You're on the road.
And it's stone-cold freezing out.
The "frozen tundra" line largely is a myth, but the winter chill does things to the human body. Troubling things.
"When it is cold, your body tends to shunt blood away from your extremities," Adam Bennett, the Chicago Bears' team doctor, told The New York Times this week. "It tries to keep your blood central, around the organs. It wants to conserve heat there. So your fingers can go numb a little faster and your toes can go numb a little faster."
Hear that, Big Blue?
People still ask Giants coach Tom Coughlin about his ruddy, battered face during the 2007 NFC Championship Game, played at Lambeau in temperatures that dipped close to 30 below. Tom Brickner, a former medical director of the United States Antarctic Program, told The Times that Coughlin probably suffered from a condition known as chilblains, causing blood vessels to become inflamed, as opposed to frostbite.