Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Ah, the wonders of Field Turf

Doesn't it seem like eons ago that Michigan Stadium was plagued with potholes every Autumn? It was terribly frustrating to watch some of the most skilled players in the country slip and slide and have hunks of turf the size of a melon go flying about every time they tried to cut. But before 2003, the Athletic Department ponied up for some Field Turf. And I gotta say that stuff is just awesome. The players can make great cuts without fear of losing their footing, and without the inherent injury risks of AstroTurf.

I never thought I'd be so pleased with a playing surface, but it has made a world of difference. Michigan Stadium recently had a field that was the laughingstock of the Big Ten, but now it is perhaps as fine as any stadium in the country. But now we get to watch cuts like this...


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