Sunday, January 20, 2008

Winter of 2008; Football conditions; Green Bay Packers; South Carolina primary election; Ice Bowl; Freezer Bowl

While we are repeatedly assured that the Earth is heating up and that it is only a matter of time before icebergs melt and wash away our homes, once again we face bitter cold temperatures throughout much of the United States and beyond.

On NBC's Today show this morning, Lester Holt reported from South Carolina, claiming that adverse weather prevented him from returning to New York after yesterday's Republican primary.

This eveniing, the Packers and Giants will play the NFC championship game in near zero weather, with wind chills well below zero.

We tend to forget cold weather events of the past, thus making ourselves susceptible whenever an MSM/DNC teleprompter tells us that we are enduring the warmest winter on record. We forget the bitterness and misery of the Winter of 2007 only a year later.

That is why the Yahoo football article today is interesting, as it reminds us of past weather events in the context of football:
The coldest game in NFL history was not the 1967 NFL title game at Lambeau Field when the Packers beat Dallas 21-17 in the Ice Bowl. It was minus 13 that day and the wind chill factor was estimated at minus 48.

But in the 1981 [1982-ed.] AFC championship game, while the temperature was minus-9, the wind chill plunged to minus-59 at Cincinnati as the Bengals beat San Diego 27-7.

So when did global warming begin? Was it only after the 1967 Ice Bowl? Or was it only after the Freezer Bowl in 1982? At what temperature should the Earth be?

Ice Bowl - December 31, 1967

Football history serves a purpose when sportswriters forget that they are not supposed to talk about cold weather in the recent past, as such talk contradicts the steady drumbeat of propaganda that would have us believe quite a different story.

Freezer Bowl - January 10, 1982

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