Northwestern vs. Illinois Photo Gallery

Here are the pictures that I took during the game Saturday in Wrigley Field. Of course most of the action was going away from me, but what can you do?

Northwestern kicker Stefan Demos starts the game off

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Pregame Pictures From the Wrigleyville Classic

Here are the pictures that I took before the game in Chicago yesterday. The atmosphere outside of Wrigley was awesome. I tried to get some pictures from different places around the stadium.

 

One of the Northwestern drum majors in front of the marquee before the game

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Wrigleyville Classic a One Sided Affair

My view of the game once darkness set in

The title has a couple meanings. Of course the first being the fact that the teams only ran offense in one direction. That was kind of different to get used to. The second is also apparent if you look at the final score. Northwestern was really hurting on offense without Dan Persa. I had a blast in Wrigleyville today, and I will try to hit on some of my experiences in this post. No post will ever convey the excitement that was in the air all day. I don’t think they will ever have another football game at Wrigley after the end zone debacle, but if they do count me in. Continue reading

The Glass is Mostly Empty

The Illini students have a virtual beer chug

I am normally one of the more optimistic fans that you will see. I always think that my team is better than they actually are, and can keep winning. You have to do something really bad for me to be down on my team. That is how I feel right now less than a day after Purdue was beaten soundly 44-10 in Illinois. Purdue had a lot of trouble moving the football. The people around me said that it was because they were going into the wind. I really don’t buy that because Illinois seemed to move the ball very well when they went into the wind. We just faced a team that was much better than us on the day. I would not have made the road trip if I thought that Purdue was going to get blown out. I really thought that we could compete with them, and at least have a chance. I am now 5-11 when going on the road to see Purdue play. I did come to the conclusion that I would not travel to see the Boilers play on Halloween weekend again. I was in Wisconsin last year on Halloween to see the Boilers shut out 37-0. This one seemed a lot like that at times. Of course that Boiler team rebounded the next week to beat Michigan in the Big House. This week Purdue has Wisconsin coming into West Lafayette. A rebound win may be tough. During halftime the Illinois student section did a human jumbotron thing. Part of that was a beer mug race. I thought the picture of the empty glasses was a perfect one to lead off the post.  Continue reading