From the Dallas Morning News
PASADENA, Calif. – When Cowboys Stadium lands the first championship game of the college football playoff era as expected, the prize will have come with anxious moments.
Barring a major reversal, multiple sources familiar with the process indicated that Cowboys Stadium had enough votes and will be announced Wednesday as the site for the title game after the 2014 season. Cowboys Stadium and Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium are the only two bidders for the title game to be announced Wednesday by the BCS conference commissioners.
The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is certain to join the playoff semifinal rotation when three “host bowls” are also announced Wednesday, sources said.
The tightness of the two-city race between Arlington and Tampa was confirmed publicly by commissioners. At least one source did not rule out Tampa’s impressive bid picking up even more support behind closed doors and stressed that the final vote had not been taken.
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford echoed that sentiment.
“I think that Tampa over the years has hosted some big events,” Swofford said, listing Super Bowls and Final Fours. “I don’t think we should be terribly surprised with their bid.”
Cowboys Stadium has planned years for this moment, forming a non-profit entity in late 2011 with the Cowboys and Cotton Bowl Classic to bring the title game to Arlington. It’s still clearly the favorite, essentially intimidating all competitors except one.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby embraced the competitive atmosphere that has developed because it will mean a better title game venue.
“I’m glad it has,” Bowlsby said. “It will give us a better outcome.”
From the Fort Worth Star Telegram
ARLINGTON — As dress rehearsals go, North Texas sure got a bill primed for Broadway.
The NCAA South Regional at Cowboys Stadium has something for everyone — long-standing basketball divas in Kansas and Michigan, which tip at 6:37 Friday night, and a Cinderella story in Florida Gulf Coast, which became the first 15-seed to advance to the Sweet 16. Added to the intrigue is the Eagles’ in-state battle with Florida in the other semifinal matchup, scheduled to begin 30 minutes after the Jayhawks and Wolverines.
Jerry Jones’ Cowboys Stadium has a video screen that is the equivalent of 3,200 52-inch televisions. But it soon won’t be the largest video display in the state of Texas, thanks to additions that will be made to Houston’s Reliant Stadium.
Cowboys Stadium was once known for having the world’s largest high-definition video display.
A vote from the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. means the Cowboys soon won’t even have the largest video boards in the state of Texas.
Houston’s Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, will add video boards that are expected to be the largest in Texas and the widest in professional sports, thanks to a passing vote yesterday.
“Our game experience is consistently rated as one of the finest in the world and these spectacular video boards will help us elevate to an even higher level of performance for our fans,” Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes said in a release.
Construction is expected to start at the end of the current season and to be completed by August. The new displays will provide exclusive video content, real-time information and enhancements to improve the viewing experience, Rootes said.
During the Cowboys’ first season inside the stadium in 2009, Guiness World Record book officials presented a certificate to the Cowboys certifying that the Mitsubishi screens in the new Cowboys Stadium were “the World’s Largest High-Definition Video Display.” That distinction was later claimed by the Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jerry Jones’ stadium still had the NFL’s crown jewel when it comes to video screens. But given the news out of Houston, that title won’t last for long.
Not only will this bump the Cowboys down the rankings in terms of stadium video screen size, but it also could mean the next Super Bowl in the state of Texas may not be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
The Texans are currently the only NFL team not to have digital scoreboards. Such an upgrade would likely be necessary for Houston to hope a future Super Bowl, which the Texans hope to do in 2017.
Despite falling down the video screen rankings, Cowboys Staidum is still the world’s largest domed stadium.
Jerry Jones doesn’t want to share the spotlight with anyone when it comes to hiring a general manager.
For all of you fans that know that’s what it’s going to take for the Cowboys to succeed, Jerry doesn’t care what you think, he’s going to continue being the owner AND the general manager. Here’s what he said today on KRLD-FM:
So there ya have it Cowboys fans…
The Cowboys had another “must win” scenario, and the end of the season, and blew it. Again.
The game is in the 4th Quarter and that guy Cruz caught another long pass for the Giants and that should just about do it for this year’s version of the Dallas Cowboys.
From the Star-Telegram
Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman insist Tony Romo will be the next Dallas Cowboys quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Romo believes it, too. Doubts about his ability to lead the Cowboys to the Promised Land prompted Romo earlier this season to declare, “This team is going to win a Super Bowl at some point.
“Quarterbacks are judged by statistics and wins; they are defined by Super Bowls.But to win the Super Bowl involves getting there. To get there involves winning in the playoffs. To win in the playoffs involves winning meaningful regular-season games.And that brings us to the Cowboys’ winner-take-all game against the New York Giants tonight. Romo’s legacy starts now.”This is something of a playoff game, because if we don’t win, we don’t get in,” Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. “This is definitely a signature game for Tony.”
Romo should finish 2011 with his third 4,000-yard passing season and his second 30-touchdown season, but if the Cowboys don’t beat the Giants, no one will care, including Romo.”It’s about winning and losing, so that’s all it’s going to be about,” he said. Romo has more attempts (2,531), more completions (1,627), more yards (20,283), a better completion percentage (64.3) and more touchdowns (144) than any Cowboys quarterback after 76 starts.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Tony Romo is finally healthy and now he’s got a running game, too. Throw in an opportunistic defense and a kicker who hasn’t missed since mid-September, and it’s clear the Dallas Cowboys are headed in the right direction.
Just ask the Buffalo Bills.
Facing the best team he’ll see for a month, Romo guided touchdown drives on his first four series, and Terence Newman returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown, sending the Cowboys cruising past the Bills 44-7 on Sunday.
BOX SCORE: Cowboys 44, Bills 7
As you may or may not have heard by now, there seems to be some rampant rumor from Deadspin.com that a certain un-named Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader is/has been caught in a (clears throat) compromising situation?
An emailer contacted Deadspin, claiming to have naughty photos of a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, as well as emails belonging to the cheerleader in which she arranges sex parties with strangers on Craigslist. In one of the messages, the cheerleader inquires about monetary compensation for her participation.
Let me set the stage for you. A.J. Daulerio is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Deadspin. Now he seems like a nice chap, except he’s from Philly. That would be the same place the Philadelphia Eagles are from. Are you getting my drift here?
Price Offered: Less than $100
I am in possession of risque pictures of a current Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. In the pictures, she is not completely naked, but she is posing in her panties, lingerie, and does expose her butt in one of the pictures. I also have e-mails from this cheerleader responding to ads on craigslist for sex parties. In these e-mails, this cheerleader arranges meetings with strangers that posted on craigslist looking for sexual partners, including threesomes and other fetish party inquiries. This cheerleader arranged sexual meetings with multiple sex partner’s through craigslist, and in most of these situations even inquired whether there would be compensation involved for her sexual services.
I want to know if these pictures and e-mails are something that your website would be interested in obtaining, and if you would pay for this information.
You can read the entire “transcript” if you choose, and I guess you may not even need to, if you see where this is going.
The question that comes to my mind is how credible is all of this? Maybe this is breaking news and we will find out. Then again, it might just be a convenient post against an NFC East rival.
The One With A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Selling Herself For Sex Parties On Craigslist (Deadspin.com)
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)