Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kraft Foods to implode Texas Stadium

Kraft Foods has been chosen by the Irving City Council to be the sponsor for the implosion of famed Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas the former longtime home of the Dallas Cowboys. Kraft Foods will use the event to market its Cheddar Explosion line of Macaroni and Cheese. The company had agreed to give 75k for Irving and 75k to Irving food banks. Irving is expected to gain about a $1 million worth of public exposure through the food company’s national advertising campaign.

Texas Stadium has been home to the Dallas Cowboys for nearly 40 years until the team moved to the new stadium in Arlington this last fall. Texas Stadium has sat unused for months. Last year everything inside, including seating and the turf, was auctioned and sold to the general public. The implosion is estimated to cost the city $5.8 million.

The implosion will take place on a yet to be determined Sunday morning in March. Irving is planning a Dart rail line, restuarants and shops to take the place of the land.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

TCU and Boise State BCS conspiracy

From an article by Jennifer Floyd Engel

What the heck is wrong with everybody? Are we really that naïve? Of course, having TCU and Boise State play in the Fiesta Bowl is a conspiracy to keep them from being able to embarrass the power conferences yet again at their exclusionary game. Anybody who pretends anything else is:

a) Smoking crack.
b) Fibbing.
c) Has a vested interest in protecting this sham of a BcS system.

And c) obviously applies to Fiesta Bowl president John Junker, thus b) does, too, in regards to his laying kisses on TCU and unleashing his "biggest load of crap I’ve ever heard in my life" as a defense.

Where is Rep. Joe Wilson and his "you lie" shtick when really needed?

The Fiesta Bowl took one for the "team," probably in exchange for future considerations. The Fake National Championship is in Glendale in 2011 and do not be surprised if this little sacrifice guarantees a prettier pre-Fiesta Fiesta Bowl.

Spin that Fiesta honchos chose TCU because, gosh-darn-it, it was more deserving is giggle-worthy. Name the last time a big-time bowl did the right, altruistic thing? Bowls do the money thing and the money thing was to invite Iowa and all of those oft-mentioned 50,000 Hawkeyes who would pay anything and go anywhere just to get out of Iowa in January.

So why would the Fiesta pass up on that payday? Hmmmmmm, what possibly could it be? Could it be that if TCU, ranked #4 in BcS standings, played and beat Cincy or Florida, the Frogs would have a legit claim to the national championship right along with whoever wins Texas-Alabama?

And since everybody knows the Frogs have zero chance at this FNC, this only hastens calls for a playoff, and a playoff threatens to decimate their little bowl cartel. Yes, the single worst thing to happen to the BcS was what Kyle Whittingham and his fine Utah Utes team did to Alabama a year ago in the Sugar Bowl.

Say this for the BcS, it learns. No more inviting Boise to play Oklahoma and Utah to play Alabama because, instead of putting non-AQ schools in their place and shutting them up as planned, it only gave them evidence of what a sham the whole thing really is.

No way are they allowing that to happen again. So TCU plays Boise, and one ends up with a loss and the other is dismissed as still not having beaten anybody. Brilliant, as the Guinness Stout boys would say.

This is standard BcS operating procedure where C stands for conspiracy, and all that leaves is B and S.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

TCU should go to Rose Bowl instead of UT

Come on people! Anyone who has watched these two teams play this season can see TCU is a better football team than Texas. TCU has beaten 3 ranked teams this season and absolutely destroyed them. Texas gives up 39 points to a crummy A&M team and then follows that up varely squeeking by a Nebraska team that has the offensive talent of a high school team.

Unfortunately now the country will have to watch UT get throttled by Alabama. The only reason Texas will get the BCS Championship spot is because of what they have done in the past rather than what they have done this year. After watching both Alabama and Texas play today it won't be a match. Ashame for a TCU team with the #1 overall defense in the country and the #5 overall offense in the country.