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Bears Vs. Packers: Pictures Show Soldier Field In Generally Good Condition For NFC Championship Game

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Did you see CBS Sports' Mike Freeman ranting about the condition of Soldier Field? Here are some pictures that make his "bad weave" claim look specious at best.

First, from ESPN's NFC North blogger, Kevin Seifert:



Sure, that looks a little brown. But it's late January in Chicago. Grass should be brown in those conditions.

Okay, how about Milwaukee radio host Bill Michaels' picture?



Wait, that almost looks green...

Finally, here's one from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein:



Yeah, Soldier Field looks no worse for wear before this Bears-Packers NFC Championship Game than Soldier Field always does. You can listen to Freeman's alarmism, or you can look at the pictures and make your own decisions.

Me? I think that though there are obviously some worn spots on the field, this isn't going to be a huge issue for either the Bears or Packers today.

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