When it was first announced that Wrigley Field would be transformed into a football field for the Northwestern-Illinois football game on Saturday, a lot of folks started scratching their heads about how that would work. Then, it all started coming together, sort of.
They've just about finished building it, and now some of the semantical things are coming to light. Like, the fact that only one end zone will be used for the offenses. That's right, the teams will rotate during each offensive possession and only use the west end zone as a scoring target due to safety concerns. Apparently, the large brick wall at the other end has become an issue.
Update (1:44 ET): Cubs President Crane Kenney is not a very happy person right now.
And also announced was the decision to swap sidelines during halftime. You can see by the picture of the setup that one sideline is significantly smaller than the other, so the best way to solve that problem is to just flip benches after the first half. This is becoming very amusing... amusing enough that Doug Farrar is using #wrigleypickuprules on Twitter, and came up with this gem:
Running from first to third on a swing pass is a automatic first down. #wrigleypickuprules #calvinball
What are your thoughts on this game being played at Wrigley, and what sort of pick up rules can you think of?