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Re: Red turf at EWU?

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SouthDakotaGrizzly wrote:
89Hen wrote: I've definitely seen some green fields fade a little. It may not be as noticible with green as it would be red. I don't really think the red would fade before the field wore out, but it will be horrendous from the start IMO.
As for the idea itself, yeah, it'll draw attention for sure. And guess who the Eagles would play in the first game on the red turf? More attention for Montana is never a bad thing :thumb: .
I was thinking about that. Local media will in all likelihood air the game, but I wonder if the bigwigs would pick it up because 1) First game ever on red turf, and 2) EWU playing against the national runner-up.

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Re: Red turf at EWU?

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As for the idea itself, yeah, it'll draw attention for sure. And guess who the Eagles would play in the first game on the red turf? More attention for Montana is never a bad thing :thumb: .
I was thinking about that. Local media will in all likelihood air the game, but I wonder if the bigwigs would pick it up because 1) First game ever on red turf, and 2) EWU playing against the national runner-up.
I don't know that it would actually get broadcast nationally, but you would almost certainly see some highlights (with plenty of smartass comments, I'm sure) on SportsCenter. I think the novelty will wear off fairly quickly, though. There are too many other stories going on in a college football season for red turf to draw attention for too long.

This whole thing has got me thinking that the Seahawks should one-up EWU and install lime green turf in Qwest Field (you know, to match those lime green third unis). Talk about blinding, you'd have to wear a welding hood to that game! :lol:
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Dont be surprised if this really happens... the new AD is REALLY trying to step up the exposure for EWU and Eastern Athletics... contracts with WASHINGTON & WSU have NEVER happend before (correct me if im wrong). EWU has a 'dont let our history be a mystery' drive focused on adding signage and banners to the stadium of past all-americans, & Conference Championships ect. Also they are adding the video boards for Reese Court & Woodward field sometime soon. Hopefully they remove that f'ing track and rebuild the east sideline seats like they were supposed to do in 2004. IF AND WHEN they do those things...... You might see EWU in the National Championship game.
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BlackFalkin wrote:Dont be surprised if this really happens... the new AD is REALLY trying to step up the exposure for EWU and Eastern Athletics... contracts with WASHINGTON & WSU have NEVER happend before (correct me if im wrong). EWU has a 'dont let our history be a mystery' drive focused on adding signage and banners to the stadium of past all-americans, & Conference Championships ect. Also they are adding the video boards for Reese Court & Woodward field sometime soon. Hopefully they remove that f'ing track and rebuild the east sideline seats like they were supposed to do in 2004. IF AND WHEN they do those things...... You might see EWU in the National Championship game.
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Beating Montana State every year makes EWU the laughing stock?
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BlackFalkin wrote:Beating Montana State every year makes EWU the laughing stock?
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Fact wrote:I'm not exactly a purist (I actually like that my team plays on field turf) but I have a problem with it because it's so gimmicky and stupid and is purposely meant to be a distraction. If you want a distraction, put your student section closer to the field. If Eastern Washington does this.. I'm just glad that I won't have to see it.

I agree this is stupid. So damned gimmicky.
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If you guys are thinking about televising games, I'd be less worried about the sun fading the field and be more worried about the guy riding the color correction knob in the production truck.

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Libertine wrote:If you guys are thinking about televising games, I'd be less worried about the sun fading the field and be more worried about the guy riding the color correction knob in the production truck.
No shit. The dudes in the truck are going to have a hell of a time with a field like that.

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Willie wrote:EWU has received the OK from the NCAA and the Big Sky Conference to install red turf in their stadium, if they wish to.

Would this be the design?

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I think it's a great idea, and I hope EWU does it! But, I'm one of the very few that have yet to see an Oregon uniform I haven't liked!!

Go on with your bad self, Eagles!! :thumb:
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Grizo406 wrote:I think it's a great idea, and I hope EWU does it! But, I'm one of the very few that have yet to see an Oregon uniform I haven't liked!!

Go on with your bad self, Eagles!! :thumb:
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clenz wrote:
Libertine wrote:If you guys are thinking about televising games, I'd be less worried about the sun fading the field and be more worried about the guy riding the color correction knob in the production truck.
No shit. The dudes in the truck are going to have a hell of a time with a field like that.
Actually, it's not going to be a problem. I'm a photo/video guy, it's not hard to white balance. :coffee:

That's like saying a QB would have a hard time throwing the ball because of the color of his uniform. Non-issue.

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Grizo406 wrote:I think it's a great idea, and I hope EWU does it! But, I'm one of the very few that have yet to see an Oregon uniform I haven't liked!!

Go on with your bad self, Eagles!! :thumb:
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SouthDakotaGrizzly wrote:
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I was thinking about that. Local media will in all likelihood air the game, but I wonder if the bigwigs would pick it up because 1) First game ever on red turf, and 2) EWU playing against the national runner-up.
I don't know that it would actually get broadcast nationally, but you would almost certainly see some highlights (with plenty of smartass comments, I'm sure) on SportsCenter. I think the novelty will wear off fairly quickly, though. There are too many other stories going on in a college football season for red turf to draw attention for too long.

This whole thing has got me thinking that the Seahawks should one-up EWU and install lime green turf in Qwest Field (you know, to match those lime green third unis). Talk about blinding, you'd have to wear a welding hood to that game! :lol:
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As for the recruiting aspect:
1/25/10 SuperPrep.com by Chris Fetters "Jared Hansen, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive lineman from Curtis High School in University Place, Wash., verbally committed to Head Coach Beau Baldwin and the Eastern Washington University Eagles after taking an official visit to Cheney this past weekend.

Hansen had a great time this past weekend in Cheney. He really connected with all of the recruits who were also in on their official visit. He was impressed with coach Baldwin, coach (Torey) Hunter and Offensive Line coach (Aaron) Best, as well as the history of success that the program has had.

After learning more about the new red Field Turf, which is being installed this summer, courtesy of former Eagle and current NFL All Pro Lineman Michael Roos, Hansen was even more impressed.


Hansen plans to study Criminal Justice with the intention of working in Law Enforcement following the conclusion of his football career. He hopes to be involved with the next level of Football, following his collegiate experience.

Hansen will be running track this spring for the Curtis Vikings and will continue to develop his speed, agility, flexibility, and work on his long snapping skills.

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GOKATS wrote:
Grizo406 wrote:I think it's a great idea, and I hope EWU does it! But, I'm one of the very few that have yet to see an Oregon uniform I haven't liked!!

Go on with your bad self, Eagles!! :thumb:
Let me guess.........................., you're color blind, right? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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That right there should tell you somethin'! ;) :rofl: :rofl:
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collegesportsinfo wrote:
Willie wrote:EWU has received the OK from the NCAA and the Big Sky Conference to install red turf in their stadium, if they wish to.

Would this be the design?

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It looks a bit too Nazi for my taste.
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Grizo406 wrote:
GOKATS wrote:
Let me guess.........................., you're color blind, right? :lol: :lol: :lol:
No, I'm not color blind! I have crystal clear Griz vision!!

That right there should tell you somethin'! ;) :rofl: :rofl:
Well I guess 'dark pink' is the same as 'light red'. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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GOKATS wrote:
Grizo406 wrote:
No, I'm not color blind! I have crystal clear Griz vision!!

That right there should tell you somethin'! ;) :rofl: :rofl:
Well I guess 'dark pink' is the same as 'light red'. :lol: :lol: :lol:
It sure seems to be to the Cats doesn't it? Either shade of red seems to be like kryptonite to you guys.
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Ursus A. Horribilis wrote:
GOKATS wrote:
Well I guess 'dark pink' is the same as 'light red'. :lol: :lol: :lol:
It sure seems to be to the Cats doesn't it? Either shade of red seems to be like kryptonite to you guys.
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if Boise State has become a "punchline" then it must be a pretty damned good joke.

How many more BCS bowls do they have to play in (and win) before you guys realize they're not in the Big Fluffy anymore?
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GOKATS wrote:
Grizo406 wrote:
No, I'm not color blind! I have crystal clear Griz vision!!

That right there should tell you somethin'! ;) :rofl: :rofl:
Well I guess 'dark pink' is the same as 'light red'. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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BigApp wrote:if Boise State has become a "punchline" then it must be a pretty damned good joke.

How many more BCS bowls do they have to play in (and win) before you guys realize they're not in the Big Fluffy anymore?
I know, that's exactly what I was thinking.

I live in the Houston area, and the only time I hear people around here talking about Boise State it is usually about how good they are.
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Grizo406 wrote:I think it's a great idea, and I hope EWU does it! But, I'm one of the very few that have yet to see an Oregon uniform I haven't liked!!

Go on with your bad self, Eagles!! :thumb:
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That's funny. I feel exactly the same way - especially these:

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