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, it's kind of cold in Wisconsin this week.More Packers coveragePackers post-Super Bowl 2019 mock draft roundupGreen Bay Packers 2019 impending free agents primerAaron Rodgers' offseason to feature golf, not knee surgeryPhotos of the Week: 1/27/19 – 2/2/19Top Tweets: Wisconsin athletes survive 2019 polar vortexThe National Weather Service has the high in Milwaukee for Wednesday as minus-10. The. High. This doesn't count wind-chill factor, which will have things feeling like minus-40 or minus-50. But really once you're talking minus-40, what's another 10 degrees?We of course wouldn't recommend anyone going outside during these bitterly frigid times. But it did get us to thinking — what's the coldest temperatures played in by Wisconsin sports teams?The Green Bay Packers played in arguably the most famous cold-weather game of all time, the 1967 NFC Championship at Lambeau Field on Dec. 31, 1967 vs. Dallas, otherwise known as "The Ice Bowl." The temperature on that day was minus-13 degrees, the record low — by a big margin — for any NFL game.In fact, according to pro-football-reference, there have been only nine games in the NFL which have been played at 0 degrees or lower (not including wind chill) since the AFL-NFL merger in 1966, and the Packers have been involved in four of them:— The Ice Bowl (a 21-17 Green Bay win, by the way, in case you've forgotten.)— Dec. 10, 1972 at Minnesota: minus-2 degrees (Packers won, 23-7)— Jan. 20, 2008 vs. the New York Giants in the NFC Championship: minus-1. (The Giants won 23-20 in overtime and Tom Coughlin's face is still beet red.)— Dec. 26, 1993 vs. Oakland: zero degrees (Packers won, 28-0).In addition, Green Bay has played two games at Chicago where the temperatures were 0.5 (Dec. 18, 1983) and 0.7 (Dec. 10, 1978). The Packers lost both of those games. Green Bay has played in four other games in which the temperature was three degrees or lower — and lost each one. The Packers are 8-11 in games played at 10 degrees or colder since 1966 (caveat: with the known available data).The Wisconsin Badgers haven't played in temperatures under 10 degrees recently. On Nov. 15, 2014 Lance Kendricks Color Rush Jersey
, the temperature at gametime against Nebraska was 26 degrees, which was the coldest at Camp Randall Stadium in 50 years (11 degrees on Nov. 21, 1964, a win over Minnesota). By the way, that Nebraska game was game Melvin Gordon rushed for a then-NCAA record 408 yards.The year previous to that, the Badgers played against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium with the temperature at 18 degrees, the coldest game at the time in the short history of the Gophers' home.The Badgers' men's hockey team has played in three outdoor games, but none were as chilly as that 2014 football contest.In 2016, Wisconsin played Ohio State in the Frozen Tundra Classic at Lambeau Field. Game time temp: A downright balmy 28 degrees.Four years later, the Badgers hosted the Camp Randall Classic against Michigan where it was 21 degrees. In 2013, Wisconsin was in Chicago at Soldier Field against Minnesota for the Hockey City Classic; the temperature there was also 28. Wisconsin won all three of those contests.Finally, there's the Milwaukee Brewers, who have played exactly one game below freezing (again, without wind chill) in their history, according to baseball-reference. That occurred April 5, 1994 when it was 31 degrees at County Stadium for Milwaukee's game against Oakland (there was also a 29-mile per hour wind).The Brewers have had five other games between 33-35 degrees, three of which were in Milwaukee (April 10, 1994, April 10, 2000 and April 7, 1997) plus one in both Toronto (April 16 ,1980) and Cincinnati (April 4 https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Davon-House-Jersey
, 2000).Of course, in 1973 a snowstorm delayed Milwaukee's home opener until April 13. Although there were still snow on the streets, County Stadium was cleared of the white stuff and the Brewers beat the Baltimore in 38-degree weather, 2-0.This year the Brewers open the 2019 season at home on March 28. Here's where we all say, "Thank goodness for the roof on Miller Park." The season did not end as expected for the Green Bay Packers, but as we look towards a new coaching regime, we can also look forward to the NFL Draft and the Packers possessing two first-round picks this April. Ten years ago, the Packers drafted Clay Matthews III and B.J. Raji in the first round of the ‘09 draft and both ended up being key figures in the Packers’ Super Bowl run just a year later. Green Bay will hope to strike gold again this time around (barring any trade, which is always possible for this organization).The Mock Draft Roundup is a series that was started last year, where we carefully took a look at what direction some publications say are possible for the Packers. This year, we’re going to divide the roundup into two separate articles to give each draft spot the spotlight they deserve. Hold on to your butts, cause here come the players slotted for the 12th overall pick:CBS Sports: Deionte Thompson, S, AlabamaDeionte Thompson is a rangy safety who did a really good job of erasing plays down the field for Alabama. The Crimson Tide liked to stick Thompson out in a single-high look quite often throughout the season and when teams attacked that look down the field, the 6’2” safety covered a ton of ground to break up passes. A skillset that the Packers would love is his ability to play the ball like a true centerfielder, and not have interceptions fall right into his chest like a certain other former-Alabama safety. Thompson’s frame isn’t very stout so that makes me worry about the potential for frequent injury like Kevin King, but the kid can play.USA Today: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida StateOn the Florida State website, Burns is listed a 6’5” and 235 pounds and he has plenty of frame to add more lean muscle at the NFL level. He does have elite athleticism, length, and speed coming off the edge. His spin move is virtually a blur. A willing run defender Bryan Bulaga Jersey
, he displays solid patience when trying to diagnose the run-pass-option. At Florida State, Burns was pretty quick off the snap in a three-point stance, and he also stood up on certain plays which is good to see with Mike Pettine returning as defensive coordinator. SB Nation: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, ClemsonI wrote a little about Ferrell early in the mock draft process last year when he was thought to come out. But he stayed at Clemson, earned a National Title, and improved his stock considerably. His numbers improved year-after-year at Clemson which I like. Ferrell brings bigger size than Burns at 265 pounds, and he’s definitely used that size to remain stout in the run game. Ferrell did have the benefit of playing with the best defensive line in the country so it’s hard to tell how much production came solely from him and where he benefited playing alongside guys who also needed a lot of attention.Bleacher Report: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama Last year, I had Derwin James and Roquan Smith high on my Packers wish list because of their abilities to drop into coverage and handle the coverage responsibilities for tight ends and running backs. While the Packers needed pass rush last year— and still do this year— Mack Wilson is another prospect I like for the same reasons of James and Smith. Wilson is a 6’2”, 230-pound linebacker who has great range and does well when dropping into coverage. He’s the type of sideline-to-sideline athlete that would do well in today’s modern NFL. His size is an issue as far as shedding blocks, but his athleticism might help him stay clean.Sporting News: Jachai Polite, EDGE, FloridaPolite’s speed off the edge is blinding. His closing speed in getting to the quarterback or sealing off the edge is very impressive. It’s not just speed that he uses, though; he’s already displaying a nice arsenal of pass-rush moves. While most EDGE guys take a while to get traction at the pro-level, Polite’s solid technique will help with that learning curve to make an impact more quickly. It’s hard to tell whether Polite’s decisiveness will allow him to become more than a pass-rush specialist, but he’s an elite pass rusher nonetheless. Like Burns, he doesn’t have elite size in terms of bulk, but that can always be added once he gets to the NFL level.