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Giants say they won't wear sleeves for the game.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackOne, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. PackOne

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  2. longtimefan

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    this is your link

    They have ways around it, vaseline or things like that on bare skin so the wind and cold dont effect it..

    If there was EVER an issue, everyone would always wear some sort of sleeve
     
  3. cheesey

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    I think it's fairly STUPID! They are trying to show how "tough" they are.........i just think it's dumb! Even for our guys.......if wearing sleeves on a below zero day means your a wimp, then dang, I'm a WIMP!
     
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    I hope their arms cramp up and their punch moves slow down. Idiots. But very manly idiots.

    Respek
     
  5. Packers_Finland

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    Oh come on, you yanks don't even know what cold means. You should try coming to Finland (well not now, because of this sudden heatwave).
     
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    Frostbite is not very intimidating. Stupid maybe especially given the importance of the game.
     
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    Most of the Packers will not wear sleeves on Sunday either. Receivers and backs do so to prevent fumbling supposedly. The only reason for the others to do it is to prove how tough they are.
     
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    Going sleeveless doesn't make you tough. Favre wears sleeves and he's the toughest man alive.
     
  10. TheKanataThrilla

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    I do.

    http://www.wordtravels.com/Cities/Ontario/Ottawa/Climate
     
  11. Yared-Yam

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    None of the O-line are wearing them either. Clifton said it was a no-no in GB.
     
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    There are parts of California, yes, California, that are colder than where most of the Finnish live in Finland.

    I was caught in a blizzard once at -5 and 70 mph winds. NOT fun. This was the same area where the Donners ate the dead to survive.

    And yes, I've been in colder than that, but not stuck outside.

    Don't get me wrong. Finland is cold. But Green Bay is colder.
    If someone has time, they can check the average monthly temperatures of Helsinki and compare it to Green Bay. I'm pretty sure Green Bay is considerably colder.
     
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    I'm not going to wear sleeves sunday, in fact I probably won't be wearing anything at all.

    Picture that when you're talking to me in the gameday chat(tromadz lounge).
     
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    I don't acutally think Green Bay is colder... This has just been a really hot year for us (we didn't even have snow on Christmas for god's sake). But I remember years there were many days that went below -40 celsius. And that wasn't even too cold for us.
     
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    I heard Strahan (sp?) say in an interview he'll be wearing sleeves because he isn't trying to impress anyone. I must say, I agree with him. Screw it. Show how tough you are with your play and lay some people out like Bigby will be doing on Sunday =)
     
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    Yea, its all a toughness thing. I dont care what they wear as long as they win the game.
     
  18. Murgen

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    GB should come out in sleeves and let the Giant's freeze. LOL
     
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    Hey guys, I'm not a GIANTS fan, but I am a New Yorker. And I can probably explain this.

    When I first came to the mid-west (Great Lakes Naval Base), it was January. And I was walking around the base in just a sweater. While EVERYONE ELSE was wearing Parkers.
    They were all like "are you out of your freakin mind!????"
    "It's FREEZING out here!"

    But, here's the thing.....in New York, it's very DAMP, because of the ocean.
    So you're always wet. When it's freezing outside, and you're wet....it's 1,000 times worse then when you're dry.
    I grew up in New York. And I was ALWAYS use to that BS New York Freezing Wet (damp) winters. So dam cold that it would just rattle your bones. And that's no exaggeration.
    You just can't layer enough to keep out that dampness.
    Now, I know you have the Great Lakes...but, it's just not the same thing. I don't know why.

    When I moved out here, sure it was cold....but it was DRY. So, it didn't feel quite as bad, as it did to those that were born here and "used to it".
    What I was "used to" was far worse.
    Now that I've been here for over 20 years though, it effects me the same way that it effects anyone from here.
    But, trust me.....it won't effect those boys from the East Coast the same way.
    They will probably find it like I did.

    That's why they are opting to not wear sleeves.

    ....I really don't think it's just to look "tough". Would you actually risk a game that BIG...just to "look" tough?



    However, my experience was at temperatures that were around 15 - 20 + degrees.
    .....not -25 below.

    If they ain't wearing sleeves, it wont take too long for them to feel that! LOL!!!


    Should be interesting.


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    1982...........it was 26 BELOW zero (farenheit) with a wind chill of minus 70! I, my wife, and friend drove around and helped people start their cars. Now THAT was COOOOOOLD!!!
     
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    Agreed. I think that if I am warm with sleeves and you are cold without them, I have a better chance to perform.
     
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    So much for having brats for my gameday meal while hitting up the chatroom.


    :puke:
     
  23. mike_donnelly

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    giants are going to be real tough sitting in front of the tv for SB XLII, while the Packers are in Arizona.
     
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    hmm....thats disturbing

    however it wont affect my appetite on gameday (or anyday)
     
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    Actually, this is how we in Wisconsin gauge the cold...

    60 above
    Floridians wear coats, gloves and woolly hats.
    Wisconsin people sunbathe.

    50 above
    New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
    Wisconsinites plant gardens.

    40 above
    Italian cars won't start.
    Wisconsin people drive with the windows down.

    32 above
    Distilled water freezes.
    Mississippi river water gets thicker, primarily Minneapollis sludge.

    20 above
    Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    Wisconsin people have the last cook-out before it
    gets cold.

    10 above
    New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
    Wisconsin people throw on a sweatshirt.

    0 -
    Californians fly away to Mexico.
    Wisconsin people lick the flagpole.

    20 below
    People in Miami cease to exist.
    Wisconsin people get out their winter coats.

    40 below
    Hollywood disintegrates.
    Wisconsin's Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door
    to door.

    60 below
    Polar bears begin to evacuate Antarctica.
    Wisconsin's Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival"
    classes until it gets cold enough.

    80 below
    Mt. St. Helen's freezes.
    Wisconsin people rent some videos.

    100 below
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Wisconsin people get frustrated when they can't
    thaw the keg.

    297 below
    Microbial life survives on dairy products.
    Wisconsin cows complain of farmers with cold hands.

    460 below
    ALL atomic motion stops.
    Wisconsin people start saying...."Sure has cooled off"

    500 below
    Hell freezes over.
    The Minnesota Vikings Win the Superbowl
     

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