Commence in the cold.
OT - 49ers vs. Packers OPEN THREAD
Wunderground.com says it's a balmy 5.6 degrees in Green Bay.
It says we are having freezing fog in AA. WTF is freezing fog? Ice crystals suspended in the air?
A lot different from the -13 to -19 that was being mentioned
I believe this is the first NFL game to be played in the Hoth system. Roger Goodell truly is making the NFL an intergalactic affair.
As a note, Massey predicts an 82% win probability for San Francisco and a median projected score of 29-19 for this game.
What would you do without your stats? A true slave to the numbers. Thanks for always being quick on the draw to add the info.
So Green Bay will win?
I say we keep up with the NFL! UM vs. ND in London!
How's the game coming in for you guys? It's barely watchable here in Indiana.
I'm in central Indiana and the game is coming in perfect for me.
This game/weather makes me extra not sad about moving away from the midwest and to Oregon.
If they are sleveless, they are nucking futs. Also, there is a new color added to the Packers scheme; Hunter's orange. The stadium is filled with it.
Erin Andrews looked good. Everybody else looks cold.
You must have a thing for pig tails.
Idiots. Get a dome.
Indoor football sucks. It should be played out in the elements. They can drink cocoa on the sidelines.
Disagree. I enjoy seeing the players being able to execute to the most of abilities rather than a survival style game, liek the Detroit-Philadelphia game earlier in the year.
The weather is a variable these guys grow up dealing with in high school and college. Why shouldn't they have to face it in the pros? Yeah, it's harder to play in poor conditions, but that adds to the spectacle. I'm actually watching today because of the weather. I wouldn't care otherwise.
It's good to see millionaires having a miserable day at work.
What high school or college teams play this late into the year above the Mason Dixon line? The Pinstripe bowl is the one outlier I can think of. Not a strong case.
Today's game is an outlier, too. Most Green Bay home games aren't that cold, just the ones at the end of the season. My point goes beyond temperatures. When you're an outdoor team you never really know what the weather will be like - it's a variable that can affect everything - your playcalling, whether you kick/punt, how well your QB can throw, etc. I find that a lot more interesting than playing every home game in sterile 70-degree dry conditions.
There are numerous variables you can talk about but none of those players grew up playing during the Winter in cold weather regions. What they're facing in the pros is completely different because of the time of year they play and the location. I don't really care where they play, inside or out, but you can't say that they grew up playing in these sort of conditions.
I'm not saying that HS players play in exactly these conditions. I don't know why you are fixated on that idea.
Playing in the cold is just one potential aspect of outdoor football. It can also be really hot, or rainy, or windy, or whatever. Football players grow up playing outdoors and maybe it's not below zero outside, but they still have to worry about how the weather will affect them. To go from dealing with that all through college, and then go to a perfectly consistent 70-degree, no wind environment seems backwards. When the Lions play, you know exactly what the conditions are going to be every time. I find that boring.
I find it boring as well. The game is much more interesting with all the natural elements being involved, which includes real grass. My only point was how these conditions, which are much more prevalent during Winter (usually beginning on the 21st of December), have not become acquainted with the players and vice versa. "Hello, Winter." "Hello, Football players." The difference in temp from Fall to Winter is a fairly nice drop off in temperature so my point is that yes, players grow up all the way from peewee through college player predominately outdoors, but not in this kind of outdoors (real Winter).
I remember seeing a Dolphins game in Miami years ago that was nearly played in a monsoon- players were hitting sheets of water 3 inches deep and visibility was less than 10-15 ft. Forgot how Marino did in it.
Weather is variable...most kids in high school play in good weather (I live in Illinois, temps were nice most of HS regular season, and playoffs conclude at thanksgiving)...in college, usually play up to 1st week of December and then most bowls are played in warmer temps.
1) Baseball would be much more interesting if they played it in snow.
2) Why are the announcers wearing winter coats? Aren't there windows in the booth? No heaters?
No way. The dome is a homefield advantage for the lions and increases fan support. Pros are different than college. At least get some field turf. That field is shit!
Maybe the Lions should go back outdoors. Playing indoors hasn't done them a lot of good.
Harbaugh looks super douchey in that thing he's wearing. True story.
Fuck Aaron Rodgers.
Just want to get that in while I'm thinking of it.
Why the hate for Rodgers?
They raised his rates.
That SF admin asked that the players where sleeves, most did, especially the linemen.
GB players are all being "macho."
Is that Italian for "stupid"?
Duh, Jonathan Goodwin is smart. ..he went to Michigan!
Anyone going sleeveless in this is a moron.
A few big plays, a few almosts.
The field is the color dirt.
Looks like a cow pasture. Now I know frozen tundra is brown. Wish Charles Woodson was still with the Packers.
Watching your coach make a stupid-ass fourth down decision and then having the coach that turned down Michigan come back with a smart one that goes for 35 yards one minute later is super-fun guys
so not certain what you're referring to, but I've been struck by the continuous runs on 3rd and short. It's clear to me that if Harbaugh had come here, we would have a lot of the same "ram it up the middle" play calls we were so frustrated with the last two years. Just like Stanford did in the Rose Bowl. Just like Bo did. They have that same philosophy.
I will blame on snowmagedon
This is why my mind was blown at the outcry over the replacement refs. The real refs suck just as hard. I honestly think the ref union paid off espn and the networks to blow it out of proportion so their guys would get paid.
64 and sunny here in Tucson. Just saying. :-)
I like NFL games like this every once in a while. It lends extra drama.
Well if you're a Pack fan watching this...
you have to feel good knowing no PI or holding by DBs will be called in this game!
I'm thinking maybe the ref would have to take his glove off to pull out his flag, and that ain't happnin! Not in this cold!
I'd be running the ball when I get down there next time. There is little chance of scoring on a pass with what they are allowing. I hope they are consistent in the calls.
Just a suggestion.
Kaepernick a little too confident there. Not a Packers fan but this is like watching Michigan on offense.
would be wild. And another good indicator of how the playoffs need to be seeded better.
Like teams playing on Wild Card weekend are seeded by record; being a division winner is only good for the first tiebreaker.
Of 35.5 to finish my 3 game teaser.
The Niners' red zone offense must be killing you
13-7...should be 17-7.
Anyone hear what Curt Menefee asked Erin Andres during the pre-game show?
Prior to those comments they had asked her if she was going to find a flag pole to stick her tongue to.
I remember thinking that it was funny he should ask that question, because I'd just been wondering the same thing myself.
A "flag" pole is NOT what I imagine her tongue sticking to.
Did anybody else flashback to 2005 OSU game when SF just punted from the Green Bay 34 yard line?
Into the endzone for net gain of what, 14 yds?
I believe they were on the 45-yard line.
Fuck the Packers.
Here's hoping that we can someday get an o line that does things like that... I have completely forgotten the feeling that accompanies a consistent A gap running game...
Go Pack Go!!!
Fake fan. SMH
One of my Facebook friends photographs for the Stanford football team and just posted some Rose Bowl pictures. And you know, I never really noticed it before, but god damn Kevin Hogan has some hairy arms.
Shit 49ers. Thanks for nothing.
Too soon! The drive is still alive!
Are the 49ers playing for OT?
Brain freeze? "The touchdown - correction - the field goal is good."
Rodgers is remarkable, but that defense...blech.
Holy shit, replay shows the ball was kicked between the extended arms of the Packer leaping to try and block it!
Reminiscent of the '05 Rose Bowl.
Was that also the edge rusher?
49ers win on a last second field goal.
I'm one happy guy!
You guys are like MSU fans. Got nothing better to do than cheer against the top team
WTF does that have to do with MSU?! Some people like rooting for the underdog.
(Disclaimer: I don't like either team.)
Packers were the underdog buddy...-3 niners
is because of coach Jim!