Monday, December 13, 2010

Dumb Dome

My beloved Bears failed to show up at snowy Soldier Field yesterday. While one loss is no big deal, is does dampen some of my enthusiasm for the upcoming Monday Night match-up against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome.


I'm not making this up. Due to massive snow storms, the teflon roof of the 30 year old Metrodome failed, forcing the NFL to re-schedule this weeks game to Detroit. This is a big deal! 70,000 people are suddenly holding tickets to a game that now must happen 5 hours away. Both teams are affected, massive dollars are lost to the local economy, the TV crews are scrambling, etc, etc.

So, if you were to guess the spot with the latest, most up-to-date, most complete coverage of the roof collapse, what would you come up with? Well, if you're like me, you would think the official site of the Metrodome would be the spot.

Guess again!!! It's almost laughable how woeful the site is and continues to be in reporting the problem. The officials of the dome are making a presentation, albeit an awful one, but a presentation nonetheless.

They have failed to offer clear, reliable information. They have failed to offer any personal account or information beyond phrases in the form of a PDF news release. They used too much restraint, holding any and all information close to the vest, so much so that they are no longer a credible source.

So, the morale of the story is, don't make inflatable domes in bad-weather cities and remember that what you say, and sometimes what you don't say matters. WE deserve better! And as I have four tickets for next Monday's scheduled game inside this now open-air venue, I demand better. need help. LOTS of help. Go Bears.

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