Edmonton is so cold the CFL team's kickers broke 9 footballs

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

The Edmonton Eskimos are in the division finals of this year's Grey Cup playoffs, but they are having a little trouble getting special teams practice in, as the cold is causing footballs to burst when they are kicked.

The Eskimos equipment manager tweeted out a photo of nine busted footballs from Monday's practice courtesy of the team's kickers and the just below zero temperatures on the field.

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Keep in mind that these are the same footballs that happily survive being on the bottom of a pile of a half dozen massive football players, so it takes a deep and terrifying cold to make this happen to them. Poor footballs.


- Brendan Maloy


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