Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A New Look for Dudley...


Don't run with Sisserson had an absolutely fantastic idea about how Vanderbilt could create a home field advantage at Dudley Field in the comments section of today's Hotline. Here's a pro-type. Imagine how sweet this would look in Hi-Def.

12 comments:

Stanimal said...

Believe it or not, you can be conservative and liberal even in football. Clearly Bobby is demonstrating his liberal side.

I, however, am of the conservative camp. I think the smurf turf out in Boise is miserable. Yes its miserable for opponents, but I think its equally miserable for the game. Football is meant to be played on a lush green field. I'm not even a huge fan of turf, (anybody who's ever played on it will tell you it cuts your arms to the bejesus). I'm sorry, but without the smell and morning dew of a freshly cut field, you just don't have Saturday morning football in the southeast.

Bobby O'Shea said...

There's no reason why Vanderbilt can't have natural grass and still have a golden sod. If they can paint the grass green, they can sure as hell paint it gold. Plus, think of the promotional opportunities from the Home Depot or Lowes when they start hocking all the kinds of paint they have. "Use the paint the Commodores use"...now I'm on to something.

Stanimal said...

I'm incensed that this idea was even suggested. So much so that I have to post how terrible it is twice.

Masonfan said...

For all that is good and decent in the world....DO NOT BE THIS LAME.

This maybe the worst idea EVER. Communism is a better idea then this.

Don't run with sisserson said...

awesome idea, bobby. we can introduce corporate sponsorships even earlier than bowl season. i think that catepillar would be a great sponsor - their finance division is right across west end.

and stan, dont you ever call me liberal. i agree with the morning dew comment, but since we are no longer players of the game but spectators, i think as long as there is the scent of beer, football will be football.

Stanimal said...

The liberal comment was more for Bobby's effect. However Sisserson, this idea of yours is very, very liberal (a difference between a liberal believer and a conservative believer with a liberal idea).

I know I'm not playing the game anymore, but that doesn't mean when I'm going to one I don't enjoy being around the same environment. That's half the beauty of the SEC is its tradition. The one consistent thing about all the SEC's stadiums? Green grass baby. Fresh-cut green grass. And I don't care where you're sitting in the house, if you go to a game, at some point you're going to smell it, and only then do you really appreciate the beauty of football.

Bobby O'Shea said...

Stanimal sounds like a lawn mower commercial. "Green grass baby. Fresh-cut green grass. And I don't care where you're sitting in the house, if you go to a game, at some point you're going to smell it, and only then do you really appreciate the beauty of football." Gag me with a spoon.

I grant you that the SEC is all about tradition, but I really don't think that the grass is what gives it that traditional feel.

Would a gold field be unconventional? Absolutely. But what's more unconventional than a school significantly smaller than all its conference rivals, who don't have a typical athletic department structure, and would rather have a Nobel Laureate than a Heisman Trophy on campus?

Seamus O'Toole said...

The last time Justin Verlander threw a no-no was in the same season that I almost hit a home run off him. He was on the Phillies and I was on the Mets, both National Leaguers because we have even-numbered birthdays.

I hate this blog.

Masonfan said...

I am rubbing a blade over my wrist right now...you're killing me with this.

Boise State looks freakn' dumb, Vandy would look dumber.

Would the NCAA even allow you to have a corporate sponsorship on your field? I can't think of any "on campus" sporting facility that has that.

Masonfan said...

oh and Verlander went to ODU which is in Norfolk VA, and hails from Goochland VA

Seamus O'Toole said...

And when he was 12 pitched for the Phillies of Tuckahoe Little League, which pulls from Goochland and western Henrico counties.

Boyer in the District said...

I want to use Houston Nutt's head for the new turf at Arkansas