"A lot of people pshaw the idea," said Mansfield, "but I know the ball contracts when it gets cold."
"I had frostbite in the Army," said L.C. Greenwood, "and I felt it coming back."
But Linebacker Jack Lambert said, "In a game as big as this, you put little things like fingers and toes out of your mind."
Joe Greene had his own theory about whipping the weather: "You get all fired up and your body's gonna keep you warm." That was his theory, but Greenwood admitted nothing had kept him warm. With great dignity, after the game he slipped a good half-dozen rings over his suffering fingers and stepped into a big fur coat. What kind of fur was it? "A little rabbit, a little cat, a little chicken," he said. He looked cozy.