January 17, 2008

What's Brett Favre's record on polypropylene?

As you know, it is redundant to say that the Green Bay Packers will be playing this weekend on the "frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field ("tundra" means permanently frozen earth).

In fact, it's not even natural tundra. Or at least not 100 percent natural.

The playing surface at Lambeau Field is a "DD GrassMaster" hybrid of natural grass and indestructible blades of synthetic fiber. The manufacturer, Desso DLW Sports Systems, says it is about 97 percent natural grass and 3 percent polypropylene.

9 comments:

WFY said...

Of course, dl004d wishes it was 100% polypropylene.

Josh said...

dl004d has been in the pocket of Big Polypropylene (uh, Dow?) for years.

Of course, only when he leaves that pocket can he avoid being whistled for intentional grounding. Hehe. Ground: get it?

JWH said...

tundra means permanently frozen earth.. this is true... but isn't "Tundra" (notice the capitalized T) is a moniker for land that happens to be frozen near the Arctic?

So .. the frozen tundra is incorrect.. but the frozen Tundra is perfectly fine...

dl004d said...

But if "Tundra" refers specifically to Arctic land, then it can't also refer to the ground in Green Bay, right?

jwh said...

i s'pose..unless your purposely being glib to make a point...

dl004d said...

Purposely being glib? Well, I could talk about my desire to hear the announcers talk in their best John Facenda voice about the beauty of the Frozen Polypropylene Of Lambeau Field...

JWH said...

:)

Josh said...

Given that polypropylene is already in solid form, wouldn't it be correct, under almost any weather conditions, to note that it is frozen?

Playing on liquid polypropylene probably wouldn't be safe.

dl004d said...

Huh? Your couch is solid -- does that make it frozen?