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Purple turf coming to LSU?

Posted on: April 1, 2010 12:24 pm
 
The folks in the LSU athletic department are having a little fun this April Fools' Day.

On the cover of their website, LSUSports.net, there is a story about Tiger Stadium switching to purple turf for the 2010 season!

This wouldn't seem out of the realm of possibility would it? We have blue turf in Boise and Eastern Washington is trying to install red turf. But purple turf? Imagine those night games at LSU with the team wearing purple uniforms. The opponents would have a hell of time trying to play defense.

From the LSU official release:

"This wasn't just a knee-jerk reaction," Marcus Davidson, Assistant to the Associate in the Office of Athletic Branding, said. "It was a perfect storm of factors.  Not only will field maintenance be easier for our grounds crew, but being able to project purple and gold to a national television audience is an opportunity for branding that will make Tiger Stadium the greatest place to watch a sporting event in the world."

For you Seinfeld fans, you'll be happy to know that Art Vandalay, the President and CEO of Vandalay Industries, will be installing the new turf. (I thought Vandalay was an architect, not a turf installer).

 "We've been speaking on the virtues of colored turf for years at various conventions and we finally have the perfect partner in LSU. The field is going to be amazing. Although we have never done a project with our turf on anything more than municipal parks, we are confident that 'Tiger Turf' is going to be a staple of all collegiate athletic fields.  The possibilities are endless.  I see a future where grass will cease to exist."  

Good stuff LSU, very creative.


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Comments

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

Purple turf would ALMOST be as stupid as blue turf.



Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2010 11:31 am
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

Imagine those night games at LSU with the team wearing purple uniforms.Traditionally, LSU only breaks out the purple once a season at home.  Remember, they are the ones that had the rule changed to allow home teams to wear white.  Purple aside, Tiger Stadium needs turf.  The grass doesn't grow.



Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2010 4:18 am
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

Imagine those night games at LSU with the team wearing purple uniforms. The opponents would have a hell of time trying to play defense. Or imagine this, Darst.  Purple unies against a GOLD playing turf.  There would never be any confusion by visiting players, as to where LSU's were on the field.  Then a team like Georgia Tech comes in and practically disappears into the backdrop.  Would that be something to witness! 

Two arguments for keeping grass GREEN, perhaps?  LOL

Still, this was a classic April Fool's joke!  Kind of reminds me of the time an Arkansas radio station called the TexASS HC Darrell Royal's office posing as a Razorback official, telling them that their endzone team lettering at War Memorial/LR had been mis-spelled (as previously indicated above) by the turf crew;  and there was nothing that could be done about it.  The game was of course to be nationally televised.  Caused quite a stir. 

May be one of your FAVORITES as well, huh?







Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2010 12:25 am
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

How about you guys compare notes and not post the same article the same day....

Atleast you took a minute more than Dodd and actually wrote an article...

=/



corona79
Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2010 7:51 pm
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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2010 4:37 pm
 

Locals up in arms

WWL radio out of New Orleans, the Tiger's 50,000 watt flagship, was being besieged with irate Tiger fans...until they figured it out. I gar-un-tee their will be more than one Bayou Bengal fan who will go to Tiger Stadium for LSU's first game and be disappoined the field isn't purple!



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

Art Vandalay from Seinfeld.   Almost fell for it!




Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2010 3:48 pm
 

Purple turf coming to LSU?

I must admit, i almost fell for that one. Good joke, LSU!!Laughing


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