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2010-11-16 06:17:34 AM
Here ya go Link (new window)
 
2010-11-16 08:20:38 AM
bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la
 
2010-11-16 09:28:37 AM
bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.
 
2010-11-16 09:36:20 AM
thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.


you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.
 
2010-11-16 09:43:33 AM
bongmiester: thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.

you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.


it must depend on the place. at nebraska games they increase capacity by painting the seat numbers closer to each-other on the benches. and nebraska fans are...hearty to begin with. in my experience, the equilibrium involves me being wedged into someone's nacho-stained flank.

regardless, i'm really glad they're bringing a little football back to wrigley.
 
2010-11-16 09:44:50 AM
Looks like the end zone terminates about a yard or two from the (brick) right field wall. Can't imagine anything that could go wrong with that.
 
2010-11-16 10:21:32 AM
I've been waiting all year to go to this game.
GO WILDCATS!
 
2010-11-16 10:36:52 AM
Curious as to why the writer threw in the last line; is it really that important that we know how Northwestern's team is getting to the game?
 
2010-11-16 10:39:15 AM
FTFA: Illinois and Northwestern last met at Wrigley Field in 1923, 15 years after the Cubs' last World Series championship.

I like how they just sorta threw that little factoid in there.
 
2010-11-16 10:40:05 AM
New Yankee Stadium is hosting Army-Notre Dame this weekend, too
 
2010-11-16 10:40:37 AM
Misplaced yat: Curious as to why the writer threw in the last line; is it really that important that we know how Northwestern's team is getting to the game?

Just emphasizing how it isn't the standard "team bus to the stadium" deal. Like how some of the players took the subway from Shea to the Bronx at the Yankees/Mets day-night doubleheader a few years back. A cute bit of news.
 
2010-11-16 10:46:18 AM
Hilarity_N_Sues: Misplaced yat: Curious as to why the writer threw in the last line; is it really that important that we know how Northwestern's team is getting to the game?

Just emphasizing how it isn't the standard "team bus to the stadium" deal. Like how some of the players took the subway from Shea to the Bronx at the Yankees/Mets day-night doubleheader a few years back. A cute bit of news.


also it's a marketing gimmick by NU Football. A big reason why they're doing the Wrigley Game is to get more visibility among Chicagoans. By having the team take the el down to the game, they're trying to drive home the point that it really is quite easy to take the train up to Evanston for a game. As an NU fan, I hope this works.
 
2010-11-16 10:47:34 AM
Iwouldhitit: Looks like the end zone terminates about a yard or two from the (brick) right field wall. Can't imagine anything that could go wrong with that.

They've got a bunch of ads that look like fake ivy on the wall. I'm sure these are padded.
 
2010-11-16 10:48:40 AM
Iwouldhitit: Looks like the end zone terminates about a yard or two from the (brick) right field wall. Can't imagine anything that could go wrong with that.

yeah i saw that too...fortunately only the NFL is "concerned" about concussions as the topic du jour . it looks sort of cool, but i bet there are some horrible sightlines in that place.
 
2010-11-16 10:52:10 AM
The Bestest: New Yankee Stadium is hosting Army-Notre Dame this weekend, too

yeah but everyone hates both the yankees and notre dame so no one gives a fark.

/also, i don't care because it's at the soulless corporate shillhouse of "new yankee stadium."
 
2010-11-16 10:52:46 AM
What is the facination with putting a sport in a stadium that wasn't built for it?

Viewing a football game is bad enough in many seats of a well built stadium.
 
2010-11-16 10:54:58 AM
MugzyBrown: What is the facination with putting a sport in a stadium that wasn't built for it?

Ask the 49ers.
 
2010-11-16 10:58:10 AM
The Bestest: New Yankee Stadium is hosting Army-Notre Dame this weekend, too

How long has it been since there was a football game there?


I know
 
2010-11-16 11:05:03 AM
Krymson Tyde: The Bestest: New Yankee Stadium is hosting Army-Notre Dame this weekend, too

How long has it been since there was a football game there?


I know


Ha.. you got me with the hidden text.
Since I love facts, I'm gonna say anyway. This will be the first of two annual games at the new stadium: Each year the stadium will host an Army game in November and the Pinstripe Bowl (#4 Big East vs #7 Big 12 [or Notre Dame if Big 12 isn't eligible]).

As for the old stadium, it hosted its last NFL game in 1973 and its last college game in 1987.
 
2010-11-16 11:05:52 AM
Old Sombrero
"Blown up, sir!"
 
2010-11-16 11:14:50 AM
Hasn't it been a pretty long time since Wrigley hosted a major league baseball game?

/amirite?
//tip the veal, try your waitress

JC
 
2010-11-16 11:26:12 AM
Iwouldhitit: Looks like the end zone terminates about a yard or two from the (brick) right field wall. Can't imagine anything that could go wrong with that.

It'll make for interesting video.
 
2010-11-16 11:30:04 AM
Green Bay welcomes you to...

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2010-11-16 11:30:36 AM
I've got a friend who is a V.P. for the Astros and I've been begging him for years to have a throwback series in the Astrodome. I know it wont ever happen, but I sure do miss those huge cushioned seats versus the hard plastic ones at Minute Maid.
 
2010-11-16 11:43:26 AM
It's all fun and games until someone catches a pass in the back of the end zone and slams into the brick wall.
 
2010-11-16 11:43:50 AM
bongmiester: thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.

you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.


No they don't
 
2010-11-16 11:45:42 AM
Cheesehead_Dave: It's all fun and games until someone catches a pass in the back of the end zone and slams into the brick wall.

I wonder if Gus Frerotte has a kid on the Illinois or Northwestern team.
 
2010-11-16 11:45:50 AM
FTFA "The Wildcats will take a Chicago Transit Authority elevated train from Evanston to Wrigley Field for the game"

Kind of cool. There's an El stop right by the NU stadium, from what I recall.
 
2010-11-16 12:01:02 PM
I was at the Emerald Bowl in AT&T Park in SF. Both team shared the same sideline and the one end zone is at the wall. Kinda cool seeing a game there.
 
2010-11-16 12:35:11 PM
robbiex0r: bongmiester: thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.

you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.

No they don't


I sit in the bleacher bench seats at AT&T park about 10-15 times a season. I'm a pretty skinny guy, and I never felt hemmed in by fat people. But maybe that's just because there aren't a lot of fat people in San Francisco to begin with.
 
2010-11-16 12:40:05 PM
bongmiester: thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.

you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.


Went to Ole Miss football games for a couple of seasons, all seating are metal benches, for the big games, LSU, Alabama, Florida it was damn near impossible to set my little stadium seat on my numbered seat - games were good but seating was terrible.
 
2010-11-16 12:41:23 PM
Uncle Fuzzy is pleased.
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2010-11-16 12:46:14 PM
Ha...I think that's great NU is taking the Purple Line to the Red to get to Wrigley.
 
2010-11-16 01:07:51 PM
So does the curse of Sianis goat transfer over to Northwestern, since they are the home team, or is that just a Cubbies thing?
 
2010-11-16 01:11:27 PM
Cheesehead_Dave: It's all fun and games until someone catches a pass in the back of the end zone and slams into the brick wall.

Then it's PAHHHHHH-TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY
 
2010-11-16 01:11:35 PM
It was good enough for the Philadelphia Eagles back in the day...
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2010-11-16 01:13:24 PM
TrainingWheelsNeeded: bongmiester: thomps: bongmiester: bench seats at college games are more comfortable than the individual seats at pro stadiums. everyone gets the room they need on a bench as opposed to squeezing into a plastic seat. there's nothing worse than sitting between two 300 lb guys at a pro game, with the exception of sitting between them on the red eye from nyc to la

what? wouldn't the opposite be true? in seats, fat people are corralled into a reasonable amount of space, but on benches, they still give the same number of tickets to the row, but the fat people can spill into 2 other people's bench-space.

you would think so, but on benches everyone just seems to reach an equilibrium.

Went to Ole Miss football games


There's your problem right there.
 
2010-11-16 01:17:21 PM
NittLion78: Ha...I think that's great NU is taking the Purple Line to the Red to get to Wrigley.

The Purple Line stops at Belmont. Changing to the Red Line would only bring them further away. You can walk from Belmont & Sheffield. Wait, the Purple Line doesn't run on Saturdays. They are getting on the Red Line at Howard and getting off at Belmont.
 
2010-11-16 01:20:17 PM
Nevermind. The Purple Line does run on Saturdays from Linden (Wilmette) to Howard. You were right NittLion78. They are changing to the Red Line at Howard.
 
2010-11-16 01:43:44 PM
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Two winning programs together at last!
 
2010-11-16 01:44:53 PM
TheCity: also it's a marketing gimmick by NU Football. A big reason why they're doing the Wrigley Game is to get more visibility among Chicagoans. By having the team take the el down to the game, they're trying to drive home the point that it really is quite easy to take the train up to Evanston for a game. As an NU fan, I hope this works

Believe me, the fans of the other ten Big Ten teams who live in Chicago (and lord knows there's a ton of us) are all quite aware that you can take the El up to Evanston for games. For a decent number of us it's easier to get tickets to see our team in Evanston than it is in the home stadium, with the added bonus of no driving.
 
2010-11-16 01:56:27 PM
GQueue: Believe me, the fans of the other ten Big Ten teams who live in Chicago (and lord knows there's a ton of us) are all quite aware that you can take the El up to Evanston for games. For a decent number of us it's easier to get tickets to see our team in Evanston than it is in the home stadium, with the added bonus of no driving.

Yeah, I usually see my teem when they are playing at Ryan Field (is that right? whatever it is called now). I don't take the el though because I have a pregame party at my friend's house who lives nearby. Just judging by the cheering and colors worn, I would estimate 30-40% of ticket sales are made to fans of the visiting team. Big 10 graduates seem to flock to Chicago. Plus a lot of Big 10 alums are from Chicago to begin with. When I went to Iowa 40% of the students were from the Chicago area.
 
2010-11-16 02:06:07 PM
Panty Sniffer: Nevermind. The Purple Line does run on Saturdays from Linden (Wilmette) to Howard. You were right NittLion78. They are changing to the Red Line at Howard.

I am pretty sure they are chartering an el train to take them express from NW to the Addison stop.

They are not all lining up with their U-Passes to get to the game.
 
2010-11-16 02:06:24 PM
NU conference home games are usually 25-40% opposing-team fans. That has dampened a little bit this year, as NU did a marketing deal where the only way to guarantee Wrigley Game tickets was to buy season tickets, which increased season ticket sales by about 50% (rumors say). We actually had near sell-outs against Purdue and Michigan state, which were The only time it's really bad is when we play OSU at home, in which case the stadium is about 65% Red/35% Purple.

The program is turning around. We'll be going to our third straight bowl game this year, for the first time in school history. Our big-ten leading passer (Dan Persa, most underrated qb in the conference, if not the country) is coming back next year (unfortunately out for injury the rest of the way this year).
 
2010-11-16 02:08:25 PM
Those of you college football fans out there who don't know about Pat Fitzgerald yet better wise up. There is good reason why many consider him to be JoePa's heir-apparent as dean of the Big 10.
 
2010-11-16 02:10:23 PM
Wrigley Trifecta?
 
2010-11-16 02:23:24 PM
The Bestest: MugzyBrown: What is the fascination with putting a sport in a stadium that wasn't built for it?

Ask the 49ers.


www.stadiumsofprofootball.com

Or the Patriots. (new window)
 
2010-11-16 02:26:06 PM
bacongood: I am pretty sure they are chartering an el train to take them express from NW to the Addison stop.

They are not all lining up with their U-Passes to get to the game.


I suppose that would make a lot more sense than NittLion78 and my theory, especially since I assume the Purple Line only has two cars on Saturdays. Part of my theory also was if they are lazy they would change from the Red to the Brown Line at Belmont for the minute long trip to get to Addison. Perhaps the CTA gave them a sweet deal on the charter in exchange for publicity. They deckout the train in Wildcats and CTA logos and invite the press to show them exiting the train wearing helmets and jerseys.
 
2010-11-16 02:39:09 PM
bacongood: I am pretty sure they are chartering an el train to take them express from NW to the Addison stop.

They are not all lining up with their U-Passes to get to the game


The last time I took the train up to Dyche Stadium, there was a guy running a shell game scam on the El. God bless Uptown and Rogers Park.
 
2010-11-16 02:44:05 PM
Panty Sniffer: You were right NittLion78.

O'Doyle rules

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