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Some Packers fans ready to brave bitter cold, but not all


MADISON (WKOW) -- The bitter forecast for next Sunday will make for one of the coldest games in the history of Lambeau Field. 

When the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers kick off at 3:40 p.m., the temperature is expected to be -1.  That would tie the second-coldest game in Lambeau history, set when the Packers lost to the New York Giants in NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, 2008.

That cold is changing plans for some fans, but not all.  Jessica Andrew is still going to the game and taking extra steps to stay warm.

"I know that I need hand warmers and toe warmers and a few extra pairs of socks and some better undershirts and pants and everything," said Andrew, who spent more than a hundred dollars on clothes just for this game.

"I'm a diehard Packer fan, so, a little cold is not going to stop us from going," said Andrew.

"I'd have no problem with it.  Just layer up," said Matt Krogman, who had a similar plan in place for Sunday, until he ran it by his girlfriend. 

"We were gonna be fifth row up, $200 apiece, 10 yard line, golden," said Krogman.  "And as soon as she looked at the weather and found it was gonna be a high of -3 with a wind chill of -30, she's like, 'I'm not going.'"

But Krogman's girlfriend is hardly alone.

"My entire family thinks I'm nuts for going," said Andrew.  "But I've invited quite a few people and quite a few people say its just to cold for them."
Jessica says she's prepared for the worst.

"We'll go to the game and we'll be outside for a long time, but we'll make sure that we're wearing the proper clothing and try to keep ourselves as warm as possible," said Andrew.

Matt only wishes his girlfriend had the same attitude.

"I specifically told her that I was going to be throwing her under the bus," said Krogman.  "I said I'm not gonna be the one showing up as the guy who wasn't gonna brave the cold for the Packers tickets."

Even if the temperature at kickoff is lower than -1 on Sunday, it still won't be the coldest game in Lambeau Field history.  That record belongs to the famous "Ice Bowl" of 1967, which kicked off at -13. 

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