You think we’ve got it with the weather in this country?
Try going to tonight’s NFL match between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.
The NFL’s wildcard match saw temperatures plunge to a crazy -21C, with fans warned beforehand about the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Incredibly, the conditions are only the third coldest in the league’s history, with 1967’s infamous ‘Ice Bowl’ between Green Bay and Dallas – which Dallas kicked off at -25C (-44C wind chill) – remaining the coldest-ever NFL game.
Amazingly, cameramen were even forced to thaw out their camera batteries, which had began to freeze in the sub-zero stadium.
Ahead of the game Vikings staff handed out free hand warmers and coffee to supporters attending the game after telling them to bring “styrofoam, cardboard or newspapers to place under their feet” to prevent prolonged contact with the concrete.
This’ll make you think twice about moaning the next time it’s a bit chilly at the football!