It didn't take long for the NHL to learn how difficult the Winter Classic is going to be to pull off. Minutes after exiting the New York Giants locker room, I saw construction had already begun for the rink in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Good thing I have compassion, because if I didn't I'd be laughing hysterically. There are about 50 people trying to get a 200-foot tarp in the shape of the rink down on the ground. It's not going well. The wind is forcing people to trip and fall. The tarp is blowing all over. They started trying to place it near the middle of the field. Then they turned it so it was covering the width of the field, from sideline to sideline. Now they're in the end zone.
And just think, they have to do this for 24 hours a day for the next seven to 10 days. All I can say is, Good luck. If this event is pulled off, it'll be a minor miracle. Actually, if the weather keeps up, it'll be a major miracle.