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    Remembering the Old Met

    I know there are several of us here at PP.O who have memories of the Old Met.
    Time has been gracious to those memories, and most remember the great teams that played there as opposed to the shitty conditions of the stadium.
    For people who never had the luxury, here is a video I recently saw on YouTube that does a GREAT job of showing the stands at the Old Met.

    The Met was a truly unique experience, colder than Green Bay ever was, dangerous (part of the third tier collapsed one summer, and instead of replacing it they just roped it off), and amazing.
    It is no secret that I preferred the Metrodome to the Old Met, but it is still fun to look back at what once was...

    [youtube=425,350]U_pXtetLNhM[/youtube]
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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    Never got a chance to experience the Met. When did they stop using it? I might not have even been born.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    It was officially closed after the Vikings game on Dec 20, 1981.
    I don't think it was demoed until a few years later though.
    Zeus wrote:
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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It was officially closed after the Vikings game on Dec 20, 1981.
    I don't think it was demoed until a few years later though.
    I was 2 years old. It would have been cool to see it though.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    I wasn't even alive when it closed.
    That is such an old video. wow.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    Old video, but neat step back in time.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    Boy I miss that place. If we still played football outside like that I would have season tickets to this day. That place was typical Minnesota- Nothing fancy, exposed to the elements and a place where only the hardy felt comfortable.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Boy I miss that place. If we still played football outside like that I would have season tickets to this day. That place was typical Minnesota- Nothing fancy, exposed to the elements and a place where only the hardy felt comfortable.
    That would be great...all the pussys who whine about rain and cold weather in outdoor stadiums could sit at home and watch it comfortably from their living rooms.
    The rest of us "hardy folk"
    can be pretending to be warm and comfortable inside the stadium enjoying a fantastic game of football in the elements.
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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Boy I miss that place. If we still played football outside like that I would have season tickets to this day. That place was typical Minnesota- Nothing fancy, exposed to the elements and a place where only the hardy felt comfortable.
    That would be great...all the pussys who whine about rain and cold weather in outdoor stadiums could sit at home and watch it comfortably from their living rooms.
    The rest of us "hardy folk"
    can be pretending to be warm and comfortable inside the stadium enjoying a fantastic game of football in the elements.

    ;D
    I'd be fine if they played in the parking lot. But the NFL is all about money.

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    Re: Remembering the Old Met

    Although I would have loved to go watch the Purple People Eaters play there, compared to todays standards, and even comparing to the worst stadium in the NFL, that is one Shitty stadium, especially for football.
    There are some parts where the lower level stands are 40 yards away from the field.

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