Thursday, August 04, 2005

Please stay off the FieldTurf

Well, FieldTurfGate has another little ripple... with the issue now being that the field is now closed to the general public. Is this an overreaction to the incidents at Missouri and Oklahoma? Perhaps. It's one thing to close the field down on game days. It's another thing entirely to close it down when it's not in use.

When I was in elementary school, in the 5th grade we took a field trip down to UNL and the planetarium and museum. Afterwards, we got the opportunity to run out onto the field and work off some energy. To this day, I still remember how exciting it was running around on the Huskers field. (Hey, it doesn't take much to excite a 5th grader...)

Of course, that pales to my next story. AJ probably should stop reading here. Yes, I proposed to my wife at midfield 6 years ago. Fortunately, I got extremely lucky and found a great woman who loves football perhaps more than I do. So when I made the decision to propose to her, it just seemed like the best way to make it really special. (No jumbotrons, skywriters, fireworks, singing telegrams, or taking a chance on the waiter sending the ring to the wrong table.) And Memorial Stadium in early March is extremely quiet and rather private. I'm sure I'm not the first person to do this, but I do feel sorry that others won't have this same opportunity if they find themselves in a similar situation. (Oh, and if AJ is still reading this... nyah nyah nyah, my wife was actually excited on her birthday once when I gave her tickets to a Chiefs/Raiders game that was scheduled on our wedding anniversary. Am I one of the luckiest guys in the world, or WHAT!!!)

3 comments:

Brian said...

Hello. I run a Michigan sports blog and am putting together a coalition of other bloggers to vote on a poll similar to the coaches' or AP polls. I'd like to invite you to join.

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Adam said...

Theres a distinct possibility that I remember that...seriously, I was in the SID office at the time...we used to love watching people propose on the field...

AJ said...

Hey Brian...

Michiagn sucks.

That is all.

AJ