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New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:37 PM
 

 
Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots

The torrential downpours of the last two weeks have caused flooding all across the state of South Carolina, including severely damaging several of the grass lots used on game days in Clemson. What is the school doing to dry out the grass lots and replace the grass? Full Story »



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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:40 PM
 

every penny

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Grass is pretty

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:42 PM
 

Gravel is for parking lots. Truf.

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Re: Grass is pretty

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:45 PM
 

Gravel is for the roach


Re: Grass is pretty and for intramural sports

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:51 PM
 

You suggesting we make this place look like Willie Brice?

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Re: Grass is pretty and for intramural sports


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 8:34 PM
 

It can't be done, impossible task bc there is no way anybody can take a turd of chit and turn it into mom's apple pie.

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Did they turn off the irrigation?

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 3:45 PM
 

That would help.


they turned them on to mark sprinkler heads before dragging


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:51 PM
 

Field

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Step 1. would have been to cut off the automatic spriklers..***

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 4:23 PM
 




A little more exciting than watching paint dry.***


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 4:32 PM
 




Maybe if the coots weren't $150 million in debt, they


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 4:34 PM
 

could do this.

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Is that Airwolf?

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 4:54 PM
 
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aqcQUmKJEK8


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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 6:22 PM
 

Unfortunately, the helicopter that played Airwolf passed away in a tragic crash while assisting folks as an air ambulance.

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Re: AirTiger.


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 9:36 AM
 

Good name for it. ;)


Re: Is that Airwolf?

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 6:52 PM
 

Loved that show as a kid......


Why not borrow a couple of NASCAR Titan dryers

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 4:55 PM
 

Nm


Re: Why not borrow a couple of NASCAR Titan dryers

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 8:59 PM
 

That might uproot the grass because it's so powerful and close to the ground.

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Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:17 PM
 

Why not have the coot defense chip in, I hear they blow too.

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Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:19 PM
 

Somebody ask Bubba if we can use the airboat


Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:24 PM
 

Interesting that he mentions the 10am lot opening. Lots don't open after 8am for any game time. Don't know where the heck he got 10am.

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Borrow a fews coots. They blow hot air all the time.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:28 PM
 

Just saying....


But there were already complaints aboout the lots smelling


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 3:57 AM
 

like elephant pens from the manure that was spread a few weeks ago. Can you imagine what it would smell like after the coots left?

Think sewer plant. Mauldin Road at I-85 on a humid day or Hwy. 56 near Bush Field in Augusta just about any day of the year.


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Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:41 PM
 

I got a hundred on astro turf, who's with me?

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Meh...kinda like killing fireants with rubbing alcohol and a blowtorch..


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:49 PM
 

Lotsa fun, but probably not too effective.

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Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:51 PM
 

Are they hiring? Getting to dry fields with a helicopter? Sign me up!

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I was there today and saw the chopper parked by the indoor


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 10:00 PM
 

Practice facility. There was also a tractor pulling a dryer and one disking up one of the lots trying to dry the dirt up. I think with these warm days we should be fine by Game time.


Re: I was there today and saw the chopper parked by the indoor


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 11:08 PM
 

I know Clemson is an engineering school, but is this likely to produce a real benefit? Isn't the soil pretty high in clay concentration and, therefore really dense and slow to dry?


Re: I was there today and saw the chopper parked by the indoor

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:29 AM
 

The optics are terrible. Libs will have a field day with this. Considering we apologized for the dining hall event and turned that into a fiasco, I fully expect we will have to buy carbon credits from Al Gore for this one!


Re: I was there today and saw the chopper parked by the indoor


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 8:09 AM
 

This is such a common practice that I suspect there are proven metrics to decide when it's necessary. Seen videos like this for drying baseball and futbol fields inside stadiums plenty of times.


So exciting just one video wasn't enough. LOL


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:10 AM
 

xx


Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:22 AM
 
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By any means necessary.


Re: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 1:31 PM
 

That is not going to do much good. It's still going to be wet right below the surface, unless they scraped some of it out first.

May work well on asphalt but not on mud.

They could've put that money towards stone (crush and run) at least in the worst places. Then pull the stone up at the end of the season and re-sod or plant.


Maybe the athletic department should purchase one of these...

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:49 PM
 
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...for recruiting and drying the parking lots in the future.


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