Ok, I’m a fan of red as much as the next guy, but this is just crossing all sorts of lines. After seeing the success a school like Boise St. has had after installing a blue field, Eastern Washington has decided to go ahead with making their turf red.
“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.
EW’s field will be the second oddly colored field in the NCAA(Div I). When you think about it, it’s really hard to blame EW for their actions. Did anyone know of the Broncos outside of Boise before they came out with that eye-throbbing blue turf and received a bowl game? I know I hadn’t, I just remember cursing them as I got a headache the first time I saw one of their games on tv. It’s easy to see that once their field made it to tv, the ball started rolling on recruiting, which has brought them to their recent success in the world of college football.
I blame the NCAA. As of now, there are no rules against coloring your turf any shade under the sun. I understand Boise St. caught them by surprise, but that was in 1986!!! NCAA, you’ve had 24 years to put safeguards in place to prevent eye sores like EW’s red turf from coming to fruition. What’s going to stop a school from having a brown field with brown uni’s so you can’t see the ball? How bout checkerboard? Let’s just turn into the Arena Football League.
Since there aren’t any rules against it, it’s hard to blame Eastern Washington for this plan, I just hope I never have to watch one of their games on tv(ahem: ESPN).
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