Sport: Redskins Up

It was so infernally cold in Chicago last Sunday, when the Washington Redskins played the local Bears for the professional football championship, that they sent asphalt burners out onto Wrigley Field to try to thaw it. They might as well have sent Frigidaires. Because cleats would slip like ice skates on the frozen ground, the teams took to the field wearing basketball shoes. In the stands 14,000 Chicagoans shivered. Some 1,200 Washingtonians were there too, because in the single season they have had a major-league professional team, Washingtonians have gone crazy about...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!