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In the NFC championship game Giants running back Bradshaw had not only part of his "NY" decal on one side of his helmet come off but part of the blue paint job as well. I've never seen that in the NFL before. Is that in part because of the cold?

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In the NFC championship game Giants running back Bradshaw had not only part of his "NY" decal on one side of his helmet come off but part of the blue paint job as well. I've never seen that in the NFL before. Is that in part because of the cold?

I have to imagine it is. That was one hell of a thing to see on the replay when the Green Bay defender (Collins, I think) came in and delivered the hit, and all these little bits of blue and red came flying off Bradshaw's helmet.

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Actually...it also happened to Bradshaw in Week 16 up in Buffalo...

That was just the "N" decal, but this is the first time in the modern era that I've ever seen actual paint come off a helmet. It's gotta be 100% due to the cold.

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As others said, even more came off later, including part of the red stripe in front...

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Ryan Grant lost some of the G, aswell.

during the giants first drive you can actually see the piece of brandon jacobs' left "n" decal come flying off... very similar to bradshaw's, caught by fox... in HD jacobs' "n" almost looked like an earpad!!

many chipped logos on both sides.. and the many of the giants' front numerals were obliterated as well.

the paint coming off bradshaw was definitely the sub-zero influence...

by the way, bradshaw's "n" and front "4" came off in buffalo due to the heat jet he left his helmet in front of.

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You know what I was thinking.....I think that Bradshaw should donate that helmet to the Hall of Fame. Seriously. I mean, the game was a classic (I was on the edge of my seat the whole game - that's what football is supposed to be. Loved it.), it was only the second OT game in NFC championship history, and the game will forever be known as "Ice Bowl II". That would be a welcome addition to the Hall of Fame artifacts in my opinion. I know I'd love to see it in there.

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You know what I was thinking.....I think that Bradshaw should donate that helmet to the Hall of Fame. Seriously. I mean, the game was a classic (I was on the edge of my seat the whole game - that's what football is supposed to be. Loved it.), it was only the second OT game in NFC championship history, and the game will forever be known as "Ice Bowl II". That would be a welcome addition to the Hall of Fame artifacts in my opinion. I know I'd love to see it in there.

I agree, that would be a pretty sweet adition to the Hall. Along with a video of some of the hits, showing the blue flakes in the air. in slow mo.

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