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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Monday, January 05, 2004 A Dale Price dispatch from the post-Rose Bowl slough of Maize and Blue despond draws from SecretAgentMan this comment:
Astroturf isn't the devil. It is, however, the floor covering on the ninth circle of Hell. Might as well play in your living room, and also no one gets dirty. When you see uniforms smeared with mud and grass then you can say "we've got a football game."
Indeed. It can truly be said the Detroit Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day Game jumped the shark when it was moved indoors from the tundra of Tiger Stadium, where the contest was played in snow and mud.