Frigid Weekend for AJ
Right about now, AJ Allmendinger is settling in somewhere for Sunday night’s NFC championship game. He and fellow drivers Brian Vickers and Scott Speed spent a chilly weekend skiing 5,616 feet above in Kitzbühel, Austria.
But it wasn’t nearly as cold as it is in Green Bay, Wis. When the New York Giants kicked off to AJ’s Green Bay Packers at about 5:45 CT at Lambeau Field, the temperature was minus-1, with the wind chill minus-23.
It’s the third-coldest game in NFL history. The 1981 AFC championship game — played Jan. 10, 1982 in Cincinnati — gave frigid new meaning. The temperature was minus-9, the wind chill minus-59. Next was the Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967 for the NFL title at Lambeau. It was minus-13 that day, and the wind-chill factor was estimated at minus-48.
Knowing AJ, however, he’d rather be freezing his tail off right there watching.