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

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  1. cysocool

    cysocool Active Member

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    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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  2. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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

    SC Cy Well-Known Member

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

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    Jack Trice is perfect.
     
  5. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. flycy

    flycy Active Member

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

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

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Richie Allen of the Phillies cover it all when he saw the first artificial turf of the Astrodome with words to this effect “If cows don’t eat it, I don’t want to play on itâ€￾.
     
  9. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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

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    You said it Charles
     
  11. cysocool

    cysocool Active Member

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

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    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
     
  13. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Colorado, Oklahoma and A&M are the others.
     
  14. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    So glad we have what we do...Nebraska's field looks HORRIBLE imo.
     
  16. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    It's a thing of beauty every gameday.
     
  17. beatiowa

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    I dream of taking naps on that grass.
     
  18. cysocool

    cysocool Active Member

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    If Nebraska switched to natural grass, would they have to install center pivot irrigation to keep it from dying? I think they should change their nickname to the center pivot irrigation cornhuskers... :smile:
     
  19. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    Another great field to play on looks like Miami, that field looks superb all the time!!!
     
  20. Let's Go State

    Let's Go State Well-Known Member

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    Kansas city is the worst place in the world to grow grass (I hate my yard compared to my old Iowa lawn). Too warm for bluegrass, too cool for bermudagrass so the chiefs try to blend it with annual ryegrass that can't take a pounding. Its actually pretty good considering what it goes under.

    However - I absolutely agree that Jack Trice stadium grass is as good as you could possibly get. Hats off to the ground crew.
     

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