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    Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    So on the why home today I was listening to the local ESPN station and they were talking to their Bears beat reporter, he was on the field. They asked the condition of the field. He said it was excellent. And then they went on to say that they would be putting new sod down before the regular season starts. My questions is why? I understand that Soldier field gets considerably more use than Jack Trice, but pretty sure ISU never puts new sod down, or if they do they would do it early in the spring.

    I don't understand the city and the Bears thinking on this. Why they won't just go field turf, I don't understand, or higher someone that can actually take care of field.

    Oh and i just happened to turn the game on to watch a Jacksonville's running back slip down.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Chicago park district has the contract to do it andhas for a long time. Chicago politics.



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Chicago park district has the contract to do it andhas for a long time. Chicago politics.
    It not really they have the contract they own the stadium. Which I get, per the McCaskey's they believe grass is safer than field turf and they have say on what is done with the turf. Which maybe that is true if the turf is good, but soldier field looks like crap after the second came of the season every year.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    It not really they have the contract they own the stadium. Which I get, per the McCaskey's they believe grass is safer than field turf and they have say on what is done with the turf. Which maybe that is true if the turf is good, but soldier field looks like crap after the second came of the season every year.
    You answered you're original question right there....Once the colder/rainy weather hits it, it makes me wonder if William Wallace and the rest of the Scottish rebellion are going to come out and battle in the highlands....



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    You answered you're original question right there....Once the colder/rainy weather hits it, it makes me wonder if William Wallace and the rest of the Scottish rebellion are going to come out and battle in the highlands....
    i feel like that's exactly what chicago bears football is supposed to look like!



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    You answered you're original question right there....Once the colder/rainy weather hits it, it makes me wonder if William Wallace and the rest of the Scottish rebellion are going to come out and battle in the highlands....
    It is horrible. Northwester's field is never that bad, and the weather hear is no different than Iowa. Can't imagine anyone enjoys playing in that mud bog.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i feel like that's exactly what chicago bears football is supposed to look like!
    except now they are trying to be a passing offense.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    The turf is will be in poor condition every year by design. It's what the Bears want, sort of like how the Vikings want purple cartoon uniforms, the Packers want sexually ambiguous quarterbacks and the Lions want to mentally/physically collapse before the playoffs.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    I thought this thread was going to be about some of this....



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcblogerson View Post
    The turf is will be in poor condition every year by design. It's what the Bears want, sort of like how the Vikings want purple cartoon uniforms, the Packers want sexually ambiguous quarterbacks and the Lions want to mentally/physically collapse before the playoffs.
    Really?
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    Your other points are spot on however....



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    I have always thought they could do a better job with the real turf they have. There is really no reason if falls apart so bad.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha Cy View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about some of this....

    I have a square of that old turf. Playing on that stuff was almost a crime against humanity

    Field turf sucks to watch ball on. Football is meant to be played in the elements and on a field that stains the uniform. Ground up tires under a roof is chicken ****



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcblogerson View Post
    The turf is will be in poor condition every year by design. It's what the Bears want, sort of like how the Vikings want purple cartoon uniforms, the Packers want sexually ambiguous quarterbacks and the Lions want to mentally/physically collapse before the playoffs.
    The Vikings can't get tbe helmet to remotely match their jerseys. They are painful to watch because of the horrible play. At least get a color set that matches



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    They are bad at turf, and it really is inexplicable.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    Really?
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    Your other points are spot on however....
    I think that had to be a bears fan trying to claim the bears r tuff and want a dirt field, and had to come up with some essplanation, and he couldn't come up with anything for GB, so he just made something up...uhh...they're ghey.....



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