Tuesday, November 7, 2017

HCEO video interview with yours truly

This video interview is from last summer, when I was in Hyde Park for the Chicago version of the HCEO summer course. I am pleased with their editing job.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Rating college football stadia

From the Thrillist website comes this "top 25" list of college football stadia (or stadiums if we must).

I have been to four of them:

No. 1. Rose Bowl - for actual Rose Bowls as opposed to UCLA home games. I am fine with its position on top of the list.

No. 3. Husky Stadium - that's where I have season tickets. I might have put it at #2 though I will confess that it I was surprised that it was higher on the list than Notre Dame stadium. I suppose it depends a lot on the relative weights on scenery versus history. They could have found a nicer picture so that you could see the mountains in the distance through the open end.

No. 6 Michigan Stadium a.k.a. the Big House. It is cool to be in a stadium with so many people - the Rose Bowl provides a similar experience in that regard. But damn the seats are uncomfortable: too narrow and no backs.

No. 7 Notre Dame Stadium. I've only been to one game here - thanks Bill! - but it is pretty amazing in terms of the history and football culture. Plus the other fans were remarkably friendly despite their team losing to Michigan at home.

I am sure that multiple visits to No. 12, Camp Randall at Wisconsin, are in my future.