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(SacBee)   Preparing us for that onslaught of mind-numbing fluff that precedes the Super Bowl, an article on how Candlestick Park's surface is a bit bedraggled. "Most grass fields tend not to be as lush in the winter months"   (sacbee.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-10 11:38:39 AM
Well, it does come into play sometimes. I still remember that one Packers/Panthers game in Charlotte where players were yanking up giant chunks of sod every other play and there was serious discussion about whether it was even a playable surface.
 
2013-01-10 11:51:30 AM
The Candlestick field is relevant after last week's Fedex debacle...but it's totally irrelevant with respect to this year's Super Bowl, tardmitter.

Also, the author of the article clearly hasn't heard of RG3 or Hauschka:
In Sunday's Washington-Seattle game, poor field conditions at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., are believed to have claimed at least one victim: Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons, who suffered an ACL tear and was placed on injured reserve.


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2013-01-10 12:08:42 PM

PowerSlacker: Derp attack on submitter, Derp attack on the author of article...


Did you think subby thought it was relevant to this year's Super Bowl?

Did you think RG3's injury on Sunday was caused by the turf conditions?

Based on your wealth of football knowledge, I'm guessing you're a Seattle fan.
 
2013-01-10 12:37:36 PM
The Sacramento Bee has better 49ers coverage than the SF Chronicle does
 
2013-01-10 12:44:48 PM
I was told a while back by a friend of mine in the NFL (who is constantly BS'ing) that at high tide, the surface at Candlestick can get really, really soft. Not sure why, seeing as how it's above sea level (just barely).

Any SF Farkers out there with first hand experience that can confirm or deny this?
 
2013-01-10 12:45:17 PM
Football was clearly meant to be played in warm weather on a pristine well drained field that sees little action.
 
2013-01-10 01:01:55 PM
The Sacramento Bee has better 49ers coverage than the SF Chronicle does

It's really f'kn sad, isn't it? Ann Kilion isn't fit to write for a middle school newspaper, much less for the city's main paper and cover its most popular team. The rest of those idiots aren't much better. We NorCal'ers like to make fun of the LA Times and its Plaschle/Simers duo, but the truth is that the Chronicle is barely better, if at all. Matt Barrows is great, which is why the Sac Bee is so good.

Thank God for message boards, which have been the best place to get sports news since about 2002.
 
2013-01-10 01:22:07 PM

Choo-Choo Bear: PowerSlacker: Derp attack on submitter, Derp attack on the author of article...

Did you think subby thought it was relevant to this year's Super Bowl?

Did you think RG3's injury on Sunday was caused by the turf conditions?

Based on your wealth of football knowledge, I'm guessing you're a Seattle fan.


Not necessarily, yes, and yes.

After last Sunday afternoon's debacle (three season ending injuries due to a sloppy field), field conditions are a relevant topic right now. This isn't fluff.
 
2013-01-10 01:24:42 PM
Also, it's nice to have a guy from Boston of all places ripping this story. Short memory?
 
2013-01-10 02:12:43 PM
Perhaps they should build a new stadium... oh wait...
 
2013-01-11 08:45:16 AM
Pussies. We playes football in a rock quarry and we liked it. Blame it on the playing surface not your lack of talent.
 
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