Fear The Wind, Not The Cold

January 21st, 2021

One thing about prickly Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, he’s not boring.

Prisco is a funny sh!tstirrer on Twitter with few equals when it comes to football. His opinions are blunt, outspoken, illuminating, controversial and brash if not outrageous. But never, ever are Prisco’s takes boring.

Recently, after watching Buffalo take down Baltimore in what appeared to be a cyclone of a wind tunnel at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Prisco wrote on Twitter, “Wind destroys football games.”

Joe actually thought that was profound. While it may seem obvious, how many games have we seen where the wind kills teams, forces coaches to rip up gameplans or decides games (a missed field goal for example)?

So today, when asked about playing in the elements of Lambeau Field in late January, Bruce Arians said he is much more concerned about a windy day on Sunday than a cold day.

“Oh, it would definetly be the wind,” Arians said if the wind or cold will affect the Bucs on Sunday. “Wind is a much, much bigger factor.

“I don’t consider [it] cold unless it is signal-digits. It’s not going to affect the game if it is 28 degrees. But the wind really affects the game.”

Additionally, a windy day at 28 feels like a calm day at 10. The wind not only could screw with the game, but players too.

As Joe is typing this midday on Thursday, the current forecast for Green Bay on Sunday calls for 32 degrees with a 71 percent chance of snow, maybe up to an inch. Winds are expected to be 6 mph, per AccuWeather.com.

25 Responses to “Fear The Wind, Not The Cold”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Lets do this!

  2. Listnfrmafar Says:

    That’s every January day in New England, no problem for Brady & Gronk. Next to know wins depending on snow should be a shoot out.

  3. Iron Wombat Says:

    good news, the goat is used to throwing in that weather.

  4. Bird Says:

    Yup . Not bad weather all all for green bay

    It will hype up game even more cause watching it snow during football game adds a little to the show. Cant wait.

    6 mph wind wont affect passing game

  5. Chris Boyd Says:

    forcast keeps going up, too. it started around 26 earlier this week

  6. donuts Says:

    Wind is supposed to be 5-6 MPH on Sunday at 3PM. A non-factor.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    dnuts -Correct. I checked too. Non factor predicted.

  8. Brandon Says:


    QB Brady played in Michigan and Massachusetts for 25 years.
    WR Godwin from Penn St
    Brown played in Pittsburgh and Michigan for 10+ years
    Miller played in Indiana
    Johnson from Minnesota
    TE Gronk Massachusetts for nearly 10 years
    Brate played college in the northeast
    Entire OL either played in college or pros in cokd weather areas.
    Front 7 Suh, JPP, Barrett, Vea, McClendon, Gholston, David all from cold weather schools or in pros

    This team is very experienced in cold weather. They have done it before. Cold weather will not be an excuse.

  9. Brandon Says:

    And no, I don’t know where Harvard is off the top of my head. Connecticut?

  10. Mike Says:

    Bucs are going to be doing snow angels in the end zone!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brandon….Harvard is in Cambridge Mass…..

    And…..Devin White creates wind……

    And…..I’m sure we have some Bucs who break wind….

    The precipitation (snow) looks like it’s in the AM….

  12. tickrdr Says:

    I was in Soldier Field for NYG vs. “85 Bears for the first round playoff game that year, when Sean Landeta completely whiffed on the punt attempt from the north endzone due to the wind blowing the ball off his foot, and recovered by the Bears for a 4 yard TD.


  13. NoBody Says:

    Harvard’s in Mass

  14. Says:

    Folks, this story is a non-story. The snow will end in the morning, many hours before kickoff. The field will be cleared several times over by then. The wind is expected to be in the 4 to 7 MPH range. It will be chilly, but otherwise ideal conditions. Mike Evans is really the only guy I have a concern about in chilly temps. But he is a pro and he’ll find a way.

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Of course the forecast changes, but right now all day I show on weather underground it will snow early morning, be done by 9 am, then get cloudy, and at game time, wind at only 4-6 mph, 29 degrees. This is great because any snow can be moved/melted off the field. Yeah, we’ll see air shots of the small cheese eatin’ curd folks town with snow and some will get all freaked out. Good. But Suh, Shaq, JPP, Devn, and Levonte, will all be breathin’ some “smoke” and putting Rodgers on his azz. The O line should wear some green or yellow gloves so their hands blend in well with the GB Defense trying to get accross.

  16. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Hey (ha, not an IP address) etc, we used to say in the aviation world, “How do you know the weather man is lying? His lips are moving.” it will change by then, but I hope it is just as you say. My info agrees with yours. Go Bucs!

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Miller played at Bowling Green (Ohio)

  18. Brandon Says:

    Damn, thought it was Bowling Green, Indiana. I’ve lost a few miles an hour off the fastball.

    Obviously, I’m not a Harvard man either with my rudimentary geographic knowledge!

  19. 813bucboi Says:

    i agree with BA….the wind is dangerous….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  20. Foodman97 Says:

    Cold freezing rain is harder to play in than snow.

  21. DaBux Says:

    I’m thankful Prisco picked the Bay of Pigs instead of the Bucs. He’s a good luck charm.

  22. Seminole Bill Says:

    I’ve never understood the argument about the Bucs playing in cold weather. Shouldn’t playing in hot weather be just as bad for the non-Florida teams?

  23. orlbucfan Says:

    Some of the September home games in Tampa were called H3ll Bowls. It was THAT hot! Plus humid to match. Lambeau Field is heated now. It still will be cold and wet. The best team will win. and I hope it’s the Bucs! 🙂

  24. Hodad Says:

    I remember as a kid watching the ice bowl, GB, Dallas. That was before they had heating elements in the field to keep it from freezing. Hence the name frozen tundra. B.A. is right, it could be minus 0 with wind. The weather won’t be a factor.

  25. Richard Dickson Says:

    Warm-blooded Florida boy through and through, but I can tell you, I’ve felt colder at 40 with a wind than at 32 with no wind.