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Old 01-20-2008, 11:42 AM   #11
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Default Re: The Grass Menagerie

I'm worried about Bouchette's job security if Pittsburgh switches to field turf. Seems like he devotes every other column to the Heinz Field grass surface. Whatever will he write about?

We MUST keep Ed employed! KEEP THE GRASS!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:51 AM   #12
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Three Rivers Stadium had artificial turf, not grass. So it hasn't been the Steelers way "forever", just since they started playing at Heinz Field in 2001.

I would rather them go with the new FieldTurf than stick with grass. No more marshy field. We could have painted endzones and the Steelers logo at midfiend due to the eaze of switching out the field decorations. It would save the Steelers money because there would be no need to water or cut the grass, because there would be none.

Our offense is slowly changing. Fast Willie Parker is our running back now, not Jerome The Bus Bettis. One of the fastest players on the team is starting wideout Santonio Holmes. I wouldn't mind seeing them play all their home games on Field Turf, wich would help maximize their speed because they wouldn't be slipping and falling on a muddy field.

You remember the debacle the Dolphins game was? I wouldn't want that again. If the field had been decent, we would have killed them. Instead it was a 3-0 win because the field negated absolutley any advantages we had.
The field was marshy against Miami because the water leaked through the seams in the tarp. Against Cinncinati and both Jacksonville games, field conditions did not play a factor in the outcome. Having field turf will have no impact on Parker's ability. He had 100 yards against JAX in December in the snow. The Miami game was a rare exception. The grounds crew was able to maintain the integrity of the field for all other games. Keep the grass. Less injuries, more pure surface.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #13
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KEEP THE GRASS!!
Grass? Where? LOL.

The DD Master stuff currently used at Heinz Field is a hybrid natural grass/synthetic fibers surface. Switching to an all synthetic surface won't be a new thing for the Steelers. nor will it affect their game. Three Rivers had a 100% artificial surface (and a crappy one) and that didn't prevent the Steelers from winning 4 Superbowls while playing there.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #14
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The field was marshy against Miami because the water leaked through the seams in the tarp. Against Cinncinati and both Jacksonville games, field conditions did not play a factor in the outcome. Having field turf will have no impact on Parker's ability. He had 100 yards against JAX in December in the snow. The Miami game was a rare exception. The grounds crew was able to maintain the integrity of the field for all other games. Keep the grass. Less injuries, more pure surface.
Again......statements with no facts to back them up.
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This is such an easy solution it is ridiculous

1 - dont schedule a Steelers game the same weekend as the high school games

2 - kick gayass Pitt Panthers the F out of the stadium. They are a disgrace
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Again......statements with no facts to back them up.
Parker ran hard all year and then gets hurt on the turf in St Louis

more injuries on turf is a fact
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Again......statements with no facts to back them up.
I do have facts to back up my statement. Click on the attached link.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/show...409#post327409
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This is such an easy solution it is ridiculous

1 - dont schedule a Steelers game the same weekend as the high school games

2 - kick gayass Pitt Panthers the F out of the stadium. They are a disgrace
you know the rooney's won't kick them out

they may be cheap but they're not mean
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Parker ran hard all year and then gets hurt on the turf in St Louis

more injuries on turf is a fact
Krieder tore his ACL is the muck against Miami.

But the grass advocates don't ever mention that fact!
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I do have facts to back up my statement. Click on the attached link.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/show...409#post327409
Those are player's opinions! You can't tell the difference between facts and opinions?
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