Last November, the University of Minnesota’s Metrodome farewell was a full-fledged disaster. Iowa savaged the Gophers, 55-0.
Minnesota was still scheduled to play its 2009 spring game in the Dome before it moved into its new on-campus stadium this fall. But Gophers Coach Tim Brewster has reportedly said he will never step foot in the Dome again after the horrific Dome-ination his team endured in its finale there.
So on April 25, Minnesota will conclude its spring practice season in St. Paul with a free spring game at the University of St. Thomas.
Now, it’s possible Brewster simply wanted his team to get used to the notion of playing outdoors in Minnesota. But I like the version I heard this morning at the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament in Indianapolis a lot better. Which is, no more Dome for Brewster.
But it’ll still be there, Coach. You can’t miss it anytime you drive past downtown Minneapolis on the freeway. Don’t close your eyes when you’re driving past it. It’s simply not safe.