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Old 12-15-2010   #1
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Default Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.

I would think we would like to have the image of being a "football town" at some point and have a respected franchise, and closing the roof because it is a bit chilly outside doesn't really fit in with that type of image. Monday night was perfect football weather.

When you think of some of the most storied franchises, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and more recently, New England, you think their playing in cold and snow and their fans turning out anyway.

Honestly, if I was a fan of another team, I would probably be laughing at the closing of the roof here. It just seems really puss-like.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

I was pissed. The weather wasn't that cold. And, the stadium looks nice on television at night.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.
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I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.

I would think we would like to have the image of being a "football town" at some point and have a respected franchise, and closing the roof because it is a bit chilly outside doesn't really fit in with that type of image. Monday night was perfect football weather.

When you think of some of the most storied franchises, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and more recently, New England, you think their playing in cold and snow and their fans turning out anyway.

Honestly, if I was a fan of another team, I would probably be laughing at the closing of the roof here. It just seems really puss-like.
Football in the cold is very fun. For our CFL playoff game a few weeks ago we dipped down to about -15 Fahrenheit. Now that was brutal.
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Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.
Actually, surprisingly, we play well in cold weather, for some reason. Strange, but true.
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Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.
We won in Green Bay a couple of years ago, so that argument doesn't hold water.

Besides, the decision wasn't based on our opponent, it was based on some pre-determined threshold which, when met, means the roof is automatically closed.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

It was closed cuz we are soft, just like our team!
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

It was colder than last night at the Denver Thursday night game a couple years ago and it was open that night.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

I believe its what made the pretty empty crowd sound louder. When Jacoby got that 2 point conversion that place was loud and I believe it forced the OT because Ravens couldn't do squat.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

Maybe they wanted the roof closed to hold in the crowd noise. Just a little extra edge.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

Battle red day. Closing the roof exposed the sea of red hidden under warm jackets.

It was a very effective use of our stadium.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

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I believe its what made the pretty empty crowd sound louder.
You mean there was a lot of empty seats on a nationally televised MNF game ?
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Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.
We are either 4-0 or 5-0 in games with a field temp below freezing.

As for noise, seeing colors, etc. no reason to work so hard, it was in accordance with the stated roof policy.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

From what I saw on TV, I do recall seeing a close up of Flacco, seemingly disoriented/unable to hear instruction/play call from the sideline.

So in that respect alone, If it only screwed up a single play call for the Ravens, I'm glad it was closed.

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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

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We won in Green Bay a couple of years ago, so that argument doesn't hold water.

Besides, the decision wasn't based on our opponent, it was based on some pre-determined threshold which, when met, means the roof is automatically closed.
50/80 Rule was implemented after the Pittsburgh game a few years back. It was somewhere around 46 or 47 at kick-off.
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

The roof was open when we got in line on Kirby around 2pm...we all wonderred, since it was 54 degrees then if it would hold to above 50 for kick off time....well it didn't.
I guess it's OK.
Might well think thru the 50-80 rule, make it 40-80 maybe, better numbers anyhow.
Would have been neat for blimp shot of looking down into stadium on TV
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They oughta change it to 40-70
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Default Re: Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

All I know is it was damn cold in the parking lot where we were watching the game.
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They oughta change it to 40-70
It should be -50 to 70.
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They oughta change it to 40-70
Agree, totally!! Below 40 outside the stadium isn't 40 degrees inside the stadium.

The jacked up part about the whole thing is they have to make a decision 90 minutes before kick-off. So if 90 minutes before, the forecast is for below 50, they have to pull the trigger on keeping it closed.... This is Houston Texas for cryin' out loud. You don't like the weather? Wait 10 minutes, it'll change.
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