Tue May 03 12:48pm EDT
That is just a very small portion of the absolutely enthralling webcam Kansas State has set up on its home page to allow fans to watch the live installation of new synthetic turf at Bill Snyder Family Stadium as it happens. But this isn't just any synthetic turf: Snyder Stadium is the first major college venue in America to install the GameDay Grass infill system, featuring AstroTurf's Horseshoe fiber, a new synthetic designed to impart "mechanical memory" so that the fiber remains upright longer — unlike those other fields, whose fibers "quickly flatten and split or shred at the spine." No doubt your favorite school's athletic director is literally eating his heart out as we speak.
I know what you're thinking: It's no Alabama Fax Cam. Perhaps no other endeavor, however, has ever captured the essential ennui of the college football blogger in May as the Wildcat Turf Cam. The feed is updating at the lightning pace of a new frame every 6-10 seconds, and if you keep watching, I'm sure the girls in short skirts will be nonchalantly strolling in front of the screen any second now. Just keep watching. I know today may be your only chance to see the Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands exhibit down at the Beach Museum, but just keep watching.