The big chill

(Camera: Nikon D2H: Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @17mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/250, ISO 800)

It always amazes me when I see football fans, on whatever level, pros, college, high school, braving the cold wearing little more than paint. During Friday night’s game, with the temperature was hovering in the low 40s, the shirtless wonders were out in force. I looked as if I was ready to knock over a liquor store, I was wearing a stout jacket (zipped all the way up), a wool stocking cap and wool, fingertip-less gloves. During the first half it all kept me warm enough. By the third quarter I was starting to feel the cold, but still able to ignore it.  In the fourth, it took a conscious effort to keep my knees from shivering. I looked over to the sidelines to the half-naked fanatics. A few were showing the signs of their exposure to the cold, but there were others still going strong. I don’t know how they do it. All I know is that I need a warmer jacket.

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