Seahawks Players Brave Frigid Weather, Wear Shorts During Warm-Ups

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2016

via @PSchrags

While most people attending Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium will bundle up, the Seahawks are refusing to let the frigid weather get to them.

In fact, a few players took the cold head-on, wearing shorts during pregame warm-ups.

Peter Schrager @PSchrags

Sleeveless. Shorts. Seahawks have arrived. @NFLonFOX https://t.co/A80OXv3qlG

KING 5 News @KING5Seattle

Seahawks warming up in shorts at -11 degrees Live reports from #SEAvsMIN @KING5Seattle Morning News is on https://t.co/4ctjg6NVov

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson took to the field without gloves:

Offensive tackle Garry Gilliam Jr. gave fans a look at what the winter weather did to him:


.@DangeRussWilson warms up. Without gloves. #SEAvsMIN https://t.co/dXKgLRiqf7

Sunday's Wild Card Game is expected to be among the coldest contests in NFL history, with high temperatures expected to be around zero degrees.

Garry Gilliam Jr. @Garry_Gilliam

Frozen eye lashes. Gotta love it!!!! Gameday!! Bring the heat #12s Guess that temperature... #GoHawks https://t.co/zHNOvw6hkD

It's so cold, the Vikings even tweeted a warning:

Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

Pregame temp. #ForgeAhead https://t.co/Mh01QhD0Lv

But the weather already got to Minnesota's Gjallarhorn:

Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

Make sure to layer up! #ForgeAhead https://t.co/jHTYXziXpa

Meanwhile, at least one Seahawk warmed up in a sleeveless shirt. Words can't describe how wild that is.

Don't worry, though. The Vikings were able to go with the next-man-up philosophy:

KARE 11 @kare11

The #Vikings #Gjallarhorn is shattered from the cold temps before today's #SEAvsMIN game. https://t.co/0MceMuekPl

According to Weather.com, temperatures are expected to "rise" to one degree during the game, but it could feel like minus-19 at times. In other words, it's not exactly shorts weather.

[Twitter, h/t USA Today's FTW]