Wrigley Field Football Game: One-Way Northwestern Illinois Wrigley Field Epic Fail?

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Wrigley Field football game: Northwestern, Illinois' one way football

The Wrigley Field football game became a one-way game epic fail, when Big Ten officials announced less than 36 hours prior to kickoff that the Wrigley Field football game would need to be played in one direction.

The Wrigley Field football game looked to be a cool showdown between Illinois and Northwestern at the famous stadium, but instead looked like wonky game play with only one end zone.

The schools and the Big Ten announced Friday that, due to safety concerns, offensive plays would go in one direction – toward the west end zone by home plate.

I suppose it’s better than someone running into the padded brick wall at the end of the field, but wouldn’t it seem this would have been better planned out?

Cubs President Crane Kenney commented that he was surprised by the “last-minute” decision.

The Wrigleyville Classic is the first football game to be played at Wrigley Field since 1970.

It’s not all full of fail, however. The Wrigley Field football game snagged it’s fair share of headlines staging a game at Wrigley Field was originally organized to get attention, after all. Well, it worked.

Northwestern alum Stewart Mandel commented on that the late decision change “has turned a clever p.r. stunt into a mockery of football … (and) a colossal embarrassment.”

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