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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 686beretta, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. 686beretta

    686beretta TS Member

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    I am a huge football fan and I really love it this time a year but I have always wondered about this. In these bitterly cold climates like Green Bay, Chicago, and New York, you see these players playing in short sleeves, 2 questions how do they not get cold and why not put on sleeves?
    I understand the affects of adrenline but it can last only so long. I know on the sidelines they have coats and heated seats, but come on. It can only go so far.
    Anyone else ever wonder about this?
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Some players claim that they fumble more often with sleeves, particuarly when they get wet.

    Todays game between the Bears and Jets was a prime example.

    P.S. Way to go Bears!!!!!!!!
     
  3. squirrelkiller

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    Those fellas are wired just a little bit different than you and I. Cold and pain - they don't feel it till the next day.

    Rod
     
  4. short shucker

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    You'd be amazed at how warm you'll stay if you keep your torso warm. I split a lot of wood this time of year with an axe or maul. Most of the time I'm in short sleeves once I get moving along. As long as I don't start sweating hard, I'll stay plenty warm.

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  5. missed some

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    doesn't matter, CHIEFS are gonna get it all. GO CHIEFS!!
     
  6. School Teacher

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    At one time, some of the pro players wore pantyhose. Joe Namuth even did a few commercials wearing pantyhose.

    You loose the most heat from the head, neck and upper torso as the heart is pumping the most blood there to maintain body temperature.

    The feet and fingers (the extremities) are usually the first to feel the cold and/or experience frostbite.

    Conditioning and keeping the body core warm helps a person withstand cold weather. Hats and gloves are important.

    My mom and her family were born in Russia and were placed in a Soviet labor camp in Siberia during WW II. They all survived in my opinion because their genetic makeup favored cold weather survival. That does not mean that they had an easy time of it.

    IMO, persons who spend a lot of time in warm weather locations really suffer in cold conditions.

    Ed Ward
     
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    I live in Wisconsin. When warm weather teams play Green bay in Winter, they try to psych the Packers out that the cold does not bother them. So some of them wear short sleeves etc. These guys are young, strong, studs. All I know from November thru March I wear 2 long sleeve shirts, two beenie hats, long underwear, and 2 sometime three jackets to stay warm. My wife just walked by and read what I just wrote and said, are they aware you dress like that because your a wuss.
    Steve
     
  8. Bisi

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    I think the meth they take before each game keeps em stoked up so they don't need warm clothes.
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

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    It's a matter of homeostasis. You're body will adapt to the cold and make you warm as toast, as long as you're moving. Field hunters know this too. You can even overheat from all the cardiovascular excercise you get out busting the cover for bunnies.
     
  10. Shooting Jack

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    I am very cold natured and freeze when it drops below 70 degrees. I have kept our house at 70 degrees this winter and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and socks and am still cold. I'm a lot like Steve as I bundle up when I go outside. We have had 19 straight days with below freezing weather and 43 days so far this winter. Not like normal in South Georgia. If I'm shooting in cold weather I use a different gun as it has a shorter stock and can shoot it better. LOL I honestly don't know how they stand it as cold and wet as they get. Maybe it's the million dollars they get each game. Jackie B.
     
  11. shelly

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    I can't help but notice that all these "studs" who don't feel the cold like to sit on the heated benches when not on the field.
     
  12. HSLDS

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    I live outside Philadelphia - now the official city of wusses.

    They canceled a football game?? OK, so it was snowing, and cold, and yeah , a bit windy, but CANCELLED??

    Think back to WWII - the battle of the Bulge - we just do not back off due to weather.

    If Antrel Rolle wants compare football players to US soldiers - then get out on the field. You have heated benches, hand-warmers and the like so stop complaining.

    What a bunch of sissies we have become.

    Sorry for the vent.

    Happy New Year to all,

    David D
     
  13. porky

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    Shelly, All people will become cold from lack of metabolism when the body become stationary. The sweat that they have accumulated while playing will freeze on their clothes. Plus if their muscles get cold while they sit, they can cramp or their muscles will tear and ligaments are pulled when they go back on the field. That is why they sit on the heated benches.
     
  14. shooterIII

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    Back in the day when Bud Grant coached the Vikings, Bud did not allow heaters on the sidelines or heated benches.

    That is when the Vikings were a good football team. Now they are a bunch of wusses.
     
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