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  1. Wildcats is overused in college and there are already four teams in the NFL named after a Wildcat (Lions, Bengals, Panthers, Jaguars). Warriors is only marginally better but still wouldn't sound right. I personally like "Renegades". Don't know why but it sounds cool and its starts with the letter "R" like their now-former name. I'm also liking "Code Talkers" as its not generic-sounding and several Native American groups don't seem to have a problem with it.
  2. To be clear, I did NOT specifically type "Washington Redskins" or "Washington NFL" when I searched on eBay. Before the past week or so, If I were to search "NFL Shirt", "NFL Stickers", "NFL Helmet", etc, I would get a mixture of teams, usually the more popular teams like the Cowboys, Steelers, Raiders, Bears, Giants, etc. As for the Redskins stuff I suddenly noticed show up on the "Best Match" this past week, I did see a few items that featured "WASHINGTON" and/or the logo but not the name. There's even Nike Redskins gear (such as sneakers) that showed up. I typed "NFL Hat" on eBay this morning and the top 3 results were the Redskins and more related to NFL's most controversial team name shows up as I scrolled down the page.
  3. 1978-1993 "MB Glove" logo wins hands down. Glad the Brewers went back to a modernized version of that logo.
  4. The NFL and Roger Goddell should force Snyder to sell the Washington Whatchamacallits right now. The NBA did this with the Clippers years back when Donald Sterling was caught making those dumb statements as he had been an awful owner for years. I think the Snyder situation brewing right now is worse as Sterling was only guilty of making stupid comments.
  5. No. I consider them a grass team, which is why I did not include them or any of the other teams that have that type of grass. If I recall, don't the Broncos, Eagles, and Texans (pre-2015) also have the plastic-reinforced grass that you described at their respective stadiums? I forgot something, here's where I got most of the information from https://www.stadiumsofprofootball.com/
  6. Toronto Blue Jays of Buffalo (lame joke, I know). Watching baseball in 2020 is going to be weird enough with empty stadiums due to that virus! And Comcast cable still hasn't picked up the Cubs' new network Marquee Sports Network, meaning that I'm stuck watching the White Sox on NBC Sports Chicago or whatever Fox's Game of the Week is on whenever I'm in the mood to watch a ballgame..
  7. Chargers look incredible! Easily went from one of the worst/blandest looks to one of the best in the NFL. Don't mind the italic numbers at all. The Steelers pulled it off and now have the Chargers. My only criticism of the Chargers' new look is the royal blue color rush. It's not bad but they should leave that color to the Rams. The navy jersey can stay, however, Although the Chargers look much better than the Rams, they will still be the 2nd team in Los Angeles (they should had never left San Diego). As for the Rams, I love the return to royal blue/athletic gold and the helmet is nice . I'm glad they didn't go with a bland navy blue/white scheme. But the bone off-white color they're trying to pull off with the road whites doesn't mesh well with the brighter colors. (and why is there a white stripe on the off-white pants?) At least their gradient numbers aren't as distracting as the Falcons new red/black jersey. The Rams' new primary logo isn't truly great but it isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Overall, a mixture of good and bad .
  8. I had assumed that the new Los Angeles stadium would have grass. My mistake. I updated 2020 2020 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams) AFC - 7 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, LA Chargers) Overall, artificial turf (FieldTurf, not the original AstroTurf) has been more accepted in football than in baseball. Full NFL list Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans (1968-1996, 1998 AstroTurf) Philadelphia Eagles (1969-2000 AstroTurf, 2001-2002 Nexturf) St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals (1970-1987 AstroTurf) Dallas Cowboys (1970-2002 AstroTurf, 2003-present FieldTurf) Miami Dolphins (1970-1975 PolyTurf) New England Patriots (1970-1976 PolyTurf, 1977-1990 AstroTurf, mid-2006-present FieldTurf) Cincinnati Bengals (1970-1999 AstroTurf, 2004-present FieldTurf) Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-2000 AstroTurf) San Francisco 49ers (1971-1978 AstroTurf) New Orleans Saints (1971-1975 PolyTurf, 1975-2002 AstroTurf, 2003-present FieldTurf) Chicago Bears (1971-1987 Astroturf, 2002 FieldTurf) Kansas City Chiefs (1972-1993 AstroTurf) Buffalo Bills (1973-2002 AstroTurf, 2003-present AstroPlay) Detroit Lions (1975-2001 AstroTurf, 2002-present FieldTurf) New York Giants (1976-1999 AstroTurf, 2003-present FieldTurf) Seattle Seahawks (1976-1999 AstroTurf, 2000-present FieldTurf) Minnesota Vikings (1982-2003 AstroTurf, 2004-present FieldTurf) New York Jets (1984-1999 AstroTurf, 2003-present FieldTurf) Indianapolis Colts (1984-2004 AstroTurf, 2005-present FieldTurf) Atlanta Falcons (1992-2002 AstroTurf, 2003-present FieldTurf) St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (1995-2004 AstroTurf, 2005-2015, 2020-present FieldTurf) Baltimore Ravens (2003-2015 Show Sports Turf Momentum) Houston Texans (2015-present Hellas Matrix Helix Turf) LA (formerly San Diego) Chargers (2020-present, FieldTurf) Green Bay Packers (never) Washington Redskins/insert new name here (never) Cleveland Browns (never) Denver Broncos (never) Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland again/Las Vegas Raiders (never) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (never) Carolina Panthers (never) Jacksonville Jaguars (never)
  9. I agree. Don't let some of the other replies suggest otherwise. Maybe not the name but the Indian head logo may return someday (or the Florida St-esqe Spear look). Whatever side you're on this often heated issue, can we all at least agree that fans will not miss Daniel Snyder's tenure as the team's owner. Whatever they call themselves in the near-future, I'll still refer to them as the "Ex-Redskins" (or "Ex-Skins" or "FedEx-Skins") I still miss the Houston Oilers (the Tennessee Titans' new look is beyond dreadful though their original look was acceptable). That said, the Texans brand is fine as it is and we don't need a Cleveland Browns-like scenario. Despite the controversies surrounding the Washington franchise with this sexual harassment bombshell not helping any matters, Redskins-related memorabilia seem to be in high demand. I searched "NFL Pennants", "NFL Shirts", "NFL Hoodies", "NFL Posters", "NFL Helmets", etc on eBay just for the fun of it and in most cases the top result is a Redskins item or as I scroll down the page, I noticed a high amount of Redskns gear. On "NFL Shirts" alone, 14 of the top 15 items as I scrolled on page 1 are Washington Redskins shirts and a few more show up as I scrolled down the page.
  10. 2010 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The Giants & Jets share a new stadium, MetLife Stadium - The Pro Bowl moved back to Aloha Stadium - 2010 Super Bowl between Steelers and Packers is played at AT&T/Cowboys Stadium in Dallas 2011 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The playing surface at Ralph Wilson Stadium changed to another form of artificial turf, A-Turf Titan 50 - 2011 Super Bowl between Giants and Patriots is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf and is played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Their previous 2007 matchup was played on grass in Arizona 2012 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - 2012 Super Bowl between Ravens and 49ers was played at the Superdome in New Orleans 2013 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The Bills play a home game at Toronto’s Rogers Centre for the final time - 2013 Super Bowl between Seahawks and Broncos is played at MetLife Stadium in the New York City area. 2014 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The Vikings temporary move to TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Golden Gophers. This stadium also has FieldTurf - The Pro Bowl is played at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium (which has grass) - 2014 Super Bowl between Patriots and Seahawks is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site of the Super Bowl (Arizona) has a grass playing field 2015 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) - NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans since their debut in 2002, changed its playing surface from grass to artificial turf beginning with the Texans 2nd home game. - The Pro Bowl returns yet again to Aloha Stadium. It would be the final time the Pro Bow would be played there. 2016 (32 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) - The Rams returned to Los Angeles and played at the LA Memorial Coliseum - The Vikings moved to their new stadium, US Bank Stadium, which has Act Global Artificial Turf - M&T Bank Stadium switched back to grass - The Pro Bowl moves to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, which also has an artificial surface - 2016 Super Bowl between Patriots and Falcons is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf and the site of the Super Bowl is NRG Stadium in Houston (which switched from grass to turf a year earlier) 2017 (32 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) - the artificial turf at NRG Stadium is updated to Hellas Matrix Helix Turf - The Falcons moved to their new stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium - 2017 Super Bowl between Eagles and Patriots is played at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. 2018 (32 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) - 2018 Super Bowl between Patriots and Rams is held at the Superdome in New Orleans 2019 (32 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) 2020 (32 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Houston Texans) == Overview == The following teams has never played their home games on any form of artificial turf: (i hope I didn't leave anyone out) Green Bay Packers Cleveland Browns Denver Broncos Washington Redskins/new name Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland again/Las Vegas Raiders San Diego/LA Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars - From 2001 to 2002, the entire AFC North division played their home games on grass - Since 2002, the entire AFC West division has played their home games on grass. This is due to the Seattle Seahawks joining the NFC West. - Seattle Seahawks are the only NFL franchise to play all their home games on some form on artificial turf Super Bowls where at least ONE of the teams played their home games on artificial turf 1960s (none) 1970s (every year except 1976) 1980s (1980, 1981. 1985, 1986, 1988) 1990s (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999) 2000s (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) 2010s (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) Super Bowls where BOTH participants played their home games on artificial turf 1960s (none) 1970s (1970, 1971, 1975, 1978) 1980s (1985) 1990s (1990, 1992, 1993. 1995) 2000s (2009) 2010s (2011, 2014, 2016) Super Bowls between two teams that played on artificial turf, but the site was a grass field (1978, 1990, 1992, 1995. 2009) Super Bowls between two teams that played on grass, but the site had an artificial surface (1996, 2010) Super Bowls played on artificial turf (Astroturf or Polyturf between 1970-2001, FieldTurf and other modern surfaces since then) 1960s (none) 1970s (1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977) 1980s (1980, 1981, 1985, 1989) 1990s (1991, 1993, 1996, 1999) 2000s (2001, 2005) 2010s (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018) Correct me if there are errors
  11. 2000 (31 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 4 teams (Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts) - Giants Stadium changes its playing surface from AstroTurf to Grass - The Bengals moved to their new stadium, Paul Brown Stadium (which had grass) - The Seahawks temporary move to Husky Stadium, which had FieldTurf, making them the first NFL team to play its home games on FieldTurf. 2001 (31 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 3 teams (Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts) - The Steelers moved to their new stadium, Heinz Field (which has grass) - The playing surface at Veterans Stadium changed from AstroTurf to NexTurf - 2001 Super Bowl between Rams and Patriots is played at the Superdome in New Orleans. This Super Bowl would be the last to be played on the original Astroturf. 2002 (32 teams) NFC - 9 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears) AFC - 2 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts) - the Bears temporary move to Memorial Stadium in Champagne (home of the Illinois Fighting Illini), which had FieldTurf, while Soldier Field was being renovated - The Lions moved to their new stadium, Ford Field (which has FieldTurf) - Now an NFC team, the Seahawks move to their new stadium, CenturyLink Field, which has FieldTurf. 2003 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 4 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens) - The Bears move back to Soldier Field - The Eagles moved to their new stadium, Lincoln Financial Field (which has grass) - Giants Stadium switches from grass to FieldTurf - M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens since 1998, changed its playing surface from grass to an artificial surface called Shaw Sports Turf Momentum - The playing surface at Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium) changed from AstroTurf to Astroplay - The playing surface from the Superdome changed from Astroturf to FieldTurf - The playing surface at the Georgia Dome changed from Astroturf to FieldTurf - The playing surface at Texas Stadium changed from AstroTurf to FieldTurf - Aloha Stadium, where the Pro Bowl is played, changed its playing surface from Astroturf to FieldTurf 2004 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 5 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals) - The playing surface at the Metrodome switches from Astroturf to FieldTurf - The playing surface at Paul Brown Stadium changed from grass to FieldTurf 2005 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 5 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals) - the playing surface in the RCA Hoosier Dome changed from Astroturf to FieldTurf - the playing surface in the Edward Jones Dome changed from Astroturf to FieldTurf As a result, NFL teams no longer played on the original AstroTurf - 2005 Super Bowl between Seahawks and Steelers is played at Detroit’s Ford Field, making the first Super Bowl to be played on that surface. In addition, this is the first Super Bowl where one of these participants played their home games on FieldTurf or any of the modern artificial surfaces (Seahawks). 2006 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - mid-season, the playing surface at Gillette Stadium (the Patriots’ home since 2002) changed from grass to FieldTurf 2007 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - 2007 Super Bowl between Giants and Patriots is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site is at the University of Phoenix Stadium In Arizona, which has grass. 2008 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The Colts moved to their new stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium - The Bills begin a stint of playing a home game at Toronto’s Rogers Centre 2009 (32 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots) - The Cowboys moved to their new stadium, AT&T Stadium - The Pro Bowl moved to Miami’s Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Sun Life Stadium, which has grass - 2009 Super Bowl between Saints and Colts is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site of the Super Bowl is in Miami, where the stadium has grass.
  12. 1990 (28 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - 1990 Super Bowl between Bills and Giants is the 5th time a Super Bowl is played between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site of this Super Bowl is at Tampa Bay’s Tampa Stadium, which had grass. 1991 (28 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - Schaefer/Foxboro Stadium changes from Astroturf to Grass - 1991 Super Bowl between Redskins and Bills is played at the Metrodome in Minnesota. 1992 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The Atlanta Falcons moved from Fulton-Country Stadium (Grass) to the Georgia Dome (Astroturf) - 1992 Super Bowl between Bills and Cowboys is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site of this Super Bowl is the Rose Bowl in the Los Angeles area, which has grass. 1993 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - 1993 Super Bowl is a rematch between the Bills and Cowboys. Unlike their first showdown, the site in this Super Bowl was played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, which had Astroturf. 1994 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The playing surface at Arrowhead Stadium changed from AstroTurf to Grass 1995 (30 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis. After playing a few games at Busch Memorial, the team moved to their new stadium, the Edward Jones Dome - 1995 Super Bowl between Cowboys and Steelers is another matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. However, the site of this Super Bowl is Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona, which had grass. 1996 (30 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - 1996 Super Bowl between Patriots and Packers is played at the Superdome in New Orleans 1997 (30 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 6 teams (Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The Houston Oilers relocate to Tennessee and play their games at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis (which had grass) 1998 (30 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 7 teams (Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Oilers) - The Tennessee Oilers move again, this time to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Stadium (which had Astroturf) 1999 (31 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams) AFC - 6 teams (Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The Tennessee Oilers are renamed the Titans and move to their new stadium, (Adelphia Coliseum/Nissan Stadium) which has grass - 1999 Super Bowl between Rams and Titans is played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta
  13. 1980 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - 1980 Super Bowl between Raiders and Eagles is at the Superdome in New Orleans - The Pro Bowl moves from Los Angeles to Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium, which had Astroturf since 1975 1981 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - 1981 Super Bowl between 49ers and Bengals is played at the Silverdome in Detroit 1982 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - The Minnesota Vikings moved to their new stadium, the Metrodome 1983 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) 1984 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - The New York Jets move from Shea Stadium (grass) to Giants Stadium (turf), sharing the stadium with the Giants - The Baltimore Colts relocate to Indianapolis and play a the RCA Hoosier Dome 1985 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - 1985 Super Bowl between Bears and Patriots is held at the Superdome in New Orleans, making it the 4th time a Super Bowl is between teams that played their home games on Artificial Turf (3 of which were played on site that featured artificial turf) 1986 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) 1987 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) 1988 (28 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - St. Louis Cardinals relocate to Arizona, where Sun Devil Stadium had grass - Soldier Field changes it playing surface from turf to grass 1989 (28 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings) AFC - 9 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts) - 1989 Super Bowl between 49ers and Broncos is played at the Superdome in New Orleans
  14. Forgot about them! Do'h! Thanks for reminding me. I added them. Added the Tigers too. How could I forget them?!
  15. == NFL == 1968 (16 NFL teams, 10 AFL teams) NFL - 0 teams AFL - 1 team (Houston Oilers) - AFL’s Houston Oilers are first football team to play home games on artificial turf when they moved to the Astrodome 1969 (16 NFL teams, 10 AFL teams) NFL - 1 team (Philadelphia Eagles) AFL - 1 team (Houston Oilers) - Franklin Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, changed its playing surface from grass to turf 1970 (NFL-AFL merger; 26 teams) NFC - 3 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys) AFC - 5 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers) - Busch Memorial Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals football team since 1966, changed its playing surface from grass to turf - Cotton Bowl, home of the Dallas Cowboys since 1960, changed its playing surface from grass to turf - Orange Bowl, Home of the Miami Dolphins since 1966, changed its playing surface from grass to Polyturf - Schaefer/Foxboro Stadium. Home of the New England Patriots, opens with a PolyTurf playing surface - The Cincinnati Bengals moved to their new stadium Riverfront Stadium - The Pittsburgh Steelers moved to their new stadium Three Rivers Stadium - 1970 Super Bowl in Miami Between the Colts and Cowboys is the first one to be played on artificial turf (Poly-Turf) 1971 (26 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears) AFC - 5 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers) - Philadelphia Eagles move to Veterans Stadium, which also had AstroTurf - Dallas Cowboys move to Texas Stadium - Chicago Bears move to Soldier Field - San Francisco 49ers moved to Candlestick Park, which changed its playing surface from grass to AstroTurf - Tulane Stadium, home of the New Orleans Saints since 1966, changed its playing surface from grass to PolyTurf - 1971 Super Bowl between Cowboys and Dolphins is played at New Orleans’ Tulane Stadium. In addition, this is the first matchup between teams that played their home games on artificial turf 1972 (26 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears) AFC - 6 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs) - The Kansas City Chiefs move to their new stadium, Arrowhead Stadium (which had artificial turf called TartanTurf) 1973 (26 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills) - The Buffalo Bills moved to their new stadium, Rich/Ralph Wilson Stadium - 1973 Super Bowl between Vikings and Dolphins was played at Rice Stadium in Houston, which had Astroturf (the first Super Bowl with Astroturf as the previous Super Bowls with artificial turf used PolyTurf). 1974 (26 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills) - 1974 Super Bowl between Steelers and Vikings was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans 1975 (26 teams) NFC - 6 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills) - The Detroit Lions moved to their new stadium, the Pontiac Silverdome - The Saints moved to their new stadium, the Superdome - 1975 Super Bowl between Cowboys and Steelers is played at Miami’s Orange Bowl (which would switch to grass the following season). This is also the 2nd Super Bowl between teams that played their home games on artificial turf. 1976 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 6 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills) - The New York Giants open up Giants Stadium - The Orange Bowl switches back to grass 1977 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - Schaefer/Foxboro Stadium changes form PolyTurf to Astroturf - The expansion Seattle Seahawks debut at the Kingdome - 1977 Super Bowl between Cowboys and Broncos is played at the Superdome in New Orleans 1978 (28 teams) NFC - 8 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - 1978 Super Bowl is a rematch between the Steelers and Cowboys. Unlike their previous matchup, this game is played on grass as the Orange Bowl got rid of the polyturf after the 1975 season. 1979 (28 teams) NFC - 7 teams (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants) AFC - 7 teams (Houston Oilers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks) - Candlestick Park switches back to grass (which it had been since 1960-1970 when the baseball Giants played there)
  16. 2000 (30 teams) NL - 3 teams (Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Houston Astros moved from the Astrodome (turf) to Enron Field/Minute Made Park (grass) - The playing surface in Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field switches from turf to grass - Tropicana Field replaces Astroturf with FieldTurf, the first MLB ballpark to have the surface installed. 2001 (30 teams) NL - 2 teams (Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Pittsburgh Pirates move from Three Rivers Stadium (turf) to PNC Park (grass) - The Astroturf in Veterans Stadium is replaced with NexTurf, a softer version of artificial turf. 2002 (30 teams) NL - 2 teams (Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - Olympic Stadium playing surface switched from Astroturf to Defargo Astrograss. As a result, no NL team played its home games on the original Astroturf. 2003 (30 teams) NL - 2 teams (Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - Montreal Expos begin to play a select amount of games in Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, which had AstroTurf. In addition, the playing surface in Olympic Stadium changed again mid-season, this time to FieldTurf. 2004 (30 teams) NL - 1 team (Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Philadelphia Phillies moved from Veterans Stadium (turf) to Citizens Bank Park (grass) - The Astroturf in the Metrodome is replaced with FieldTurf - Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico switched from Astroturf to FieldTurf 2005 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Montreal Expos relocate to Washington DC to become the Nationals. Since RKF Stadium had grass, this meant that no NL team played their home games on any form of artificial turf - Astroturf is replaced with Fieldturf at the Skydome/Rogers Centre, fully ending the use of the original Astroturf on an MLB stadium. 2006 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) 2007 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) 2008 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series to face the Phillies, making it the first time in 15 years a World Series game would be played on an Artificial Turf surface. It would be the first time a stadium with FieldTurf hosted a World Series game. 2009 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) 2010 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Minnesota Twins move from the Metrodome (turf) to Target Field (grass) 2011 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2012 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2013 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2014 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2015 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2016 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) - Rogers Centre adopt a dirt infield, marking an end of sliding pads/dirt cuts outs ( a featured most associated with artificial turn baseball fields) 2017 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2018 (30 teams) NL - 0 teams AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) 2019 (30 teams) NL - 1 team (Arizona Diamondbacks) AL - 2 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays) - the playing surface in Arizona’s Chase Field changes from grass to Synthetic turf due to difficulty of growing grass in the hot climate of Phoenix during the summer. 2020 (30 teams) NL - 2 teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers) - Miami’s Marlins Parks changes from grass to Shaw Synthentic Turf’s B1K - The Texas Rangers move from the Ballpark in Arlington (grass) to Globe Life Field (synthetic turf) == Overview == 13 All-Star games between 1968 and 1996 (1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, & 1996) were played on Astroturf. As of 2020, no ballpark with Fieldturf or any modern Artificial Turf has hosted an All-Star Game. World Series with at least 1 team that played its home games on artificial turf 1960s - none 1970s - 6 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1979) 1980s - 5 (1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987) 1990s - 4 (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) 2000s - 1 (2008) 2010s - none All artificial turf World Series happened 4 times (1980, 1985, 1987, 1993) From 1971 to 1992, half of the National League teams played their home games on Astroturf almost entirely in that time period. In 1977 & 1978, however, there were more Astroturf teams (7) than grass teams (5). From 1993-1995, it was 8 grass teams and 6 Astroturf teams. The decline of artificial turf began in the mid-to-late 1990s but didn’t pick up steam until the early 2000s with teams leaving behind the cookie cutters in favor of newer retro-theme ballparks with real grass. By 2005, no NL team played their games on artificial turf. In comparison, the AL was more resistant towards artificial turf. The highest peak would occur between 1982 and 1994 with four artificial turf teams and again in 1998/early 1999 when the Rays joined the league. Ironically, the AL would still have teams that played their games on artificial turf (mainly the Rays and the Blue Jays). The following teams have never played their home games on any form of artificial turf: Baltimore Orioles LA Angels of Anaheim Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Oakland A’s New York Yankees New York Mets Colorado Rockies Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves San Diego Padres Chicago Cubs Milwaukee Brewers Until the last two years, The Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Miami Marlins were in this list as well.
  17. A rather simple timeline on when teams played on artificial turf and how long they played their home games on those surfaces. From the original green carpet-like Astroturf to the more modern grass-like surfaces, such as Fieldturf. Most people already know the origins of the original AstroTurf and why it was created. I was rather shocked to learn that Chase Field in Arizona had switched their playing surface from grass to turf in 2019, in addition to the Marlins Park in Miami and the new stadium in Texas where the Rangers play had also adopted synthetic turf. I thought the Rays and the Blue Jays were left when it came to artificial turf in baseball. I’m only doing MLB and NFL teams. Way too many College football teams to count. If anyone wants to add college teams, CFL, or soccer, that’s fine. Correct me if there are errors. == MLB == 1966 (20 teams) NL - 1 team (Houston Astros) AL - 0 teams - The first season where the Astrodome had Astroturf (the stadium had grass in 1965) 1967 (20 teams) NL - 1 team (Houston Astros) AL - 0 teams 1968 (20 teams) NL - 1 team (Houston Astros) AL - 0 teams - The All-Star game was held at the Astrodome, making it the first such game to be played on artificial turf 1969 (24 teams) NL - 1 team (Houston Astros) AL - 1 team (Chicago White Sox, (infield only)) - The White Sox installed an Astroturf infield (called "SoxSod") at Comiskey Park but kept the outfield grass, the only MLB stadium to ever have this hybrid field. 1970 (24 teams) NL - 4 team (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates) AL - 1 team (Chicago White Sox, (infield only)) - The grass in St. Louis’ Busch Memorial Stadium (which opened in 1966) is replaced with Astroturf - Mid-season, the Cincinnati Reds moved to Riverfront Stadium - Mid-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved to Three Rivers Stadium - The All-Star game was held at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium - A World Series game is played on artificial turf for the first time when the Reds hosted the Orioles 1971 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 1 team (Chicago White Sox, (infield only)) - The Philadelphia Phillies move to Veterans Stadium. - the playing surface in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park (which opened in 1960) switched from grass to Astroturf - The Pirates hosted the Orioles in the World Series 1972 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 1 team (Chicago White Sox, (infield only)) - The Reds hosted the Athletics in the World Series 1973 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 2 teams (Chicago White Sox (infield only), Kansas City Royals) - The Kansas City Royals moved to Royals Stadium (now Kauffman Stadium), being the first AL team to play their home games on an all-Astroturf field. - The All-Star Game was held at Kansas City’s Royals Stadium (now Kauffman Stadium), the first time an American League park with artificial turf hosted the All-Star game. 1974 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 2 teams (Chicago White Sox (infield only), Kansas City Royals) - The All-Star game was held at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium 1975 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 2 teams (Chicago White Sox (infield only), Kansas City Royals) - The Reds hosted the Red Sox in the World Series 1976 (24 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) AL - 1 team (Kansas City Royals) - The Astroturf infield in Comiskey Park is removed and replaced with grass - The All-Star game was held at Philadelphia’s Veteran Stadium - The Reds hosted the Yankees in the World Series 1977 (26 teams) NL - 7 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays) - Both AL expansion teams, the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays, play their home games on Astroturf (Kingdome & Exhibition Stadium respectively) 1978 (26 teams) NL - 7 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays) 1979 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays) - Candlestick Park switched back to grass - The All-Star game was played at Seattle’s Kingdom - The Pirates hosted the Orioles in the World Series 1980 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays) - The first all-Astroturf World Series (Royals vs Phillies) occurs 1981 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays) 1982 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The Minnesota Twins move into the Metrodome - The All-Star Game was played at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium - The Cardinals hosted the Brewers in the World Series 1983 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The Phillies hosted the Orioles in the World Series 1984 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) 1985 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The All-Star Game was played at Minnesota’s Metrodome - the 2nd time an all-astroturf World Series occurs (Royals vs Cardinals) 1986 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The All-Star Game was played at Houston’s Astrodome for the 2nd and final time 1987 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The 3rd time an all-astroturf World Series occurs (Twins vs Cardinals) 1988 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The All-Star game was held at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium for the 2nd and final time 1989 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - mid-season, the Toronto Blue Jays moved to the Skydome (now Rogers Centre), which also had Astroturf like its predecessor Exhibition Stadium. 1990 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The Reds hosted the Athletics in the World Series 1991 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The All-Star Game was played at Toronto’s Skydome (now Rogers Centre) - The Twins hosted the Braves in the World Series 1992 (26 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) -- The Blue Jays hosted the Braves in the World Series 1993 (28 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The 4th (and what would be final) time an all-Astroturf World Series occurs (Blue Jays vs Phillies). In additional, this would be final World Series to be played on the original Astroturf. 1994 (28 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The All-Star game was held at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium for the 2nd and final time 1995 (28 teams) NL - 6 teams (Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - The playing surface in Royals/Kauffman Stadium changes to grass 1996 (28 teams) NL - 5 teams (Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) - Busch Memorial Stadium switches back to a grass playing field (the first since 1969). - The All-Star game was held at Philadelphia’s Veteran Stadium for the 2nd and final time. In addition, this would be final time a ballpark with Astroturf would host the All-Star game 1997 (28 teams) NL - 5 teams (Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins) 1998 (30 teams) NL - 5 teams (Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 4 teams (Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - The Tampa Bay Rays debuted and played at Tropicana Field, which unlike the other Astroturf stadiums had a all-dirt infield instead of just sliding pads/dirt cut outs. 1999 (30 teams) NL - 5 teams (Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos) AL - 3 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays) - Mid-Season, the Seattle Mariners move from Kingdom (turf) to Safeco Field (grass)
  18. I noticed that the discussion on the front page was disabled as this issue over the Washington Redskins and their name can get ugly (on both sides on this issue). Chris made a good article about the history of the Redskins controversy recently. There’s another old but interesting webpage about the Native mascot controversy and of course the Fighting Whities, which was a satirical and creative take on this issue. I must admit that I can't get used to a Washington DC football team NOT named the Redskins. Sure, Daniel Snyder is a terrible sports owner but why was the sports/news media act like he's the one that named the team what it is? That being said, I would be okay if Washington rebranded if Snyder agreed to relinquish ownership of the team. Him still being owner of the team is more offensive than "Redskins" to me as he is one of the worst owners in sports. Washington getting new ownership should had been a higher priority and let the new ownership change the name. (yeah, yeah I know some of you would say "Why not both") Snyder is a weaselly owner who only changing the name because of the corporate pressure, not because whether it is the right thing to do or from request from Native American activist groups who take issue with the team name (What about the Natives who are NOT offended by such sports mascot/names or simply don't care about this issue one way or the other?). Seven years ago, Snyder vowed he would not change the team's name. Well, money talks and he's a serial liar. The name change is coming but why is Washington dropping the classic Indian head logo? I thought the "Redskin" name was the issue, not the logo. It's not that Washington's now-former logo was Chief Wahoo or anything. (with MLB's Cleveland Indians, it was the opposite with Chief Wahoo as the hot button issue rather than the team's name). The man who designed the old Redskins logo was a Native American (I did not know that until recently). While the Washington franchise was last to racially integrate its players (the owner at the time, George Marshall, was ultra-racist), weren't the Redskins the first NFL team to win a Super Bowl with a Black QB decades later? Doug Williams won a Super Bowl as a Washington Redskin (not as a Redtail, Renegade, Warrior, Hog, Pigskin, Potato Skin, Swamp Politician, or so on). What's going to happen regarding old broadcasts? No more throwback options on Madden? Overall, a shaky history regarding cultural sensitivity. They better at least keep the colors (burgundy/gold). We don’t need another R/W/B team just to match the other Washington teams (Nationals, Capitals, and Wizards). These corporations like Nike and Amazon had no problem selling Redskins/Indians/etc merchandise for DECADES and yet suddenly I'm supposed to believe they are all offended somehow? I remember the declaration that "Corporations were NOT People!" At least I respect the opinions of people who opposed Native-theme sports logos (such as Uni-Watch's Paul Lukas) for at least being consistent and sincere on what they believe in. These corporations could care less about the Native people (the same can be applied about these sports teams as well). However, I do have concern over a slippery slope over renaming certain teams. Yale university is currently in hot water over its name after its founder, who was a slave trader. A Washington Post opinion piece is even calling for the Texas Rangers MLB team to change its name! I could go further and thought of some over-the-top politically correct scenarios over sport team names being forced to change, but I don't want to get in trouble with the moderators and the last thing we need is a flame war (not that I want to start one anyway). Finally, the Navajo Nation, a Native American tribe from Arizona who opposed the “Redskins” name, have suggested that the team could used the name “Code Talkers”. Snyder could had kept the logo but swap “Redskins” for “Code Talkers”. Better yet, Snyder should sell the ownership of the team to a wealthy member of the tribe. Since the name change is now a done deal, “Renegades” is my favorite choice for the team as I am not feeling "Red Wolves" or "Warriors". The choice the Navajo Nation suggested wouldn’t be too bad since they are okay with it. On a side note, aren’t there a few Native American high schools with the name “Redskins”. Here’s a 2014 Yahoo article about an Arizona Navajo high school with the “Redskins” name. Since Washington’s NFL team is now dropping the name, shouldn’t these schools follow suit?
  19. I always like the 1966-1991 logo. I never hated the realistic bird logos but the cartoon bird is the best when it comes to the Orioles.
  20. Can't go wrong with the 72/73-91/92 or 2016-present logo. I do admit that the 92/93-01/02 "Robo Penguin" logo was very underrated and may had been accepted if it was a secondary logo and didn't replace the skating penguin.
  21. Mariners - Like the gold alternate on the 1977-1980 look. Ditto for the 1987-1992 look. Pilots - Blue jersey is solid. Didn't expect to see a red jersey for team that used only blue/athletic gold (plus powder blue if it counts). Nice job.
  22. The artists formerly known as the Washington Redskins: 2016 vs 2015-2019 Browns (also met in 2019 preseason where the Browns wore orange pants) 2019 vs 2017-present Lions 2019 vs 2019-present Jets 2018 vs 2018-present Titans 2017 vs 2017-2019 Rams Redskins played the 2009-2012, 2013-2017, and 2018-present Jaguars once. http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GUD/controller/controller.php?action=single-weekly&game_id=2010_WAS-JAX^16\ As a result of the recent news, Washington won't be facing the new look Falcons, Rams, Patriots, Chargers, Browns (though their look is back to their traditional look) and Bucs (though their look is mostly a return to the 1997-2013 look) as the Redskins.