>>Build an outdoor standing they said
The weather will be so bad in Minnesota that Vikings playoff tickets are selling for dirt cheap
>>nd with AccuWeather's forecast predicting a high of three degrees Fahrenheit and a "Real Feel" of -17 degrees Fahrenheit, ticket prices for the game have fallen off a cliff.
Damn I would love to go, and im not even a fan of either. Cold weather games are intense as fuck. I remember a few games in college where it would snow, throwing snowballs at the opposing team and snow in the air after touchdowns was comfy. Plus this one time my friend and I went to a game at 32 degrees kickoff, in nothing but a tshirt and santa hat because it was near winter break. then it started to snow after halftime. that might've been the coldest i've ever been. but i was on ESPN for like 10 seconds kek
That's not the Vikings new stadium, they're playing in the Gophers stadium for a year while the new one is built.
Regardless, should be fun to see the Seacucks try to deal with those temperatures.
Attendance around the league has been dropping steadily since fantasy football became a normie thing, anyways. Pretty soon stadiums will have nothing but indoor seating where each seat has a split screen of the game and your fantasy teams.
Pissing it down with rain, training pitch bogged as fuck, freezing cold, coaches stood there grinning "this weather will make a man out of you" or "this is the weather you will play in" or "this is what we play for"
dude i loved playing in shitty weather (american football just to clarify lol). it sucks when the middle of the field gets torn up because both teams just run the ball and turn eventually turn it over repeatedly.
I promise you that if I didn't have to work this weekend I'd be on a plane tomorrow to be there. I work in -25 degrees some days and went to a Bolts Browns game a few years back when the wind chill in Cleveland was about 0. Some people are pussies, some aren't.
Your coaches were right. Playing against your opponent as well as the weather is awesome.
>be on defense
>offense puts together 11 minute drive
>takes up like 40 mins of actual time with commercial breaks and clock stoppages
>finally have to go in
>hamstring snaps instantly because it's fucking -17° outside and your muscles get stiff and brittle in that kind of weather
Good job Minnesota
So i guess I'll watch this game. I love watching outdoor sports with terrible weather. That NHL Stadium game that one year that had so much snow even the hardest puck hits only sent it 3 feet was intense as fuck. They had to keep clearing it every five minutes.
A plasma collection center. We store it at -31 to -38 degrees Celsius in our freezers and I'm in there a lot organizing and getting cases ready for shipment, sometimes for a couple hours at a time. I'd grab my freezer gear and head my ass to Minneapolis if I could go
Reminder that every sports game should be played outdoors.
if the weather can affect ticket prices and attendance for a home playoff game in the NFL maybe that team should up and leave from that shit fucking town that can't even deal with some cold to watch their team's attempt at ascension from near permanent mediocrity.
You think -17 would deter a Patriots or Packers playoff home game? Nope those tickets would still sell for the cost of a house in Minneapolis.
Don't blame weather on your shit tier fans.
Didn't that game have issues with the court being extremely slick? If they wanted to do outdoors basketball games they need to play on concrete/pavement. It's too risky with regular wood courts.
And Bud Grant didn't allow them to have heaters on the sidelines.
>The officials were unable to use their whistles after the opening kick-off. As referee Norm Schachter blew his metal whistle to signal the start of play, it froze to his lips. As he attempted to free the whistle from his lips, the skin ripped off and his lips began to bleed. The conditions were so hostile that instead of forming a scab, the blood simply froze to his lip. For the rest of the game, the officials used voice commands and calls to end plays and officiate the game.
-1967 NFL Championship game -15 degrees air temp, -48 windchill
First the Lakers then the Vikes? No fucking way. Besides, they already barked up that tree a couple years ago when they considered it. We BELONG in the tundra. Fuck the haters who can't take the cold
Yeah that's what they make winter clothes for. Being in the cold. Remember the feeling when at end of 4th Q you still see Hawk Fans enduring and the Team leaving with a win.
And make sure you remember to lol bro.
Is your body ready for Ice Bowl III?
>all the tryhards ITT
Fuck you, that's way too cold
>friend is a Redskins fan
>invites me to a game and he'll pay
>decide why not, even though that's not my team and they weren't playing my team either
>about 10 rows from the top of the stadium
>15 degrees out
>the seats are metal bleacher seats so they're cold as fuck
>nobody around us
>the wind hits like daggers
>wearing two sweatshirts, gloves, hat, and thicker socks
>put those cracked-rock heat packet things into each glove and each shoe
>they go out in 30 minutes
>2 and a half hours of sitting in the freezing cold watching a shitty football team
There's a point where it stops being fun and it just sucks. Especially during halftime.
How the fuck do you play football outside if it's -17 f outside (-21 C if I'm not mistaken)? I could possibly be see a non contact sport, but getting bodyslammed must hurt so fucking hard in those temperatures. It's -35 f here right now so at least I will be able to sympathize with the players
Only remotely popular sport practiced outside close to these temps are cross country skiing, but that's endurance sport which is much more forgiving in the cold. Will be fun to watch though, it's my first time wathcing the play-offs
Here's 2014 numbers. Could not find 2015 but I anticipate they would be higher.
Yes it is, though the proper term is too dry to snow
In the upper continental US it hardly ever snows when the temp is below 15.
>Moved to Minneapolis
>Thinking of going to the game because tickets are like $40
How bad of an idea is it /sp/? I went to a frigid Hawkeyes game and it was miserable, but I'm thinking with a bunch of blankets I might be able to tough it out. Have I gone crazy? Should I go?
My body is ready, vikingsbros
Russ isn't going to use gloves.
is Teddy a bad enough dude to not use gloves in -20 degree weather?
in theory enough layers should keep you warm for 3-4 hours. i would also bring something to piss into under your pants because you won't want to unbundle for the bathroom
Playing football in non-optimal weather generally illustrates the romantic nature of the game.
If you've never played football in a dirt field with downpours of rain, slipping and sliding through the mud as you try to tackle or catch a ball, you've never truly experienced football.
I'm Canadian and I even experienced. It was one of the best times of my life
>I went to a frigid Hawkeyes game and it was miserable, but I'm thinking with a bunch of blankets I might be able to tough it out.
I go to outdoor games at Arrowhead in December. The key is to bring one blanket, handwarmers, long underwear, double socks and lots of layers. Make sure you have hat and gloves and a scarf and you should be ok.
>mfw vikings fans are fairweathered and giant pussies
>Bears vs Cowboys
>Ditka having his jersey retired
>regular season game
>windchill of -14
Not excuse to not go to a fucking playoff game, because it's too cold.
I remember everyone bitching before the Super Bowl in New York about how it was going to be too cold, but I was extremely comfortable. Didn't even need the hand-warming stuff they gave out.
>implying Seahawks can't play in weather
You little fair weather domebabby faggots forget we play in the cold and rain all year? They're already built to play in bad weather.
Lynch is gonna crack off a frozen dreadlock and shove it up Peterson's childbeating ass.
It was in the fucking 40s for that game. Kickoff was a 49 degrees.
Doesn't matter where you're from. It really only matters how much you've prepared to play in the weather. Since they trained outside and have played 5+ games in the cold over the past 2 seasons I'd say they can handle it.
MSU would've lost even if the floor wasn't slippery so I don't think anyway had much of an issue. Also you can't just change playing surface like this is golf or tennis or some shit familia
Yeah but im assuming they meant snow in the thirties or heavy rain, not below 0
Shit is gonna be good though. Vikings lucked out, game went from a 100% blowout to a complete crapshoot due to the weather
ever going to a live NFL game. when you can get comfy and shit post on /spee/
You're conflating rain and mud with temperatures that make your internal organs start shutting down. I know, you're a cool vadass guy we get it. But this isn't pouring rain or cold, it's literally freezing
>Only if my favourite team is playing. Other than that, what's the point? The match is for the fans of the teams not for neutrals.
>Not being a fan of the sport or going to games for fun.
True this. I live in KC and I went to a Raiders/Cheifs game a few years back in KC. It was the worst fucking experience ever. Drunk redneck fuckers causing shit nonstop. Starting fights and running into people. Even with good seats it wasn't an environment for families. This drunk redneck spilled his beer all over my wifes sons grilled cheese sandwhich that I microwaved during the tailgate.
The NFL promotes alcohol nonstop, and I love to drink, but when stadiums charge $10 a beer then people are showing up to the game already wasted, and the games are shitshows to watch in person unless you are a hammered redneck.
We had -60 wind chill in Chicago a couple years ago and it was unlike anything I could have previously fathomed. At that point the cold will suffocate you. Nothing works at all, my car was fucked and the CTA all but shut down. Apparently that level of cold makes the tracks brittle and the risk of derailment goes up.
It broke after a day or two, but fuck man I hope that never happens again.
Conversely, I've also played football on a grass-dirt field frozen to rock in similar temperatures that the game should be in. Players in the NFL have the luxury of having very sophisticated clothing as well as jackets between snaps. Another luxury is that the wind will not be excessive and the atmosphere will just be cold
It sucks for the first 30 minutes, levels off then creeps in and out depending on your fortitude and really how long you're going to be out there. But it's not the worst thing in the world
Minnesota had two fucking years out doors and they do nothing but complain about the weather. Green bay and most of the league plays out doors every fucking year. Shut the fuck up you nigger.
It's in a college stadium with metal bleacher seating in below freezing weather, how are people surprised about this.
It's not designed like open topped stadiums the tfc stadium wasnt build to host games during the winter.
because nobody on this board was fucking alive then, gramps.
> hurr people need to have been alive to know history
ITT : People who actually think Vikings 'fans' won't attend the game because of the 'weather'
>build a big stadium
>leave one end basically open with a tiny stand or a fucking bridge like NE or whatever
Why is this a thing in American gridiron stadiums?
I sort of understand it for baseball when they want to show off the view of a skyline and most people want to sit around home plate. I mean, if they're worried about seats for blackout rules, why not fully enclose it but take off a few rows from the top tier? Much better for reducing the effects of weather and making a louder atmosphere.
When you're at the game it gives a nice view of the downtown skyline. I believe that's what they were tryin to achieve. It's also nice having that open plaza. During games there are alcohol and food vendors lined up back there.
That said, I agree; it would be better if everything was fully contained and more dense.
It's also a nod to the old-school collegiate 'horseshoe' style that many schools (including Minnesota) had at one point.
I understand that, just strange considering that OH CANADA is so far north in the hemisphere comparatively to Nebraska that they don't really get "cold".
>don't mind me I'm entertained by simple things
This, many of these stadiums were constructed piece by piece. They'd start out with bleachers along the sides, then add bowl seating at one endzone, then add a second level, etc.
this so fucking hard
>oowah muh frigid labia
so just to be clear, there are no prior service members in this thread
>not working on oil rigs in upper canadia or alaska
>dealing with -20 to -30 on the daily
>people bitching about a "chilly" game
Should all kill yourselves 2bh, you bring dishonor to your familys.
I never understand why all the nice, cushy, indoor stadiums are in the south where the weather is fine most of the time, except maybe during the preseason (August). Why can't the north into decent stadiums? That's why the Superbowl is always in the South as well. Seems like its in Texas or Arizona every year.
>not enjoying the descent into alcoholism by your early 30's, followed by beating your wife and children every night. First your wife for burning the roast even though you have told her explicitly countless times on how you like your roast beef cooked but the stupid cunt still fails to meet your average expectations so you've resorted to physical violence to get your point across. Then hitting your only child because he failed to get the important sack on the qb and only got B's on his report card, he'll probably be a failure just like you. Fast forward about 20-30 years, your wife left you and your son doesn't talk to you anymore. All you do now is get drunk on your front porch and break jack daniels bottles in your yard so the neighbor kids cut their feet up on the glass, it'll show them to get off your lawn for good. You no longer feel happiness just an anger at the world and a hatred for the government on how you feel it ruined you and that uncle sam is the devil. You'll eventually either kill yourself with the gun you keep locked in the cabinet or drink yourself into a stupor and overdose on pills.
Living the dream f.a.m.
Lot of pussies in this thread.
As a kid I had an early morning paper route and in the winter months I'd layer like I was going to the moon, -15~-25F on exceptional days, -5~+15F was more common, was no problem. Be out in it for an hour, every single morning. Having said that, it was also true that I was moving constantly, and not sitting in a stadium. Foolishly, I even took a brief nap outside in that type of weather once, lol. I would almost sleepwalk that thing, some days.
tl;dr wear long-johns under your pants, thick socks and 3-4 top layers ending with heavy winter coat and you can be outside in this type of thing and be perfectly comfy for several hours. This is a very easy outfit for anyone to put together; I'm just about psyching myself into actually going to the game.