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Roy Tucker
11-19-2010, 12:16 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/11/19/wrigley-one-end-zone.ap/

Red Leader
11-19-2010, 12:24 PM
My take on that is if you have to go to those lengths to play the game there, you shouldn't be playing the game there.

BuckeyeRed27
11-19-2010, 12:28 PM
So after the kickoffs and after turnovers they will just move the ball to the same spot on the other side of the field I guess?

Reds Fanatic
11-19-2010, 01:19 PM
So after the kickoffs and after turnovers they will just move the ball to the same spot on the other side of the field I guess?

Yeah that is the plan going to be strange to see a football game where both teams are constantly going the same direction. The only way anything would go the other direction would be if the defense or special teams scores a TD.

By the way this is one of 2 college games in MLB parks tomorrow. Army and Notre Dame are playing in Yankee Stadium tomorrow night.

westofyou
11-19-2010, 01:25 PM
http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/wrigley-field-chicago-bears-football.jpg

Red Leader
11-19-2010, 01:28 PM
*Coin flip*

Ref: "OK, Northwestern, you have won the toss. Would you like to defend or receive?"
NW: "Receive."
Ref: "Northwestern has chosen to receive. Illinois, which goal would you..., ah, screw it. You lost...go play defense over there."

Chip R
11-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Allstate must be paying a whole bunch of money to these teams - and to the Big T(elev)en - in order for them to put up with this ridiculous configuration.

Homer Bailey
11-19-2010, 01:28 PM
http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/wrigley-field-chicago-bears-football.jpg

I love this picture. The whitish-grayish building in the upper right handed corner is where I used to live, although I'm sure it's not the same building today.

RichRed
11-19-2010, 01:38 PM
It'll be the old "losers walk" routine from playground football days.

Razor Shines
11-19-2010, 02:01 PM
Yeah that is the plan going to be strange to see a football game where both teams are constantly going the same direction. The only way anything would go the other direction would be if the defense or special teams scores a TD.

By the way this is one of 2 college games in MLB parks tomorrow. Army and Notre Dame are playing in Yankee Stadium tomorrow night.

I would think on a punt they'll stop the game and switch ends of the field so that the receiving team would have a chance to run it back for a td, right? I didn't read the article, just heard about it on the radio.

BuckeyeRed27
11-19-2010, 02:08 PM
I would think on a punt they'll stop the game and switch ends of the field so that the receiving team would have a chance to run it back for a td, right? I didn't read the article, just heard about it on the radio.

The other end zone can still be used for defensive and special teams TDs. I believe they will still kick normally and assuming the kick isn't run back after the runner is down they will spot the ball on the other side.

Hoosier Red
11-19-2010, 03:47 PM
How is it possible this wasn't discovered until this week?
The stadium's been there for almost 100 years, you'd think they'd have measured it out before deciding to play the game there.

westofyou
11-19-2010, 03:55 PM
How is it possible this wasn't discovered until this week?
The stadium's been there for almost 100 years, you'd think they'd have measured it out before deciding to play the game there.

It wasn't discovered, it was finally brought up to the insurance companies I suppose.

http://product.images.prosportsmemorabilia.com/83-00/83-00043-F.jpg

HeatherC1212
11-19-2010, 04:36 PM
That is going to be one weird game to watch highlights of during my college football viewing tomorrow. :confused: :eek:

Roy Tucker
11-19-2010, 04:56 PM
http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/wrigley-field-chicago-bears-football.jpg

Unlike this picture, it looks like the field is laid out to RF for the game tomorrow.

westofyou
11-19-2010, 05:03 PM
Unlike this picture, it looks like the field is laid out to RF for the game tomorrow.

The other one is to LF too

BuckeyeRed27
11-19-2010, 05:07 PM
The other one is to LF too

Wrigley added some club seats since the last time football was played there and it wasn't possible to have the say layout that was used before. The way the field is now was the only way to make it fit (barely).

Roy Tucker
11-19-2010, 05:19 PM
http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/wrigley-field-chicago-bears-football.jpg

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010/football/ncaa/11/19/wrigley-one-end-zone.ap/wrigley-field-p1.jpg

Isn't the old one to RF and the new one to LF?

I'm dyslexic and get my L's and R's screwed up all the time.

Sea Ray
11-20-2010, 09:34 AM
Isn't the old one to RF and the new one to LF?

I'm dyslexic and get my L's and R's screwed up all the time.

Well the bottom picture (current) shows an end zone in RF and LF is a sideline as we're viewing it from behind home pate

Sea Ray
11-20-2010, 09:37 AM
Looks like in the old picture that they did not have any LF bleachers at that time.

paintmered
11-20-2010, 12:18 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010/football/ncaa/11/19/wrigley-one-end-zone.ap/wrigley-field-p1.jpg

Isn't the old one to RF and the new one to LF?

I'm dyslexic and get my L's and R's screwed up all the time.

Yes. ESPN explained that there's permanent bleachers now that prevent the old configuration. There were bleachers there before, but they were temporary and removed for football games.

The idea of loser walks at this level is hilarious. :laugh:

I can't imagine how irate I'd be if I paid good money for the "other" endzone seats.

15fan
11-20-2010, 08:04 PM
I can't imagine how irate I'd be if I paid good money for the "other" endzone seats.

It's Wrigley Field. Only the posers sit in the bleachers. No one in those seats ever cares about anything that actually happens on the field, other than Sammy Sosa racing out alike a buffoon.

The most disconcerting part of this whole thing is that Northwestern is the school that flubbed this. North-freaking-western. If we can't trust the powers-that-be at Northwestern to be able to work a little geometery and arithmetic, the world is in even worse shape than I thought.