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Silly turf question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    So I'm checking out a photo of the Superdome playing surface, and it looks even more streaked with the black filler material than ever. I've never liked that look, and I'm wondering why manufacturers don't just paint the filler green to match the field. To me, it looks like they just got through playing one of those games that had just enough rain to ruin the appearance but not enough for a mud bowl.

    I doubt anyone else cares, but it just seems like if you're going to spend some money on a synthetic (not artificial, as micropolitan guy would lecture you!) surface, why not make it look as green as possible? I know some people say it looks more natural to have the occasional "flying dirt" when players make their cuts, but I think the overall appearance would look better if the filler were green.

    Does anybody agree?
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The black filler is old tires that are ground up.

    I don't think it looks great either. But it usually does settle down and look more normal after the first year.
  3. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    The Patriots spent a ton of time figuring out what color their field should be and even had the filler media be a light brown as to more accurately simulate a real playing surface color.
  4. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I'm sure in the future it will be a different color, but personally, I love watching replays and seeing that rubber shit fly up in slow motion.
  5. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    If the Patriots really wanted it to look like a natural field there as much as possible, the "filler media" should've made up 80 percent of the field.
  6. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    (guiltily) me too.
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