#SilverdomeFail: A Hashtag Is Born and Detroit Lions Jokes Fly into the End Zone
December 3rd, 2017, 9:34 AM
A Sunday morning mess-up in Pontiac stands as an irresistible target for sarcastic shots and metaphor suggestions. That's because it shouldn't stand at all.
An implosion designed to bring down most of the Silverdome leaves its lower decks erect, as WDIV shows:
A stadium that still stands is a "perfect metaphor for the Lions franchise history," tweets ESPN's Jemele Hill, a former Detroit Free Press sportswriter (1999-2005).
Cue other instant humor and a #SilverdomeFail tag:
Explosives: 0— Ashley Zlatopolsky (@ashley_detroit) December 3, 2017
Silverdome: 1 https://t.co/wdYnzLP7T5
My league people are telling me that the reason the Pontiac Silverdome did not fall this morning is because Barry Sanders is holding up the steel beams— Terry Foster (@TerryFoster971) December 3, 2017
If ever there was a metaphor for the history of the Detroit Lions, it was the failed attempt at imploding the #Silverdome this morning— Syao~ 0361-6577-3801 (@Syaoran89) December 3, 2017
The good news is that no bus drove in front of the live shot as it was happening like in Atlanta.— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) December 3, 2017
The bad news is the implosion didn't fully work. https://t.co/D5rtgKE7f0
So the support beams were touher than (the Lions offense, defense, coaching)? Too easy.— Derek Wilczynski (@derekwilc) December 3, 2017
Metaphor for the resilience of Lions fans or colossal screwup? I canâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ€ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ™t decide. Funny either way. https://t.co/mD7uS5UUrX— Joe DiSano ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŸ¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ˜ (@JoeDiSano) December 3, 2017
Did you really think the Silverdome would go down without a fight? As if! pic.twitter.com/sgzYKmyy6C— Ashley Zlatopolsky (@ashley_detroit) December 3, 2017