Question: Why did the NFL schedule the NFC championship game as a night game? Why not stage the AFC game on Saturday afternoon and the NFC Game on Sunday afternoon? Or start the AFC game earlier so the Packers-Giants game wouldn’t be played in sub-zero temperatures? (yeah, we know about the TV ratings/money thing)
We’re not worried about the players, we’re worried about the fans (who drink to much and wear too little).
Oh yeah, and the cameramen. USA TODAY has a note today Bob Wishnie, who will be manning the moving cart along the sideline for Sunday night’s game - and his profoundly preventive method of dress.
Excerpt: “Wishnie still bundles up in his CBS-issued 1998 Winter Olympics snowsuit and uses chemical hand and foot warmers. But because he rides along the sideline, shooting from a moving cart (with his back to the crowd, he’s been hit by plenty of snowballs), he can’t use all the tricks of the trade.”
Wishnie: “Some guys strap heating blankets around themselves.“
As for Fox, Tony West, the cameraman who jumped in the crowd last week to record Greg Jennings’ Lambeau leap said, “you can’t be too careful about the cold. At Green Bay. I had on so much stuff, I was sweating.“
Isn’t that what former Packer Gilbert Brown used to say about home games?