Eastern Washington is getting a new red field to compete with Boise's Smurf Turf. Hopefully, this results in a run on theme fields...Michigan State could cleverly have a "Sparty Green" field, Northwestern could have the "Purple Haze," and just imagine what an orange field at Tennessee would look like in HD.
Smurf Turf has Nothing on Eastern Washington
Oh my eyes!!!
Seriously though... that would be exceptionally annoying to play on. If the field was brown it would make fumbles so much more fun.
Eyes indeed. On my TV, that would cause massive amounts of pain to everyone in the room.
Also: Over/Under on a thread suggesting Maize Turf by the end of the day?
5 mentions of a maize turf field, with 3 of the 5 also requesting maize alternate jerseys for a night game.
I'll take the under on that, with only 4, but all four will request maize jerseys and a night game.
THEY SHOULD PUT MAIZE TURF IN MICHIGAN STADIUM!!
Michigan Stadium - Maize Turf, Maize Jerseys, Night Game:
Like it said in the article, this could start a chian reaction of crazy colors going down. I see the NCAA nipping this in the bud.
they've never shown any level of incompetency, right?
Excellent point, sadly.
I believe they've already banned non-green turf for 1-A schools (with Boise grandfathered in).
That field is just not right!
It's a good thing a red challenge flag isn't needed to get a play reviewed like in the NFL.
At least the field will hide the blood stains...
thankfully we don't have the Nike contract anymore, otherwise we would have a maize field one weekend, a blue the next...
they'd come up with some really crazy idea like combining the maize field with the blue field at the same time. I can't even imagine how terrible that would look...
Not as bad as what they'd do to the yard lines, which would cease to be straight.
Maize turf here, with white lines and numbers... and thousands of blue M's all over the field in a random, scattered arrangement
Perhaps one of the only instances where color-blind people win.
...smurf turf, FieldTurf. What's the damn difference. Give me grass.
You liked the mudpit we had from 1991-2002?
... It's a slippery slope from synthetic turf to playing in a dome. Next thing you know you are rooting for Syracuse.
purdue pretty much showed that the grass field at the big house was never going to work... michigan weather at its finest that day...
Headache medicine companies are behind the odd colored turf. I have never been able to watch more than fifteen minutes of a game at B.State without getting huge headaches. Fortunately I cannot recall ever watching E. Washington on tv. Didn't even know they had a team.
Fortunately I cannot recall ever watching E. Washington on tv. Didn't even know they had a team.
As long as VT doesn't put their colors on the whole field like this, I don't mind the trend.
and if Eastern Washington wants to change their field, I am all for it. I just don't see Alabama, Florida, or Michigan and the like to ever doing this.
Spartan Stadium shouldn't change its turf color, but they should replace the white lines with wider silver bars.
You have to take a lot of meth before the idea of a colored field begins to appeal to you.