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    per their punter:

    “Serious time - All respect to the people that cleared the field and got it ready, you did an amazing job. That being said, it’s unplayable. The field is as hard as concrete an hour and a half after they took the tarp off, and anyone that hits their head is getting a concussion.

    “I find it interesting that the NFL can claim an emphasis on player safety, and then tell us the field is fine. It’s beyond hypocritical. I can only hope, however unlikely, that no one gets catastrophically injured at the trainwreck that’s about to take place tomorrow night.”

    http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/photos...astrophe-29350

  • #2
    Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

    Yikes.

    What were the other options?

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    • #3
      Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

      Outside of Minnesota: Indianapolis, Detroit, Dallas

      Of course, the Vikings wanted to make some money off this game and did not want to have to give away tickets.

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      • #4
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        Its going to be a joke of a game.

        Props to them for trying, but its going to be a mess.

        100% agree on the NFL bullshit though. They contradict themselves with this, all the hit garbage they do, everything. They don't really care about players health....they just pretend to so they don't get as bad of rep. All they really care about is money.

        The simple fact that they told the Kluwe to shut up about the field shows it.

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        • #5
          Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

          Two things. One, they also love to sell posters and pictures of these bone-jarring hits, but fine the players when they happen and two, they only care about player safety so they can avoid lawsuits brought by all these players in 20 years when they're physically a mess. This is their attempt at pre-emptive CYA.

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          • #6
            Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

            I imagine this is what the last few minutes of this game will look like.

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            • #7
              Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

              How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.

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              • #8
                Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                [/quote]

                Perhaps they have a shark infested river under their field as well.

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                • #9
                  Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                  [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                  How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                  [/quote]

                  Why would they? They don't ever plan on playing there past Thanksgiving. There would be no point in wasting money on it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                    [quote author=dominatindj11 link=topic=2851.msg32090#msg32090 date=1292875138]
                    [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                    How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                    [/quote]

                    Why would they? They don't ever plan on playing there past Thanksgiving. There would be no point in wasting money on it.
                    [/quote]

                    Just seems like the logical thing to do in a northern city. Also, schedules have been moving (even in the Big 10) and more schools are playing the weekend after Thanksgiving/first weekend in December. It's a brand new stadium, I just figured it would have happened.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                      [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32101#msg32101 date=1292879158]
                      [quote author=dominatindj11 link=topic=2851.msg32090#msg32090 date=1292875138]
                      [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                      How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                      [/quote]

                      Why would they? They don't ever plan on playing there past Thanksgiving. There would be no point in wasting money on it.
                      [/quote]

                      Just seems like the logical thing to do in a northern city. Also, schedules have been moving (even in the Big 10) and more schools are playing the weekend after Thanksgiving/first weekend in December. It's a brand new stadium, I just figured it would have happened.
                      [/quote]

                      When it was built, there was no talk of expansion or nine game conference seasons. The schedules can be easily adjusted to make their last game an away game.

                      Also, the stadium sits on top of an old railyard, with environmentally hazardous soil. The reason they didn't dig the stadium in any further was because they would have had to have disposed of all that dirt into a proper hazmat landfill. To quote the Minnesotans: 'It would have been spendy.'

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                      • #12
                        Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                        [quote author=RandytheHelpfulPineapple link=topic=2851.msg32106#msg32106 date=1292880240]
                        [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32101#msg32101 date=1292879158]
                        [quote author=dominatindj11 link=topic=2851.msg32090#msg32090 date=1292875138]
                        [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                        How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                        [/quote]

                        Why would they? They don't ever plan on playing there past Thanksgiving. There would be no point in wasting money on it.
                        [/quote]

                        Just seems like the logical thing to do in a northern city. Also, schedules have been moving (even in the Big 10) and more schools are playing the weekend after Thanksgiving/first weekend in December. It's a brand new stadium, I just figured it would have happened.
                        [/quote]

                        When it was built, there was no talk of expansion or nine game conference seasons. The schedules can be easily adjusted to make their last game an away game.

                        Also, the stadium sits on top of an old railyard, with environmentally hazardous soil. The reason they didn't dig the stadium in any further was because they would have had to have disposed of all that dirt into a proper hazmat landfill. To quote the Minnesotans: 'It would have been spendy.'
                        [/quote]

                        With the way CStop talked about the dome failure = a new stadium I don't expect anything near an understanding of Minnesota sports out of that poster.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Minnesota stadium is a wreck

                          [quote author=dominatindj11 link=topic=2851.msg32109#msg32109 date=1292880482]
                          [quote author=RandytheHelpfulPineapple link=topic=2851.msg32106#msg32106 date=1292880240]
                          [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32101#msg32101 date=1292879158]
                          [quote author=dominatindj11 link=topic=2851.msg32090#msg32090 date=1292875138]
                          [quote author=CStop link=topic=2851.msg32065#msg32065 date=1292868725]
                          How the hell did they not put some type of heating coil under that new field at TCF? That seems like a no-brainer for a new stadium in north of the SEC.
                          [/quote]

                          Why would they? They don't ever plan on playing there past Thanksgiving. There would be no point in wasting money on it.
                          [/quote]

                          Just seems like the logical thing to do in a northern city. Also, schedules have been moving (even in the Big 10) and more schools are playing the weekend after Thanksgiving/first weekend in December. It's a brand new stadium, I just figured it would have happened.
                          [/quote]

                          When it was built, there was no talk of expansion or nine game conference seasons. The schedules can be easily adjusted to make their last game an away game.

                          Also, the stadium sits on top of an old railyard, with environmentally hazardous soil. The reason they didn't dig the stadium in any further was because they would have had to have disposed of all that dirt into a proper hazmat landfill. To quote the Minnesotans: 'It would have been spendy.'
                          [/quote]

                          With the way CStop talked about the dome failure = a new stadium I don't expect anything near an understanding of Minnesota sports out of that poster.
                          [/quote]

                          Never claimed to be an expert on Minn sports, just know quite a bit about stadiums and the political process involved in with getting new/renovating them.

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