Skip to comments.Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard
Posted on 12/12/2010 7:32:11 AM PST by mandaladon
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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!
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.
The result will be an enormous, cost prohibitive, number.
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 . . ..
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.
I’m not talking about Algore. I’m talking about science.
Oh good! I thought it might be Rove/Bush weather machine again.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
True , but our “leaders” are not interested in science.
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.
What kind of idiot uses steam and hot water to get rid of snow in an industrial environment? They should’ve used propylene glycol.
Video of collapse:
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.
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!
? 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.
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?
“Global warming doing its thing?”
It’s climate change silly - didn’t you get the memo?
“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.
“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!!
They should have used Global Warming. Unfortunately it’s all gone.
It was so cold I saw a democrat with his hands in his own pockets.
UPDATE: The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit
Slide show from MPLS Star-Trib:
I hope nobody got hurt. Prayers to the folks in Minnesota that they are safe from this Winter storm.
It’s no wonder Republicans aren’t either...only 1 in 20 is a Republican. :-(
The NFL is currently hauling in 3 billion dollars a year from the TV contracts. Damn right driven by TV.
Want free tickets, be at the Ford Field box office at 9 AM.
BTW, Lions won 7 to 3.
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.
Yes, both numerically and analytically.
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..)
LOL I like that!
Not after today, He's not.
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.
I don’t think it is and I think SI is a joke.
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
The poor Vikings. First they become the latest victim of Brett Favre, now this.
That's how football is meant to be played, no wimpy domed stadiums and artificial turf....meh!
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.
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)
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.
ugh...about -38C for the Ice Bowl wind chill.