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    The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    I enjoy walking into Jack Trice from the north and walking up the hill to see one of the best playing surfaces in all of the BCS. This Saturday it looked in prime form, well done I-State...

    Real football is played on real grass...



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Field has looked fantastic all year, despite the heavy rain early in the season. Great job to the field crew.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Couldn't agree more. Football was meant to be played on natural grass and Jack Trice looked perfect.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Jack Trice is perfect.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    I made a comment about that as well yesterday. It was in PERFECT condition. We are very fortunate to have such a competent crew tending to the grounds.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    I agree, football is meant to be played outdoors on the grass. I hate the field turf that everyone seems to have these days.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Yes it was GREAT. Watching the Chiefs game right now, their field is turrible compared to ours.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by cysocool View Post
    I enjoy walking into Jack Trice from the north and walking up the hill to see one of the best playing surfaces in all of the BCS. This Saturday it looked in prime form, well done I-State...

    Real football is played on real grass...
    Richie Allen of the Phillies cover it all when he saw the first artificial turf of the Astrodome with words to this effect ďIf cows donít eat it, I donít want to play on itĒ.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    Yes it was GREAT. Watching the Chiefs game right now, their field is turrible compared to ours.

    Noticed that too... Arrowhead's turf has looked like crap for the last several years for some reason.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    Yes it was GREAT. Watching the Chiefs game right now, their field is turrible compared to ours.
    You said it Charles



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Are we the only team in the big 12 left playing on a natural surface?



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    Noticed that too... Arrowhead's turf has looked like crap for the last several years for some reason.
    I'm guessing there are way more games played at arrowhead every year. 8-9 chiefs games, a few college games, HS, etc. not saying our crew and our turf program aren't second to none, I just think that has a lot to do with why there's looks so bad between the hash marks



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by cysocool View Post
    Are we the only team in the big 12 left playing on a natural surface?
    Colorado, Oklahoma and A&M are the others.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cysrevenge View Post
    I'm guessing there are way more games played at arrowhead every year. 8-9 chiefs games, a few college games, HS, etc. not saying our crew and our turf program aren't second to none, I just think that has a lot to do with why there's looks so bad between the hash marks
    Understood but they spent MILLIONS in renovating that stadium. They make millions each year on all those football games. Guess it costs too much to repair or even replace between the hashes if things start looking bad. Heck it was looking bad during the ISU vs KSU game.



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    Re: The playing surface looked 2nd to none yesterday...

    So glad we have what we do...Nebraska's field looks HORRIBLE imo.


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