Playing Games in Freezing Temperatures Should be Illegal…

NFL Games Played in Below-Zero Temperatures Have Health Consequences for Fans and Players

Brain Freeze 🥶

OK, this is getting ridiculous. According to Makenzie Koch of Fox 4 KC, there were some serious ramifications for fans who attended the frigid playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins.

“A Kansas City Fire Department spokesperson said the agency handled 69 calls at Arrowhead Stadium as the Chiefs took on the Miami Dolphins amid subzero temperatures,” Koch wrote. “KCFD said approximately half of those calls were hypothermia-related.”

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“Of the nearly 70 calls KC first responders received at Arrowhead, 15 people were transported to a local hospital. Seven of those transported were for hypothermia and three were for frostbite.”

Temperatures got as cold as minus-9 degrees with a minus-28 wind chill by the end of the game, so those weren’t the best conditions for NFL games to be played in. Fans weren’t the only ones to suffer. According to NFL news from former NFL center A.Q. Shipley, numerous players got frostbite.

When I was younger, I thought the idea of football games being played in the snow was awesome. However, as an adult, I can’t think of anything stupider. Fans don’t think with their brains, so there should be NFL rules that save them from themselves. According to NBC Sports, there is no threshold for how cold it can get before a game is canceled.

This is a controversial topic, as many fans in cold-weather cities love the home-field advantage that the weather gives them. The problem is that bad weather leads to worse games and people getting hospitalized. Is it worth it? I’m sure to some fans it is, but it might be time for the NFL to step in.

Luckily, the Super Bowl will be in a dome this year, but there are still six playoff games that have to be played before we get there. It’s likely impossible for the NFL to postpone a playoff game so we just have to hope that the weather in cities like Buffalo and Baltimore doesn’t cause any issues.

I think the solution is for the NFL to push cold-weather cities to build domes. That would be controversial, expensive, and take time, but it’s better than some stupid fan dying after ripping their shirt off in minus-28-degree weather.

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