This Friday, representatives of Northwestern, along with the servants of darkness of the University of Illinois, announced that the annual meeting of the two teams will take place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, home of the Chicago Cubs. The last college football game held at Wrigley was in 1938, and the Cats and the Illini last played there in 1923. Wildcat coach Pat Fitzgerald has suggested that any Northwestern fans who do not wear purple to the game will receive a personal visit from him, along with an invitation to explain their backsliding ways.
2. Three of the top four players taken in the 2010 NFL draft were from the University of Oklahoma. Only Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska, picked by the Detroit Lions (my condolences, Mr. Suh) , broke a Sooner sweep of the top picks. Three out of the top four picks and they don't even play for the conference title? Sounds like a coaching problem.
3. Live TV coverage of the fifth round of the draft? Really, ESPN? No shuffleboard tournaments available?
(PS for the satirically challenged: No, I do not believe Auburn intentionally injured the NU kicker in order to seal the game in overtime, nor do I believe OU head coach Bob Stoops is bad at his job. I just like to exaggerate after the manner of sports radio callers. However, the University of Illinois actually does represent the forces of darkness).