The crown affect of Tiger stadium field

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  1. DJM136

    DJM136 fubar 24/7

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    The crown effect of Tiger stadium field

    I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but it pissed me off and yes I'm touchy about what is stated to a nationwide audience. I think it was mid 2nd quarter, Erin reports that Mallet/Ark is saying his throws are off/high because he isn't used to playing on a real grass field with a crown. Give me a fng break! The whole group start talking about "almost every field in the SEC is flat turf, that's why his throws are off". Oh no, it can't be that Mallet stunk it up, noooooooooooooo.

    Anyone else hear/notice that?
     
  2. StadiumSalute

    StadiumSalute It's Gameday!

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    Re: The crown effect of Tiger stadium field

    Yep, I heard it too. Didn't seem to affect the other quarterbacks that came to Tiger Stadium this year though... how strange. :insane:
     
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Re: The crown effect of Tiger stadium field

    I think it was the increased coriolis effect. Arkansas usually plays at a higher latitude than Baton Rouge. Plus the magnetic anomalies had an effect, I'm sure. And sunspots at night . . .
     
  4. tigermark

    tigermark Rematches suck!

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    Re: The crown effect of Tiger stadium field

    And the solution to that... get a practice field that has a crown on it and practice with it the week before the game! Don't whine to us about your poor coaching staff.
     
  5. BRETT

    BRETT LSU FAN Staff Member

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    The crown now isn't nearly as pronounced as it used to be.
     
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  6. gumborue

    gumborue Throwin Ched

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    im sure there's something to it, but i dont know why it never got mentioned in other home games. wonder if it was the first time for other qbs to play on it too?
     
  7. lsu_mackey

    lsu_mackey Agent Purple

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    I don't think there is anything to it, personally.

    As previous posters have said, if other QBs can come in and play top form then what is Mallet's excuse? To me I just see a QB who thinks he is "hot sh*t" come into Tiger Stadium and realize he isn't in Ar-Kansas anymore.

    Besides, what is the point whining about it, really? Do they expect LSU to dig into our pockets and fix it? The crown is there for drainage purposes and I'm pretty sure we're not the only school with one. In fact, NFL stadiums have crowns as well...Mallet is just looking for an excuse to blame his lackluster performance on.

    Next thing you know, he is going to say the stadium lights were too bright or the 5-yard markers threw off the directional algorithm for his release.
     
  8. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    Well it certainly couldn't be due to their amazing QB having an off night, or their receivers dropping passes, or heaven forbid the pressure our defense actually got on him. It had to be the crown on the field...
     
  9. XXL TideFan

    XXL TideFan Founding Member

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    I thought that all non domed stadiums had crowns.....to varying degrees. Mallett believes his press clippings in the hog breeders gazette. A lot of Pig fans bitch about his arrogance.
     
  10. Chase4LSU

    Chase4LSU Waiting on Mettenberger

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    After Saturday I can see why
     

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