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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    That has to be the craziest thing I've ever read. Definitely won't be more football games at Wrigley if you can only use one endzone, and have to essentially change the way the game is played...

    Actually wanted to watch this game but it's on ESPN U, which I don't have. Looks like I'll have to find another way to watch this while watching tOSU-Iowa.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    People at the other end of the field are going to be ******.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    That is just messed up probably won't have another game there.


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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    some funny comments in the article.


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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone


    turns over are going to be a mess... they have change all the chains etc... what a stupid thing to do.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    So, they couldn't have researched this before deciding to have a game in Wrigley? It would have taken some dude with a tape measure 5 minutes to figure out this is a dumb idea.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Damn, and I was hoping for some corner end-zone fade patterns that lead right into the wall.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Strange. Wrigley's dimensions must have changed. I believe it owns the record for most NFL games played in a single stadium.


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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    So, they couldn't have researched this before deciding to have a game in Wrigley? It would have taken some dude with a tape measure 5 minutes to figure out this is a dumb idea.
    This IS the Big Televen we're talking about.



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    So, they couldn't have researched this before deciding to have a game in Wrigley? It would have taken some dude with a tape measure 5 minutes to figure out this is a dumb idea.
    Hey, it's the Big 10. What do you expect? They can't even count. (yes, I can still use that until next year)



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Quote Originally Posted by ce1 View Post
    Strange. Wrigley's dimensions must have changed. I believe it owns the record for most NFL games played in a single stadium.
    For some reason I thought they always played the NFL games along the 3rd base line at Wrigley? I thought I saw pics of it being that way but could be wrong?



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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    For some reason I thought they always played the NFL games along the 3rd base line at Wrigley? I thought I saw pics of it being that way but could be wrong?


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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Quote Originally Posted by ce1 View Post
    Strange. Wrigley's dimensions must have changed. I believe it owns the record for most NFL games played in a single stadium.
    Well, they got the other endzone in there. But last minute concerns about safety are what's preventing the use of the other endzone. So, you COULD use the other endzone.

    EDIT: Wouldn't be surprised, though, if the dimensions had changed since the Bears and others played there.


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    Re: Northwestern - Illinois Only Using 1 Endzone

    Bears used to play with the field parallel to the left field line. Not sure why they chose right field this time. Plus they've recently added several rows of high priced seats on either side of the dugouts that may have shrunk the field further. It was just a poor idea from the beginning. The field just doesn't fit anymore. Nice to see the Big 10 mess things up once in awhile rather than the Big 12 and Beebe taking all the heat.




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