Friday, February 4, 2011
"The Death Star" (aka Cowboy's stadium in Dallas) maybe is (unfortunately) aptly named.
Six people were injured, one critically, by ice falling off the roof of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas earlier today. Five of the injured were transported to local hospitals, one of them being critical. We're told the other injured person drove themselves to the hospital.
A rep for the NFL tells TMZ: "The ice and snow melting off of the Cowboys Stadium roof has caused several sliding snow falls onto the plazas. There have been several injuries. All stadium entrances have been closed except for the truck tunnel, which is away from the building by a very safe distance. All workers and visitors will now enter and exit through the tunnel until further notice."
The Tribune-Democrat Thu Feb 03, 2011, 11:27 PM EST
JOHNSTOWN — In one area, Nancy Spencer of Walnut Grove and her son Scott had a contentious relationship.
She proclaimed that the Pittsburgh Steelers were the best team in the NFL.
He argued that the title belonged to the Green Bay Packers.
When Scott Spencer died unexpectedly a little over a year ago, his mother honored his devotion to his team by having his tombstone designed with the Green Bay logo.
Since she plans to be laid to rest by her only son someday, the other side of the double stone was engraved with a Steelers logo.
Spencer was devastated when the 39-year-old died unexpectedly at home where they lived together.
He will be very much on her mind when she watches a Super Bowl on Sunday.
“I know Sunday, he will be watching,” she said.
Spencer said her son had his first opportunity to see his beloved Packers less than three weeks before his death.
The team went head-to-head with the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, 2009 – and Spencer was able to get tickets for her son and his uncle.
“I don’t know what I paid for the tickets, but it was the best money I’ve ever spent,” she said.
“He got to see his Packers play.”
The heartbroken mother decided to allow her son’s personality to be reflected – even at the funeral home.
“When he was laid out, he had his tickets in his hand, his Green Bay shirt on, and had the old Green Bay hat that he always wore,” Spencer said.
Two little bouquets with green and gold carnations adorned the casket.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
OBSTRUCTED VIEW SEATS AT THE SUPER BOWL
...that's just a take on the famous line from P.T. Barnum but as if the ticket prices at Cowboys stadium weren't bad enough for this year's Super Bowl ($200 to stand outside, $1,200 for club seats inside), the NFL and Cowboys owner have another surprise up their sleeve. Step right Up Folks....
Bleachers are being built to accommodate an extra 15,000 fans but, unfortunately for anyone stuck in those seats, the famous, ginormous video screen will be completely obstructed.
And, anyone who's attended an NFL game in the past decade knows what a big deal seeing the Jumbotron screen is. Replays are everything.
But, if there are suckers willing to pay thousands of dollars to sit in a tunnel and not get the full affect of the game, they should be allowed to do it.
15,000 fools and their money....