Social media reacts to cancellation of Hall of Fame Game

Ross Houston
August 12, 2016

The NFL's preseason opener, pitting the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts, was canceled less than two hours before kickoff when the field was deemed unsafe due to ineffective painting of a logo, numbers and other markers. "Those types of games, you don't want to miss reps, especially in game-type situations", New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor, himself a roster-bubble player.

According to a Associated Press report a group of at least 20 NFL fans plan on filing a lawsuit against the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame after the annual football game Sunday night was cancelled. "This is relatively unprecedented". I saw some of the estimates, you probably did too, 80 to 90 percent of the people here were Packer fans.

"Obviously, we're disappointed that the field is not in condition to be played today, Irsay said. How could they not have the field ready?" The Hall of Fame also said it would have no comment. The paint melted, and there was concern players' cleats would get stuck in the resulting mire. Both young passers will play plenty in preseason, but a chance to feature on this stage might have landed them a job elsewhere should it not work out in Green Bay. This is a chance.

McCarthy knew how hard a decision it was to forgo the game with so many Packers fans in attendance, but ultimately "the field wasn't where it needed to be".

Baker added fans would be fully refunded for their tickets. "It's disappointing for the team coming down here to play; very disappointing for our fans".

"I thought the ceremony last night was special". But some had believed that perhaps they would get more, including a hotel or travel stipend.

"A lot of fans came a long way", he said.

"I get it. Everybody involved in the National Football League wants to have that game played", Ryan said.

His belief became reality Monday, when Coach Hue Jackson said "it's time" to give Griffin the opportunity to lead the Cleveland Browns on the field.

"You have to adjust".

But then again, we live in a world where you can be sued pretty much for anything. Speaking with the Canton Repository, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said there has been no discussion to move the game.

Legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre was also inducted.

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