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I Got To Do Something Kind of Fun Yesterday

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hostile, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    One of my best friends has a son who is a Senior. He is playing football for Desert View High School. Tonight is their homecoming game. About a month ago Dan, my friend, thought it would be nice if their football field could have the letters DV in maroon at the center of the field.

    He called around and found a company who makes field paint. I forget where they were based but is was going to be a couple hundred dollars just for 5 gallons of paint to be shipped here. So I gave him the number of a local paint store I buy a lot of paint from and they do make a field paint. I bought the paint so they could get my discount and they paid me back.

    Dan then wondered how to paint it. I told him my brother and I could do it with my sprayer, and there would be no charge. Yesterday morning we drew an interlapping DV on square graph paper and using each square as a foot we drove tent stakes into the ground and ran string to map out the logo. Each letter is about 18 feet top to bottom, around 12 feet side to side, and 4 feet thick. The left arm of the V starts inside the gap in the D and goes to the right. Hopefully you can picture it in your mind. We figured out exactly where the center of the field was so the logo is dead center.

    My brother is a good painter, so I held a straight edge shield up to the string and he shot the paint onto the grass. The principal came out and he was so jazzed up about it that he gave us free caps and t-shirts and gave us 6 free passes to the game tonight. Wouldn't you know it, I am the only one who wants to go.

    I told him that we did the whole layout using geometry principles. He said he wanted to have the math teachers bring their students out to the field to see the logo and how it was done. That cracked me up. I doubt they do it though.

    I told them that when they line the field this morning they should line the logo too. If they do, I bet it will look really good for the game tonight.

    It only took us about an hour and a half and it was kind of fun. I had never painted grass and dirt before. Thought I'd tell you about it because it was a unique experience.

    I did have to buy my brother lunch.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Need pictures Hos. ;)
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I suck at that man. The school was thinking of taking some. If they have a URL for them I will post some for sure.

    Dude, I am the dumbest graphics person on this site by a mile.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Can't imagine you'd be any worse than this lady.

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    Sounds pretty cool.

    Always cool to be able to help someone out with the connections you have.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Please do. Sounds cool. I'll bet the coach uses the lettering as inspiration for the team.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I might be better than her with the camera. I have to have my daughters download off the camera. I can never find the pictures if I do it. I ask the graphics folks here for help all the time. If it is not a URL I can paste, I can't figure the stuff out. Rocks in the head I guess.
  7. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Way to be, Hos. You get yourself into some pretty unique things, I must say.

    This was a great share, BTW.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    The most fun thing for me was stepping on that field again. I got the itch. Wish I was 16 again.

    My favorite song right now.

    [youtube]AlXDo5WhQXI[/youtube]

    That video talks to my soul. I like the Cowboys clips in it.
  9. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Fixed the youtube for you. Aren't you an admin?......lol
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I told you I was graphics stupid.
  11. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    just make Photo bucket account an put them in there - then you can send them out etc

    that were I keep all of my cowboy pics and draft pics

    even my signature is oin there
  12. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    now you purposely, left out the comma after graphics, right?? ;)
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I have one. I still screw stuff up trying to go from the camera to it. I know the pictures are on my PC but I never find them again.
  14. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    What is different about field paint from just regular latex paint? Does it just desolve better, or not stain clothing as much?

    When they used to stripe the baseball field, I just thought it was just plain white latex.


    :confused:

    Nice gesture for your bro and you to do that.
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Probably stays longer.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I have no idea. It sprayed exactly the same from where I stood.

    I didn't go to the game after all. My daughter has about a half dozen friends over for a party and I am being annoying Dad.

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