One of Northwestern’s spring football traditions is a dizzy bat race with players wearing full pads.
For those that haven’t played dizzy bat, it involves putting your forehead on the knob of a bat with the barrel on the ground and spinning around it 10 times and then trying to run 10 yards — for those that played in college there was probably a step or two in between involving chugging a beer and then trying to hit the can.
Northwestern has the entire team run a dizzy bat relay race at practice and the results are predictably hilarious.
The Wildcats do this every year and it delivers each time (and luckily no one’s been injured yet). The sight of football players stumbling around and trying to run 10 yards in a straight line to complete a relay is really funny.