Gameday is coming to... Chicago.

Submitted by preed1 on November 14th, 2010 at 11:14 AM

College gameday is going to be watching Illinois and Northwestern. Why? Because its at wrigly field.

Comments

soupsnake

November 14th, 2010 at 11:22 AM ^

Cool headline! 

This isn't some sort of competition for getting the most page views on your post. Stick with informative titles.

EDIT: Thanks for the fix. No hard feelings.

formerlyanonymous

November 14th, 2010 at 11:17 AM ^

I'll admit, I did not see that one coming. At least the crowd for it should be good. The question is, where do they set up the stage? Are they going to the roof-tops and have no crowd right behind them (for safety?), or do they go on the field since all of left field should be open?

I can't think of any place big enough right outside Wrigley to host them.

Shop Smart Sho…

November 14th, 2010 at 1:43 PM ^

McD's isn't a sponsor.  No way they get the free advertising.  Besides, that place will be charging $40 for parking.

If they are outside, they will be in the blue lot or the triangle.  Only places big enough.  My bet is they go to the blue lot.  Gotta guess the triangle will be full of the semis for all the gear.

ThWard

November 14th, 2010 at 11:27 AM ^

Watched the UM-Purdue game at Rock-It, directly across the street from Wrigley.  Will probably do the same next week.  Assume Gameday will set up right there, in the parking lot next to Wrigley.

chatster

November 14th, 2010 at 2:39 PM ^

Despite what will be a decided lack of nationwide interest in the game, it's hard to fault College Gameday for choosing to be at a unique venue in a major city next week.  The only controversies should involve selections of the set's location and the choice of the "guest picker" (and please don't consider this as an invitation for any more Greg Robinson jokes).

As for the "guest picker", predicting who gets that spot might be like guessing who's going to light the Olympic flame.  Consideration has to go to obvious choices like Dick Butkus and Mike Ditka.  Hiring someone to channel the sweet spirit of Walter Payton won't work.  Ernie Banks and Michael Jordan don't have the college football gravitas.  Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel would've been logical choices two years ago, but not this year.  Matthew Broderick might need another day off, so he'd be an unlikely choice (though Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, might be available).   Bill Murray, Jim Belushi and Ozzie Guillen might offer a comedic slant.  Could it be time for Will Ferrell to resurrect Harry Caray?