Common Sense

I have a missing person post on Teleka Patrick, but with the recent changes in that developing story, I'll hold it until later this week.

Instead, I offer this--which for relevance sake, I need to post today instead of Monday…
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 If the weather outside is frightful, what should one wear?

--49ERS PONDER WEARING SLEEVES ON SUNDAY--

Alex Boone might be all alone on Sunday.

Boone, the only offensive or defensive player to play every snap in the regular season for the 49ers, could be the only member of the team to go sleeveless in Sunday’s Wild Card matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

The latest weather reports show a high of 3 degrees in Green Bay, Wis.

 Boone said he still plans on donning his normal gameday clothes for what expects to be one of the coldest playoff games in NFL history…

So at least one player is "considering" wearing short-sleeves while working outside for 4 hours in near zero degree weather?

Would I be using equivalent logic if I (being of English and Scottish descent) refused to apply sunscreen prior to an all day trip in July with the kids to the beaches of Padre Island, TX?

Because looking like a tomato after a full day of exposure in the hot Texas sun, would make me look tough? Right? Hmmm.

If I were Boone's employer, I would be closely monitoring his performance.

If he was not playing well, guess who would quickly be sporting a warm long-sleeved undershirt of my color choice?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and your Monday.



13 comments:

terri said...

It's just plain stupid not to dress appropriately for the kind of cold that's hit the country, whether you're a big, tough football player or not. There's an entire article in today's paper about the dangers of exposure in these temps, and it doesn't take long. What's the big deal about wearing sleeves?

Pat Hatt said...

haha I'd make it pink, that would be manly for him. Macho arse it seems

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm sorry, I read "high of 3 degrees" and my brain froze.

Brian Miller said...

kaepernik did not have sleeves on...bu hey they won...so....he may not feel the arms for days though...ha.

messymimi said...

Some of these guys have been tackled a few too many times, i believe.

Maxi said...

If the weather outside is frightful … I ain't goin' out.
blessings ~ maxi

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I get cold easy, so I am more likely to overdress for a run. I figure I can always take off a layer.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Yeah, those temps are no joke! Been keeping tabs on my friends and family in connecticut and the weather has just been crazy. Gotta admit, i'm a little jealous of the snow, though. I miss burrowing down and waiting out the storms.

Lydia Kang said...

This weather is no joke. Though he has less of a risk of frostbite on his arms than his fingers or ears, it's still not wise!

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Anyone ever remember the old Vince Lombardi/Packers and Bud Grant/Vikings days when they had sideline heaters blowing all that "steam'" out, so you couldn't tell WHO was still on the bench, and EVERY player was wearing long sleeves (and many of them GLOVES?)

And THAT was back in the 60s, when it was VERY cold up in those states EVERY winter.

Stay safe AND warm out there.

lisa said...

Frostbite doesn't really look good on anyone. But I guess he had more braun than brain. I found it unbelievable that a California team could go into one of the coldest stadiums in the nation and win in that weather! Sorta a slap in the face to the Packers. :-(

Jessica Lawson said...

So funny that you brought up the sleeves/no sleeves thing--I was just talking to my hubby about that, saying, "Why aren't they all wearing undershirts? It's freezing out? Tell me it isn't just so they can show off their muscles for intimidation purposes...." He just shrugged :)

Blond Duck said...

It's 20 here. I don't do 20. I'm Texan.