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For those who watched it, what was the Fog Bowl like?

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/6/2019 9:40 am
NFL Network just aired a segment on it because it was 30 years ago last month & obviously the participants were the Eagles & Bears, who are playing today.

A bit before my time, but it looked wild. I don't even know how Lundquist & Bradshaw were even able to call the game from the booth.
I saw nothing  
micky : 1/6/2019 9:41 am : link
Only going by announcers. Weirdest game ever saw
It was great  
Jimmy Googs : 1/6/2019 9:43 am : link
the Eagles lost...
It was weird  
NYG27 : 1/6/2019 9:49 am : link
You saw hardly nothing on the TV. The fog was so thick that you mostly just listened to the announcers. At times if you squinted your eyes, you could see a faint image.

Good thing the Bears had a 17 to 9 lead as the fog rolled in the 2nd quarter. As there wasn't much scoring afterwards.
Not a great watch on tv  
JohnG in Albany : 1/6/2019 9:49 am : link
The announcers probably had a bit of a better view because the human eye tends to be better than camera lenses in such situations.
For the most part, a white screen.  
St. Jimmy : 1/6/2019 9:53 am : link
It was clear for the first part of the game and then the fog rolled in. Eagle fans insist it is why the Eagles lost even though they were losing when the fog rolled in and they always lost in the playoffs under Buddy Ryan. Typical Eagle fan excuse making.
This from NFL.com  
DonQuixote : 1/6/2019 10:00 am : link
I remember it well. Apparently it was no better live than it was on camera.
Lonk - ( New Window )
Heres what it was like  
My Ears Trophy : 1/6/2019 10:02 am : link
You couldn't see
Will never forget it  
djm : 1/6/2019 10:39 am : link
I was still crusty and angry over how that (nyg) regular season ended. I hated both Philly and Chicago equally back then, so I honestly didnít care who won that shit game. But what a weird game it was...
So weird how it was perfect skies in the first quarter  
Bramton1 : 1/6/2019 10:49 am : link
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RE: So weird how it was perfect skies in the first quarter  
jtfuoco : 1/6/2019 10:53 am : link
In comment 14249564 Bramton1 said:
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It was creepy how it rolled in like that I had lived in Chicago for a few years and had never seen it come in so thick like that.
It was odd  
markky : 1/6/2019 12:09 pm : link
I was surprised they didnít delay the game. It was that bad
Very Strange to watch  
John In CO : 1/6/2019 1:29 pm : link
Like several have mentioned, you really had to rely on the announcers to tell what was going on in the game. I remember one instance where there was something along the lines of " pass is complete to.............someone".

Didnt realize the whole game was on Youtube. Added the link for anyone interested.
Fog Bowl Broadcast - ( New Window )
Foggy  
jeff57 : 1/6/2019 1:32 pm : link
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It sucked! I was looking forward to seeing a good game in the  
wgenesis123 : 1/6/2019 5:42 pm : link
cold at Soldier Field. Once the fog came in you could only see the fog. Every once in awhile you could see a little more but not enough to know what was happening on the field. I can't remember what happened on punts. Probably because I never was able to see it. They should have stopped the game.
It was very unique though.  
wgenesis123 : 1/6/2019 5:44 pm : link
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RE: It was great  
Paulie Walnuts : 1/6/2019 7:25 pm : link
In comment 14249468 Jimmy Googs said:
Quote:
the Eagles lost...
+1,000,000
Terrible  
Joey in VA : 1/6/2019 7:35 pm : link
I remember watching it and barely seeing a damn thing. I remember seeing Randall Cunningham clearly like in the 2nd quarter thinking it was clearing up but it just got worse. I still watched though, it felt like watching history.
I remember they said during the broadcast  
MBavaro : 1/6/2019 8:03 pm : link
that as long as the refs could see the pylons from the opposite endzone, they could keep playing.

Now, being neon orange helped, I'm sure, but I still doubt they could really see them......


p.s. F**k the Eagles....
It was wonderful  
Paulie Walnuts : 1/6/2019 8:32 pm : link
because the Eagles were a far better team and they were going all the way with that defense and that asshole Buddy Ryan

without that fog, they murder the Bears
I just remember my friend joking  
jcn56 : 1/7/2019 12:51 pm : link
'so this is what it's like to watch the radio on TV'. It was bad, and I was convinced those green fucks would find a way to eke out a win.
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