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Old 12-13-2004   #1
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Article from the Chronicle:

Soggy conditions

A few Colts complained about the grass playing field at Reliant Stadium.

"The field was wet," quarterback Peyton Manning said. "That surprised me. Has it rained here lately?"

Asked whether he thought the Texans might purposely have wet the field to slow them down, Manning replied with a wink: "You said that, I didn't."


If they actually do wet the field down to slow the opposing teams down, (which I'm sure they don't) then they all need to be fired. Because all you need to do is rewatch the tape of that Wand/Freeney matchup to see how much Wand liked the footing out there.

So, for all you "in-the-knows" out there, what's the real reason why they wet the field down before the game?

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Didn't seem to bother Freeney very much. Didn't he have 2 or 3 sacks?
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So, for all you "in-the-knows" out there, what's the real reason why they wet the field down before the game?

Stupidity. I guess they're trying to minimize dust in the air from the dry dirt. It's a bad decision. Why play football in the mud when you don't have to?
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Didn't seem to keep the Colts from winning thanks to a couple of blown calls.
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FIELD TURF!
FIELD TURF!
FIELD TURF!
FIELD TURF!


Come on guys, lets just go ahead and bring it in. I want to see a bright green field again with the blue end zones.
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That would look really nice.
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That green soggy mess looks so bad. The hunks of mud flying around ...ugh!
I got HDTV to look at that?
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Real grass
Real grass
Real grass
Real grass
Real grass

yay!!!!

If it would grow in Reliant I'd be right there with you Bud. It's year three and it hasn't looked really good since Seth Payne planted Quincy Carter into it back in 2002. Maybe Carter's stash broke open and poisoned our field?

For whatever the reason (lack of sunlight's probably more likely than Cowboy candy) the grass don't grow right in Reliant. You'd think that if they were going to get it to grow they'd have been able to do that by now.

There are people who do nothing but work on stadium fields for a living with all kinds of degrees in, I dunno "Turf-ology" or "Advanced Grass Theory" (not the Ricky Williams kind) and they get paid lots of money to make football fields the best they can be. Those guys haven't been able to get Reliant going in the right direction though.

A tray system of Field Turf doesn't mean they can't ever go back to grass if they someday find some weird supergrass (again, not the Ricky Williams kind) that can grow in trays, in the shade, while 300 pound men stomp on it. It's not the end of the dream Bud, it's just a good short term solution until groundskeepers learn to work miracles.
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