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Adam Schefter is reporting that both the Packers & Colts are concerned about the quality of the field, as some players have said parts of the field are hard as concrete, making it unsafe to play on. 

 

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Maybe next time they'll rethink about having the HOF ceremonies inside the stadium. Tom Benson donated 11 million to the refurbishing of Fawcett Stadium and that's why his name now adornes it. 

 

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12 minutes ago, BlackBolt3 said:

Game cancelled. Benson needs to donate some funds for better paint.

 

They used the wrong paint, I guess.  I don't know if it was a money thing so much as it was a mistake.

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"Wrong" meaning there were two types sitting there and they simply mistakenly grabbed the one labeled "not for use on grass", or "wrong" meaning they used the paint they thought they should have, it just sucked.

 

If the former, I bet the groundskeeper in charge of that must want to dig a hole at the 50 and crawl in.

 

This brings back memories of when the Eagles and Ravens cancelled a preseason game at the Vet because the new Nexturf surface had uneven cutouts around the baseball parts and was dangerous.

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1 hour ago, CS85 said:

 

They used the wrong paint, I guess.  I don't know if it was a money thing so much as it was a mistake.

So it seems. I wonder why they even need whatever type of paint they used, but I'm not a groundskeeping expert.

 

This cancellation has spawned a lot of unnecessarily hot takes on Twitter about how soft football players today are. Sure, let's have players break their ankles during a meaningless game.

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10 minutes ago, Heitert said:

It was a good call to cancel the game but doesn't do well for the league's already tarnished reputation. 

The league canceled a game due to unnatural forces that caused unsafe field conditions.  How exactly does that tarnish a reputation?

 

Unless the league is in control of the groundskeeping at the stadium, it's not their fault.

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16 minutes ago, Heitert said:

It was a good call to cancel the game but doesn't do well for the league's already tarnished reputation. 

 

They forfeited money to ensure player safety.  If anything, this reflects well on them.

 

Hell - if I was running the league, I'd consider staging events like this so I could brag about how no amount of money is going to make us put our players at risk (which we all know is BS.)

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2 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

The league canceled a game due to unnatural forces that caused unsafe field conditions.  How exactly does that tarnish a reputation?

 

Unless the league is in control of the groundskeeping at the stadium, it's not their fault.

I was under the impression that they were in control of field upkeep. Paint isn't really an unnatural force, I just find it funny that they used the wrong paint. 

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Here's an idea:

 

For future HOF games, just move the Pro Bowl to that date. It showcases potential future HOFers.

 

On another unrelated note:

 

If Joey Bosa and the Chargers don't come to an agreement before the season starts, that technically makes him ineligible for the 2016 season and also eligible for the 2017 draft, correct? A similar situation happened with Michael Crabtree and the 49ers in his rookie season.

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11 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Looks like I'm out. Talk me off the ledge here, fellas.

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Some dislike of Guy Fieri?

 

He obviously became "too Hollywood" for my liking, but I can appreciate his enjoyment of the off-the-beaten-path restaurants. I've eaten at a few of the places that he pimped on his Triple-D show, and they each were pretty awesome.

 

There are bigger douches from the Food Network than him.  Probably a guy I could have a beer and a sandwich with....unlike two guys I'd like to punch in the head: Emeril and Bobby Flay.

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4 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

"Wrong" meaning there were two types sitting there and they simply mistakenly grabbed the one labeled "not for use on grass", or "wrong" meaning they used the paint they thought they should have, it just sucked.

 

If the former, I bet the groundskeeper in charge of that must want to dig a hole at the 50 and crawl in.

 

This brings back memories of when the Eagles and Ravens cancelled a preseason game at the Vet because the new Nexturf surface had uneven cutouts around the baseball parts and was dangerous.

 

This also reminds me of when the Rams played at Busch Stadium in their first year in St. Louis.  The cutout turf for the bases had some sort of problem so they played at least one (but maybe more) of the 5 games there with the dirt showing through on an AstroTurf field.

pic of Rams at Busch Stadium II

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3 hours ago, the admiral said:

Looks like I'm out. Talk me off the ledge here, fellas.

raiderfieri.jpg

 

I used to work for a radio station up in Tahoe and they brought him in as a guest one day during the yearly celebrity golf tournament. He actually turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant person. 

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