After the record crowd for the Villanova game on Saturday, SU’s football team decided that, in order to maximize crowds for their games, they will now play on a field the same size as the basketball court.
Players have lauded the new decision and the multi-faceted effects it will have on the game. “For one thing,” says Defensive Tackle Kevin Thompson, “it’s gonna be a lot easier on us. We’re always getting burned on defense, and this way, there isn’t really enough field for our safeties to get so far behind.”
“Oh, it’s definitely going to help us,” says Athletic Director Daryl Gross. “Having 20,000 people all crammed into one section of the field is way better than having 20,000 people all scattered throughout the Dome.”
Some critics of the transition have raised a valid point: why bother to play football on a basketball court? Why not simply make the football players form a second basketball team?
“I like that idea,” says Greg Paulus. “I like it a lot.”