Turf is out, Sod is coming in

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  1. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

  2. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    Great news. Can't wait for a mud game.
     
  3. Pat_Nasty

    Pat_Nasty Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I'd bet you'd get all of the owners of teams set to play in Gillette the rest of the year to vote for a special dispensation from the rule...
     
  4. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    This plan makes much more sense, timetablewise. Sucks that the Colts will have the new sod to play on. I guess their whiney hiney ways got them what they wanted.
     
  5. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    I remember midfield being re-sodded sometime before the January 2005 Colts game too (although that was in the snow).

    But for the report:

    A-M-E-N.

    I knew the Kathryn Tappen report was too (bad) to be true:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showpost.php?p=222799&postcount=38
     
  6. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    Hehehee.. remember the last resodding... the Patriots "practiced too soon" on it and it became a muddy mess. We can (oops) always hope :)

    Also that article pointed out that the underground heating system needs to be turned down to keep that area near the freezing point so the turf sets up. I'm hoping for a little unseasonable warmth... natural or otherwise. ;)
     
  7. Patriotic

    Patriotic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    BB wanted no Moss on the new sod.
     
  8. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    Thank god that field was really embarassing.
     
  9. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I TOLD you so! Knew from the get-go that ersatz turf couldn't be installed mid-season.
     
  10. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    There will be frozen mud for the playoffs - frubious joy!
     
  11. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    Not sure I've ever mentioned this before.... but I loves me a muddy game of football.
    :rocker:
     
  12. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    It was turf all along

    Turf and Sod are the same thing - as I said on the original thread, someone heard "turf" and assumed it meant "artificial turf"

    There's dozens of turf farms near my house - they grow sod - not artificial turf
     
  13. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    You darned farmers, lording it over us ignorant slickers. :D
     
  14. Caspir

    Caspir Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think it's a load of crap that if other teams (won't name names) ***** enough, the NFL will force franchises to conform. If Belichick wants to play on a bed of rusty nails then that's his choice. All this hoopla is making other teams (again, no names) look even whinier than they already are.
     
  15. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! real Grass !!!:D :D :rocker: :D
     
  16. Bostonian1962

    Bostonian1962 In the Starting Line-Up

    Just like kids often grow up to be like their parents, it's ironic that Manning is such a whiner. Ironic because the Colts leadership (see parent analogy) are such whiners.
     
  17. waspie (UK)

    waspie (UK) On the Roster

    According to the Herald, we are getting Fieldturf - possibly in time for Thanksgiving.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2006
  18. somejerk

    somejerk Rookie

    The sod might be all screwed up by the time the Colts arrive anyway. They lay it down on the 25th, the Revolution play a home game on the 28th.

    http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/schedule/index.jsp

    If the Revolution win on the 28th, would they play another home game on the 4th?
     
  19. jaychamp

    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

    I disagree. That field is an embarrassment and I for one am glad something is being done about it. It goes against the spirit of the game and we're probably lucky we or another team didn't have a major injury. That field is equivilant to the beach that Robert Edwards played on that basically ended his NFL career.

    We've played 2 games on the road, and if it wasn't for a couple of fluke plays for the Jets, we would have 2 blowouts but yet we struggled against 2 inferior teams at home. I know it's early but I think the field has something to do with it. We'll see how the Bills game goes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2006
  20. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    That was an erroneous report - and was actually not even a report - just based on the un-cited speculation from another media outlet, because they knew the NFL had demanded that the existing turf (or sod) be replaced.

    Even this story clearly states that no one from the company or the team said they were getting Field Turf.

    If any of the reporters had checked with the NFL they would know that teams are prohibited from change playing surfaces mid-season.

    Maybe next season - who knows. I'm a purist, and prefer grass, but this new stuff is pretty close to the real thing - if the players like it, I like it.
     

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