« on: April 06, 2017, 04:19:45 PM »
I'm not sure of the actual temperature, but the day I felt the coldest was the final game of the season in 2003 v. the Panthers. For a few years, I knew a guy who had season tickets and didn't like the cold, so he would sell me two for the last game of the season before the season even started. Sometimes that worked out great, like in 2000, when I got to see them clinch home field advantage against the Jaguars. I only get to see maybe one game a year at the stadium, so it's a big deal for me.
Well, in 2003 I went in thinking that game against the Panthers would probably have playoff implications. In reality, it was the 4-12 Giants getting trounced by a Super-Bowl-bound Carolina team, with the legendary Jesse Palmer starting at QB. That team had the worst offensive line of any Giants team in my lifetime -- they made the current line look like all-pros, with guys like Ian Allen starting. I sat for three hours in a half-empty stadium and watched until the clock read all zeroes. In retrospect I look at that day as the low I had to endure as a fan in order to be rewarded with Coughlin and Eli and the '07 and '11 runs.
Looks like the actual temperature was around 27 degrees. But 27 minus 4-12 is like 20 below, I think...