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Signs We Are Near The End Of Civilization: Colored Turf

Boise State started this run by acheiving notoriety with its “Smurf Turf” in the 90’s. It just so happens that was done at a time when this out-of-the way school was starting to garner some notice in the college football world. Next thing you know, there’s some odd damn thing on ESPN9 called the “Humanitarian Bowl” being played on that goofy blue field.

Face it. College football is a big business, and one that shares much with the entertainment industry. Following this, it seems they share the sense that imitation is good business. If a show on one network starts nailing down big ratings, you know you will see knock-offs across your cable box. It also seems that Bill Chaves, the Athletic Director at Eastern Washington University, thinks colored turf is a good idea.

“There is no doubt that one of Boise State’s claims to fame has been their blue turf and like it or dislike it, it has certainly brought them a tremendous amount of notoriety,” EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. “In a similar vein we have a tremendous opportunity at Eastern to do the same by differentiating ourselves with the red turf while providing a superior playing surface.”

In other words, that means EWU is planning to install a school-color red field in its football stadium. Until recently, Boise State was the only school to deviate from the standard green. That was until Division II New Haven went blue as well, and James Madison represented the FCS with this monstrosity.

The NCAA has no provision addressing the color of playing surfaces — at least not yet — because it hasn’t had to consider the issue outside of those relatively obscure venues. But they better start thinking about this, otherwise, we run the risk of seeing games played on that seizure-inducing orange at Tennessee.

UPDATE 9/27/10: It seems colored turf can kill.

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