Green Bay? In December? No Way…
A Lincoln Journal Star blog reports that the Big 10 is considering hosting the conference football championship at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. http://my.journalstar.com/post/Husker_Extra_Group/Husker_Extra/blog/how_frozen_is_that_tundra.html
Don’t get me wrong, Lambeau is the most historic and legendary venue in the NFL, but not sure it makes sense to play the title game in Green Bay in November or December.
Clearly the odds are good the weather will be horrible, not saying it can’t be done. Heck, Nebraska played Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game in Kansas City a few years ago, in what was arguably one of the coldest games NU has ever played in.
Championships games are important these days with the Bowl Championship Series and the hunt for the national championship, so why not play in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the dome in Indianapolis — anywhere where the elements won’t play a role in the outcome of the game.
Not sure Soldier Field in Chicago would be any better.
Problem is, there aren’t a lot of options for a championship game location in Big 10 country. But there’s no way either Green Bay or Chicago should be high on the list.
Are you people crazy?