Originally Posted by macro
Oh, okay. I thought you might be referring to the design or paint job on the field rather than the condition. That video was pretty funny. Is there a chance that they keep the field in that shape intentionally? Why doesn't the league step in?
That video is from one of the strangest football games I've ever seen. I'm going off memory as to the cause, but IIRC, the field (which sucks anyway late in the year) was completely torn up by high school football. So the Steelers, rather than a hasty re-sodding, actually put new sod OVER the old field. But then it rained quite a bit. The water couldn't get through the lower layer of sod to the drainage system so it just sat there and completely ruined the top layer as well, turning it into a marsh.
Don't get me wrong. The turf at Heinz field sucks. There are always complaints. But footballs sticking like lawn darts aren't a normal occurrence.