I hope things are better by Thursday, but the field in Philly was in dire shape. The NFL mastodons have turned midfield near the sidelines to dirt patches. And preparing for a world class event, the Eagles should have done a much better job erasing the lines and markings. It did not look like a World Cup pitch that's for sure. And I still think it's a little narrow, even if it meets FIFA standards. By comparison, RFK was pristine, and wide. Was it a mistake to think that NFL stadia could be made suitable for World Cup soccer during the NFL season? I hope Gillette does better than the Linc.