Video: Collapse of the Vikings Stadium — Followed Shortly Thereafter By The Chicago Bears

THis is an amazing video of the collapse of the Viking Stadium this weekend. I felt terribly sorry for the Viking fans until my Bears played yesterday against the New England Patriots.

Unfortunately, the Bears play outside. As a kid, we always prayed for snow since Bears were used to playing in the snow. That sure did not help yesterday. I am only now able to keep down solid food. However, this video captures the feelings of every Bears fan today.

As the unofficial counsel for the Chicago Bears, I will only note that (while people of good faith can differ) both cheeks of Johnny Knox were touching the ground before he dropped the ball — which was was picked up by Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton for the 35 yard touchdown. I am no cheek expert, but I feel any jury would rule with me that two cheeks do not a touchdown make. We did not turn the other cheek on this play.

Jonathan Turley

12 thoughts on “Video: Collapse of the Vikings Stadium — Followed Shortly Thereafter By The Chicago Bears”

  1. I’m not sure that trip would be cost-effective. 6 Bear fans viewing 6 old trophies…

  2. Come on JT, enough of that two cheeks down defense. The defender’s foot was clearly being used as a butt warmer by Knox and if he didn’t want to lose the ball, the series of downs, and the game, he need only have sqeezed it tighter with both hands. Reasonable people can differ, but seeing is believing.

    By the way, if you want to collect all of the Bear fans in a bus, I can get them what they’ve craved to see for 25 years: A trip to Pittsburgh to see all six of those Lombardi trophies.

  3. At least Investco is an open field. Of course, nobody has played football there in a year or so…

  4. Prof. Turley,
    Unless that DB has the widest foot in history, both cheeks were down on that Johnny Knox play. However, it was a thorough smackdown on a very ugly day. Da Bears will recover, but I am not sure that they will thaw out!

  5. The architects outsmarted themselves by building an inflatable bubble dome in Minnesota. If they had used the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome design, it would have weighed about the same–maybe less–and still be standing. And probably cost less. And not have to continually run a green-unfriendly pump to keep the thing inflated.

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