On Friday night, I was covering a local high school football playoff game and it was nasty outside. A late October storm was moving through all day and it was cold, windy, and rainy. A radio announcer calling the game next to me said, "This is that rain that's annoying to drive through." After the game, another reporter said, "Well, it finally feels like football weather."
Football weather. We all know what it means. It's not the 80 degree games played in early September. No, it's the freezing cold games played in October, November, and December. But football weather seems to hit its zenith when the rain turns to snow.
Nothing says "football weather" like a classic snow game, and the first one of the season may be happening on Sunday in Mile High.
There's just something so fun seeing players play on a white surface, and the heavier the downpour, the better. Can't see two feet in front of you? Can't feel your fingers or toes? Wondering why you're enduring such misery to watch grown men tackle each other? It's football weather, baby.
And it's looking like we're going to be getting some football weather in Denver on Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs take on their divisional rivals the Denver Broncos. Just seeing this arrival video and the flakes coming down got me HYPED.
The area is already under a winter storm warning, and could see up to two feet of snow. How much of that ends up on the football field is anyone's guess, but according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter, it seems pretty likely that we'll see some accumulation.
Some of my fondest memories of going to football games at Arrowhead Stadium include snow. It was always a blast. But if the forecast holds up we could see something akin to the Buffalo snow game a few years ago, and that was legendary.
Thankfully, when it comes to impacting the actual game play, Chiefs Kingdom shouldn't be too worried. They've got a snow guy at quarterback.