Tarps off. Field looks good, little damp. #NFCChampionship pic.twitter.com/EmrfDpqnMH— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) January 24, 2016
The Carolina Panthers' field is a hot mess. The Belk Bowl, followed by an NFL game, followed by heavy rain turned the Bank of America Stadium turf into a mud pit. Players were slipping on the field at the start of Panthers vs. Seahawks, and significant work needed to take place to get the field ready -- but there was no time.
Instead the Panthers did what they could.
Panthers have put a nice coat of green paint on the field. Might not help the footing.— Joe Person (@josephperson) January 20, 2016
The field will look nice and verdant, but if you look at McHenry's tweet above you can see the dramatic difference between the field of play and the sidelines. This is because of the paint the team applied this week.
Bad? It gets worse. The blizzard that struck the East Coast dropped a surprising amount of snow on Charlotte, meaning the ailing field needed to be covered with tarps. That snow didn't start melting until mid-morning.
Wanted 24 hours to let air circulate on it and dry it. They'll get about 7 hours instead https://t.co/57OzUuQB5Y— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) January 24, 2016
So if you thought the field was bad for the NFC Divisional Playoffs, then you haven't seen anything yet.
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SB Nation presents: The field for the Panthers-Seahawks game was a disaster last week
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