Look, it’s freaking cold on the last day of the year, and even NFL players want to stay warm in the Sunday afternoon chill. But if you’re a player who doesn’t get into the game much, well, you’ve got it even tougher.
Game-time temperature in Philadelphia was 15 degrees, with a wind chill that made it feel like a balmy 4 degrees. As a result, players bundled up on the sidelines … and sometimes, on the field itself.
Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones ran onto the field to punt against the Dallas Cowboys but forgot a key part of his preparation: taking off his warmup pants. He dumped the pants onto the field behind him, confusing the nearby official, then unleashed a beauty of a kick that died inside the Dallas 5-yard line.
Jones waved the sweatpants in triumph as he left the field. Hey, heck with all those ballplayers trying to look tough by playing in zero-degree temperatures in short sleeves. Donnie Jones is all of us.
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