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Cowboys practice field roof collapses

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, May 2, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A dome covering the Dallas Cowboys' indoor practice field at Valley Ranch has collapsed. Details to come.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    All players and coaches are accounted for. They were holding a rookie mini-camp today when a strong thunderstorm hit Valley Ranch with straight-line winds. There's at least one injury according to an eyewitness.

    Tim MacMahon update:

  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Jerrah! was on NBC's Derby coverage. He said some meeting rooms and offices were damaged.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the coke stash didn't blow away.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
  6. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Shit. I've spent a lot of time under that blow-up dome in storms. I wonder why this thunderstorm did it it. It was a nasty cell, but it wasn't any worse than other Texas spring storms that have come through the Metroplex.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    AP saying four injured. All players and coaches are accounted for, and the injured are staff members.
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Costas said it was a tornado. It fucking ripped that thing apart.
  9. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Just saw the pictahs while watching the Derby coverage. Thank god no one was killed.
  10. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    They're saying on NBC that a tornado is what did the damage.

    Hah, Angola beat me.

    I've been in that facility multiple times, and I don't think it had any sort of real structural support other than a very basic lighting structure. It's similar to a lot of those indoor soccer facilities you see once in a while. I always wondered how it stood up to hail, but it's been through some nasty hailstorms before.

    The people who lived in Valley Ranch always hated the thing because it was freaking huge. At least they'll be happy it's gone.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I think this is proof there is a God and He hates the fucking Cowboys too.

    (Too soon for jokes?)
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Fox Dallas is saying it was straight-line winds and not a tornado that knocked it down.

    One of the camera guys who was injured is Larry Rodriguez. If that name sounds familiar he's the cameraman Kenny Rogers attacked a few years ago.

    They're interviewing him right now. They had to put some stitches in his hand but he says he's ok. They also have some raw footage he shot - I would assume after he cut his hand - from what was "inside" the bubble after it collapsed. Pretty incredible stuff.
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