Broncos safety David Bruton said he started using creams on his arms before playing in the cold during high school in Miamisburg, Ohio.
“My Dad suggested it. He was a truck driver, and sometimes he’d have to hook the trailer up when it was blistering cold, like when he would go to New York in the winter,” Bruton recalled. “He would have thick gloves and Vaseline on.”
No matter how they try to weather Sunday’s weather, players doubt the conditions — whatever they turn out to be — will influence the game’s outcome.
“Both teams are going to be prepared, and they won’t really care about it,” Bruton said. “Hey, it’s the Super Bowl. Who’s going to care about the weather? And no one is ever going to say, ‘Such-and-such won, and it was negative-2 degrees at the end of the game.’”
But at least one player is holding out hope for a few flakes.
“I really got excited about the Super Bowl,” Broncos kick returner Trindon Holliday said, “thinking it was going to have some snow.”