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Kickoff temperature at Minnesota: Minus-4

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They’re gonna need more schnapps and blackberry brandy.

When Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Vikings kicks off, the temperature in Minneapolis is expected to be minus-4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Throw in a 10-mph wind, and it creates a wind chill of minus-20.

Here’s the good news: By the time the game is over, it’s expected to warm up to one degree.

Hooray?

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  1. buds4grant says: Jan 10, 2016 11:14 AM

    Feels like spring. Hope Cheat Carroll’s gum freezes.

  2. golforepar says: Jan 10, 2016 11:16 AM

    Not to much wind block in that little stadium. Sad fan base selling tickets for $50 a pair! #fairweather

  3. ocdn says: Jan 10, 2016 11:16 AM

    Break out the shorts and flip flops!

  4. dukeearl says: Jan 10, 2016 11:17 AM

    buds4grant, feel free to name one time Pete Carroll has cheated.

  5. Frazier28/7 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:19 AM

    we’re going to win!

  6. thebirdofprey says: Jan 10, 2016 11:20 AM

    I believe the weather helps make it a closer game but I am watching them warm up on the game feeds and there is no snow on the ground, there isn’t a high wind so I don’t think its going to kill the passing games.

    Handling the ball will be a bit of an issue I have no doubt.

  7. orivar says: Jan 10, 2016 11:20 AM

    They call everything against the rule cheating. Like the Reggie Bush money thing which is an infraction by NCAA standards (irony) but not cheating.

  8. thames2vvvvvvrebel89130 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:21 AM

    Cowboy fan here; i’m 63; i remember watching the ice bowl when i was 14; 49 yrs later
    ice bowl 2.0

  9. Iknowitall says: Jan 10, 2016 11:22 AM

    Whoever wins will just get beat down by Carolina

  10. fartweasel says: Jan 10, 2016 11:23 AM

    Seahawks players say the cold isn’t a big deal, after all, they practiced outside in Seattle all week. Until they step outside today, they have no idea what cold is.

    Should be fun to watch.

    Hahahahaha.

  11. Frazier28/7 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:25 AM

    there are only about 500 tickets available/remaining on stubhub on ticketmaster right now. going to be some good cold weather football in minnesota today!

  12. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 11:26 AM

    The least any good fan could do to support their team would be to show up today. If the players have to endure these conditions for our entertainment, a good fan would be there too. Let’s see a show of hands who from this crowd will be there?

    Not all at once.

  13. trainwrecksryan says: Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    Check the psi and publish the results, Roger. I DARE YOU.

  14. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    An even sadder fan base is one who pays for a worthless piece of paper and think they own part of the team.

  15. touchdownelvis says: Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    If the NFL has any integrity, they’ll be sure to measure the PSI in all of the footballs immediately following the first half (without giving them time to warm up in the locker room), with an independent third party overseeing it and gathering video evidence, and release the results publicly and without delay.

    Oh, and I’ll count the downvotes on this just so I know how many Jets fans from the league office look at the PFT comments.

  16. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    I am willing to bet you will see football fans in Green Bay gear at the game today, just to watch a good game.

  17. rckymtnthndr17 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    One word: Fireball

  18. pats555 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:29 AM

    It’s cold.

  19. raider8er says: Jan 10, 2016 11:30 AM

    OMG. Humans are not meant for this kind of environment.

  20. gtodriver says: Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM

    golforepar

    I remember Packer playoff tickets offered for free on craigslist not that long ago.

    You know which one. The year the Packers couldn’t sell out the game so they needed corporate sponsors and the TV station to bail them out.

    You’ll deny it, but it’s true.

  21. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM

    Iknowitall says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:22 AM
    Whoever wins will just get beat down by Carolina
    —————————————-
    You certainly don’t know it all. I question if you know anything, because if minny wins, they play Arizona, not Carolina.

  22. chapter11studios says: Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM

    PSI on those footballs should be about 8-8.5 around halftime. Not that the NFL is checking or anything.

  23. Iknowitall says: Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:26 AM
    The least any good fan could do to support their team would be to show up today. If the players have to endure these conditions for our entertainment, a good fan would be there too. Let’s see a show of hands who from this crowd will be there?

    ************************************************

    Really??

    I have some news for you. The players are not enduring the cold conditions so that they can entertain fans.
    They are doing it cause its their JOB, and they want the PAYCHECK.

    Not raising my hand….will watch from my recliner on my humongous flatscreen. I will watch for you on the TV though.

  24. revelation123 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:32 AM

    Weather like this may be the only chance the Vikings have of beating the Seahawks.

  25. darkneptune73 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:33 AM

    Too bad Green Bay doesn’t get to experience this cold weather in Maryland.

  26. ghostofgilchrist says: Jan 10, 2016 11:34 AM

    Good thing the Pats aren’t playing this game, we’d be talking about “malfunctioning sideline heaters”

  27. shlort says: Jan 10, 2016 11:35 AM

    Making a big deal about the temperature tells me one thing. People who live places where it doesn’t get below zero have hyped up the game time temperature. Cold is cold. It is not unmanageable. If it is below 15 , it is cold. Below that it doesn’t much matter. At 10 below zero your nostrils will freeze together If you breath in really fast through your nose.

    These kinds of temperatures are considered “dangerously cold”, but only when they happen in places where it doesn’t get cold. N the upper Midwest, these are considered normal temperatures and are never called “dangerous”. Reality is, if you know it will be cold and you wear some cold weather clothing, it isn’t even bad.

  28. jbdvks says: Jan 10, 2016 11:36 AM

    Ouch!

  29. coltzfan166 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:36 AM

    That new stadium couldn’t be finished on a year that the Vikes actually make the playoffs

  30. thefatlazygamer says: Jan 10, 2016 11:37 AM

    If the NFL doesn’t check the ball PSI today, then they are trying to not get down to the truth surrounding the ball PSI dropping in cold weather.

    Moving on to the game.

    I know this incarnation of the Vikings don’t have experience playing in such a cold game….but if the Vikings can’t beat Seattle at home for a noon game in freezing conditions who are suddenly without Lynch, well they will never be able to beat this version of the Seahawks.

    Get it done Vikings. Nation wide people are beginning to turn on Seattle. They are sick of seeing their success. Let’s capatalize and get a chance at hosting an NFC Championship game versus Washington or Green Bay (Only possible versus these two teams).

  31. brenenostler says: Jan 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    Look I get that football is a “man’s” sport and that you need to be tough. But seriously? These temperatures are unsafe for human bodies to endure. This can’t be worth the hypothermia risk. And the quality of football will be bad. I can’t understand why anyone would want to attend this game.

  32. chawk12thman says: Jan 10, 2016 11:41 AM

    Both teams haven’t played in this type of weather before….This is the X factor that will be interesting to watch. I ‘m still betting that the Seahawks win……….

  33. dukeearl says: Jan 10, 2016 11:41 AM

    Not sure why some commentators are claiming that the weather favors Vikings.
    Both teams will be playing in the same temperature. Vikings are no more “acclimated” to playing in the cold than the Seahawks. Up until a couple years ago, Vikings played inside.
    Seattle has been playing outside in cold temps for a long time.
    Whatever one teams feels the other will as well.

  34. patriots123456 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    Too bad Peyton wasn’t playing there today…

    He love the cold… LOL

  35. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    Iknowitall says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM
    ….will watch from my recliner on my humongous flatscreen. I will watch for you on the TV though.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Of course you will. No one is shocked.

  36. clbrwns says: Jan 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    That’s why God created the 80 inch LED Ultra 4K TV. With surround sound it’s like I’m there. With the fireplace going. And I don’t have to fight traffic before and after the game. Of course if my Browns were playing I’d be there…. Go Vikings. Knock that stupid smile off Pete Carrolls face.

  37. jetsfansince1968 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:47 AM

    Last time Vikings made it to the Super Bowl was when they played outside at home.

    Upset in the making…

  38. tommykramer9 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:50 AM

    Peyton needs a space heater just for his forehead

  39. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 11:50 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:31 AM
    I remember Packer playoff tickets offered for free on craigslist not that long ago.

    LIE

    The year the Packers couldn’t sell out the game so they needed corporate sponsors and the TV station to bail them out.

    ANOTHER LIE

    You’ll deny it, but it’s true.

    SOLD OUT. I was there. Standing room only. Thousands. Thousands outside at game time trying to get in. Corporate sponsors purchased some tickets due to front office mix-up, not lack of fan interest. Get your facts straight. Do you know what a fact is?

    You don’t care….because you’re a liar.

  40. pinkmist4 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:51 AM

    “but if the Vikings can’t beat Seattle at home for a noon game in freezing conditions who are suddenly without Lynch…”

    If by “suddenly” you mean “almost half the season”…..

  41. golforepar says: Jan 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    gto driver, Lambeau seats 80,000 and your stadium 50,000 with how many people within 40 miles? Can’t sell 50,000??? SAD!

  42. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    Viking fans will be so drunk that it won’t matter in the stands.

  43. dukeearl says: Jan 10, 2016 11:56 AM

    touchdownelvis says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM
    If the NFL has any integrity,
    ******************
    Sorry, after that fragment above, I was laughing to hard to bother reading the rest of your post.

    Really? NFL and Integrity in the same sentence?

  44. dukeearl says: Jan 10, 2016 11:57 AM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:54 AM
    Viking fans will be so drunk that it won’t matter in the stands.
    *******************
    That isn’t much different than the rest of the days of their lives….

  45. mediasloppy says: Jan 10, 2016 12:02 PM

    The local TV station doing the pregame show said the benches the players are sitting on are 147 degrees.

  46. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 PM

    Do Vike fans #believe? I have my doubts.

  47. daytontriangles says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 PM

    This could spell trouble for the Seahawks. I hear PEDs don’t metabolize properly in below freezing temperatures.

  48. aljack88 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:20 PM

    mediasloppy says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:02 PM
    The local TV station doing the pregame show said the benches the players are sitting on are 147 degrees.
    ==============================
    Turn the dial up another 65 degrees, get a pot of water and they can brew tea……..
    which is probably some league violation.

  49. ncisagent says: Jan 10, 2016 12:21 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM
    I am willing to bet you will see football fans in Green Bay gear at the game today, just to watch a good game.

    ———————————————————

    Better game and better teams than what they would see in Washington today.

  50. jh82208 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 PM

    T-Minus 4 hours and counting until Seahawks fans turn back to Broncos fans up here in the northwest. #only12fans

  51. mypercyhurts2 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    An even sadder fan base is one who pays for a worthless piece of paper and think they own part of the team.
    _________________________

    Win or lose for the Packers today, that piece of paper will still be proudly displayed on thousands of walls tomorrow. Meanwhile, thousands of purple jerseys will be in the trash tonight after another painful loss. Repetition proves it. It’s the main difference between the 2 fan bases.

  52. revelation123 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:29 PM

    “If it is below 15 , it is cold. Below that it doesn’t much matter.”
    ————————–

    Nonsense. The difference between 15 and -4 is the same difference between 15 and 34.

    The thing is, during the -4 degree weather, your brain and body start start to malfunction much sooner.

  53. fartweasel says: Jan 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    I would give the edge to the Hawks, but they still have to play the game. The cold will affect some more than others. Hopefully it’s a close contest. Go vikes.

  54. newjerseygiants says: Jan 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    Good golfing weather.

  55. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 10, 2016 12:42 PM

    Win the turnover battle today and you just increased your chance of wining. Today could be a game with turnovers because of the cold, and hard, slippery football.

    I do give an advantage to Vikings today. Some players are somewhat used to this, because some have lived here the past couple years when it does get extremely cold, and do get acclaimated to this. Seattle players haven’t felt it being this cold. But, I do see some Seattle players with no sleeves, and are real men here! So hey, it’s going to be fun!

    Either way, it’s going to be fun guys! Kudos to fans of both teams for being out here today! After the game, regardless of outcome, i’ll be at Choice, anyone come on down and i’m buying! Drinks, not dances!

  56. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 10, 2016 12:45 PM

    mypercyhurts2 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:26 PM
    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    An even sadder fan base is one who pays for a worthless piece of paper and think they own part of the team.
    _________________________

    Win or lose for the Packers today, that piece of paper will still be proudly displayed on thousands of walls tomorrow. Meanwhile, thousands of purple jerseys will be in the trash tonight after another painful loss. Repetition proves it. It’s the main difference between the 2 fan bases.
    ————————————————–
    I doubt Vikings fans will throw away their jerseys if they lose.

    Differences in fan base?

    Packers fans pay money for a piece of paper.
    Any other football fan would simply create a piece of paper for free, and print it out.

    So yeah, the packer fan base is pretty low on totem the pole of intelligence, and much different than all other fan bases.

  57. gtodriver says: Jan 10, 2016 12:45 PM

    coltzfan166 says:

    That new stadium couldn’t be finished on a year that the Vikes actually make the playoffs
    **************************************

    Funny.

    Because the Vikings have made the playoffs more often than your Colts have.

    The Vikes have made the playoffs 29 times, while the Colts have only made it to the playoffs 26 times.

    Divisional Titles – Vikings 19, Colts 15.

  58. j0esixpack says: Jan 10, 2016 12:48 PM

    Isn’t it amazing that Roger Goodell spent $5 million on an “independent investigation” and continues to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to prove that the Laws of Physics don’t apply to footballs?

    With the PSI of footballs expected to drop from 12.5 psi to 8 psi in the cold, the Patriots haters who insist the cold does not impact footballs will have a lot of crow to eat today

    We need to all join together as fans and Ban Goodell to protect the integrity of the game

  59. rogerdw66 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:51 PM

    Do people who live there realize they are free to leave?

  60. gtodriver says: Jan 10, 2016 12:52 PM

    stellar

    Anyone that can read a newspaper knows that you are the liar.

    It was widely reported in the news around the country that Associated Bank, Mills Fleet Farm, Bellin Health, and FOX TV affiliates WITI (Milwaukee), WLUK (Green Bay) and WFXS (Wausau) all pitched in to bail out the Packers when Packer fans didn’t step up and buy playoff tickets – DESPITE a 24 hour extension of the deadline.

    You being from Wausau, I find it hard to believe you didn’t know tht WFXS assisted in the bailout.

    If it had just been a “few” tickets – anyone of these entities would have bought them out by themselves.

    The fact it took that many confirms it was literally thousands.

    And then they couldn’t give them away…😀

  61. dsigrey says: Jan 10, 2016 12:52 PM

    And the ball pressure will be 8-9 Psi at halftime, but no one will ever know.

  62. Good Night Vikes Fans says: Jan 10, 2016 12:53 PM

    It’s funny how all my bandwagon Viking fans friends here in Minnesota are too afraid to go to the game to support their team. Even with tickets selling below face value. Worst fans in the NFL.

  63. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    The year the Packers couldn’t sell out the game so they needed corporate sponsors and the TV station to bail them out.

    ANOTHER LIE

    ——–
    Not a lie. Anyone with a computer can look it up online. Why this is a source of embarrassment to you is what is amazing.

  64. pinkmist4 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:04 PM

    It’s gonna be a long, cold day for anyone wearing purple…..

  65. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:05 PM

    MN – where people without options live.

  66. mypercyhurts2 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:45 PM

    So yeah, the packer fan base is pretty low on totem the pole of intelligence, and much different than all other fan bases.
    ______________________

    They’ve actually done polls asking other fan bases who the most knowledgeable NFL fans are and the Packers fans are always at the top. Nice try, tho. You’ll do better when you climb that totem pole of intelligence a little further.

  67. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2016 1:32 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jan 10, 2016 1:00 PM
    The year the Packers couldn’t sell out the game so they needed corporate sponsors and the TV station to bail them out. Not a lie. Anyone with a computer can look it up online. Why this is a source of embarrassment to you is what is amazing.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You and your selective-memory friend are trying to make it sound as though the ticker fiasco was due to lack of interest on the part of Packer fans. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was sold out in less than 24 hours and a storm on the way. That’s your lie.

    If the same circumstances occurred in the Twin Cities, you wouldn’t have 1/2 the stadium filled. Fact. And you know it.

  68. fedora59 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:25 PM

    The Green Bay-Dallas was colder.

    Once again, Green Bay beats Minnesota.

  69. mypercyhurts2 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:08 PM

    mypercyhurts2 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    An even sadder fan base is one who pays for a worthless piece of paper and think they own part of the team.
    _________________________

    Win or lose for the Packers today, that piece of paper will still be proudly displayed on thousands of walls tomorrow. Meanwhile, thousands of purple jerseys will be in the trash tonight after another painful loss. Repetition proves it. It’s the main difference between the 2 fan bases.
    __________________________

    Painful loss, check. The purple jerseys are already clogging sewers in Minnesota.

  70. gtodriver says: Jan 10, 2016 7:44 PM

    stellar

    If the Packer playoff tickets sold out in 24 hours (and they were available for weeks before the game), then why did the NFL have to extend the deadline to sellout from Thursday before the game to Friday?

    I post facts, not lies.

    With your last post you have proven yourself to be a bold faced liar.

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