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What's the likelihood that a jumbotron and/or field turf come out of this?
I really want field turf
Why the desire for field turf?
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Cuz you don't have to maintain it and honestly I think grass is one of the reasons we play flat at home. Grass as in the natural kind not the marijuana kind
I think get Kelly gets both
Attended: Michigan @ ND 2010 Southern Cal @ ND 2011 Stanford @ ND 2012 BCS National Title Game vs. Alabama-Jan 7, 2013 ND @ Air Force 2013
Malloy, we play flat at home because its a natural playing surface?! Really? I played 13 years on just about every kind of field and I don't think any team I was on or coached for that matter was emotionally affected by the playing surface...c'mon man!
Lets see most emotionally up the Irish may have been was at MSU at OU and at USC......guess what the emotionally charged Fighting Irish were playing on??
CITY OF CHAMPYINZ!!!!!!
I'm anticipating FieldTurf this upcoming season and Jumbotron maybe a few more years down the road.
Preach on Lou
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
All I'm saying is when I played everyone got pumped to play on turf. I once mentioned that and some people agreed with me. Something about grass just looks kinda gloomy.
High schools all over the country have field turf, it is not so special anymore. I will be disappointed if ND goes for field turf over a superior playing field like GrassMaster. Everyone has field turf now so it offers no competitive advantage. It's only advantage is from a cost/maintenance aspect. If Lambeau can maintain a grass field, then so can ND.
This post was edited by dpfenny 18 months ago
“This is that time when you say winning’s a choice.“
POTW 12/23-12/29, 2013
Maybe we are from a little different era, lol. My playing days stretched from almost all grass/mud/dirt/rock fields....to Astro Turf...I preferred the real stuff..not even close..I have coached during the intro to field turf and it has lots of advantages...I just feel that a school like ND can maintain a pristine grass field. The best most prime example is PSU, perfect grass field with never an issue.
I'm sure I'm in the shrinking nostalgic minority but I love the grass but I guess the artificial stuff is the way of the future...
I do believe that when and if Notre Dame makes the change it will be the very best technology and science has to offer....
I went on a private tour of ND stadium in December and spoke with a 17 year employee within the stadium. While standing on the grass I brought up the topic of field turf. She then asked me how many players have blown out their knee at ND stadium, and how many on turf? I got the impression turf was not in discussion as of yet. Of course, this is just my opinion from my conversation with this employee( who is involved with day to day operations at stadium).
Interesting, so she was implying there were more knee injuries on grass or field turf?
Edit. NVM, found a NFL study on it. Knee injuries much more prevalent on field turf than natural grass.
The report examined the 2002-08 NFL seasons, comparing games played on grass to those on FieldTurf. It found that the rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries was 88 percent higher in FieldTurf games -- a conclusion the manufacturer of the synthetic field hotly disputes.
Also found an interesting article on the temperature differences.
The University of Missouri turfgrass expert found that on a 98-degree day at MU's Faurot Field the surface temperature on the synthetic grass was 173 degrees. Nearby natural grass showed a temperature of just 105 degrees.
When Fresenburg took the temperature at head-level height over the faux turf, the thermometer registered 138 degrees.
Fresenburg said there's a national trend toward high schools and municipal recreation departments replacing grass with artificial turf – once the almost exclusive purview of college and professional sports teams – and he wants coaches and parents to know how to keep players safe.
"If they are going to have artificial fields, we need coaches, parents and players to know that temperatures on these fields are going to be anywhere from 150 to 170 degrees on some days," Fresenburg said. "You might as well be sitting in an oven somewhere."
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by dpfenny 18 months ago
It really makes no difference what we think of the turf. It will depend on if it saves money in the long run and if it would help us recruit players. That will be the criteria.
This post was edited by Gulinias 18 months ago
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