CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 2007
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(Soperton, Georgia: Steve Hartman) The competition among sod growers over providing the turf for the Super Bowl football field featured; scenes shown of the celebration for "sodfather" Phillip Jennings, who spent 2 years growing sod for the field only to have it ruined by a thunderstorm, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue making the ceremonial first cut at Phillip Jennings Turf Farms in Soperton, Georgia; statement from Southern Turf Nurseries owner Eddie Woerner, whose turf was chosen to replace Jennings’, quoted. [PERDUE - says you get in this league by being the best of the best.] [3 Soperton RESIDENTS – talk about the grass.] [NFL field director Ed MANGAN- says it’s grown on sandy soil so it won’t hold up.] [JENNINGS – comments on his turf being used on the sidelines.]
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