There was something surreal Friday about watching the lead story on the ESPN sports shouting shows (I'd refer to them as sports talk shows, but they're actually just SHOUTING MATCHES) from the very exact location where the lead story originates. I'm speaking of course, about the Wrigleyville Classic, "Wallgate" and the afternoon hours I spent in the waiting room of the Chicago … [Read more...] about ESPN Gameday, Media Circus has Now Left Town
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By now you've heard all about the whole end zone problem and decision to have both teams use the same end zone. The college football game being played between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Illinois Fighting Illini will now be unique, one for the history books even. … [Read more...] about Erin Andrews Talks About Wrigley Field College Football Controversy (Video)
According to ESPN Chicago, and ESPN 1000, they'll only be using one end zone tomorrow at the Wrigleyville Classic, the game between Illinois and Northwestern at Wrigley Field. This is due to space constraints and safety concerns. This in-state Big Ten rivalry game, the quirkiest game in all of college football just became quirkier, and more of a novelty. … [Read more...] about Only Using One End Zone at Wrigleyville Classic Tomorrow!
A bowl game in Chicago? Well, it certainly will be a bowl game type environment when the Northwestern Wildcats host the Illinois Fighting Illini, their bitter instate rival, in the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic at Wrigley Field. The Friendly Confines, home of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs, last hosted a football game on Dec. 13, 1970. Kickoff is set for 2:35 p.m. … [Read more...] about Bowl Atmosphere coming to Wrigley Field for Illinois-Northwestern
I heard a rumor last night. Then this morning, I saw this published on the blog of our good friend and Chicago Now brother Spread Far the Fame (also the creator of that lovely graphic above) ESPN's College Gameday will be coming to our city for the Northwestern vs. Ill-ANNOY game at Wrigley this Saturday. It marks the first time since November of 1995 the preeminent college … [Read more...] about Erin Andrews, ESPN College Gameday, Coming to Chicago’s Wrigleyville Classic