Football's Newest, Northern Fans Make Playoffs

It was not just that last weekend's football game in Barrow, Alaska, was played along the Arctic Ocean that made it so special. Or that the field was guarded by armed patrols with explosive charges to scare away the polar bears. It's not even that school buses were lined up as a crude wind break against the arctic gusts, or that they were shoveling the field during game play that made it a standout. It was the Barrow Whalers, a team from a mostly native town of Barrow, Alaska, which never...Full Story
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