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    It's a big weekend for football in Pittsburgh.

    6 games will be played at Heinz Field's grass/mud surface.

    Friday - High School
    A - Springdale v. Serra Catholic
    AA -Jeanette v. Beaver Falls
    AAA - Thomas Jefferson v. Montour
    AAAA- Gateway v. Central Catholic

    Saturday - College
    Pitt v. South Florida

    Monday Night - NFL
    Steelers v. Dolphins

    With rain and snow in the forecast, the field will be a mud puddle by Monday night.

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    BTW. Check out Terrelle Pryor of Jeanette High School.
    He's already a wikipedia entry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrelle_Pryor
    (youtube links at bottom)

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    It was a long weekend for Pittsburgh this past week. I tailgated next to a group that drove in to catch Pitt at Rutgers on Saturday then laid over in the RU lot with the RV for the Steeler game at Giants Stadium on Sunday.......double trouble for the money.

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    Good thing baseball season is over...that would only have added to the misery.

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    I know people who will be at ALL of these games!

    Although, I guess it's not much different than the wrestling fans who spend 3 straight at in the Hershey Arena at states.

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    Hey Ground, I forgot to mention McKillop had one heck of day against Rutgers. 16 tackles, an int and two fumble recoveries. He's the sole reason Pitt held Rice to 85 yards. He completely shut down the inside run and kept Rice from bouncing outside.

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    He tackles like he's shooting a double leg.

    He's having a great season.

    Maybe even All-American ??

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    AA -Jeanette v. Beaver Falls

    Beaver Falls baby! I went to college in Beaver Falls. I'll never forget the Big Beaver Restaurant. Classic name.

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    The field will be re-sodded for the Steeler game on Monday.

    Something tells me this just isn't going to work.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07326/836033-66.stm

    It's a sod, sod story for field
    Steelers to give turf a late season boost

    Thursday, November 22, 2007
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Heinz Field will have a new look to it when the Steelers play the Dolphins Monday night.

    It will have a whole new field.

    The Steelers this weekend will cover their entire field with new sod, placing it over the DD GrassMaster field that is mostly composed of grass. As usual, that grass has deteriorated in November, and it won't be any better after the four WPIAL high school championship games are played at Heinz Field tomorrow, followed by Pitt vs. South Florida Saturday afternoon.

    The existing turf will not be replaced, but will be covered by the new sod, which is heavy enough that it won't have to be tied down. The work will begin after Pitt's game ends.

    It is the first time sod will cover the DD GrassMaster that was installed four years ago.

    "Our goal is to do everything in our power to provide the best possible conditions for both teams," Jimmie Sacco, director of Heinz Stadium management said in a statement released by the Steelers yesterday afternoon.

    "After considering the number of high school, college and pro football games being played at Heinz Field in November, combined with the possibility of inclement weather, we believe this will be the best way to go.

    "We will continue to use our regular playing surface in the future, but feel this option will provide for the most enjoyable game-day experience for both the players and the fans in the final games of the season."

    The sod, which is being paid for by the Steelers, will stay in place through the rest of the 2007 NFL season.

    It's a sod, sod story for field
    Steelers to give turf a late season boost
    Thursday, November 22, 2007
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Heinz Field will have a new look to it when the Steelers play the Dolphins Monday night.

    It will have a whole new field.

    The Steelers this weekend will cover their entire field with new sod, placing it over the DD GrassMaster field that is mostly composed of grass. As usual, that grass has deteriorated in November, and it won't be any better after the four WPIAL high school championship games are played at Heinz Field tomorrow, followed by Pitt vs. South Florida Saturday afternoon.

    The existing turf will not be replaced, but will be covered by the new sod, which is heavy enough that it won't have to be tied down. The work will begin after Pitt's game ends.

    It is the first time sod will cover the DD GrassMaster that was installed four years ago.

    "Our goal is to do everything in our power to provide the best possible conditions for both teams," Jimmie Sacco, director of Heinz Stadium management said in a statement released by the Steelers yesterday afternoon.

    "After considering the number of high school, college and pro football games being played at Heinz Field in November, combined with the possibility of inclement weather, we believe this will be the best way to go.

    "We will continue to use our regular playing surface in the future, but feel this option will provide for the most enjoyable game-day experience for both the players and the fans in the final games of the season."

    The sod, which is being paid for by the Steelers, will stay in place through the rest of the 2007 NFL season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    AA -Jeanette v. Beaver Falls

    Beaver Falls baby! I went to college in Beaver Falls. I'll never forget the Big Beaver Restaurant. Classic name.
    Our hotel in Michigan for NCAAs was on Big Beaver Rd., exit 69.

    Sorry, thread hijack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Our hotel in Michigan for NCAAs was on Big Beaver Rd., exit 69.

    Sorry, thread hijack.
    ...but a worthy hijacking.

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