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1 posted on 12/12/2010 7:32:14 AM PST by mandaladon
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Algore must be in town...


2 posted on 12/12/2010 7:33:03 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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God is a Packers fan.


3 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:34 AM PST by Yet_Again
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“Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard”

Global Warming is ruining football.


4 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:52 AM PST by Grunthor (Silence is golden, Duct Tape is silver.)
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I tell you, much more of this Global Warming and we’re all going to find ourselves in a new ice age!


5 posted on 12/12/2010 7:35:15 AM PST by jpl (Our forebears really gave their lives so we could be groped by bureaucratic retards at the airport?)
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To: mandaladon

this has happened before....the roof is basically a soft tent and the dome is pressurized to keep it inflated.

no being a football fan, I thought it was scrapped after the Twins moved out a little over a year ago after the 09 division series.


7 posted on 12/12/2010 7:39:33 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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A blizzard warning was in effect Sunday for Chicago and much of northern Illinois, all of Iowa, large sections of southern Minnesota and Wisconsin...

Yep. We haven't had a lot of snow here in North-Central IL, but the blowing is causing white-out conditions. Wife didn't drive in to Rockford today for work. Another employee for the same business in DeKalb tried to get there from Rochelle, but stopped in Creston, 6 miles away, in a panic. She's back home now. Anyone trying to drive outside of residential areas should think again.

8 posted on 12/12/2010 7:41:18 AM PST by bcsco
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"the inflatable Metrodome collapsed"

You're supposed to have melting elements on inflatable structures. Probably their melting element wasn't powerful enough.

Inflatable structures can't handle snow loads. Move along.
11 posted on 12/12/2010 7:44:06 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

Symbolic of the Vikings’ year.


12 posted on 12/12/2010 7:44:15 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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Intentionally deflated. From this article:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/12/12/snowstorm-sunday-metrodome-roof/

Officials at the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which operates the dome, said two triangle panels on the north end of the stadium are damaged. Officials intentionally deflated the dome.

“You deflate it so you don’t lose the entire roof,” said Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. “But that’s all we’re going to talk about until we get some more detail.”


13 posted on 12/12/2010 7:49:45 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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First, “Global Warming” crashes the Metrodome roof....then later this week....Disney World will be hit by temps in the mid-20’s and possible wind chills near zero.

Where is Al Gore when you need him....


15 posted on 12/12/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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So, now I won’t find out if I am in my Fantasy Football playoffs until later in the week? AP has been causing me problems all year.


19 posted on 12/12/2010 8:00:58 AM PST by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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Sure hope the NFL suffer a similar fate for scheduling the 2014 Super Bowl at the New Giants stadium.


25 posted on 12/12/2010 8:17:56 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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The roof collapsed under the weight of a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches of snow on the city Saturday.

Excuse me while I don't cry . . . this is Minnesota . . . a mere 17 inches of snow takes it down??
26 posted on 12/12/2010 8:19:56 AM PST by RushingWater
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just get a bunch of extension cords and a couple hundred hair dryers then......


32 posted on 12/12/2010 8:27:53 AM PST by joelt
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No, this is catastrophic global climate change.

It’s caused by rich people who don’t share with the poor people, and can be stopped instantly by men in suits signing a piece of paper.


33 posted on 12/12/2010 8:30:38 AM PST by DBrow
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To: mandaladon

So... where will they play?

Back in New York maybe??


34 posted on 12/12/2010 8:34:07 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: mandaladon

We have seen the Metrodish here at least three other times in the early 80s.

Maybe a vicious conspiracy to force us to build a new stadium at taxpayer expense because the entertainment industry called football needs our support in the form of corporate welfare. Of maybe 17 inches of snow and 40 MPH winds. One or the other.


42 posted on 12/12/2010 8:49:04 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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A fitting metaphor for the Viqueens and their lousy season.

Wonder what this will do to the push for a new stadium at taxpayer expense, eh, Zigy?

Cheers!

43 posted on 12/12/2010 8:49:42 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Part of the plan to get a new stadium at taxpayer’s expense.


50 posted on 12/12/2010 9:03:49 AM PST by Pusterfuss (Psalm 109:8)
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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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