Saturday, December 1, 2007

Reason #247 - Hannah Montana

Cleveland has no indoor venue that seats more than 21,000 people. With a dome on one of our stadiums, 60,000 people could get to see the hottest concerts. All the best groups would make Cleveland one of their first stops.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Reason #246 - Injuries

Even LeBron James, probably one of the most well-conditioned athletes ever, can be injured. Something like a sprained finger can make an entire community, even league, jittery. That's the beauty of domes - they have very low injury rates, unless hit by an extreme hail storm, in which case I'd still rather have the hail hit our dome than our multimillion-dollar athletes.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Reason #245 - Even Spring Football Is Under Cover

Cleveland's Arena Football League team has been officially named the Gladiators. Yes, they play indoors - during the spring, arguably the best weather season we have here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Reason #244 - High School Football State Finals

The high school football state finals are this weekend, in Canton and Massillon. Unless we have a dome on Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland will never have a chance to host such a meaningful, local event - the entire state would get to see Cleveland in a whole new light.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Reason #243 - Steelers Deserve Worse

The Steelers won 3-0 last night, in one of the worst NFL games in years. The field conditions were horrible, due to hard rain after four high school games and a college game. Such conditions may be good enough for the Steelers, but not our Browns.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Reason #242 - December Games

If the NFL season ended today, the Browns would be in the playoffs, as a wild-card team. And, if the season ended today, the Browns would finish the year with no games played in the snow and ice. Of course, there are five regular-season games left - and a lot can happen in the standings and the weather in December.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Reason #241 - Home-Field Advantage

For the first time in a long time, the Browns have a significant home-field advantage. They've now won five in a row. A dome would extend, not derail, this newfound advantage.