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An afternoon meeting with AD Jack Swarbrick regarding the 10-year extension of the NBC contract also yielded a few other tidbits of pertinent information, including that there will be no field turf in Notre Dame Stadium in 2013.
It's still open for discussion down the road, but in 2013 ND will still be playing on its natural surface. No Jumbotron either.
Two time Poster of The Week, 2011 and 2013.
Well I guess it is another year without competing for the NC...oh wait....
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Attended: Michigan @ ND 2010 Southern Cal @ ND 2011 Stanford @ ND 2012 BCS National Title Game vs. Alabama-Jan 7, 2013 ND @ Air Force 2013
Thank you for pissing in my Wheaties, Lou!
This news sucks.
3 time POTW;
I respect our tradition as much as anyone ; however when will the AD and decision makers wake up! The age of leather helmets and wooden goal posts has long past. The present football field looks like a high school football practice field..... Devoid of identification , ordinary and uninspiring. Why our football ,soccer and other athletic fields at ND all have an ND interlock logo at midfield. Visiting teams must love to play in our stadium.... It's so much like a practice field to them and in their minds a "neutral " place to engage our players. Every college football team proudly displays their logos at mid field and end zone . Field turf will not only get rid of all the grass upkeep but will enable the logos to permanently be positioned on the field of play......and not have to put up with the cow pasture appearance which occurs after a few home games. We possess one of the greatest brand names in all of sports ...... Lets DIsplay it!!!!!!!
Football was meant to be played on natural grass. Nuff said
Plus, That is very very hallowed turf!!!
This post was edited by naplescarpenter 12 months ago
2 Time POTW in a previous life Plus 1 on 24/7 = Gringo Mafia Professor Emeritus of Veterans Affairs.
It's important to keep that "neutral" field vibe. We do not want our opponents to feel unwelcome or in the least bit intimidated.
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Apologies to most on this site,
am not a field turf nor jumbotron
fan. Understand >90% on this site
where pay for ND info and discussion
do favor field turf and jumbotron.
I am concerned about players and turf injuries,
though believe info is still coming in.
And IMO Jumbotron replays are not worth
suffering all the artificial noise and ads.
Am not sure of the entire ND fan's
opinion on field turf and jumbotron.
Study: Rate of ACL injury in NCAA football players higher on third-generation artificial turf
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
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