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Winter weather, freezing temps bring back memories of frigid high school …

Watching reruns of games between the Bears and Packers on NFL Network always makes me think about how miserable playing in 7 degree temperatures in driving snow must feel.

Additionally, it makes me really wish I had a mustache and could play right guard for Da’ Bears.

While fantasies of playing at Soldier Field in an Arctic blast might not be shared by readers, the memory of standing on the field or braving the elements from the stands during an icy game is common to many. So, we took to Twitter to get some of your memories of the coldest games you have seen.

Here are some of the top responses –

Fans remembered the bitter cold and miserable conditions during several rounds of the 2007 football playoffs.

During the area round, Hebron and DeSoto played in frigid rainy conditions through four overtimes with Hebron winning 50-44.

ORG XMIT: *S1921FCA2* 11/24/07 – Darius Staten (2) is wide open for a touchdown in the first half as the Hebron Hawks play the bi-district championship against the DeSoto Eagles Nov. 24, 2007 in North Richland Hills at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts – Athletic Complex.

And a few weeks later in Texas Stadium, the bitter cold continued during the Plano-Euless Trinity game. If you notice, Trinity head coach Steve Lineweaver is layered and the referee in the photo has thick outdoor snow gloves on his hands.

ORG XMIT: *S1924EA4A* 126290 – 12/15/07 — Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver (left) questions an official during first half action between Plano High and Euless Trinity High in the UIL’s Class 5A Division I State Semifinal high school football game at Texas Stadium in Irving on Saturday, December 15, 2007.12212007xSPORTS

Moving a few years prior, the memories for one fan came from the time he sat through the 2004 Fort Worth Bowl. He said it was cold enough to the point where his hot chocolate froze. What we do know from that game between Cincinnati and Marshall is that is was incredibly cold (the referee is fully hooded in the background), and that it snowed several inches over the Christmas holiday a few days later.

ORG XMIT: *S18830046* 12/23/04 — Cincinnati playersGeorge Murray, II (7), left, and Brent Celek (85) celebrate Celek’ s touchdown in the second quarter of the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl Thursday night, December 23, 2004 at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Fans were kind enough to tweet us about their top weather memories, so we found it fitting to include them in this list as well.





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