Big Ten Changes Rules for Northwestern-Illinois Game at Wrigley Field

By 11.19.10

According to the Tribune, the Big Ten has decided that:

  • All offensive plays will head toward the West end zone, including all extra points and all overtime possessions.
  • All kickoffs will be kicked toward the East end zone.
  • After every change of possession, the ball will be repositioned for the offense to head toward the West end zone.
  • 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.

I understand the need for player safety, but what is this, Zog Sports co-ed flag football played on the same sandlot where Benny hit the Babe's ball over the fence? Give me a f*cking break. No football game should have all offensive plays going in one direction. And how about the fans who plunked down serious change for outfield seats overlooking the East end zone? Enjoy the view, guys. What a joke. Why didn't they just move this thing to U.S. Cellular Field or Northwestern's regular stadium?

Am I overreacting here? Or do you guys agree that this is a football abomination. Sound Off with your thoughts in the Comments.

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