Packers-Bears Game Was So Cold, Helmets Were Shattering for No Good Reason (Pic + Video)
You may have heard that Sunday’s Packers-Bears game at Soldier Field was among the coldest in Chicago history, which is saying something. The field was around 11 degrees at kickoff with a windchill of about -15.
Not only was it uncomfortable for players and fans, but the frigid temps seemed to be compromising the safety equipment as well.
I’m not sure what it is about the helmets that make them so brittle in the cold temperatures, but something tells me that they’re not supposed to look like this photo Jake Ryan posted on Twitter.
When you play in -10°… pic.twitter.com/ILQJH7dp1h
— Jake Ryan (@JakeRyan_47) December 18, 2016
The NFL has enough trouble with player safety issues without sending them out on the field with protective headgear that can’t take some winter weather without failing. It can’t be THAT hard to find plastic that doesn’t shatter when December hits, can it?
The Bears suffered an equipment issue too, as I don’t think your team’s logo is made to fly off the helmet after a big hit, though it’s pretty fun to watch: