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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    South Bend gets some ridiculous snowfall from its position near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, not far from Chicago but they get dumped on compared to Chicago almost anytime I look at snow storms.

    Not sure if that's an excuse for not having a nice field for Sept-Oct-Nov, temperatures are probably comparable to Ames but snow and ice is probably greater.



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    What B12 stadiums have grass?
    Oklahoma and ISU the only ones?


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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Have you ever seen the field during the off-season? It has all sorts of brown spots. I'm interested to see what it looks like for the movie on Saturday. As I recall, even with the movie much later in the summer last year, the field didn't seem to be in very good shape. However, during the season, it looks fantastic. They must have some sort of Miracle Grow product that does magic for the season.
    Lots of different kinds of grasses. Wondering if ISU has a breed that is supposed to be in best shape in the fall? I don't know if such a thing exists but it wouldn't surprise me if it did


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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Would we have the quality of field we do if it weren't for our Horticulture Department and Turf Management Program? We have a major advantage there.



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    What B12 stadiums have grass?
    Oklahoma and ISU the only ones?
    TCU



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    He disapproves...




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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    South Bend gets some ridiculous snowfall from its position near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, not far from Chicago but they get dumped on compared to Chicago almost anytime I look at snow storms.

    Not sure if that's an excuse for not having a nice field for Sept-Oct-Nov, temperatures are probably comparable to Ames but snow and ice is probably greater.

    Seems to have been okay for them for ... 100+ years!



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Have you ever seen the field during the off-season? It has all sorts of brown spots. I'm interested to see what it looks like for the movie on Saturday. As I recall, even with the movie much later in the summer last year, the field didn't seem to be in very good shape. However, during the season, it looks fantastic. They must have some sort of Miracle Grow product that does magic for the season.
    couldn't care less what it looks like Dec - Mid August. It could be black and gooey for all I care.

    All that matters is 6 or 7 game days between Aug and Nov.

    And for the most of those dates - it's a gorgeous, gorgeous sight.

    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports...a4bcf887a.html


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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Too soon??



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    Per my buddy at work who is a pretty big ND fan, this is for Chip. They are using the excuse that they have to many events on the grass to keep it in good shape. But supposedly Chip thinks his offense will be better on turf. I perfer a grass field, but have heard from several people that the new field turf is really nice to play on, except when you get one of those rub shrouds in the eye.
    Who is Chip?



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Football should be played outside and on grass.

    I attended the first game at Jack Trice way back in '75 and by the early 80's that fake turf was like playing on a cement driveway. Keep the Jack turf!
    FieldTurf is not AstroTurf.


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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    FieldTurf is not AstroTurf.
    Still hate it. It looks awful when those black bits of rubber fly in the air. Football is always better on natural grass.



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    I'm 22 and I grew up with absolutely no idea Notre Dame was any good at football back in the day, so I don't think the tradition is as strong as some people think.



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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    Quote Originally Posted by CoKane View Post
    Who is Chip?
    Chip is what Brian likes to be called.

    Actually that is a lie. I had a brain fart and got my dirty Kelly coaches mixed up. Chip just cheated, Brian actually killed someone. I apologize and for the record my coworker did say Brian and not Chip.


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    Re: Last thing I expected from Notre Dame

    QUOTE=ExCyment;4029557]Still hate it. It looks awful when those black bits of rubber fly in the air. Football is always better on natural grass.[/QUOTE]

    Agree. I miss the days of being able to watch this:

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