|Cold-weather title games used to be the NFL norm|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NEW YORK — For the first time, the Super Bowl is being played outdoors in a cold-weather city.
It used to be the norm for the NFL’s championship game.
Just ask 92-year-old Charley Trippi.
Long before there was a Super Bowl, the Hall of Famer played in two title games with the Chicago Cardinals — the first while wearing sneakers to cope with an icy field, the second in a Philadelphia blizzard that made it impossible to even see the yard lines.
“You never really knew if you had a first down,” Trippi remembered Wednesday when reached at his home in Athens, Ga.
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