Fellow Cowboy fans - Memories of Texas Stadium

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  1. HowBoutThemCowboys!

    HowBoutThemCowboys! All Pro

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    Im really going to miss that ol 31 yr. old stadium when its done with, so many memories. Like when TO got knocked down by George Teague in the middle of the star, the great 1979 battle between the Skins vs. Dallas, winner takes division, I'll never forget that one. Or the famous line " We left the hole there so God could watch his favorite team " And what about when Emmitt Smith hit the jackpot and became the NFL's all time leading rusher
    Any more you guys can think of?
     
  2. WWJD

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    I was at the 79 game between the Redskins and Cowboys and it was exciting.

    I also remember a very good game against the Packers during the SB years.
     
  3. Huge

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    I remember as a kid driving 30 miles out of our way so that we could drive by Texas Stadium. Other than that, I've never been in/up close to the thing.

    Listing the memories of games on tv would take too long.
     
  4. Dawgnme

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    Yeah, I remember going to that cauldron for a team-building exercise with my myopic at-the-time-manager in '99. Two of the ladies in my district passed out from the heat and another had to be taken to the hospital for mild hyperthermia. Hey, there's a reason you don't take alcohol IN A SAUNA!!! Here's why you dummies kept the hole in the roof:

    "The hole in the roof is evidence of an unfinished design. The original plan called for a retractable roof, which was quite a radical concept in the late 1960s. However, the idea was abandoned on the basis of engineering and financial problems. But the rest of the design was implemented, resulting in Texas Stadium as we know it.

    The effect of the roof is actually no different from that of many baseball parks. Many ballparks have a roof over the reserved seats, but not the bleachers. In your mind, just extend the roof all the way around, then elongate the stadium for football, and presto! Texas Stadium's design with a hole in the roof.

    Renovations associated with new luxury box construction in the 1990s has eliminated the gap between the roof and the stands, through which a breeze could blow. This makes Texas Stadium hotter early in the season, but warmer toward the end."

    One of your fellow mensas, a guy named Rod Nunley wrote that on a NFL stadium page. So put that in your crackpipe and smoke it - a failed engineering experiment gave birth to the world's first convection stadium... BRILLIANT! They oughtta put that #@%& in cans, bro. Only Phi Theta Kappas like yourselves would relish the memories of a death trap that was made worse by greedy owner Jerry Joan Rivers' "luxury boxes". The same backwoods carpetbagger who created the PSL and made you pay for the right to die (or suffer permanent brain damage, but wait, that's probably an improvement... nevermind). Way to go, Irving... like the corners of my mind. :violin

    Go back to Oak Cliff and stay off our board, losers! :loser
     
  5. nflnutswife

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    Sooo, to answer your question. . .I don't think Dawg will miss the stadium!:bowser:
     
  6. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    LOL! No kiddin, huh?
     
  7. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    Never mind nothing good to say.


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  8. HowBoutThemCowboys!

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    I'm sorry Texas Stadium isn't as luxurious and renovated as the Texan's oh-so precious Reliant Stadium, but it gets the job done. I'm sorry that your "ladies" couldn't stand the heat, but the stadium's name is called Texas Stadium, so what did you expect? The frozen tundra? Quit your huffing and puffing and drink some water.

    The Cowboys were a step ahead of their time back then. The Cowboys once again were pioneers for their time. I'm just glad our failed expirement back in the 60s, wasn't one where the team moved to Tennesse.

    We are only three years away from quite possibly the finest facility in the great sporting world, the 9th wonder of the World-- Cowboys Park. While Cowboys Park wil only be created 6 years after Reliant, it will literally seem light years ahead. 100,000 capacity, theme park and Cowboys HOF outside, Steel beams space-ship like design from the exterior, large video boards peppering the outside, and too bad for you-- the rectatable roof concept will be made to include the hole in the roof.


    wtf with bringing up a two year thread?
     


  9. Txn_in_FL

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    Um... what teams message board am I on again? :confused:
     
  10. Texan Asylum

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    Let's go hang out at the Cowboys' MB. I was ALWAYS one to crash a get together.:wild:

    On second thought...:rolleyes:
     
  11. San Antonio Texan

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    Your bio says you are 16?

    If that is the case, sounds like you are trying to impress poeple here with things you have never experienced. Lets see 16 years old would mean you were born in 1990.

    So tell me how did YOU like the 79' skins cowboys game?

    I am assuming you come here to post due to the fact that there is no intelligent discussion on the Cowboy forums.

    Please go back to your playpen.
     
  12. Bud Adams

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    My only true regret is that the good people of Dallas never finished installing the tank and seat. Then they could have flushed the thing from time to time.
     
  13. Huge

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    Remember the game played in Houston last year against the Steelers? When the Houston organization thought it'd be a good idea to keep the roof open despite the 90+ temperatures outside/110+ degrees inside and have the Steelers wear their black jerseys so the Texans would have an edge?

    Yeah, that worked out great. How many fans were left in the stadium past half-time?

    At least our excuse was poor engineering dating back to the 60's. What's your excuse?

    I posted that back in '04. Since then, I've been to one pre-season game and one regular season game (Sunday will be my 2nd).

    I'll always have the memories but it's time that thing came down.
     
  14. eric138

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    I remember that time in '02 when the cowboys went back to the Texas Stadium crying like little b it ches because America's team go their arses handed to them by Texas' team. Ahhh fond memories.
     
  15. Huge

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    See the difference between the two franchises?

    One franchise can look back on victories that settled division championships. The other can look back on a victory over a 5-11 team.

    Muhahaha!
     
  16. HowBoutThemCowboys!

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    Embracing the history bud, embracing the history. I would be somewhat selfish if I didn't include a memory back in the Roger the Dodger days, especially since this game is considered by many to be the finest match ever played in Texas Stadium.


    But hey, you got a point.. Especially considering I wrote this 2 years ago, it certaintly doesn't help my case of sounding like I'm 16. :D
     
  17. GuerillaBlack

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    Copy and pasted post from somewhere else maybe?
     
  18. StarStruck

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    It appears that the new home is going to be so grand that they are using tarps and keeping the design a top secret. The unveiling should be great. Before the website was closed, the prelim plans included a 75K stadium with no endzone seats, but seats could be moved in to increase the seating capacity to 100K, also legends park, restaurants and hotels to make a visit to the park a full day event. Sounds awesome!
     
  19. cowboyznut

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  20. Texan_Bill

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    Nope, your original team moved to Kansas City..... And what may I ask is so ahead of its time regarding that toilet bowl? I guess its not finishing the roof..... in some way is that supposed to be avant garde? Face it, its a dump and it always has been a dump. PERIOD!
     

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