Media day is a circus I would imagine.
For many north Texans, we couldn’t get out to go to work, but somehow, there was no problems for the Packers and Steelers to get to Media Day at Cowboys Stadium today. In fact, some people say the highway department made sure they got there:
Sportscaster and Dallas Cowboys legend Daryl “Moose” Johnston lives near downtown Dallas, but on Tuesday morning he took Texas 183 on his way to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, where he was scheduled to appear for Super Bowl media day. Johnston could have taken Interstate 30, but he figured Texas 183 would be de-iced in Irving, near where the Green Bay Packers are staying for the Super Bowl.
He figured wrong.
“It was bad. People were sliding around. It’s as bad as I’ve seen it here,” Johnston said during Super Bowl media day at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. “I’m from Buffalo. I have no problem with my own ability to drive in bad weather. But I worry about the other people who don’t.”
As three inches of ice and snow blanketed Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday morning, and temperatures dropped into the teens by mid-morning, traffic slid and slammed to a halt across the region. About the only road where ice wasn’t grinding traffic to a halt was I-30 between Fort Worth and Dallas — which happens to be the main road both the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers used to get from their hotels in downtown Fort Worth and Las Colinas to get to media day in Arlington.
Is TxDot playing favorites for the Super Bowl? (Star Telegram)
It’s no secret that the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington has been a boon for the local economy, but now this: Arlington is the new bowling capital of the free world.
“We’re thrilled to be the bowling capital of the world,” Jay Burress, president and CEO of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, declared to more than 500 bowling dignitaries and others who celebrated the grand opening of the International Bowling Campus on Six Flags Drive.
The new 100,000-square-foot facility combines the industry’s regulatory, research, marketing and historical preservation organizations under one roof near Six Flags Over Texas, Rangers Ballpark and the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium.
I also found out that www.bowl.com represents the United States Bowling Congress and it’s located in Arlington as well. No sense having to SPLIT time with Milwaukee as the bowling capital of the world when you can get next to Jerry’s World.
Arlington says new title as ‘bowling capital of the world’ is a good fit (Star Telegram)
On October 19, 1912, Oklahoma defeated Texas, 21-6 in Dallas’ Fair Park, in a game that would eventually be called the Red River Rivalry. That football game marked the first large-scale game ever played in North Texas.
One hundred football seasons later, Super Bowl XLV will be played in Cowboys Stadium. While most regions plan 2-3 years to host a Super Bowl, it is our belief that North Texas has been laying the ground work for 100 years.
Come see and enjoy 100 years of North Texas football…courtesy of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Committee.
The demons are dead. Finally.
And what bettter way to exorcise demons than to beat your most hated rival 3 times in one season, the final game last night should not have left any doubt.
Man, where do I start?
How about setting the record straight?
The Cowboys’ 34-14 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday night was not just another wild-card victory in the club’s rich history. This win erased 156 months and 4,760 days of postseason failure. This win means the Cowboys are once again relevant in January.
Romo led an offense that sucked the life out of the Eagles by holding the ball more than 39 minutes. The Cowboys threw 27 points at the Eagles in the second quarter to erase any doubt.
So…..what I want to ask the Philly team and fans now is, who got stung? Can you speak up? I can’t hear you.
Don’t you feel bad for spitting on our Star now?
More later, but for now, let’s enjoy the victory, the domination and HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!
From the Star Telegram
The floor of Cowboys Stadium became a field of green on Thursday.
Workers began installing the artificial turf at the Arlington stadium before its first sporting event: two international soccer matches on July 19. The turf system, created by Austin-based Sportfield, is made of synthetic yarn and recycled rubber.
The field put in this week is blank.
“We will actually paint the lines on the field after we get everything laid,” stadium manager Jack Hill said. “This will allow us to change the field design, depending on rugby or soccer or whatever the event is. We have the ability now to change the lines.”
Fans concerned about affording to see a game or a show at the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington can still check out the place.
For a fee.
Tours began Friday at the retractable-roof venue of the Dallas Cowboys, the same day as thousands of hopefuls for the Fox TV show “American Idol” showed up for auditions.
Stadium tours, at $15 for adults and $12 for children, will be conducted every half-hour and last up to 75 minutes.
The stops, subject to change, include the high-tech scoreboard control room, the press box, the Cowboys locker room and limited field access.
No purses, bags, backpacks, food or drinks are allowed on tours. Cameras and video recorders are OK. Bilingual tours are available.
I will not be working at the Cowboys Stadium this Saturday because of a committment I have to do at my regular job Saturday. So, I’m going to have to miss the Jonas Brothers Concert. That could be a blessing in disguise though.
And as a public service, I’m going to post this for a friend over at D Magazine.
I have five perfect nieces and one perfect nephew. I would do anything for them. So when the nieces learned that Kevin, Nick, and Joe would headline a show at Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington on June 20th, they squealed with delight and I picked up the phone.
Did I buy just five perfect tickets? Noooooo. I pledged a BUNCH OF CASH toward a luxury “Silver Level” box on the 50-yard line with 20 cushy seats, a private bathroom, bar, and freedom to squeal and hear the concert at the same time. That is why my nieces call me Uncle Nancy—I am not your average aunt.
Anywhoo, Uncle Nancy and her five perfect nieces need to fill up the box, which by the way, is the closest one to the stage. I am selling 10 tickets for $250 apiece (less than face value), and each pair comes with a parking pass (normally something like $40). You think $250 is steep? Tickets in the cheaper low level boxes at the stadium are listed on Stubhub.com at $1,200 APIECE. E-mail me now. I hate it when they cry.
I have tickets to the Jonas Brothers Saturday: I need your help (money) D Magazine
You may remember the story about Jack Hill, the general manager over the construction of the Cowboys Stadium who was busted for DWI on the very night the stadium opened during a George Strait concert on June 6th.
It seems Jerry has come out and said Mr. Hill won’t be losing his job with the Cowboys. I understand everyone makes mistakes, but seriously, shouldn’t Mr. Hill at least come out and apologize for his mistake? Heck, I sneezed on the train this morning going to work and said “excuse me.”
This story just sort of leaves me with the idea that this person won’t be punished for this, and I think it sends the wrong message about DWI. I’m not saying fire the guy, but he should be penalized in some manner. Getting off scott free is the wrong message.
Cowboys General Manager won’t lose job after DWI arrest (DMN)
I will begin this story by telling you I used to work with the TABC and I acted as a contractor type of individual doing classes to sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages at restaurants and clubs. I gave the people a four hour class and tested them on it, and issued a state certificate saying they passed. All of this was so employees that sold or served alcoholic beverages knew that they would be liable if somone left their establishment drunk.
The bartender can be held responsible if some yahoo leaves a place drunk and kills somone. The idea is, don’t serve someone alcohol if they are obviously already at their limit.
I was at the Cowboys Stadium Thursday night, and was able to snap some pictures with my phone. Not too shabby.
This picture is pretty amazing. The workers are getting ready for the George Strait concert in just 48 hours. They are setting up the stage. Amazing how much work still needs to be done. No grass in there yet, until after the concerts.