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August 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Philadelphia Eagle Coach Andy Reid pronounced the artificial turf at Veterans Stadium fit for play after a short practice session Wednesday. "The field's ready," Reid said after his players spent about an hour jogging and kicking on the NeXturf carpet. "I think the city has gone to great lengths to get this facility ready to play. The responses of the players has been positive."
August 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Tony Banks joined the quarterback-depleted Washington Redskins on Thursday, two days after a bitter release from the Dallas Cowboys nearly made him quit the sport. "One day you're on one team, the next day you're on the other," Banks said. "It's not how I pictured it, but here I am." Banks signed a one-year deal and will battle Todd Husak for the No. 2 job behind Jeff George. Right now, however, Banks is the only healthy veteran arm in camp at Carlisle, Pa.
August 21, 2001 | Associated Press
Players always have said the turf at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia feels like asphalt. So it should come as no surprise the city is turning to asphalt to try to solve drainage problems that forced the cancellation of the Eagles' exhibition opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 13. "I wouldn't call it a permanent solution just yet, but we are going to try something out in practice that may lead to a more viable long-run fix," city Managing Director Joe Martz said.
January 12, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The New York Jets finally have a new owner. That doesn't mean their other major problem--the vacant coaching position--will be settled soon. At least now Bill Parcells knows whom to talk to: philanthropist Robert Wood Johnson IV, an heir to the family fortune of the Johnson & Johnson health care conglomerate.
February 22, 2004 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
It took the Astrodome, an air-conditioned refuge from the brutal Texas heat, to create the need for AstroTurf, an artificial grass that could survive an artificial environment. But 37 years after its professional sports debut, the ersatz turf has reached its end. Southwest Recreational Industries Inc., the Texas company that made AstroTurf, last week filed for bankruptcy to go out of business -- citing over-expansion and a shrinking market for nylon lawns.
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