70,000+ people will attend, and Green Bay's stadium is NOT covered. The game time is 4:40 PM local (1640L), just as the coldest weather hits.
Check out the latest National Weather Service Forecast for Green Bay, Wisconsin:
"Wind Chill Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
1058 AM CST FRI JAN 3 2014
...AN ARCTIC OUTBREAK ARRIVES WITH NEAR RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS EARLY NEXT WEEK...
A POWERFUL ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND AND SET THE STAGE FOR THE COLDEST AIR MASS SEEN OVER WISCONSIN IN YEARS. NEAR RECORD COLD IS EXPECTED FROM SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THIS BITTERLY COLD AIR... COMBINED WITH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH...WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE 35 BELOW TO 55 BELOW ZERO (note: -37C to -48C) RANGE SUNDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS... FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR IN 10 MINUTES."
Well, Homer remembers the Ice Bowl game, and Lombardi and Jerry Kramer and all that. But he also remembers there was no OSHA back then, and fewer lawyers.
The last time Homer saw an NWS forecast that stopped him in his tracks like this one was the last week of August, 2005, when a forecaster in the New Orleans Office put out a warning of unprecedented destruction and saying that life as we know it would be impossible for months in areas directly hit by Hurricane Katrina.
These NWS guys don't mess around.
Homer is sick and tired of the wussification that has become the National Flag Football League. But this is weather that - as Garrison Keillor once said - "makes a serious attempt to kill you."
So, gang, whaddya do? Postpone? Move indoors to Minnesota? Play as scheduled?