Venus Trapped in Mars

06 December 2013

Here's To The Northern Fans!

As I'm sure you know by now Dallas got hit HARD (not really) by a severe (not that severe) ice storm over night. I went to the grocery store yesterday in Uptown to pick up wine, and what was hilarious to me was that the wine shelves were barren. Need milk, water, eggs? No problem, those were all fully stocked. But all the young professionals that live in Uptown clearly had their priorities right in line... with wine. 

I realize all of our friends to the North see us during a winter storm and think what big wimps we are, and they'd be correct. Obviously, here in Texas we aren't equipped with thousands of snow plows and we don't prepare properly for severe weather to hit. My offices are closed today and I don't plan on going anywhere, not because I'm a wimp, but because I can't. Nothing has been cleared, the streets are solid blocks of ice. 

So being that it is Fan Friday, I got to thinking, what if it was a Cowboys game today and I had tickets? What would I do? What would the city do? It would be an empty game, aside from not wanting to brave the cold, we couldn't even physically get to Arlington.  

So today's post, I'm going to pay tribute to those football fans that brave all the elements to support their teams. I'm going to pay tribute to the players that play in blistering cold temperatures, while the cities with the mildest temperatures all seem to have cozy domes. 















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36 comments :

  1. I feel so bad for those cheerleaders!
    They look happy, but they have got to be freezing their arse off.

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  2. but for reals, they deserve mad props. i am going to the seahawks game on Dec. 29th. Def picked THE WORST date of the year. could be interesting and by interesting i mean cold.

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  3. I'm a Maine girl living in Tennessee and the South's reaction to bad weather has amused me year after year. I have fond memories of the time that the Pats won a superbowl because there was a snowstorm during the game and they didn't cancel it (duh) but they were playing the Dolphins or something like that so the other team was just really struggling to play in the snow, which added to the fact that they were playing the Pats meant a fairly easy win for us. There was evil laughing all across New England.

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  4. Oh my gosh! They are so hard core, they might need a little therapy.

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  5. OMG I cannot even imagine this!!! All that snow, and ice, and cold! Insane!! Arizona totally has cozy domes (i.e. Diamondbacks and Cardinals) but I think it's more because it's hotter than
    H - E - double hockey sticks in the summer, more than the cold in the winter. Although, Sun Devil Stadium is open air and I lasted one season in the student section every week and then decided it just wasn't worth it. I left every game dripping in sweat. It's just too hot for that shiz! But I'm soooo jealous of your ice day and that your offices are closed! Yay for you!!

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  6. Ca-ute christmas blog design!! Bears fan here. And Iowa Hawkeyes. I don't know what it's like to go to a game in NICE weather! I've had the top of my beer freeze on me, a couple years ago at the NYE bears/packers game. I was not pleased.

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  7. I don't know how these people do it! I think I'm dying if it's under 50.

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  8. HAHAHAH I have been to one too many games in the freezing cold and snow!!!! I could add to your collection of pics! :) Literally wore an entire ski outfit, minus the actual skis to a game one time! That was fun... my dad was in Dallas this week for business and his flight is currently delayed cause of the storm. I hope you have a nice warm weekend! :)

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  9. Holy crap, those pics be crazy! That's when you just stay in and watch the game on TV!

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  10. Haha!! I love this. I wish I was as brave as you are making us out to be. I refuse to go to any games after October.

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  11. Gimme a Northern team to love, I want to go to a football team in the snow (just one time)!! And yep in Houston once, all schools in the area once were closed because the roads were too cold. Not even icy. No snow. Just "too cold." Hahahaha

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  12. I go to college in a small town and it's common to snow here. It still cracks me up everytime when the beer cooler is noticeably more bare when a big snow is predicted, but milk, bread and eggs usually go as well

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  13. Those people are crazy!! I live in So Cal. I don't even go outside if it's less than 50 degrees.

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  14. They are insane! Being raised in Texas, I would die if I had to do any kind of activity in that.

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  15. aww!~ i love this!!!

    good luck with your ice storm ;)

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  16. Going to those games take some serious dedication. Luckily for me my teams are in the South, I'm from Cali I don't do winter.

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  17. that is some serious love for your team if they're out braving the cold like that!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  18. I just don't know how these people do it... if it drops below 40 I am bundled up in gloves, a scarf, and long johns.

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  19. You bring your sweet self on up to Ohio and I'll show ya some cold! Lol thanks for this post, as a northerner, it made me giggle.

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  20. We barely got ice & Austin shut down until 10 a.m.! 2 things... those cheerleaders are crazy & I love that JT song!!! Happy Weekend!

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  21. I'm so jealous you have snow right now! Our forecast keeps pushing the snow off day by day!!

    -- SarahChristine

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  22. Those are the real fans, right there!!!! :) We are supposed to have ridiculous weather for our game Sunday- bring it on!!!!!!!!1

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  23. what? no picture of my Cleveland Browns?! we have arguably one of the worst winter season and no dome. oh, the cold and crappy playing I endure year after year.

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  24. Being a fan of a sucky team like the padres or chargers sucks when you look at the scores…but sporting events is more than just a game, it’s an experience. It’s a way to relax. I relax in shorts, sandals, and a top. I cannot imagine being a fan anywhere else dealing with the extreme temps you’re showing in this post. Props to anyone that shows up in the middle of snow storms to watch their team play. I think it’s freaking nuts. And I’m thankful I don’t have to.

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  25. Love this. I would make it to Dart station and ride to AAC if I had Mavericks tickets. I haven't left the house today, so I probably am a wimp lol. Have a tree down in my driveway, and hubby is at Fire station.

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  26. Talk about dedicated fans!! It looks freeeeezing there!!
    Can you imagine how hard it would be to play in that kind of weather!? You know what it's like when you bang your hand on something...then bang your hand on something when it's FREEZING.. it hurts wwaaaaay more. That football must be so hard.. too. LOL- I'm such a freakin' girl.

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  28. That Pats picture is one of my favorite of all time. That game was insane!

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  29. this is an awesome post, I love it and speaking of Dallas and storms, one of the first football games I ever watched was Thanksgiving 1993 Dallas and the Miami and boy was there snow.

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  30. I've sat through a snowy game where they couldn't even keep the yard lines clear because it was coming down so hard. It looks more fun than it is and I'll never do it again. Bravo to the northerners that do it time and time again.

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  31. This is the first big snow storm in Dallas in 20 years that I've missed! All my friends are posting pictures of it and I have never missed ice storms until now! Just hoping it's all done when I come back next week.

    Stay safe and warm!! And don't go out if you don't have to, trust me, Dallas people can't drive at all! But you probably already knew that!

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  32. Haha, awesome post! I also stayed home today due to the ice but my company actually had the building open (which is so stupid that they didn't shut it down) and asked us to contact our managers. I just told my manager I'm not driving in this weather and she was okay with it.

    Have a great weekend Sarah! <3

    Bella @ Dateless in Dallas

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  33. so im at white rock coffee- still without power and Im actually going to correct you since you think Dallas is being a whimp- it wasn't just any storm it's ICE! Ice is really hard to drive on, seriously, and when it turns to black ice it's basically impossible. Up north (usually) they get more snow and they also have the tools to deal with it but it really was bad!!

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  34. I am in Fort Worth. My roommate came home with four bottles of wine on Thursday night. Clearly that is the most important thing to 22-30 year olds!

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  35. LOL, I love that all of the wine was sold out in Uptown...I can totally see it! Stay safe and warm :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  36. yes Lambeau! people look forward to the frozen tundra! it's what we are known for! I can't imagine what it is like being somewhere like Texas and you have some "serious" winter weather. Unfortunately in Wisconsin here we get it for 6 months out of the year...and it sucks.

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