Sunday, October 30, 2005

Football stadiums

Saw an interesting stat today. Over their last couple of seasons, the Vikings are in the range of 3-23 outside. These are players who play in Minnesota, and they can't take the elements, and you know why? Because they play in a dome. Sheltered from the rain, and the snow, and the cold. Everything just happens in the climate controled interior.

And that's a problem. Most teams, they can put up with a little snow. Look at where they have open air fields. Green Bay, Buffalo, New Jersey, New England, Pennsylvania. None of these teams decided they needed to hide from the snow and the ice, and why? Because it's part of the game! Who doesn't love watching football games taking place in the driving snow?

Here's how to fix it. Rip the roofs off the domes in Minneapolis and Detroit. Tell them to suck it up. Then...dome in all the stadiums south of, say, 40 degrees latitude. But, for the exact opposite reason that the Vikings and Lions hide in domes. Oh yes, these new southern domes...will all be outfitted with snow machines! During the winter, the machines would be turned on at random, say a 1 in 3 chance of being on, and set randomly to either flurries, snowstorm, or blizzard.

Because football is best in the snow.

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