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    A good reason to keep our grass

    Apparently it is possible to get methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, from artificial turf. Let's keep our grass.

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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Not to mention that it would be a huge slap in the face to our very good turf managment program at Iowa State.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Turf is ugly, football is meant to be played on grass. That is like playing baseball on turf, it is just blashpemous.


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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Save the knees -use turf.


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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Turf sucks, all the little rubber pieces get stuck in your shoe and they bug you the whole game and they scrape the crap out of your arms. I mean you can cut and plant the same, but it's just not the same feeling.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    EDIT: Poor Taste and not family Friendly.

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    Last edited by keepngoal; 12-22-2007 at 09:49 AM.
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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    EDIT: Poor Taste and not family Friendly.

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    Last edited by keepngoal; 12-22-2007 at 09:49 AM.

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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Was 1996 the year that natural grass was put back in? Before that it was artificial correct?

    I only ask because that was my first year at ISU and being from Bettendorf I had never been to a game at Cyclone/Jack Trice Stadium.

    I love the look of the current field... It really is a beautiful surface, and I would hate to see it changed.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Not to mention that it would be a huge slap in the face to our very good turf managment program at Iowa State.
    theres the best point of this entire thread right there.


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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Was 1996 the year that natural grass was put back in? Before that it was artificial correct?

    I only ask because that was my first year at ISU and being from Bettendorf I had never been to a game at Cyclone/Jack Trice Stadium.

    I love the look of the current field... It really is a beautiful surface, and I would hate to see it changed.

    Artificial from 1975-95. Grass from 1996-present. Name changed from Cyclone Stadium/Jack Trice Field to Jack Trice Stadium in 1997.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    I remembered the name change... just wasn't 100% on the grass thing. Thanks...

    I remember someone saying that they basically put the grass in for Troy Davis...Rumor?



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I remembered the name change... just wasn't 100% on the grass thing. Thanks...

    I remember someone saying that they basically put the grass in for Troy Davis...Rumor?
    Rumor. The old turf was so worn out that it had bare spots, and there was the occasional "Jack Trice" tackles where a player in the open would trip over one of these spots.

    It was probably one of the worst playing surfaces in all of college football. It was literally so bad that it was a safety issue.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Natural Grass was very popular when I was at Iowa State. Just walk down the dorm floor and inhale....that's all it took.



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Rumor. there was the occasional "Jack Trice" tackles where a player in the open would trip over one of these spots.
    I remember games against some of the really good CU and kNU teams in the early 90's, where there backs would be in space, and just fall to the ground. Those were usually the defensive highlights of the day...



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    Re: A good reason to keep our grass

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
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    Just a guess, but I may have had the same thought



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