Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Look at Chicago Sports Most Memorable Weather Related Moments

(Extreme) weather is on the mind of everyone.  Rightfully so, it's freaking cold outside!

In honor of this event, the Chicago Tribune has a fun article looking at the most memorable weather-related sports events in Chicago history.  Many of them took place at Soldier Field and if you're lucky enough maybe you went to one.

We were at the Blackhawks vs. Penguins "stadium series" game in 2014.  We don't remember it being unbearable from a cold standpoint, but it was fun as it snowed pretty hard:
The wind off Lake Michigan swirled and so much snow fell it was hard to follow the game at times as the Blackhawks beat the Penguins at Soldier Field. And it was great.

"Probably the greatest setting you could want," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
"With how hard it was snowing it was like, ‘Wow, these are amazing conditions.’ I think everybody went back to when they were kids.”

Other events at Soldier Field include The Fog Bowl (Dec. 31, 1988) & The Haunting Halloween night (Oct. 31, 1994).

What is the number one weather related sports event?  The Cubs World Series rain delay - that was pretty epic

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