"Shorts' Shorts" Blog - Top Ten NFL Snow Games and More


The snow is coming.....

PC basketball game versus Marquette moved to Sunday at 12:30...

Reminds me of PC's upset over #7 UNC after The Blizzard of '78...

> The game was 6 days AFTER the blizzard.....

> All roads were still closed to traffic....

> 7,000 fans walked to the game at The Providence Civic Center

> Word is that UNC's charter flight was the first plane to land at a still closed Greene Airport

> Dean Smith and Dave Gavitt were the coaches and Al McGuire was the analyst on national TV

> The Friars won 61-59......

> CLASSIC....

When we think of snow, though, we think of football.....

Sports Illustrated listed their top 10 NFL snow games...

2 games involved the Patriots....

>2002 vs Raiders in a playoff game....The Tuck Rule Game....Adam Vinatieri wins it with a FG in the driving snow

>1982 vs Miami....3-0 Patriots win at Sullivan Stadium...Head Coach Ron Meyer waved over to Mark Henderson...a convict driving a plow on work release , to clear a spot for John Smith to kick the 33 yard game winning field goal....sending our 'favorite coach" Don Shula home angry.....

One of the most famous football games of all , The Ice Bowl Game in 1967...Dallas at Green Bay , did not make it on SI's top 10 list....because it did not snow during the game.....but gametime temperature was -15 degrees and the wind chill was -48....

The officials couldn't use their metal whistles because they froze to their lips....

So while you are watching the snow come down tomorrow....know that it could be worse...

One good thing....

Thanks to Aaron Rodger's choke versus the 49ers last week...there will be no frozen lips at Lambeau this weekend...

(Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons v Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 02: A snow plow clears the field of snobefore the start of a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images


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