Grant and I are writing our columns, his for later today, mine for Sunday. They’re on the 49ers-Packers, of course. When we’re done, we go out to buy warm coats. We don’t own warm coats. Why should we? But we’re going you know where. Warm coats!!!

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  1. Brett

    Don’t forget the hat and gloves Lowell. Have a good trip.

    January 3rd, 2014 10:31 am

  2. chewie

    I once saw a couple fans donning thermal sleeping bags during a particularly cold game. Could only see their noses and eyes peeking out. They were the smartest fans in the stadium!

    January 3rd, 2014 10:53 am

  3. Stan

    The key isn’t one big furry coat Lowell, its layers. You have to wear layers of everything. Socks,t shirts,sweaters,chones.
    Its the many gaps that traps and holds the body warmth. Insulates better then a mega dollar LL Bean jacket.

    Did you ever appear on Thursday Nights sports show?

    January 3rd, 2014 10:53 am

  4. CohnZohn

    Stan, Haven’t been on the show yet, although they’ve canceled me twice.

    January 3rd, 2014 10:58 am

  5. Rob

    Eddie Bauer used to have the warmest parkas around. I wore one while I was living in a small southwestern Alaska town, and, along with their thermal gloves and boots, they kept me warm at temps well below 0 F. The temps in Green Bay now are expected to be equally frigid. I just don’t like the 49ers chances in this one.

    January 3rd, 2014 11:15 am

  6. Rob



    They’re by Union Square in San Francisco, and they’re running their semi-annual sale too. Great cold-weather

    January 3rd, 2014 11:24 am

  7. Stan

    Hmm. I saw a few minutes of the scintillating Mark Purdy. I don’t know what he said. Went in one ear,out the other. Then when the Twitter girl came on,I changed the channel.

    All the years you’ve been doing your fine craft,I can’t believe that any local PBS/radio has never had you do a show or special for them. All PBS ever has are Ken Burns imitators.

    January 3rd, 2014 11:33 am

  8. Jimmy

    Lowell, in this instance, could you not reasonably cover the game from the warmth of your own living room?

    January 3rd, 2014 11:51 am

  9. CohnZohn

    Jimmy, I will reasonably be covering the game from the warmth of the press box.

    January 3rd, 2014 11:57 am

  10. Streetglide

    Filson. you’ll have it the rest of your life. don’t buy one of those dooky poly jobs witht plastic filler. Filson is the way to go…

    January 3rd, 2014 12:11 pm

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    January 3rd, 2014 12:12 pm

  12. glenellen

    Do you remember when NFL players used womens panty hose, claiming it kept them warm ?

    I wonder if they still do this.

    January 3rd, 2014 3:56 pm

  13. mbabco

    Thermal underwear!

    January 3rd, 2014 5:47 pm

  14. mendozaline

    I do not know how warm the press box will be.
    Here is a link to a video from the Green Bay Press Gazette.

    Doctor gives advice for dealing with cold at Packers game


    January 3rd, 2014 6:57 pm

  15. PhD

    I’ll be watching you and the team from near the beach on Maui Lowell and around 78 degrees. Safe journey!

    January 3rd, 2014 7:02 pm

  16. Dr. Feelgood

    I’m sure it’s far too late for this, but…
    For gosh sakes, you’re not going ice fishing! You’ll be in a hotel, or a car, or the press box 95% of the time, no?
    When outside, the critical element is the wind. You need an outer shell that blocks the wind. For the amount of time you’ll be outside, a cheap rain-suit will be just fine. Then, dress in layers, of poly, NOT cotton; stuff you can take off when you start to overheat and sweat (which sets you up for trouble when you go back outside). A pair of “technical” underwear layers would serve also you well.
    Keep those typing fingers warm and the reports coming.

    January 3rd, 2014 7:18 pm

  17. Stan

    Oh yeah PHD? I’ll be watching in the eastbay at 68f and sunny,and no humidity.
    Don’t talk climate trash around here! We got palm trees AND Redwoods!

    January 4th, 2014 11:29 am

  18. Johnc

    Stan’s right. It’s layers…three layers of t-shirts and a fleece long sleeve shirt. Next, forget about a coat…buy a ski jacket…it zips up to your chin and all the pockets have zippers…you will not get cold. I lived in Alaska for three years..just sayin. You are now ready for the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau field.

    January 4th, 2014 11:40 pm

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