October 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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6 // October 2017 FROM THE SIDELINES www.spor EPG Media & Specialty Information 10405 6th Ave. N., Ste 210 Plymouth, MN 55441 The Official Publication Of The Sports Turf Managers Association SALES REPRESENTATIVES Chris Pelikan Senior Account Manager - East Phone: (763) 383-4408 Peggy Tupper Senior Account Manager - Midwest Phone: (763) 383-4429 Leslie Palmer Senior Account Manager - West Phone: (763) 383-4460 EDITORIAL Group Publisher: David Voll Editorial Director: Eric Schroder Technical Editor: Dr. Joey Young Managing Art Director: Dodi Vessels Associate Art Director: Phil Tippin Production Manager: Angela Scott SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES Phone: (847) 763-9565 REPRINTS Wright's Media Wyndell Hamilton ((218) 419-5725, ext. 152 DIRECT MAIL LIST SALES MeritDirect, Jim Scova Phone: (914) 368-1012 // October 2017 WE EMAILED SOME READERS and asked about their favorite football memory, as a fan, player, turf manager, parent, etc. "I've been blessed with many wins as a player and coach, but my best memory was sharing, with an otherwise winless team, a victory over an undefeated team. I'll never forget the respect from those young men despite my feeling of failing them. A Gatorade drench was never so sweet."-Bryan Hopkins, PhD, Brigham Young University "I'm a big college football fan more than pro but my fondest memory was playing little league football in our hometown. We had two teams, the Red Devils and Blue Angels. I played for the Blue Angels and became the kicker when coach saw me messing around one day and nobody else could come close [to kicking that far]. Those were some enjoyable times without a worry in the world except to be able to make a good kick." -Bruce Suddeth, University of South Carolina Upstate "Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to be a part of all aspects of the game of football. From being a collegiate player, to becoming sports fi eld manager at my alma mater, to experiencing games as a fan, there is nothing more rewarding than going to a facility and seeing a fi eld perform well throughout the competition. Watching the game is great, too!"-Scott Stevens, CSFM, MBA, Elon University "Favorite memory as a fan, defi nitely when the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2001. As a turf manager, when the opposing team asked if my fi eld was synthetic when it was natural grass."-Ben Polimer, Weston, MA "My favorite football memory is when I was the sports turf manager at Bowling Green University. BG was playing Northern Illinois and ESPN's College Game Day was coming to town. Kirk Herbstreit walked down on the fi eld and thought the natural grass fi eld was FieldTurf. Other people told him that it was natural grass. That's the nicest compliment I have ever had."-Jeff Haag, Xavier University "NAAC is the home stadium for six high schools, so we keep the fi eld neutral through the season. However, if one of our teams hosts a State semi-fi nal, we get to paint logos and make the fi eld theirs for that one game. My favorite thing is hearing the players' excitement when they see the fi eld personalized for their team." -Sun Roesslein, CSFM, Jeffco Athletics STMA dues amount correction In the September issue on page 46 we published the STMA dues amounts by category and mistakenly switched Affi liate and Commercial in our table. The correct new dues amounts are : Football memories Eric Schroder / Editorial Director / / 763-383-4458 Sports Turf Manager $ 130 Sports Turf Manager Associate $ 85 Academic $ 110 Affi liate $ 60 Commercial $ 340 Commercial Associate $ 85 Student $ 30 Retired $ 60

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