Social media flames NFL, Oklahoma State for poor field conditions at Super Bowl 57
The NFL unveiled a new grassturf field for Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles Sunday evening. And, to put it simply, it hasn’t had a warm reception.
Players are slipping and sliding all over the place, including a pitch to Miles Sanders that fell short and another from Skyy Moore. Eagles kicker Jake Elliot slipped during a kickoff, too. And that’s just the start of it.
Apparently, the new turf was designed at Oklahoma State university, and football fans across social media are flaming both the NFL and OK State for the field issues. Naturally, fans are being kind and understanding in the replies to their tweet endorsing it earlier Sunday afternoon.
Reminder, the NFL paid $800,000 for this specially designed turfgrass.
The Super Bowl is being played on #okstate turfgrass! ?
See what ESPN has to say about the special variety of turf ?https://t.co/AP99GgHxA1
— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) February 12, 2023
Check out some of the better comments across social media on the issue below:
This grass situation is DISGUSTING. SHAME ON @nflcommish
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) February 13, 2023
Things with more stability than this Super Bowl turf:
– The housing market
– My mental state
— Jonathan Arnholz (@JArnholz) February 13, 2023
The turf is garbage https://t.co/TGcrP55NfK
— Joel Alderson (@KingJoel_3) February 13, 2023
Defensive player of the game? The turf. #SuperBowl
— Scott Shafran (@ShafranScott) February 13, 2023
The NFL called this the best turf ever grown pic.twitter.com/EEaQ8koNze
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 13, 2023
Yeah well the turf grass STINKS
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) February 13, 2023
Sick turf, Roger
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) February 13, 2023
Biggest game ever. Worst turf ever
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) February 13, 2023
Roger Goodell checking the warranty on that $800,000 turf. pic.twitter.com/0B4HRfRkDi
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) February 13, 2023
The NFL should be embarrassed by how many players are slipping on this turf in the biggest game of the season.
— Jacob (@NotionsOfJacob) February 13, 2023
Isiah Pacheco slipped during his touchdown dance. THIS TURF STINKS. https://t.co/kXdU2uldVZ
— Charles Goldman (@goldmctNFL) February 13, 2023
Begun, these turf management wars have. https://t.co/coMm9zDoUO
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) February 13, 2023
I for one am shocked that a league that takes player safety so seriously is using such shoddy turf for the biggest game of the year.
— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) February 13, 2023