Cold moments: When weather and sports collide
What's the worst hand that mother nature has ever dealt a sporting event? Story
1. NFL Championship Game
Date: Dec. 31, 1967
Weather: minus 13 degrees with a wind chill of minus 48 at game time; field frozen
What happened: The Packers had installed 14 miles of wiring under the field to keep the turf warm and soft. The wiring failed, but only after it had had enough time to turn snow to water. When the wires cooled off, that water became ice: hence the Ice Bowl, not "The Freakin' Cold Bowl." The Packers beat the Cowboys ...
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