Pour One Out For Kirby Puckett And Watch The Metrodome Take Its Final Breath

It never feels good watching something die.

Witness the final breath of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, that giant, inflatable place in Minneapolis with the trash bag walls that housed two World Series in 1987 and 1991, Super Bowl XXVI, an MLB All-Star Game, the 1992 and 2001 Final Fours and basically every other sporting event a Minnesotan of the past 3 1/2 decades could imagine or participate in. The stadium stood for 35 years, and they deflated it in about 35 minutes.

Imagine that this is your grandmother and feel bad about it for the rest of the day.

Via Fox Sports:

The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was deflated early Saturday morning, putting an end to the stadium’s 32-year history as a fixture in the Twin Cities. With demolition scheduled for later this month, the power was shut off at the former home of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

A new Vikings stadium is scheduled to be built on the same ground where the Metrodome currently stands.

Never forget.