The fade pattern is going to be a bitch.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what one of the end zones looks like for the Illinois-Northwestern game this Saturday at Wrigley Field:

This is what you get when somebody who hasn’t played a down of football in his life has one of those “wouldn’t it be cool if…?” moments.

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12 responses to “The fade pattern is going to be a bitch.

  1. Bulldog Joe

    Here’s hoping the receivers are in good hands with Allstate.

  2. FisheriesDawg

    Do they get to play arena rules on that end of the field?

  3. Bulldog Joe

    Looks like they have installed hockey / arenaball boards in front of the brick wall.

    When I was a kid, they had only the brick wall at the back of the end zone. Of course, the Bears didn’t make it to the end zone very often in those days so it wasn’t a big deal.

    Also, the corners of the the end zone in Baltimore used to be asphalt.

    Back when men were men.

  4. TennesseeDawg

    As long as the fade is to the right side you should be fine.

  5. Go Dawgs!

    Dear God… those are bricks, people. I thought freaking Northwestern was supposed to be smarter than the rest of us. If I’m a wide receiver, I’m running every route towards the open Under Amour door. If it gets intercepted because I’m not in the right place, so be it.

  6. walter sobchak

    i played a game at old marietta HS field one time
    one of their end zones was like that
    i was a db covering a guy who knocked himself stupid running into that wall
    Wrigley sounds like a great idea!

  7. Dog in Fla

    It was weird that the Wrigley ivy was green this time of the year:
    “They’ve put up pads with fake ivy printed on them so that any players running through the end zone won’t crash into a brick wall.”

    http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2010/11/15/1815888/are-you-ready-for-some-football-wrigley-field-is

  8. Brandon

    Never. Been. In. The. Arena.

  9. CLT Dawg

    Bronko Nagurski is not impressed

  10. HamDawg11

    Nice jerry-rigging of the goalpost, too!