Well, I made it back from Cincy mostly in one piece, and the first thing I saw when I logged onto my computer was that the Chicago Sun Times was reporting that the Hall of Fame game has been cancelled. Needless to say, I did a little more research and found that, at least for now, no one within the league is confirming that the game is off. According to NFL insider Howard Balzer, no one with the Rams organization has been told the game is off. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello is also saying the game is still on, as he told Jason La Canfora of NFL Network that the rumor isn’t true. The Hall of Fame is also saying they expect the game to go on, so there ya go.
I’m not willing to say I believe the game is already cancelled, but I will say that it’s not looking good. The Sun Times heard from somewhere that the game is off, and even if it’s not right now, I’m thinking the league is probably getting closer to calling it off. I don’t want the Rams to be rushed into this thing if it’s going to hurt the organization or any of the players involved. I would love to see the guys take the field against the Bears, and I”m still holding out hope that it’s going to happen, but my confidence level isn’t soaring. At least for now, the game is still on.