Y'all wanna buy the Silverdome and create our own Thunderdome?

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http://www.williamsauction.com/silverdome/?utm_source=NREIOnline&utm_medium=E-mail&utm_campaign=13682

no minimum bids, i feel like if we all pooled together we could at least come up with $100, right?

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 16:39 (ten years ago) link

sure, what the hell

what kind of money? obama money! (daria-g), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 16:52 (ten years ago) link

i expected a more enthusiastic response from everyone. guys it can't just be me and daria doing this.

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:21 (ten years ago) link

I'm in for a tenner.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) link

well i always thought "pontiac silverdome" was a super rad name so yeah i'll chip in.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:26 (ten years ago) link

totally!

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:37 (ten years ago) link

what will we do with it?

what kind of money? obama money! (daria-g), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:05 (ten years ago) link

btw i applied for some obama money from the government too

what kind of money? obama money! (daria-g), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:06 (ten years ago) link

i dunno i figure we could make snax and stuff and maybe watch tv in there.

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

i'm in can we put the ilx favicon at midfield?

either that or rechecaldwell.gif

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

I once put in a $50 pledge to an internet site devoted to trying to form a collective bid to purchase the Montreal Expos, so this seems reasonable. Given home prices in the greater Detroit area I figure it wouldn't take very much to get you into that Top 5 final auction, and from there you figure it'd just be a matter of figuring how to break the various megachurches and such who would be our competition.

C-L, Friday, 23 October 2009 04:12 (ten years ago) link

I will put in $10 if we can recreate WrestleMania III with various ILX personalities.

"i find your antics mirthful and infectious" (King Boy Pato), Friday, 23 October 2009 04:13 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

btw, this ended up selling for less than $600K. I think there are houses in the very back of my neighborhood which cost that much.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:13 (ten years ago) link

Sad I missed this. I would have kicked in $100 just so I could record some droning guitar reverb ambience.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

you've got to be fucking kidding, less than $600K??????? Holy shit we really could have bought it

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091119/METRO/911190462/1361/Winning-Silverdome-bidder-still-hopes-to-finalize-deal

Apparently the sellers were less than pleased with the winning bid and a judge has temporarily blocked the sale.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:28 (ten years ago) link

http://i49.tinypic.com/1zhz6q.jpg

C MON MAN (daria-g), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:54 (ten years ago) link

YES!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:58 (ten years ago) link

seriously that's about 150K more than our apartment cost

fifteen minutes of iguana time famous (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:22 (ten years ago) link

i can't buy a studio apartment in my neighborhood for that kind of money. i am kicking myself.

everyone kills people (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), Friday, 20 November 2009 17:26 (ten years ago) link

yeah, me either. not that i'd want one here. but if we bought the silverdome we could open the flying dawkins bar in it, right?

yeah, whatever (daria-g), Friday, 20 November 2009 18:42 (ten years ago) link

the entire silverdome could be the flying dawkins

horseshoe, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:17 (ten years ago) link

ilxdome would've been best thing ever

chillwave dudes get washed out, totally (J0rdan S.), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:22 (ten years ago) link

next time we shouldn't sleep

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

we could've done this. opened up a UFL franchise (Pontiac HatCats or whatever) and watch the dough roll in.

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) link

I could've fulfilled my lifelong dream of living in my parents basement in Saginaw while owning a football team.

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:27 (ten years ago) link

I imagine commuting to Pontiac everday and spending the 60 minutes in my car drawing up plays on the inside windshield, which is frosted over because there's no heat in my car.

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:30 (ten years ago) link

<3 <3 <3

we really should've done this

horseshoe, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:31 (ten years ago) link

maybe we could buy that pyramid in memphis i hear its just got a sporting goods store in it

ice cr?m, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:31 (ten years ago) link

"Son, do you have what it takes to be a HatCat?", I would say.

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:32 (ten years ago) link

you need to draw up a hatcat formation, first off. miami dolphins will use it a season later no doubt.

yeah, whatever (daria-g), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:35 (ten years ago) link

right before training camp opens I will give my "You will bleed Teal and Electric Lime Green!" speech

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:37 (ten years ago) link

^looool

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:40 (ten years ago) link

hatcat formation would involve all kinds of crazy pre-snap movement and then after the snap the entire offense would just stand and glare.

horseshoe, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:40 (ten years ago) link

are we playing cleveland? this could work

yeah, whatever (daria-g), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:42 (ten years ago) link

can i use that little building on the left side there, i was going to put in a greenhouse with a big vegetable garden, maybe raise some chickens. that way when the apocalypse comes - and it will! - i can just go live in the hatcatdome

yeah, whatever (daria-g), Friday, 20 November 2009 19:44 (ten years ago) link

i read it cost over a million bucks a month just to keep the place running and maintained, though.

MikeJonze, Friday, 20 November 2009 21:52 (ten years ago) link

haha i fuckin love this

yeah, upkeep is like 1.5 mil

tangentially related: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/opinion/08barlow.html?_r=2

NEW YORK DESERVED 9-11 (cankles), Friday, 20 November 2009 22:27 (ten years ago) link

this should've been us.

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:11 (ten years ago) link

would start smoking a pipe to lend an air of "cerebral" to this

GLARECAT

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:14 (ten years ago) link

"Listen, the MidWest Offense isn't about scoring"

http://www.whodeyrevolution.com/.a/6a00e550080ede8833011571a3cf0a970b-500pi

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:18 (ten years ago) link

are we playing cleveland? this could work

man

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:21 (ten years ago) link

"Listen, the MidWest Offense isn't about scoring"

wow, kinda lame there. sorry

NEW YORK DESERVED MANGINI (brownie), Saturday, 21 November 2009 04:45 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

yall wanna enter a contest to blow up texas stadium???

Irving officials make Kraft Macaroni & Cheese official sponsor of Texas Stadium demolition

Texas Stadium will come down this spring in a "Cheddar Explosion." That's the name that Kraft Foods has given to its promotional campaign for the implosion of the iconic structure.

[...]

Next week, Kraft will launch a national essay contest for children as part of its promotional campaign, said Maura Gast, executive director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winner will get to trigger the detonation at the public demolition.

"Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is thrilled to have received the Irving City Council's approval and we are looking forward to celebrating the historical significance and explosion of Texas Stadium. We will be sharing our full plans in the coming days," Joanne Freed of Hunter Public Relations said in a written statement on behalf of the company.

kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 22:21 (ten years ago) link

Dear Kraft,

I would like to blow up Texas Stadium, not for myself, not for Cowboys fans everywhere. I want to win the contest so I can give Terrell Owens the honor of doing it himself.

Love,
JF

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 22:49 (ten years ago) link

I don't think it's possible to write a more American sentence than Texas Stadium will come down this spring in a "Cheddar Explosion."

C-L, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:19 (ten years ago) link

I'm hoping this means they have to fill the thing up with cheddar cheese before they trigger it?

kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:23 (ten years ago) link

what a country !

johnny crunch, Thursday, 7 January 2010 03:55 (ten years ago) link

is it gonna be weird when im hanging out around school playgrounds trying to get kids 2 enter this for me?

johnny crunch, Thursday, 7 January 2010 03:57 (ten years ago) link

i have a plan, we can all collaborate on the blow-up-texas-stadium-in-a-cheddar-explosion essay here, and send under the name of HUNTER, AGE 3

kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Thursday, 7 January 2010 04:17 (ten years ago) link

essay in its entirety: UH

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Friday, 8 January 2010 06:40 (ten years ago) link

five years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpmEaSi5YNw

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 9 June 2015 15:46 (four years ago) link

whoa that rules

polyphonic, Tuesday, 9 June 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

do you guys think peyton would be interested in buying a stadium with us now, he just wants to hang out and eat nachos

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Friday, 9 September 2016 03:50 (three years ago) link

we should write to him, i'm sure he's down

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 September 2016 05:34 (three years ago) link


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