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Poinsietta Bowl Update: Stadium Described As ‘Green, Beautiful, Damp, Slushy’

Referring to the unbelievable efforts which left Qualcomm Stadium in remarkably impressive condition after crews pumped out an estimated million and a half gallons of water as “an amazing accomplishment,” Poinsettia Bowl executive director Bruce Binkowski has reported that everything is back on schedule for a 5:06 p.m. kickoff for the game between San Diego State University and Navy in the previously waterlogged arena after getting deluged by the recent monsoon-like rainfall which has affected the region.

Via the San Diego Union Tribune:

“The field looks beautiful,” Binkowski said at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. “All the water if off. They’ve actually started to paint the sponsor logo at midfield. That tells you how things are progressing. They’re painting the field markings now. All the water is out. It’s a miracle.”

He added, “The field may be a little damp and slushy during the game because it’s so absorbent down there…. As we said yesterday, we’re going to play football tonight. The sun’s out. Not a cloud in the sky. You may see some guys slipping and sliding tonight, but considering the alternative, I think it’s an amazing accomplishment.”

Indeed. So Binkowski refers to the stadium conditions as “beautiful,” “damp” and “slushy” and the headline writer at the San Diego Union Tribune throws in “green” for good measure. Certainly not a listing of words when taken together are typically used to describe something as being in a favorable state. Although I do have an incredibly rare issue of Swamp Thing where the title character uses those very same words to explain how his hot date with Swamp Skank went while he’s pounding brewskis with his bog buddies. Or maybe that was just a dream I had. Huh. To tell you the truth, I’m so loaded up on cold medicine right now I wouldn’t know Swamp Thing from Adam right now.

Qualcomm playing field “green, beautiful, slushy” [San Diego Union Tribune]