I noticed pretty early in the Super Bowl that the turf looked pretty ragged in all of the spots that had new logos for the Super Bowl. In fact, I felt that it looked so bad that it might affect play.
I don’t think it ever really made a difference. As it turns out, the only reason it looked so brutal was that it was probably brand new. I just found out that Cowboys Stadium uses this nifty new roll-out turf system that allows them to interchange parts of the field. So the answer to my original query was that the new turf had not been run on enough to look uniform. You learn something everyday.