While the Detroit Lions Collapse, Their Former Stadium Refuses to Fall

This may be my favorite story of the week. In Pontiac, Michigan this morning the Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions as well as the, Detroit Pistons, World Cup and Wrestlemania was scheduled to be demolished in an explosion. But in a moment reminiscent of Marvin the Martian asking about his, "Earth-shattering kaboom," the explosion went off, yet the building was still standing.

Detroit Lions silverdome

Adamo, the demolition company says that the early morning blast did weaken the structure and the Silverdrom could still fall… but excuse me if I don't watch it like Brian Doyle-Murray starring at the last putt in Caddyshack. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that 10 percent of the charges failed to detonate due to a wiring issue that is currently being investigated. If it doesn't fall on its own, excavators will begin knocking the building down next week.

It's hard not to watch the below video and not hear either Kenny Loggins singing, I'm All Right or Elton John singing, I'm Still Standing. In loosely related news, the Detroit Lions themselves fell easily to the Baltimore Ravens today in a final score of 44 to 20. You'd think after all those years of watching collapse after collapse, the building would've fallen over when coughed on.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.