Sunday, December 27, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Cold and fog
By Kevin Seifert ESPN.com
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The snow has stopped in Green Bay, and now it’s just cold … and foggy. That’s right. The highly credible temperature gauge here at the Oneida St. Walgreens read 14 degrees at about 9 a.m. this morning. And as I sit in the Lambeau Field press box, the fog is keeping me from seeing much further than the Don Hutson practice center, located about two blocks from where I sit.
The view Sunday morning from the Lambeau Field press box.
The fog is expected to lift as the morning progresses.
Workers were just completing a final snow sweep of the field when I arrived. If you’re going to be in the stands, expect to be sitting among an inch or two of snow. It’ll be a double whammy for the Seahawks, who will not only be playing in nasty conditions but also kicking off at 10 a.m. PT. If you have an hour or two someday, ask my NFC West colleague Mike Sando what he thinks of that arrangement.
Let’s take a quick spin around the division, 50 percent of which won’t play until Monday night:
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears aren’t likely to have receiver Devin Hester (calf) Monday night against Minnesota. The Bears are also working out punters in case Brad Maynard’s groin injury sidelines him.