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tobi

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Turf has been an issue for some time and the players are fed up and want the NFL to make grass mandatory.

Injuries suck but they can happen anywhere.
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Not sure if this was better to go in this thread or the NFL one but thought it was worth sharing - sour grapes or legitimate point?

The artificial turf NFL debate has been going on for ages , a quick internet search brings up a load of stories so it's not just a Spurs stadium problem.
Different sport I know but a rugby report in UK on artificial turf v natural grass injuries shows no difference.

 
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Tucker

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Cornpattbuck

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Not sure if this was better to go in this thread or the NFL one but thought it was worth sharing - sour grapes or legitimate point?


"Milano suffered a knee injury in a pile-up and Jones a pectoral."

Sounds like shit stirring as neither of those injuries are pitch related...
 

Mate

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The artificial turf NFL debate has been going on for ages , a quick internet search brings up a load of stories so it's not just a Spurs stadium problem.
Different sport I know but a rugby report in UK on artificial turf v natural grass injuries shows no difference.

Ah ok thanks, I wasn't aware.

I just read the article and it seemed pretty personal towards our stadium so I wasn't sure
 

HNIM

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Historically, early artificial surfaces were disastrous for US football players. That's improved measureably with newer technology, but I think there tends to be a knee jerk reaction whenever you have a string of injuries, or a really bad one, and it gets more attention on it. The Chris Basham injury, being non-contact, would have caused an outroar had it occurred on an artificial surface; instead, it just got highly justified pity. So you definitely need a bit of a filter when this kind of criticism comes out.

That being said, aesthetically I just hate artificial surfaces. I miss the mudfests we had in American football up until the late '70s.
 
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