Dude, I love (and prefer) grass as much or moreso than anybody else. But, taking that approach is clearly being results oriented. That game was an embarassment and was in the balance simply because of the conditions of the field
. I didn't think it was possible, but it nearly cost them a game against the worst team in the league which could've easily put their playoff lives in jeopardy. I don't know about anybody else, but I'd be fuming today if they would've been on the short end of the 3-0 stick.
Here's the absolute, undebatable bottom line.
Pittsburgh needs to either install FieldTurf if they're going to continue to left every Tom, Dick and Harry Highschool and College squad play on the field or
[/b] they rip the whole fuckin' thing out in the offseason and install a brand new natural grass/sod system that has the capability to drain like a motherfucker. Then, treat the field and Stadium like it's Utopia. Nobody, and I mean, nobody
will be allowed to play on it save for the Steelers; along the lines of how the Packers treat Lambeau (as I understand it). In between their games, they would have to have some sort of motorized cover that can be moved relatively quickly and would keep the field in pristine shape when it's not being played on.
That's it. Those are their two choices. And frankly, I'd be fine with either. Something has to be done.