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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

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    I was just tjinkin'.
    Maybe we could use the skin from aborted babies and assisted suicide to create a Natural Roof for the stadium.
    No sense in letting all that skin go to waste.
    The Ed Gein/Buffalo Bill Stadium.
    Skull cups too!!
    lmao 6, now you're talking.

    I am in the 'extremists' group too.
    Play outdoors.
    Everything in life does not have to fit logically into a financial plan.
    This is a game, it is meant to be played outdoors.
    If you want to sit indoors become a curling fan.
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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Everything in life does not have to fit logically into a financial plan.
    This is a game, it is meant to be played outdoors.
    If you want to sit indoors become a curling fan.
    You are right that not everything has to fit logically into a financial plan.
    But anything that carries a near $1 billion price tag does.
    Especially when we want it partially funded by tax payers.
    And the NFL is not just a game, it is also a business.
    One that would fail if billion dollar decisions were made without logic.
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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Everything in life does not have to fit logically into a financial plan.
    This is a game, it is meant to be played outdoors.
    If you want to sit indoors become a curling fan.
    You are right that not everything has to fit logically into a financial plan.
    But anything that carries a near $1 billion price tag does.
    Especially when we want it partially funded by tax payers.
    And the NFL is not just a game, it is also a business.
    One that would fail if billion dollar decisions were made without logic.
    Yes, Wilf didn't become a multi-billionaire by being an idiot.
    There are times in life when you do things for fun.
    People buy $100,000 cars when they can get a servicable decent car for $20K or less.
    People spend $1M on a house when they could live comfortably in a $150,000 house.
    There are many ways to spend money.
    An outdoor stadium could have the complex built around it to make coin and do just fine.

    They may build a retractable-roofed dome and I would be ok with that.
    I would be bummed if it was a dome.
    I hate indoor football as much as I hate indoor baseball.
    There is nothing you can say to change my mind on that matter, I have seen plenty of games in both and sitting outdoors is the way to go and the way to watch games that were meant to be played outdoors.

    Reality is there is truth to what 6 was saying in a previous post.
    The folks in Texas put up the coin for the stadiums and Minnesota does not.
    There are relatively more penny-pinching folks in MN.
    I personally know many farmers that are multi-millionaires that cringe when they have to part with a penny.


    Count your coins, worship the money.
    Have fun with that.
    There comes a point when money has no meaning.
    The Tom Bensons and Redneck McCombs of the world can lick my taint.
    I have no time for them.
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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Everything in life does not have to fit logically into a financial plan.
    This is a game, it is meant to be played outdoors.
    If you want to sit indoors become a curling fan.
    You are right that not everything has to fit logically into a financial plan.
    But anything that carries a near $1 billion price tag does.
    Especially when we want it partially funded by tax payers.
    And the NFL is not just a game, it is also a business.
    One that would fail if billion dollar decisions were made without logic.
    Yes, Wilf didn't become a multi-billionaire by being an idiot.
    There are times in life when you do things for fun.
    People buy $100,000 cars when they can get a servicable decent car for $20K or less.
    People spend $1M on a house when they could live comfortably in a $150,000 house.
    There are many ways to spend money.
    An outdoor stadium could have the complex built around it to make coin and do just fine.

    They may build a retractable-roofed dome and I would be ok with that.
    I would be bummed if it was a dome.
    I hate indoor football as much as I hate indoor baseball.
    There is nothing you can say to change my mind on that matter, I have seen plenty of games in both and sitting outdoors is the way to go and the way to watch games that were meant to be played outdoors.

    Reality is there is truth to what 6 was saying in a previous post.
    The folks in Texas put up the coin for the stadiums and Minnesota does not.
    There are relatively more penny-pinching folks in MN.
    I personally know many farmers that are multi-millionaires that cringe when they have to part with a penny.


    Count your coins, worship the money.
    Have fun with that.
    There comes a point when money has no meaning.
    The Tom Bensons and Redneck McCombs of the world can lick my taint.
    I have no time for them.
    If only you owned the team.

    I agree with almost everything you said, except the part about hating indoor football.
    I think indoor and outdoor have their advantages, and I like both.
    I guess my week long rant in this thread is more the result of knowing how hard it is to get a publicly funded stadium in Minnesota.
    For the right reasons or wrong, the legislature simply will not pass a bill to fund an open air stadium.
    Instead of futilely fighting for one, I would rather see plans pushed forward with a retractable rood.


    If a retractable roof is not an option, I would rather see a domed stadium than no stadium at all.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

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    They may build a retractable-roofed dome and I would be ok with that.
    I would be bummed if it was a dome.
    I hate indoor football as much as I hate indoor baseball.
    There is nothing you can say to change my mind on that matter, I have seen plenty of games in both and sitting outdoors is the way to go and the way to watch games that were meant to be played outdoors.
    I hate artificial turf more than I do indoor football.

    BTW, what is the coldest temperature you sat outside & watched an outdoor game?

    Minnesota doesn't have the same mild winters that Mississippi has.

    Some of the cold I could handle, but the wet freezing rain is a whole different matter.

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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

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    "Prophet" wrote:

    They may build a retractable-roofed dome and I would be ok with that.
    I would be bummed if it was a dome.
    I hate indoor football as much as I hate indoor baseball.
    There is nothing you can say to change my mind on that matter, I have seen plenty of games in both and sitting outdoors is the way to go and the way to watch games that were meant to be played outdoors.
    I hate artificial turf more than I do indoor football.

    BTW, what is the coldest temperature you sat outside & watched an outdoor game?

    Minnesota doesn't have the same mild winters that Mississippi has.

    Some of the cold I could handle, but the wet freezing rain is a whole different matter.
    I went to ~90% of all the home games at the old met from ~1968-1981 and around 40% from 1964-1968.
    I have watched plenty of games in the cold.

    Watching football in a dome is not my cup of tea.
    I do it because my favorite team happens to play in a dome.
    I hate indoor football.
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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:

    They may build a retractable-roofed dome and I would be ok with that.
    I would be bummed if it was a dome.
    I hate indoor football as much as I hate indoor baseball.
    There is nothing you can say to change my mind on that matter, I have seen plenty of games in both and sitting outdoors is the way to go and the way to watch games that were meant to be played outdoors.
    I hate artificial turf more than I do indoor football.

    BTW, what is the coldest temperature you sat outside & watched an outdoor game?

    Minnesota doesn't have the same mild winters that Mississippi has.

    Some of the cold I could handle, but the wet freezing rain is a whole different matter.
    I went to ~90% of all the home games at the old met from ~1968-1981 and around 40% from 1964-1968.
    I have watched plenty of games in the cold.

    Watching football in a dome is not my cup of tea.
    I do it because my favorite team happens to play in a dome.
    I hate indoor football.
    I remember that now that you mentioned it. But with all the drugs & alcohol you put in your system back then, you didn't know what cold was, more less feel it.

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    Re: This is why we need some kind of roof on the new stadium

    "singersp" wrote:
    ...I remember that now that you mentioned it. But with all the drugs & alcohol you put in your system back then, you didn't know what cold was, more less feel it.

    Most of those yrs I was a kid and didn't have many drugs/alcohol...with the exception of ~1979-81.
    The last game at the met I was pretty drunk/high though.
    I still remember cutting a chunk of the goal post off though and have that as a souvenir.
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    "Prophet" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    ...I remember that now that you mentioned it. But with all the drugs & alcohol you put in your system back then, you didn't know what cold was, more less feel it.

    Most of those yrs I was a kid and didn't have many drugs/alcohol...with the exception of ~1979-81.
    The last game at the met I was pretty drunk/high though.
    I still remember cutting a chunk of the goal post off though and have that as a souvenir.
    Do you still have it?

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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
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    "singersp" wrote:
    ...I remember that now that you mentioned it. But with all the drugs & alcohol you put in your system back then, you didn't know what cold was, more less feel it.

    Most of those yrs I was a kid and didn't have many drugs/alcohol...with the exception of ~1979-81.
    The last game at the met I was pretty drunk/high though.
    I still remember cutting a chunk of the goal post off though and have that as a souvenir.
    Do you still have it?
    Yes, it's still around.
    It's about 2' long.
    A few people brought hacksaws to the game and were cutting up the goal posts and distributing them.
    A few brawls broke out...I was pretty buzzed, remember getting that thing and tucking it and running off the field.
    Mowed over a couple people en route. lmao.
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