24. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's amazing to me that you can recognize the danger of lightening yet be so blasé about the danger of extreme cold.

    smh
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It was 5 bellow here last night, I had a coat hat gloves on and I am still alive.
     

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