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Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard
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Posted on 12/12/2010 7:32:11 AM PST by mandaladon

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To: skimbell

Let’s invite the ViQueens to come on over to GB and borrow Lambeau Field tomorrow night for their game. I am sure Packer fans would come out for the game!


51 posted on 12/12/2010 9:12:32 AM PST by freemama
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To: mandaladon

I was watching the NFL Network this morning while cooking breakfast (eggs, brats, bacon & bagel) and they had 5 guys shoveling snow off of the metrodome roof. Clearly this is God’s message to the Vikings to play in an outdoor stadium.


53 posted on 12/12/2010 9:15:52 AM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

The result will be an enormous, cost prohibitive, number.


54 posted on 12/12/2010 9:21:58 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: mandaladon

How in the World does this remain as a front page item on the MSNBC Abc AOL website and a TERRORIST BOMBING overnight in the capital city of a Western country is NOT? You can’t wAILY DINS ny mwnriuon od ir in thw e liberal MSM.

I guess I’m losin’ it.

I know. I know . . ..

Oldplayer


55 posted on 12/12/2010 9:27:14 AM PST by oldplayer
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To: oldplayer

Because this is in America and the bombing is in Sweden. Americans really don’t pay that much attention to the rest of the world.


56 posted on 12/12/2010 9:33:02 AM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: omegadawn

I’m not talking about Algore. I’m talking about science.

Vastly different.


57 posted on 12/12/2010 9:45:45 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: discostu

Oh good! I thought it might be Rove/Bush weather machine again.

Oldplayer


58 posted on 12/12/2010 9:46:44 AM PST by oldplayer
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To: RushingWater

How do you think they’ll get to soak the taxpayers to pay for another stadium if not for things like this?
Few businesses get to have the taxpayers buy them workspace and then keep the profits.


59 posted on 12/12/2010 9:49:46 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I was watching the NFL Network this morning while cooking breakfast (eggs, brats, bacon & bagel) and they had 5 guys shoveling snow off of the metrodome roof. Clearly this is God’s message to the Vikings to play in an outdoor stadium.

HUZZAH!

60 posted on 12/12/2010 9:53:07 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Yes, increased precipitation...more snowfall...but you can’t say for sure this event is because of global warming. There was lots of snowfall in the Upper Midwest anyway.


61 posted on 12/12/2010 9:54:03 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Kryn-Man
It’s way too cold here to play football outside anyway.

Listen to you...LOL!!!

Football is to be played outdoors in all kinds of weather. It's what separates it from the other sports.

Don't get me started on the rules created to protect the player...LOL!!!

62 posted on 12/12/2010 9:54:05 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/snow-collapses-metrodome%2C-vikings-postponed-dec-12-2010


63 posted on 12/12/2010 9:55:32 AM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: mandaladon

They say that they intend on playing it in Detroit. Now I would bet they will have a nice trip down there. No way in hell would I want to get on a plane and take off in this kind of weather. So that leaves a few buses..have a nice trip fellas.


64 posted on 12/12/2010 9:58:33 AM PST by crz
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To: Gondring

True , but our “leaders” are not interested in science.


65 posted on 12/12/2010 10:01:40 AM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: maggief

This happened at least once before. A few days prior to the Dallas/Minnesota game in 1982, the roof failed. It wasn’t as bad as today’s collapse. The crews managed to patch the roof and re-inflate it. The game was a Monday night affair and the field was still wet from the snow melt. Dallas lost badly that night but Tony Dorsett set an all-time record with his 99 yard touchdown run.

The video shown on Fox’s pre game show of today’s collapse was neat to watch. A slow motion disaster. It looks bad enough to move Minnesota’s Monday night game on the 20th somewhere else.


66 posted on 12/12/2010 10:02:20 AM PST by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: maggief

What kind of idiot uses steam and hot water to get rid of snow in an industrial environment? They should’ve used propylene glycol.


67 posted on 12/12/2010 10:07:21 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: mandaladon

Video of collapse:

http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=ca15cffb-3b66-49a0-84ca-20ed0a175567&from=foxsports_en-us_videocentral


68 posted on 12/12/2010 10:13:48 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: crz
The NFL was worried about playing in the TCF stadium right down the road, but was concerned since it only seats 50,000 fans.

How many do they expect to show up in Detroit?

Is this only to keep from paying out refunds to existing ticket holders?

Once again, driven by TV.

69 posted on 12/12/2010 10:15:32 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Gondring

We are currently in the 11,000 year of a warming trend, about 1,000 years past the normal cycle. When the cooling period hits it goes for 90,000 years. So count your blessings.

These cycles are due to:
1. Orbital Mechanics
2. Heating/cooling of the sun
3. Earth internals,
4. Space aliens

I have spoken!


70 posted on 12/12/2010 10:16:04 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: ssaftler
Why can't their equipment guys head back to NJ today,...

? Why not just drop by the local sporting goods store in MPLS? The average store there is likely to have a better selection of cold weather gear than any store in NJ. I bet either the Vikings or UofM staff would direct them to a decent shop.

But you are right, lack of long-johns is not a realistic excuse.

71 posted on 12/12/2010 10:20:19 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Then they can’t build the strcuture. You can’t build buildings that collapse under snow load. That is what they do with inflatable structures, OK?


72 posted on 12/12/2010 10:25:35 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: mandaladon

“Global warming doing its thing?”

It’s climate change silly - didn’t you get the memo?


73 posted on 12/12/2010 10:36:46 AM PST by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Grunthor

“Global Warming is ruining football.”

That’ll be the ad at the next AGW summit - right after the little girl screaming while barely hanging onto the tree branch. What a bunch of manipulative liars these people are.


74 posted on 12/12/2010 10:38:17 AM PST by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Gondring

“Fact is, this might have happened even without global warming.”

Fact is, we don’t know what the facts are. Kind of a hard system to model, donthcha think? We’ve seen ample proof of that from the liars and snake oil salesmen piling into specious modeling (fake hockey stick data anyone?).

Yup, reminds me of those guys in the old West that would roll into town with a ‘rain machine.’ All you have to do is pay me $10,000 (probably $10M equivalent at that time) - and this wonderful weather machine can be YOURS!!


75 posted on 12/12/2010 10:43:27 AM PST by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: wastedyears

They should have used Global Warming. Unfortunately it’s all gone.


76 posted on 12/12/2010 10:49:00 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mandaladon

It was so cold I saw a democrat with his hands in his own pockets.


77 posted on 12/12/2010 11:02:57 AM PST by Iron Munro (Those who claim you owe them a living are cannibals seeking to survive by consuming you.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

UPDATE: The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit

78 posted on 12/12/2010 11:12:30 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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Slide show from MPLS Star-Trib:
http://www.startribune.com/galleries/111750994.html?elr=KArksUUUycaEacyU


79 posted on 12/12/2010 11:26:57 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: mandaladon

I hope nobody got hurt. Prayers to the folks in Minnesota that they are safe from this Winter storm.


80 posted on 12/12/2010 11:38:08 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: omegadawn

It’s no wonder Republicans aren’t either...only 1 in 20 is a Republican. :-(


81 posted on 12/12/2010 11:40:39 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: texas booster

The NFL is currently hauling in 3 billion dollars a year from the TV contracts. Damn right driven by TV.


82 posted on 12/12/2010 11:52:18 AM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: grellis

Want free tickets, be at the Ford Field box office at 9 AM.

BTW, Lions won 7 to 3.


83 posted on 12/12/2010 1:34:15 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Then they can’t build the strcuture. You can’t build buildings that collapse under snow load. That is what they do with inflatable structures, OK?

The building didn't collapse, they de-inflated it as a safety precaution.

There are thousands of these kinds of structures all across the country, few, if any, have the enormous financial backing needed to melt the snow that may accumulate on the surface.

84 posted on 12/12/2010 2:30:01 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
"The building didn't collapse, they de-inflated it as a safety precaution."

If so that would have been wise. But that's not what the headline says, and not what this picture shows


85 posted on 12/12/2010 2:34:24 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: SeattleBruce
Kind of a hard system to model, donthcha think?

Yes, both numerically and analytically.

86 posted on 12/12/2010 2:43:24 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: hattend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K4tbc-UEkE&feature=related

Here’s a fun video from 1969. The Vikings and how they played and dealt with the weather. (Bud Grant banned heaters, shoveling snow off the markers, etc..)


87 posted on 12/12/2010 2:55:40 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL I like that!


88 posted on 12/12/2010 3:19:52 PM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Yet_Again
God is a Packers fan.

Not after today, He's not.

89 posted on 12/12/2010 3:28:49 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Kryn-Man
The game may be moved to another dome somewhere..Detroit, St. Louis, or Indy. Giants did not bring long undies so can’t play outdoors at TCF stadium (UofM stadium).

This stinks to high heaven. The airport's open -- fly in cold weather gear, open up the $300 million taxpayer-funded stadium at the U of M and make the Giants play outside.

90 posted on 12/12/2010 3:34:42 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Gondring

I don’t think it is and I think SI is a joke.


91 posted on 12/12/2010 4:11:56 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Since the dish has not actually collapsed during a hugh storm since the 80’s and the 90’s brought us a Halloween storm with the largest snowfall in the recorded history, then this time they did something different.

BTW, my understanding was this was actually a light snow, not a wet heavy one so what stuck should not have been excessively heavy. Did they get a lot of ice in a lull that made it stick to the dome? Still working at digging out completely around here. LOL


92 posted on 12/12/2010 5:31:22 PM PST by tickles
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To: mandaladon

The poor Vikings. First they become the latest victim of Brett Favre, now this.


93 posted on 12/12/2010 5:34:49 PM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: 21twelve
Here’s a fun video from 1969. The Vikings and how they played and dealt with the weather. (Bud Grant banned heaters, shoveling snow off the markers, etc..)

That's how football is meant to be played, no wimpy domed stadiums and artificial turf....meh!

94 posted on 12/12/2010 5:46:58 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: tickles

I don’t know if they had ice first, like the southwestern part of the state did. There were also heavy winds which would have added to the load, but who knows.


95 posted on 12/12/2010 6:26:12 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Kryn-Man
It’s way too cold here to play football outside anyway.

Huh?

Freezer Bowl
Jan. 10, 1982 - Riverfront Stadium - AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers
Air temperature: −9°F (−23°C)
Sustained Wind: 27 mph
Wind Chill: −37°F (−38°C)

(Note bare-armed Bengals)


Ice Bowl
Dec. 31, 1967 - Lambeau Field - NFL Championship Game: Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Air temperature: −13°F (−25°C)
Wind Chill: −36°F (−42°C)


Let's get rid of domes.

96 posted on 12/12/2010 7:27:01 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

ugh...about -38C for the Ice Bowl wind chill.


97 posted on 12/12/2010 7:54:35 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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