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Natural Grass vs. Field Turf.....

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Scotch, May 27, 2007.

  1. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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  2. LincolnBuff

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    I've always preferred natural grass but I also understand the financial benefits to Field Turf.

    I just want to see the Buffs win again!:smile2:
     
  3. Mick Ronson

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    agree on all points. :thumbsup:
     
  4. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    My son's little league team plays on field turf, it is a great surface. Very close to the feel of a very well maintained grass field, nothing like traditional turf.
     
  5. 77buff

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    Feild turf is just more phony baloni in a world where there's already too much of it. Football was meant to be played on natural grass and outdoors - no domes. The weather and field conditions are part of the game.
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  6. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    if they switch to field turf, the players and fans should be prepared to be baked alive during the september and october afternoon games.

    and what exactly are the true financial benefits of field turf anyway?

    these just a couple of issues to be considered before making this decision...
     
  7. Buffman

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    amen.

    too much stock is put on how green the damn field is. some of the more memorable games in football history have been played in the elements where field conditions aren't pristine. and when has anyone ever turned on the tv to watch a game and decide never mind, the field is too brown for me to fully enjoy this. i think i'll watch a movie instead.

    if its hot, play in the heat. if it snows, play in the snow and if it rains on, play in the mud.
     
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  8. ladyblaise

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    why not a mud bog? and give them clubs too?
     
  9. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    That's missing the point. It's not about how "green" the field is. It is about a surface that allows the athletes to perform at the exceptionally high level we are paying good money to see. Yes, a mud game or an ice game here or there is fun to watch. But, when fields deteriorate to the point that they continually affect the players and the game it becomes a problem.

    Think about Patriots games last year before they fixed their field. It was getting boring to watch. No one could make explosive moves in the middle of the field because the turf was so torn up. Every time the QB dropped back to pass he either fell over or couldn't escape the rush. The Pats/Jets game was one of the most boring NFL games I've seen in a while. Not surprisingly, they decided to resod the field the next week.
     
  10. FChairbanks

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    and sports turf will do that...?

    or is it really a matter of good turfgrass management?

    just asking the question...
     
  11. Buffman

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    i guess. but i don't watch football to see ballerinas do pretty little spin moves. i want to watch men charge through the mud to bust some heads. and i don't mind defensive oriented games either. not to mention, how many games in boulder have had large amounts of rain in the the last few years anyway.
     
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    Thank You... Couldn't agree anymore...
     
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    I honestly don't really know. But, isn't that the argument for it, that it's cheaper to keep in good playing condition without sacrificing too much of the natural grass feel? That is, after a big storm, the field won't turn to mush for the rest of the season. Thus, allowing better on-field products throughout the year. I think I've also read that there are less injuries on the field turf surface.

    Plus, I believe the field turn also allows you to have more non-football events on the surface without compromising the quality. The point is, our AD isn't exactly floating in money right now. So, if an investment in field turf allows them to save up keep costs while making more money on event rentals (and concessions) without compromising the on-field product, I'm all for it. But, like I said, I'm not an expert in the field turf, so if these arguments don't hold up to the facts, then I'd change my stance.

    I think the large amounts of rain are the point. One game in a lot of rain can seriously damage the grass field for the rest of the season. I think the field turf is supposed to bounce back quicker, more easily, and more cheaply. Also, I'm not saying I want to see ballet on the field, but I also don't want to see a game of which fat guy can stay on his feet the longest. To get to your points, I also like to see men charge through the middle and butt heads. I don't like to see the running back fall down in the backfield because he slipped on a patch of bare dirt from field wear. I also like defensive oriented games...when they are defensive oriented because the defense is faster, more skilled, and hungrier to get to the point of attack. Not because the offense can't run on the surface.
     
  14. 4DemBuffs

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    ...like CU at Mizzou in '90?
     
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    I just worry that Ralphie will blow out a knee.
     
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    Wouldn't it save the dept. money by switching to field turf? I wonder how much it cost the athletic dept to maintain the grass. I wouldnt mind either way. Plus the dept could make some $ by bringing in concerts and other venues to folsom right?
     
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    I've heard that Field Turf is very close to natural grass but it would still be a bummer not to be on grass.

    Just win, baby!
     
  18. LincolnBuff

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    That's always been my point of view but unfortunately economics are more important.:sad1:
     
  19. SJBuff

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    As long as whatever goes in is not blue!!!:wow:
     
  20. Liver

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    our Buffs were freaking GOOD on the turf. SPEED KILLS. remember those days?

    if they want turf and they say that this new version is safer than the old stuff but still helps your speed, then go for it.

    i want teams to fear getting run out of the stadium when they come to folsom. i want their defensive coordinators shaking in their boots looking at sub 4.4 guys at all the skill positions, just waiting to go off. i want their offensive coordinators having nightmares thinking about the speed off the ends and the damage to be inflicted on their qbs.

    maybe if we build it, the speed will come! :thumbsup:

    GO BUFFS!
     
  21. PhillyBuff

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    how hard is it to smoke field turf? :devil2: :smokin:
     
  22. 96 Buff

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    I used to be a "grass-only" guy, but the AD is missing out on a lot of extra revenue-creating opportunities because natural grass cannot take the extra traffic AND be in game-day shape. Plus, an artificial surface is cheaper to maintain.
     

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