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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:40 PM
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Cowboys set to surpass 100K fans for opening of new stadium
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/1...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The new Cowboys Stadium may have a record-setting full house this Sunday night.

Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels says the team's standing-room "Party Pass" tickets, at $29 apiece, have sold out. The Cowboys will say only that the standing-room total exceeds 20,000 fans.

Combined with regular ticket sales in the 80,000-seat stadium, Dallas could challenge the NFL attendance record of 103,467 when they take on the New York Giants.

The record was set Oct. 2, 2005, when San Francisco and Arizona played a regular-season game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:54 PM
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1. Cowboys-Giants, should be a classic.
Both teams have much to prove.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:05 PM
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2. Should be. Hopefully the Cowboys will be able to get some pressure
on Manning so that he can't take advantage of the secondary.

We'll see.
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:13 PM
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3. Time to step up "Mr. Fix-It." The defense is yours. nt
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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:50 PM
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5. Go Giants
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:52 PM
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7. You got an okay club, not much glory, but hey, ya'll beat the Patriots.
:thumbsup:
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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:00 PM
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8. An okay club? I don't think they played particularly well this past
week, but you're obviously unaware that a majority of the experts not only predict the Giants will finish ahead of Dallas, they predict NY will be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Now if we were competing for whose stadium looks most like a shiny toilet, then you would definitely win! :thumbsup:
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:10 PM
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9. When the Giants reach the historical glory that Dallas has, we'll talk...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:12 PM by mix
until then, the Giants are a decent club, but not a great one. Maybe someday, but Dallas' Super Bowl record speaks for itself.

Contender.
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Jacobair Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:14 PM
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10. Remind me again when the last time was your franchise even
won a playoff game.
I love listening to Dallas fans talk about the glory days.
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:16 PM
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11. You take the short view of history, I take the long one...the Giants are a fine team...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:18 PM by mix
...but historically a mediocre one. In other words, Eli Manning is a perfect fit for your club.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:40 PM
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13. in the long view
the Giants are one of the most historically successful franchises in the league. The NFL was around long before the Super Bowl era.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:46 PM
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14. Also, the NFL, prior to the SB era was a much different dynamic, that
at many times was barely surviving. I don't think you can compare the NFL of my Dad's era to the SB era.

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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:54 PM
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15. it all counts
Vince Lombardi was as great a coach before the Super Bowl as he was after it.

Frank Gifford and Sam Huff were both great players despite playing before the Super Bowl. Same for guys like Otto Graham and Jim Brown.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:20 PM
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12. So you ready for THE game this weekend?
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:36 PM
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4. And there isn't any public transportation from Dallas!
There is a shuttle from Ft. Worth. And the parking costs a whopping $75!

Read this: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localn...



But at least they finally got Tom Landry's statue moved.

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:50 PM
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6. Like most new stadiums, fans are wasting time and money to sit in the upper deck. nt
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 AM
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16. Wow. 100k at a football game. Its called tOSU, Penn State, and UM every Saturday.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:40 AM
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17. Attendance doesn't matter, Upton.
:hide:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:49 AM
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18. I'm sure Belicheck will have everything taped!
:hi:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:59 AM
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19. Even he knows not to tape crowds because they don't matter.
:P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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20. Funny, but I seem to remember that attendance is a very important
factor in the success of a team, at least according to what I have read here in the past. Teams that have low attendance are a disgrace to the league!

:rofl:

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM
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21. Of course you don't take a Crimeboys crowd...it's dull...all those people
in black and white stripes.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:20 AM
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22. Welcome back, cboy4!
:P
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:23 AM
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23. Thanks! Has it been dull without me? n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:31 AM
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24. I always thought you were his sockpuppet!
:D
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