Of course, the big wild card in all outdoor games is the weather. At this point, the forecast for New Year’s Day in Ann Arbor is looking good, with highs slightly below freezing and just a 20 percent possibility of precipitation:
Could that forecast change? Of course it could. But that’s what we’re looking at now.
The 2014 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET (on NBC).