Let’s be honest: This weekend is just killing time until next weekend, when a season’s field could get flipped at Tuscaloosa’s Iron Bowl and Reno’s “Biggest Little Football Game in the World,” Boise State at Nevada.
Now is time to muse, reflect, relax, and take in a ballgame at Wrigley Field.
As Ernie Banks said about ballparks hosting college football games … “Let’s play two.”
America’s pass time
Illinois and Northwestern are exchanging lineup cards Saturday at Wrigley Field. The football configuration is precarious, to say the least, with only a few feet separating the back line of the southwest end zone from a padded wall.
Aside from the safety risk, it leaves Steve Bartman ample room to interfere with a potential Northwestern touchdown pass.
In New York, Notre Dame and Army will play the first football game in the new Yankee Stadium after playing 21 times, from 1925 through 1946, at the old Bronx haunt.
Saturday also marks the 90th anniversary of George Gipp’s last game.