How the BTSC Hotline works in the frigid cold needs to be determined, as well as my ability to type accurately in the Hoth-like conditions expected at the 4:25 p.m. kickoff. The newly acquired BTSC boots will be put to the test, with heavy snow expected late Saturday night, making way for a slippery and dangerous tailgating environment.
BTSC feels confident in its ability to achieve a few of these targets, but not all of them. There will be pictures posted from the road, as Colin, BTSC's guide, driver and bodyguard for this trip has kindly offered his four-wheel drive sleigh for the trip, as well as his protection.
Colin resembles, in many ways, the Kurgan from The Highlander. I'm not exactly worried about my safety. Colin's only fault is he's a Packers fan (grew up literally a good tee drive from Lambeau Field), but he's not one of those "Packers owners" kinds of fans.
Point is, he's large, scary looking and well-connected, so this looks to be an outstanding trip.
I'm hoping to publish as much as I can from the road, the pregame and right afterward, but we're leaning on the bench strength of BTSC this weekend. FanPosts are always appreciated, so if you've written a few before, feel free to add some today and tomorrow. If you haven't, now's your chance.
I'll be keeping something of a running diary as I go, and I'll post those in a stream that will be placed on the front page.
I've always said I'm a Steelers fan, but I'm a fan of the game and history of football and the NFL. It doesn't get much more historic than Lambeau Field. I'm excited to experience it, and share that experience with you as best I can.
So bear with us this weekend, there might not be quite as many features as we usually put out on game day, but I'll have plenty of stories to tell after this weekend.
As soon as I thaw out, I'll get to work.
- Steelers vs. Packers: Everything you need to know
- Weekend Checkdown
- If Le'Veon Bell will crack 100 yards this season, it will be in Week 16
- Steelers were preparing for Aaron Rodgers to return this week
- Aaron Rodgers out for Week 16 game vs. Steelers
- Keisel pushed it in practice to play final two games this season
- The Standard is The Standard: Steelers pre-Week 16 show
- 5 questions with SB Nation's Packers' blog, Acme Packing Company