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Old 02-01-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Heinz Field playing surface ranked worst in league

Steelers playing surface voted worst grass field in league
Thursday, February 01, 2007

By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Heinz Field was rated the worst grass playing field in the National Football League in a poll of players conducted the past season by their union.

A total of 1,498 players voted Heinz Field the No. 2 ranking among the 19 grass fields in the league, but the Patriots' Gillette Stadium was converted to artificial Field Turf before the end of the 2006 season, leaving the Steelers' surface as the worst.

The results of the survey were released by the NFLPA this afternoon.

Even the Steelers players don't think much of their own playing field. Of the 48 who answered the survey, 25 ranked Heinz Field's surface as "poor," 16 as "fair," 7 as "good" and none as "excellent."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07032/758734-66.stm
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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Do they take a poll like this every year, or is it a unsubtle nudge to the Rooneys to spend money on the field rather than a huge LCD screen?

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Apparently they forgot to watch the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field then......
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Heinz Field playing surface ranked worst in league

We're #1!!!

Many thanks to the Pats for ripping up the motocross track at Gillette midseason and allowing Heinz to receive its richly deserved recognition as the worst field in the NFL.

What an embarassment.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Heinz Field playing surface ranked worst in league

Something I think we all knew already. Doesn't surprise me 1 bit. Sad that Baltisore and Cincy have better playing fields than us.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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Yeah, I think we definately need new turf or something. That was kinda obvious when everyone kept slipping during games.

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Well its going to stay like that for awhile because i dont think that were going to spend any money on better turf.
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Do they take a poll like this every year, or is it a unsubtle nudge to the Rooneys to spend money on the field rather than a huge LCD screen?

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Well its going to stay like that for awhile because i dont think that were going to spend any money on better turf.
Nothing wrong with the surface to me. Grass, Mud/Dirt. Perfect Field Conditions for Football. Don't be afraid to get the jersey dirty.
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I'm shocked...
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