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LSU Purple Field

When football kicks off in Baton Rogue this fall, the fans at Tiger Stadium will have something new to cheer about: An all-purple field done in a Boise State manner. Not only is the new field being installed for aesthetic purposes, it also promises faster, more responsive group of LSU Tiger football players. Is this just an April Fool’s hoax? Read on and decide for yourself.

When asked about the purple field and its effects on performance, a member of LSU’s training staff offered these observations:

“It is definitely faster than anything I’ve ever seen in my 14 years of conditioning,” Tiny Gampshone, the junior executive strength and conditioning coach said. “It is really going to prompt muscle confusion in the other team as the brain wants to run on a green surface.”

Not only will the field — with all its purple badness — improve performance for LSU, it also provides a competitive edge when visiting teams come to Death Valley. If the brain expects green turf, only to find a much more drastic color, it can yield interesting results as opposing teams try to digest mentally what it is they are seeing.

As expected, Coach Les Miles is on board with anything that would give his team such an advantage:

“It’s now time to expand the traditions that surround our football program,” LSU head coach Les Miles said. “LSU is going to take the lead in what we think will become the wave of the future and that’s field turf in the colors of your school. The installation of the purple field turf will add to the excitement of a Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium and this team will enjoy the opportunity to play on what will be the finest surface in football.”

I’m guessing Prince will be doing the National Anthem honors when Tiger Stadium officially unveils their purple field.