The NFL has a decision to make regarding the New Orleans Saints next preseason game. It may be for the best if the Saints and Los Angeles Chargers don't play.
Hurricane Hilary continues its trek by hurdling towards southern California. Southern California also happens to be where the New Orleans Saints are scheduled to be to take on the Los Angeles Chargers for week two action of the NFL preseason. The NFL now has a decision to make regarding the game, and it's safe to assume that not many people would be upset if the Saints and Chargers game got tabled, or called all together.
Hurricane Hilary is expected to hit the area on Sunday as a category three, or possibly even four storm. The Chargers are currently scheduled to host the Saints for a 7 PM kickoff, Eastern Standard Time at SoFi Stadium, meaning the game would start at around 4 PM in Los Angeles.
While SoFi Stadium is essentially a giant spaceship looking bunker the way it's built, with the field being 100 feet below ground level. The thing is, that's more for protection of the stadium itself, not so much for safety.
We don't even have to get into the history of the Saints and hurricanes, and considering that this is a preseason game, the consequences of cancellation is minimal. While players appreciate the reps, they've at least had joint practices.
Major League Baseball has already postponed their ball games scheduled to be played in the area and no word yet on if the NFL will follow suit. There is no word yet on what will happen, but surely everyone will be following along. If the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers don't have their game, it won't be the worst thing. Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture.