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Who is Joe Callahan? Wesley College, completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 12,878 yards and 130 TDs with 38 INTs

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Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy discussing field conditions, area on logo big concern

Colts GM Ryan Grigson also on scene

There are large chunks of this field that are nothing but rubber pellets right now.

Someone on HOF Stadium field said rubber pellets are melded together, and it's impossible to get a cleat into it. So that's a problem.

Standing on the field, it's hard for me to imagine how they can play a game safely on this surface. Cleat could get stuck in hard rubber.

Field Turf melted on parts of logo, it's like rubber, big concern cleats will stick there, major player safety issue

Some problem with @ProFootballHOF midfield logo. Less than 2 hrs to kickoff. No warmups yet. I smell paint.

 

End zone issue too

This is not the same field as the one #Steelers complained about last year. It was taken from the Superdome after Sugar Bowl this year.

Safe to say people on both teams are pissed right now. #Packers and Colts didn't want to play this game anyway.

Preseason games have been cancelled before due to turf issues. Eagles-Ravens in '01. This is a bigger stage & embarrassment, obviously.

There is an issue with the field in Canton causing a lengthy delay. Warmups have not started, and fans have not been let in yet.

Players who were on the field are now heading back to the locker room. There have been lengthy discussions with executives near midfield.

Both teams have exited the field and the big brush that was being used to sweep the field has been removed. Not looking good.

Issue isn’t rubber pellets themselves, it’s that the paint on the field has done something to make them rise and cause sticky soft spots.

Both organizations very concerned about playing surface and there are real questions about whether tonight's game will be played.

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Uh oh. Looks like there is concern with the field. Seems to be concern on both sides. Link Titm posted talked about this being a borrowed field from the Superdome. 

From article: "However, the Field Turf surface has been replaced as part of the stadium’s $80 million renovation with a surface known as UBU turf that was removed from the Superdome after the 2016 Sugar Bowl. A new permanent surface will be installed in Phase Two of the renovation, which begins shortly after the Packers and Colts play"

 Tom Silverstein: Got to think GM Ted Thompson won’t let his team play on this surface unless he’s positive it’s safe. Not sure who makes that call that it is.

How does the NFL keep putting teams in a position they have to figure out if a field is safe to play on?

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ChilliJon posted:

 Tom Silverstein: Got to think GM Ted Thompson won’t let his team play on this surface unless he’s positive it’s safe. Not sure who makes that call that it is.

How does the NFL keep putting teams in a position they have to figure out if a field is safe to play on?

But by Oldschool's logic, if TT hates the turf he must really love the turf so he has no excuse for not allowing his team to play. 

Let me get this straight:  The NFL is a "cabillion" dollar corporation that ponies up a "cabillion" dollars to have teams play in foreign countries, but can't throw the Hall of Fame a bone and put in a state of the art field?

The best possible field should always be in place each year for this game.  Shameful.  EmbarrASSing.  Cheap.

No way they should play the game if the field isn't NFL ready.

UPDATE on field conditions in Canton - they'll go through pre-game, but game may become glorified practice because of field issues

Fans now being let into stadium, but both teams have gone back to locker rooms. We've had no updates in the press box to this point.

The paint that was applied today on middle of field, and in endzones, has congealed; would be like playing on tar. Game now doubtful.

As @NFL weighs what to do about tonight's game given the field conditions... if it's canceled there will be something. A fan fest perhaps

 

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Dr._Bob posted:
ChilliJon posted:

 Tom Silverstein: Got to think GM Ted Thompson won’t let his team play on this surface unless he’s positive it’s safe. Not sure who makes that call that it is.

How does the NFL keep putting teams in a position they have to figure out if a field is safe to play on?

But by Oldschool's logic, if TT hates the turf he must really love the turf so he has no excuse for not allowing his team to play. 

Maybe he'd love to see his team play tonight.