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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrible Towlie View Post
    I liked hearing about the 3,000 seats. I'm still saying that I want more haha


    The grass dosn't bother me that much, but I wouldn't mind seeing them change it for something that holds up better.
    Remember when the sod was so bad, they just slapped another layer of sod on top of it, and then it was so bad that a punt literally just stuck into the ground with no bounce at all? That was a national embarrassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Remember when the sod was so bad, they just slapped another layer of sod on top of it, and then it was so bad that a punt literally just stuck into the ground with no bounce at all? That was a national embarrassment.
    That was a fluke (an insane amount of rain in the 48 hours prior to kickoff, and although they tried to cover the field, there was some issue with one of the seams on the tarp that covered the field, so WAY TOO MUCH water got through). The groundskeepers seem to have gotten a better handle on taking care of the field now as compared to how it was a decade ago when Heinz first opened. We play on one field until Thanksgiving, then re-sod after the 4 WPIAL championships. That seems to work out much better than some of the experimental stuff that they were trying early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    That was a fluke (an insane amount of rain in the 48 hours prior to kickoff, and although they tried to cover the field, there was some issue with one of the seams on the tarp that covered the field, so WAY TOO MUCH water got through). The groundskeepers seem to have gotten a better handle on taking care of the field now as compared to how it was a decade ago when Heinz first opened. We play on one field until Thanksgiving, then re-sod after the 4 WPIAL championships. That seems to work out much better than some of the experimental stuff that they were trying early on.
    Yea, they have got much better at managing the grass. It makes mucho sense to re-sod after the high school games.

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    Talk to us in January.

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    I don't mind the grass field so much. I do mind that we can't generate the kind of noise that we used to at 3 rivers. I know when they designed the stadium in Seattle Paul Allen had them do a bunch of acoustic checks so that it would be as loud as possible down on the field. That gives the Seahawks a huge advantage when they play at home and the visitors can't hear the audibles. I'm pretty sure they lead the league every year in false starts and delay of game penalties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Yea, they have got much better at managing the grass. It makes mucho sense to re-sod after the high school games.

    So am I the only one who misses these day's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer View Post

    So am I the only one who misses these day's?
    Looks like half the Cleveland team is wearing home brown jerseys and the other half is wearing away white jerseys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer View Post

    So am I the only one who misses these day's?
    I do miss those days. There used to be nothing better than watch a game played on grass when it was snowing out.
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