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Dead Lawn and the Wolfpack Ground

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Backing the Pack brings us groundbreaking research proving that Duke football is harmful to turf and other living things.

I bring this, both for the expected hilarity of it, but also because the turf at Carter-Finley was notorious for dying by mid-October in the 1990's. (I recall it being bright yellow for the 1995 Thanksgiving game UNC won 30-28. That may be my imagination, however.) I believe the problem was the drainage, and it was eventually fixed, saving the Wolfpack a great deal of green paint. A friend and I once found ourselves talking to one of the Kenan Stadium groundskeepers, and we mentioned, in passing, State's turf management program. He spit, and responded "I wouldn't let one those boys anywhere near this field."

(This, by the way, is my second post on lawn care in the six and a half years I've been writing this blog. And I have yet to make a "grass is greener" joke.)