Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Off pitch

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Forget Peyton Manning and his inability to win big games in cold temperatures. You know who is getting it done in the cold right now? Folks who right now are protesting against the government in Kiev, that’s who.

Citizens are braving the cold to show their displeasure with the Ukraine government’s rejection of a trade agreement with the European Union.

The Getty Images photo above shows a man serving soup – oh, I’d love to have some soup right now – to antigovernment protestors at Kiev’s Independence Square.

The extended weather forecast for Kiev shows temperatures will top out at around 35 over the next several days and dip to a low of about 28 Saturday. Temps could drop as low as 16 next Wednesday (Dec. 11) night. Do not tick off the Soup Nazi.., that is, if one exists in Kiev.

They protestors may be there for a while. They’ve vowed remain in Independence Square until President Viktor Yanukovich steps down.

Wait, what does all of this have to do with sports? Well, nothing really. That is unless you count the fact boxing heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko is part of the pro-European group in Ukraine.

Note: If you have interest in the happenings in Kiev, I suggest you look beyond The Rainout Blog for that news.

Oh, hey. Did you hear Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is hoping for snow in Denver Sunday?

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