If you haven’t seen the Metrodome roof buckling under the weight of a foot and a half of snow, you certainly haven’t realized that the Minnesota Vikings’ next home game is just five nights from now, when they will host the Chicago Bears. It has been a season of loss for last year’s NFC North champs. They’ve lost their coach, their star wide receiver, their quarterback’s consecutive games played streak, and now they’ve lost their stadium.
Before the Twins moved to Target Field last spring, vinyl banners bearing the likenesses of team stars — Hrbek, Puckett, Oliva, et. al. — hung in the Metrodome. I suggested on Twitter that the torn ceiling panel be patched with another such vinyl likeness: The former Twin Phil Roof to fill the Twins’ former roof.
But what I don’t understand is why don’t they just rip that big sheet of Teflon off the Metrodome and continue playing in there, but under the elements, the way God intended. But no, they’re asking volunteers to shovel out the University of Minnesota’s digs to play there. Those students are still taking finals, people! Just rip the damn roof off and BAM! Instant stadium.
UPDATE: “Obvious” is now in quotes. It should be obvious why I did that.