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The east end zone remains a mystery

Posted on: November 20, 2010 6:10 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2010 6:14 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Does it make me a bad person if I'm somewhat disappointed that nobody has run into the right field wall at Wrigley Field?  We're through three quarters of action, with Illinois leading 34-24, and there hasn't been a single concussion caused by that wall.  Not even a bruise!

Considering all the hoopla surrounding the wall in the week leading up to this game, it seems only right that somebody should get hurt because of it and allow everyone in the media a moment of "See?  I told you so!"  Yes, we have had a touchdown scored in the dark and mysterious east end zone, thanks to an interception return by Northwestern's Brian Peters, but I want to know if he was scared.

At any point, while streaking down the sideline, did he think to himself "Slow down, Brian.  That wall is coming up quick."  Did he not care?  Did he consider stepping out of bounds at the 1-yard line just to be safe?

These are questions that the world needs answered.

Another question I'd like like to ask Peters following the game: did Mikel LeShoure have a sign that said "I'm a brick wall" taped on his chest, because your defense sure treated him like he did.  

If Mikel LeShoure ran full speed into that brick wall, could it stop him? 

We've still got 15 minutes to go in this game and LeShoure has 230 yards and two touchdowns. The Illini have 366 rushing yards as a team.  Unless that wall starts playing defense for the Wildcats, this one may be over.
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