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VIDEO: Metrodome Roof Collapse

You may have already seen this -- multiple times, in fact -- but it's worth watching again, so we at the Deep Dish thought we'd bring you the video of the roof collapse at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

It's a truly frightening and yet compelling piece of video. As was noted by some commentators, the wide shot with tons of snow falling through the roof onto the field looks like a bag of flour, an enormous bag of flour, falling down. (If there had been eggs and/or bacon there, it could have made a fine omelette.)

Thankfully, no one was inside the Metrodome when this happened and no one was injured -- can you imagine what might have happened if there had been a sold-out NFL game going on there when that occurred, with 62,000 fans, workers and players all there? This is one more reason that the NFL did the right thing by moving the game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants to Detroit to be played Monday night, although they could have done that early Saturday and saved everyone a lot of trouble. Hopefully, this will be a lesson for the future, if any similar weather problems threaten an NFL game -- the NFL is powerful, but Mother Nature is more powerful.

There's a full-size version of the video after the jump.

Here's a larger version: