The Demolition Of The Pontiac Silverdome Was A Massive Failure

Stadium demolitions are hot in the streets right now with the Pontiac Silverdome scheduled to go down earlier this morning, just a few weeks after the Georgia Dome was imploded in Atlanta.

But the keyword there is scheduled because unlike the Georgia Dome, which collapsed almost as fast as my Falcons in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl, the Silverdome ate those explosives for breakfast this morning wasn’t going down without a fight.

Like Rocky fighting Drago, this thing took the bombs right to the chin and stayed standing.

Here is the failed #Silverdome implosion from SkyFOX

— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKersteinFox2) December 3, 2017

Now I’m not going to make any of the easy jokes because I heard my share when the Dome went down and Detroit is right there with us as far as sad sports towns go. But I should mention that “this didn’t work” is a hilarious response to the steel columns not collapsing.

Pontiac Silverdome, Post-implosion.

Standing next to guys from Adamo “this didn’t work.” Steel columns meant to come down clearly in place.

— Allie Gross (@Allie_Elisabeth) December 3, 2017

I’ll let Twitter make the jokes

The Pontiac Silverdome becomes the first implosion to wish a bus had shielded it from public view.

— Dan Hasty (@ThatDanHasty) December 3, 2017

This is the most Lions-y thing ever. One last Silverdome fumble. #ThanksFord #Silverdome #Fail

— JVH (@vanhouz3) December 3, 2017

The Pontiac Silverdome did not implode this morning. I guess the building is not used to implosion on a Sunday until 1 pm.

— Terry Foster (@TerryFoster971) December 3, 2017

#silverdome implosion brought to you by the successful government of Detroit.

— John Carr (@UtleyYATM) December 3, 2017