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- Aug 11, 2010
I am certainly not a football smart man....(at the very least)
Honestly i dont know what is better, snow for a defensive game or just cold without?I am certainly not a football smart man....(at the very least)
.....but don't games become defensive games in poor weather?
I may be alone, but the worse weather the better here?
I just need to stay in my lane.........
I don't know tons about living in snow as I only had 4 winters in eastern PA, but yeah.
The worry would be clear skies or snow with ground temps hovering around 34 degrees.
Clear skies mean that the second the sun isn't high overhead (and 3pm CST game is gonna be a night game in the 2nd half), the temps drop like bass at a rave.
Snow with temps around 34 just means that everything is cold and sloshy... everything becomes very slick.
Snow gets sticky as it gets colder so if it snows and gets to 30, that's actually better in many instances.
Just checked weather.com and it looks like 34 is gonna be the high with chances of flurries (very light snow) with the temps holding steady with a low of 23, but those temps don't hit until between 3-5am usually unless the skies clear.
honestly, this isn't bad weather.
40 degrees with cold rain would be MUCH worse... much, much worse.
I wish my company weather briefs were presented in that fashion.
I think that was worse years ago for a few reasons. And this team in particular will be better off for these reasons.Honestly i dont know what is better, snow for a defensive game or just cold without?
Of course our guys aren't used to living/playing in cold weather which has a legit stigma over the years about a warm weather team coming to a cold tundra to play in January.
Under Armour is the shit. It completely changed the game.I think that was worse years ago for a few reasons. And this team in particular will be better off for these reasons.
1. Free Agency.
Back in the 70's & 80's when i saw many good Rams teams shrivel up in Minnesota or Chicago, those teams had veteran players that often spent their entire career playing in LA. Nowadays the constant player movement prevents that. Woods played 4 yrs in Buffalo. Floyd was in Chicago the last 4 yrs. Whit played in Cincy for a decade, and so on.
2. Young Team
This is a young team so some of these kids were playing in the Big Ten or somewhere in the northeast very recently. Or are from cold weather cities. So as mentioned above its not loaded with guys playing SoCal for years.
3. Improved cold weather gear.
Nowadays the clothing that can be worn to keep you warm is so much better than yrs ago. My kid plays college baseball in NE PA. And even his gear keeps him warm on some pretty brutal early spring games where highs are in the upper 30's. So that is a huge factor, that along with better sideline heaters, heated benches etc..
I understand it is because Veldheer was only on the Practice Squad for the Colts and was activated for the game last week. When that game ended he reverted to the Colts PS. So the Packers have just called up someone from another practice squad which is normal process. The funny bit is the colts bit but I understand that was because of the Covid rules around PS this year.Hey! Just heard Rams picked up Russell Wilson due to Goff’s thumb. If Rams win Saturday, they get Rodgers for Brees/Brady game.
The new NFL...