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Less Lambeau Leaps???

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, May 18, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Say it ain't so...

    Editorial: We'll miss the celebration, but we'll take the points

    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com...=pKHhsNmNepuBsNeEvVxLQTWRl7pr8b0M8rX4utjL6KQ=

    Is this the end of a cherished image? The Green Bay Packers are spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million for a new playing surface at Lambeau Field that will feature a mixture of real grass and synthetic GrassMaster fibers.

    We won't quibble with the necessity of this project, but we are a bit concerned by two consequences brought to our attention by the Packers fields manager Allen Johnson.

    An improved drainage and heating system with a base of sand, not clay, will mean a less muddy field late in the season. And a flattened playing surface will mean less Lambeau leaping, especially among those players who have more girth to lift.

    Part of our Packers mythological memory is a linebacker big as a dump truck, uniform stained with the mud and dirt of the field, recovering a fumble, rambling into the end zone, then hurtling into the arms of the overjoyed first row faithful.

    So this season it may be clean uniforms and a polite bow to the fans.

    We'd still settle for the six points.
     
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    lol cmon ... its not gonna change the field that much... the center of the field is 14 inch's higher than the outset in a dome shape... its being leveled out.

    Lambeau Leap is not going to be effected by anyone who couldn't do the leap last year :)
     
  3. Packnic

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    theres a 14 inch increase from out skirt to center???

    and its been like that how long?
     
  4. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Its been like that for awhile from what I understand.

    The center of many fields are higher than the outset for drainage purpose. I remember seeing a picture of the Superdome and you could see the arch extremely well and I believe players even complained about it.
     
  5. Packnic

    Packnic Cheesehead

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    who would think the superdome needed drainage?

    i kinda wish they would leave the field alone. if we are going to a defensive mind set... it would behoove us to have a hard to run on field.
    the muddier the better. the nastier the better.
     
  6. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    More Lambeau Leaps! We Want More!
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    yeah
     
  8. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I don't think their field was crowned for drainage. If so, that shows very little faith in the roof.
     
  9. gopackgo

    gopackgo Cheesehead

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    Well if it affects anyone, it certainly wont be Greg Jennings.
     
  10. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Especially at the Lions place.
     
  11. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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  12. calicheesehead

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    We should all pitch in for a green and gold jogging trampoline at either end.
     
  13. CaliforniaCheez

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    I remember there used to be a trampoline for some of the larger players.

    Is that discontinued and if so when? I hope they move it each quarter.

    I was quite happy the fans pushed Fred Smoot back last year.

    As I recall, Jennings got Brett's 400th on that clip.

    Greg Jennings made a rookie mistake on his first one and has been coached on it.

    With his 41 inch vertical leap, I think that James Jones should have some entertaining ones. Perhaps one of his will be # 421. Whoever gets that one will have it shown many times and will have to give up the ball.
     
  14. Lare

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    I agree, would someone explain to me why leveling the middle of the field will affect anyone attempting to do the Lambeau Leap.

    I've seen a few hundred of them in my day, but have yet to see anyone try to do one from midfield.
     
  15. PWT36

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    Lare -- This following was in The Green Bay Press-Gazette article by Press-Gazette reporter Tony Walter. The article was called New Turf means fewer leaps, but drier cleats. ........ "This project also includes removing a concret hump in each end zone that heavier Packers sought when they wanted to leap into fans arms.

    Any defensive tackle returning fumble or reception for a touchdown in Lambeau Field will be looking for a boost." (From his teamates.).... "Removing a concrete hump in each end zone. That means a Lambeau leap will be about 6 feet from the ground to top of railing"

    The lighter and more athletic Packer receivers & Running backs should still be able to do the Lambeau Leap. Hope that explains it.

    Reducing the height of playing field's crown from 14 inches to about 5 inches would make no difference in any player's ability to do or not do the Lambeau Leap
     
  16. cheesey

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    Heck.....then come up with something NEW!!!! :thumbsup:
     

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