Monday, January 12, 2015

It Was Bathroom Beer at 1967's Ice Bowl

From Yahoo! News.

A lot of mention has been made about the last time the Green Bay Packers played the Dallas Cowboys in Green Bay in the post season what with yesterday's game.  It took place on December 31, 1967 and was at least -13 degrees with a wind chill of -46 degrees.

It is regarded as the coldest game in NFL history and has the name "Ice Bowl."

Part of the reason was that it was so cold that that the electric coils under the field to warm it up actually froze and wouldn't work, turning the field into a giant sheet of ice.

It was so cold that beer had to be sold out of the bathrooms and drunk there as well.  Personally, I can't imagine anyone wanting an ice cold beer on a day like that.  They sold Pabst Blue Ribbon longnecks.  To drink one of them outside was to risk having your lips frozen to the bottle, a la "A Christmas Story"'s flagpole.
The Packers won.

We lived in Palatine, Illinois, at the time and family friends Dick and Carol Schrickel were avid Packer fans and went to the game.  They survived and made the drive back to Palatine and thawed out at a New Year's Eve party at my parent's house.

At Least the Pack Won.  --RoadDog


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