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Atlanta Dan
01-20-2011, 08:37 PM
This is a shock - I thought Heinz Field had no challengers as being by far the worst playing surface in the NFL but the Soldiers Field turf apparently is a contender:jawdrop:

Even the Bears Are Wary of Soldier Field’s Slippery Turf

“You can count on slipping at least four or five times a game,” said Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who last month called the Soldier Field footing horrible.

Last month, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler called the turf “one of the worst fields in the league.”

Complaints have emanated from Green Bay as well. On Monday, Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings referred to Soldier Field as “probably the worst in the league.” He added that the playing surface would “play a huge, huge role in the game.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/sports/football/21bears.html?ref=football

I guess the Bears ownership is as old school and stubborn as the Rooneys about refusing to replace an awful field