It looks like tonight's Packers-Raiders game in Canada is off to a rocky start before kickoff. The field conditions are drawing major concern.
The game is being played at Investors Group or IG Field in Winnipeg, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Valour FC of the Canadian Premier League and other franchises. In other words, it sees its fair share of use.
Leading up to the game, it was reported that the Raiders were worried about the shape of the turf. The Packers appear to feel the same way tonight.
Numerous pictures are circulating of personnel from both teams examining the turf and seeing if it is playable.
There is precedent of an NFL preseason game being canceled because of field conditions. It most famously happened at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia in 2001, when the Eagles were supposed to play the Baltimore Ravens.
We'll see what the decision is for tonight's game.
If the Raiders and Packers dragged themselves to Canada only to have the game called off, that will have been a colossal waste of time.