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8.30.2009

Random Cowboy Stadium Thoughts

I finally made it out to the Cowboys Stadium on Saturday.
  • I did not take the pic of the fake Marion Barber, above. But you will get frisked before going in the stadium.
  • It (the stadium) is gorgeous from a distance and as you walk up to it.
  • Parking is not a problem. Price is the problem. I paid $40 and I parked in a the Rangers parking lot west of Nolan Ryan Road. Good grief.
  • There are girls with bicycle rickshaws willing to transport you. I heard one of them say that she doesn't charge a price but only works for tips -- I bet that's some kind of Arlington ordinance if you don't have a taxi permit.
  • And I saw her fire up a cigarette on the way back to pick up more passengers.
  • Inside, lots of open space. You'll never feel crowded walking around.
  • I've never seen so many employees: Concessions, security, seating attendents, etc.
  • The teams enter from the sides instead of the end zone. I don't like that.
  • But it's funny to watch the visiting teams' players look up at the big screen as they enter the field.
  • The huge video screen is everything they said it was and more. It's a weird experience in that I sat in the upper deck and ended up watching the screen more than the field.
  • But the stadium experience is so different seeing a play and then seeing the expression on a player's face. It is exactly like a TV in your living room -- only better.
  • There appear to be suites at field level. I don't understand that.
  • Wade Phillips on the big screen will make you giggle.
  • There are gift shops everywhere.
  • I can't believe people get excited over a preseason game, but they do.
  • The "Party Pass" for $29 is probably a good deal, but if you aren't up next to the rail, you can't see the field.
  • There seems to be lots of our Hispanic friends that like Cowboys football.
  • Funniest sight of the night: Walking back to the car in the third quarter revealed one guy "tailgating" by himself by watching a flat screen TV hooked up to a portable satellite dish. Funny.
  • There is a Cowboys dance team for halftime that were pretty much clothed strippers. I can't remember their name, but it looks like they'll be there all year. Edit: Someone sent me a pic.
  • Prizes were awarded throughout the night and one section (yep, an entire section) each received a $50 gas card.
  • Before the players are introduced, a montage of current and former player greats are flashed on the screen. Even I was moved by it.
  • Edit: The goofy mascot, Rowdy, was no where to be seen. Is he gone for good?
  • Edit: The UTA Marching Band performed at halftime. Uh, since UTA doesn't have a football team, when does that band ever perform?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh how I luv Marion Barber.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord a new subject.... to comment on.

Anonymous said...

Did they lower the flags to half staff?

Anonymous said...

Did they have a tribute to Teddy the greatest public servant ever on that ginormous screen?

Anonymous said...

Shut up mzchief

Anonymous said...

jerry world is ok but you'll have to wait 30 min in line just to get a beer and a dog at the concession stand.

Anonymous said...

NBC has been in the tank for Obama.

ABC ran a full day of propaganda for his health care package.

Now, neither will air a paid for commercial against Obamacare.

Whether for or against, every American MUST be concerned about anything being crammed down our throats without full, fair, and open debate.

Check your hole cards.

Anonymous said...

I would lick her toes

Anonymous said...

What do a couple of decent tickets go for? - about $200 - $330? Parking for $40 then a rickshaw ride is what? Or park in stadium lot for $75. Beer, coke dogs go for $8 - $12 each (a couple of these each is about another $100). Need a souvenir or rickshaw ride back? Take the kids, too? Double the ticket and food drink prices. OK, so you spend 3 hours at the stadium, a t least an hour in the parking lot and 2 hours to and from Wise Co. This is at least an 8 hour day for a 2 hour football game. I think I'll watch it on TV for free and switch to a better game when the Cowboy game is out of control.

Anonymous said...

From the picture I think I may have just spotted the next job I want.

Anonymous said...

Ryhthm and Blue dancers. I perfered them over the cheerleaders. Yeah, they are a gnat's wing from being pole dancers... but that's what makes them GREAT!

Anonymous said...

That is what I call a 24 double-reverse reach around.

Double Fake Jason Garrett

Anonymous said...

If I'm going to check someones hole, let me assure you, it will not be my own. Mr 6:34 am

Anonymous said...

Speaking of lickable toes, where is that lil mzchief girl? Mmmm mmmm.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to watch Trueblood every week. It's not a chick show at all, but there is a lot of sex and violence.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the newness wears off, that place will be empty because of the outrageous prices.

Anonymous said...

If I've heard correctly, the field level suites (except for the ones in the end zones) have corresponding seats in the lower section directly above them.

And tell me you didn't queer out and have a girl give you a ride in on a rickshaw.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Us Hispanics love our "BOYS" and 99.9% of us were some type of Jersey to support them!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the frisking job looks desirable if she is all you have to frisk--but what's the ratio to ones like her and the ones that look like hippos?

Anonymous said...

10:37, you were a jersey? How?

Anonymous said...

12:25, you know with our favorite player, or t-shirt, hat, something that shows we are here in support of our Cowboys!!

Anonymous said...

12:25, he meant to say that the women were jersey milk cows.

Anonymous said...

Love yo' ass!