Nightcapper: Someone Is Going To Die At Wrigley Football Field – Part 2

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From the Wikipedia (which we always trust) entry on Wrigley Field hosting football games:

The football field ran north-to-south, i.e. from left field to the foul side of first base. The remodeling of the bleachers made for a very tight fit for the gridiron. In fact, the corner of the south end zone was literally in the visiting baseball team’s dugout, which was filled with pads for safety, and required a special ground rule that sliced off that corner of the end zone. One corner of the north end line ran just inches short of the left field wall. There is a legend that Bronko Nagurski, the great Bears fullback, steamrolled through the line, head down, and ran all the way through that end zone, smacking his leather-helmeted head on the bricks. He went back to the bench and told Coach “Papa Bear” George Halas, “That last guy gave me quite a lick!” That kind of incident prompted the Bears to hang some padding in front of the wall.

Earlier today we took a look at the endzone danger for this weekend’s Northwestern-Illinois football game and are still shaking our heads at the thought of a wide receiver going head first into an AllState banner with 2-inch (or whatever it is) padding.

DIVE FOR THAT BALL, SON! Do you want to play in the Little Caesars Bowl? Yeah? Well, we better see some fucking effort out of your loafing ass.

Shoulda had it, Donté. Next time you should run through a wall for the ball.

At this point in the college football season – after losing a Notre Dame student to a senseless death – does the sport need an athlete being paralyzed because a football field isn’t configured for the safety of a student-athlete?

Will Northwestern and/or Illinois asking to have their asses named in a civil suit because they sent boys out to play a game and one ended up eating via a feeding tube?

Oh, it’s not just the endzone. Look at that photo at the top of this post. That is the sideline. We’re not shitting you. Ever see a wide receiver get shoved out of bounds and go flying into one of those sound dudes? Yep, every week.

This is simply bullshit from the schools involved and the powers that run Wrigley. Bullshit.

Look, we don’t want to be giant pussies and say this isn’t good for college football. Of course the novelty will attract attention and make for great TV.

It’s our hope that everyone gets out alive and the whores that run these football programs faceplant into one of those pesky obstructed view beams on a beer run.

Fuckers.

–BC

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