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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 see two trannys with pretty girlfriends, not sure what you're trying to disprove, sir.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcblogerson View Post
    I see two trannys with pretty girlfriends, not sure what you're trying to disprove, sir.
    Damn, well I wish I was as good lookin as those trannys then.



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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.
    Sadly enough, this is the most believable explanation offer here so far. The politics and unions cost that city a ton of money.



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    I blame the soccer team, always soccer ruining real football.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Damn, well I wish I was as good lookin as those trannys then.



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Sadly enough, this is the most believable explanation offer here so far. The politics and unions cost that city a ton of money.
    I agree it probably is the complete corruption of the Chicago park district. At some point, you would think the NFL and the other teams would refuse to play on it.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    The tire chip stuff looks like garbage

    Bears are my 2nd favorite team behind the Raiders. I like how the field falls apart in Chicago and all the mud and stains that go along with it.

    Oakland will mess things up in the AFC West this year too.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Sadly enough, this is the most believable explanation offer here so far. The politics and unions cost that city a ton of money.
    Its not a contract or union issue a all. Soldier Field is owned by the chicago park district. Basically, both parties feel the other should absorb the cost of putting down a good playing surface. In the end, the Bears organization still works from the model when they were founded. Keep as much money as possible with the owners, spend as little as possible.



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    I blame the soccer team, always soccer ruining real football.
    I figured soccer players wouldn't tear a field up. I thought according to many they dance and prance on the field for 90 minutes. I think grass can withstand that.



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    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.
    Northwestern grows their grass really long- almost like playing football in a pasture.

    Also- the NFL teams can wear much longer cleats than you can in college. In college the maximum length for cleats is 5/8", whereas the NFL they can wear longer than 1" cleats if they want. The turf will get more tore up quicker.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Its not a contract or union issue a all. Soldier Field is owned by the chicago park district. Basically, both parties feel the other should absorb the cost of putting down a good playing surface. In the end, the Bears organization still works from the model when they were founded. Keep as much money as possible with the owners, spend as little as possible.
    This very true. Not a Bears fan but living out here it is clear the family depends on the business to provide their lifestyle. Which is strange, if they would do it, the Bears could be worth so much more. They already dominate Chicago, but they could literally be worth as much if not more than the Steelers, and Cowboys if the family would spend the money.

    I know a few Bears fans that hope that when Virginia dies, they are forced to sell to cover the taxes. Which is pretty sad, but if they haven't planned right could happen.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Northwestern grows their grass really long- almost like playing football in a pasture.

    Also- the NFL teams can wear much longer cleats than you can in college. In college the maximum length for cleats is 5/8", whereas the NFL they can wear longer than 1" cleats if they want. The turf will get more tore up quicker.
    If this is true, which I have not reason to believe it isn't, how come the only stadiums that have true issues are, Soldier field and Heinz Field. Everyone else that plays on natural grass seems to have no problems. I get it if one year, you get a **** ton of rain or something, but every year Soldier field looks like ****, every year without fail.


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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    If this is true, which I have not reason to believe it isn't, how come the only stadiums that have true issues are, Soldier field and Heinz Field. Everyone else that plays on natural grass seems to have no problems. I get it if one year, you get a **** ton of rain or something, but every year Soldier field looks like ****, every year without fail.
    Green Bay has a grass and synthetic mix if I remember correctly. Denver also. There's some technology behind their fields. Chicago....not so much



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    If this is true, which I have not reason to believe it isn't, how come the only stadiums that have true issues are, Soldier field and Heinz Field. Everyone else that plays on natural grass seems to have no problems. I get it if one year, you get a **** ton of rain or something, but every year Soldier field looks like ****, every year without fail.
    I don't know about the Soldier Field, but Heitz also houses the Pitt Panthers and the state playoffs (last I knew) which was more than a few games.

    The turf in Pittsburgh really only goes to hell in Oct/Nov - which of course is a full half a season +



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    Re: Soldier Field Turf - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    This very true. Not a Bears fan but living out here it is clear the family depends on the business to provide their lifestyle. Which is strange, if they would do it, the Bears could be worth so much more. They already dominate Chicago, but they could literally be worth as much if not more than the Steelers, and Cowboys if the family would spend the money.

    I know a few Bears fans that hope that when Virginia dies, they are forced to sell to cover the taxes. Which is pretty sad, but if they haven't planned right could happen.

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