Many fans often wonder how the Green Bay Packers linemen can play comfortably in brutally cold temperatures with only a tank-top underneath their pads, but this former guard found a way.
An integral part of the Packers O-line during their Vince Lombardi glory years, amidst five NFL Championships (two Super Bowls), Fred Thurston was an All-Pro twice and is one of only three players in NFL history to play on six World Championship teams.
That didn't stop him from using odd methods to warm up for games.
In preparation for the Ice Bowl game, with temperatures 13 degrees below zero, Thurston was thirsty for something to warm him up, but hot chocolate wouldn't quite do the trick.
He told a sportswriter that he drank somewhere in the range of 10 vodkas to stay warm.
It wasn't quite the first time, as his teammates once put "Fuzzy" up against the Redskins’ massive tackle Fran O’Brien in a drinking bout of sorts.
After warming up with four beers, Thurston was seen flaunting his coherence on the bar, while the players dragged O'Brien out.