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.
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.
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.
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.
@SportsDayHS 35 degrees played a nine inning baseball game.
— Brice Springer (@springa14) December 5, 2013
— Aaron (@SmallTimeSports) December 5, 2013
@SportsDayHS playoff game for Lincoln Northstar high school in Omaha,Nebraska -10 below with windchill! A couple years ago!
— Ben Tindel (@BTindel) December 5, 2013
@SportsDayHS Denton Guyer vs. Waco High 2 weeks ago, 30′s and raining!
— zachary sandlin (@zsandlin13) December 5, 2013
@SportsDayHS McKinney North vs Mansfield Legacy!
— Anthony G ✌️ (@GroganWayne) December 5, 2013