We love snow football. We think all football games should be played in some sort of cold precipitation, because it reminds us of one time of the year schoolyard touch football games turned into tackle football games with no major injuries. (Also, grit and miserable fans.)
However, there is altogether too much snow in Eagles-Lions, which is apparently being played in 20,000 B.C.
SNOW ANGEL TD CELEBRATION
At one point, Ed Hochuli had to ask them to bring out the snowblowers since he couldn't see the goal line:
To play football, the ball needs to travel through the air. That requires the air not having things in it. Also, sometimes the ball bounces. That requires the ground not being covered in powdery stuff.
This is what a kickoff looks like:
It sorta made football hard:
Two fumbled snaps by Matt Stafford in the first five plays for Detroit. Nice pace.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) December 8, 2013
They needed to see where the lines on the field were. Luckily, we have technology for that:
AWWWWW LOOK AT THEM PLAYING
FOX superimposed yard lines on the field:
Clear that spot!
There was so much snow the Eagles went for it on fourth-and-7 from the 10-yard-line:
The true heros:
The Eagles' cheerleaders are powering on through. Bravo, ladies. pic.twitter.com/X5YrR3ZnCX— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) December 8, 2013
That shot of the FOX cameraman in Philly is amazing. pic.twitter.com/TTQCkUtl0p— Matt Young (@mjoven1975) December 8, 2013
IT'S EVEN MAKING MEGATRON MALFUNCTION
Fans could make lil snowmen!
"There's a lot of snow."
"HOW MUCH SNOW IS IT?!?!?!"
The parts of the field that people ran on got cleared off. The end zone, not so much:
Other games were also snowy, but not as snowy:
Vox visibility nearly zero due to snow. #Vikings #Mother pic.twitter.com/dku5RsT57U— Paul Allen (@PAKFANVikes) December 8, 2013
It made it easy to see how bad the Redskins were at offense:
@dcsportsbog no footprints on one side of the field ..... pic.twitter.com/V6DfzR4hGl— jason gootz (@jason_gootz) December 8, 2013
Running is hard, too (Gif via Kissing Suzy Kolber)
ASA JACKSON DON'T CARE
This is how Ravens CB Asa Jackson warms up in a snowstorm. Apparently. pic.twitter.com/X49ypZrtBZ— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 8, 2013
Watching NFL RedZone was like having your TV flash between hi-def and standard, as the scene shifted from blizzards to normal, sunny days in Tampa Bay and whatnot.
OCTSNOW BOX pic.twitter.com/S4VsOT0JZv— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) December 8, 2013
The best images of the day, though:
Crazy screenshot from the Eagles-Lions game. pic.twitter.com/R99OYEDESU— Danger Guerrero (@DangerGuerrero) December 8, 2013
This Eagles-Lions game is nuts. pic.twitter.com/rRsgOiJQIX— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) December 8, 2013