November 19, 2010

Wrigley Field too small for safe football

The home of the Chicago Cubs will host Illinois and Northwestern this weekend. It's been a much hyped game, being in the Windy City and in the "friendly confines" of such an historic stadium. There's one problem: The field itself is just barely able to squeeze a football field onto it. So, what does the Big Ten do about this? Well...

I'm sure this will work out just great.
The following rule changes were determined to be the best of all options and will be in effect for this game only based on the unique layout of the field.

1) All offensive plays will head toward the West end zone, including all extra points and all overtime possessions.
2) All kickoffs will be kicked toward the East end zone.
3) After every change of possession, the ball will be repositioned for the offense to head toward the West end zone.
4) As a result of a coin toss held by the conference office Friday morning, Illinois will occupy the West team bench in the first half and Northwestern will occupy the West team bench in the second half and for all overtime periods.
So what are the odds that a player will score a touchdown by running the "wrong way"? We'll start at 10/1, and I like those odds.

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  1. Ibleedblueandwhite11/19/2010 12:22 PM

    Hey guys... thats a picture of Yankee Stadium.

  2. Um, no its not! Def wrigley field with padding on the ivy.

  3. Oops! Sorry. I did change the photo. In my haste (at work) to post a pic with the story, I just grabbed what I thought was a shot of Wrigley fromt the stands. It was, in fact, the house that replaced the house that Ruth built. So IBBAW was right, Chris. Sorry I didn't post a comment about it. Thanks, tho.

  4. Never trust Google Mike, it's a bitch.