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Fans can buy Johnny Manziel-trodden turf from Texas A&M


Texas A&M is placing pallets of Kyle Field turf for sale online. And while Johnny Manziel's name or likeness isn't part of the pitch, imagining his cleat marks may be a suitable substitute for Aggies fans, by some estimates. For $400, a full pallet can be yours, covering some 450 square yards, or you by-the-slice pizza eaters may prefer a single square for $20.

That's the going rate for turf exiting the stadium to facilitate upgrades set to begin at the end of the season.

Step right up.

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The particulars, from the school athletic department's release:

"The buy-it-now online sale will start on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. on Texas A&M will harvest the playing surface following the final home game on Nov. 9. Each harvested pallet will cost $400 and contains approximately 450 square feet of sod. The buyer will be required to pick-up on Sunday, Nov. 10. No requests for specific sections of the field will be accepted."

Sounds as though a premium could have been charged for the end zone turf where a well-off alum and his grandson saw Johnny Football score the key touchdown. It's a bit harder to imagine the rush on a specific piece of grass that had to do with Von Miller or Quentin Coryatt.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.



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