The Cubbie Bowl: It Could Happen
Although the media seemed to focus mainly on the controversy over Northwestern and Illinois having to use only one end zone in their November 20th game, I loved college football’s return to Wrigley Field. Take a walk around Chicago (especially Wrigleyville) on any Saturday in the fall and you will see people in a multitude of college football gear. Every year more and more people (especially young people looking for post-grad work) are move to this Midwestern metropolis we call home. Many of our new Chicagoans adopt the city’s sports teams for their own, but hold on to their college football roots.Every bar seems to have their own college team affiliation in the Windy City, offering college football fans a home away from home during the season. Yankee Stadium will host the Pinstripe Bowl between Kansas State and Syracuse this Thursday. Pretty cool. You know what would be a 100 times cooler? A bowl game at Wrigley Field. Sure, it would be nice if the Cubs figured out the dimensions a little better, but the atmosphere in and around the Friendly Confines during Northwestern vs Illinois was second to none. The NCAA needs to give the Big Ten a bid for a bowl at Wrigley. It would be awesome. Come join the Cubbie Bowl bandwagon today!