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Discussion in 'Syracuse Basketball Board' started by newmexicuse, May 17, 2018 at 8:30 PM.

  1. newmexicuse

    newmexicuse All Conference

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    this is a science channel show that first aired in april.

    season 1 episode 1 features the carrier dome as a stadium whose roof is about to collapse. it is the last roof of its kind still in service. fascinating show about both the technology holding the roof up and the maintenance that is required, particularly if a big snow comes.

    recommend anybody who can catch a replay be sure to watch.

    i am just watching now from dvd, would have watched when aired if i knew it featured our dome.
     
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  3. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    I thought you meant like this:
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    Cool show, but a bit of a stretch to call the Carrier Dome an Engineering Catastrophe, no? Seems to have served its purpose pretty well for 35 years from where I'm sitting...
     
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    That was actually a pretty good watch. Even talked about how they going to replace it, and suggested a new material...
     
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  8. sherrillcuse

    sherrillcuse 2016 Iggy Winner

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    I saw that when it 1st aired. great bit on the dome
     
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    <sarcasm>Great now you're giving both football and basketball opponents recruiting ammo... "DON'T GO TO SYRACUSE, THE DOME COULD COLLAPSE ON YOU ANY MINUTE!"</sarcasm>
     
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  10. texascpa

    texascpa Hall of Fame

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    that's got to be fake. right? Right?
     
  11. All4SU

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    Pretty misleading. The Carrier Dome engineering was never a mistake, it is just outdated. And frankly, with the challenges presented to SU, they have managed the facility exceptionally well. Unlike the bridge in Chili. What amazes me about the Dome segment, however, is that those guys on the roof are not tethered to anything. I can’t imagine OSHA is okay with that.
     
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  12. newmexicuse

    newmexicuse All Conference

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    Well, no more recruiting of brave fenien men, now we can tell recruits that they will be able to feel safe and coddled when we get the new roof.
     
  13. CuseTroop

    CuseTroop Straight Up Good Looking

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    I wonder that every time I see it lol
     
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    CuseTroop Straight Up Good Looking

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    I did a quick google image search, and all it comes up with is this video

     
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  16. tbonezone

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    seen it a hundred times. usually it's feet meets metric. c'mon US get with world accepted common standards already.
     
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  17. GoCuse08

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    I would not want that responsibility of keeping the roof up.
     
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    Somebody's gonna get fired.
     
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    Thought the same thing about the lack of a tether.

    As to it being an engineering disaster; well what would you expect from a guy who comes to do a spot on the Carrier Dome wearing an NC State shirt
     
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  20. texascpa

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    You can take my imperial measurements from my cold, dead hands.
     
  21. tbonezone

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    ok but your casket will be 14 centimeters too short . you'll spend eternity in the spoon position.
     
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    Yet soccer has an 18 yard box and a 6 yard box, and penalties are from 10 yards away.
     
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    stuckinbig11 All Conference

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    Where did they put Syracuse on the map at the beginning of the show, around Auburn maybe? They didn't do their homework for this show.