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NFL “Sorry” for Super Bowl Seat Issues

February 8, 2011

The NFL has apologized to Super Bowl ticket-holding fans who were denied seats to Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m sure that an apology is nice, but I’m willing to bet that it won’t be enough to stop lawsuits over the issue.

Did anyone else hear the chants against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game? Some pretty upset fans…

From CNN:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday took full responsibility for the seating fiasco, in which about 400 fans with tickets were denied seats because certain sections of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, which hosted the event, weren’t ready.

About 1,250 fans were affected, but roughly 850 of them were relocated to other seats while the remaining 400 were left without, the NFL said. Some people in the Dallas Cowboys organization volunteered to give up their employee tickets so affected fans could have a seat, Goodell said.

“We apologize to those fans that were impacted by this,” Goodell said at a news conference Monday. “We will certainly do a thorough review and get to the bottom of why it all occurred, but we take full responsibility for that as putting on this game.”


Giants Spoil Cowboys’ Home Opener

September 21, 2009

The New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys last night in front of a record crowd of 105, 121 fans which broke the NFL’s previous record of just over 103, 000.

Everyone was in attendance from George Bush, John Madden and LeBron James to former Cowboy legends Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

From USA Today:

Lawrence Tines made it seem like the crowd could’ve been 10,000 when he punched through a 37-yard field with no time left to silence the stadium and leave Jerry Jones’ head shaking.

“Everybody makes a big deal because we spoiled their little party,” Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck said on Yahoo! Sports. “Every other game we play in the NFC East will be just as big.”

This wasn’t the biggest game of the year, though that’s probably the way the Cowboys wanted it to appear. Far from it. Despite an electric atmosphere, worshipping Cowboys owner Jones for his Texas-sized credit card, all the dust eventually settled and what was left was just another divisional game that both teams needed to have. Probably more-so for the Cowboys in their first game inside the $1.15 billion stadium.

OSHA to Look Into Dallas Cowboys’ Facility Collapse

May 4, 2009

OSHA is examining what caused the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility to collapse on Saturday, paralyzing a scout and injuring 11 others.

From CNN:

“We’re trying to determine if there were any violations, or determine the cause,” said Elizabeth Todd, spokeswoman for Region 6 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA investigators will be interviewing witnesses and looking for identifiable hazards, she said. The procedure is routine and implies no wrongdoing, Todd said. OSHA has six months to finish its investigation.

Meanwhile, the CEO of a company that makes similar buildings says he believes fewer people would have been injured if the Cowboys’ facility had been supported by air rather than a metal frame.

About 70 people — including players, coaches, staff and media — were inside the metal-framed structure for a rookie mini-camp practice when a line of heavy thunderstorms hit the dome.

Video from the incident shows the lights swinging violently from the dome’s ceiling seconds before the ceiling crashes to the ground. Players and coaches rushed to help those trapped.

“It was as if someone took a stick pin and hit a balloon,” said photographer Arnold Payne, who was shooting the practice for CNN affiliate WFAA-TV.

Oregon Ducks Top Oklahoma State in Holiday Bowl

December 31, 2008

Maybe the Pac 10 isn’t as bad as people think they are. Or maybe the Big 12 isn’t as good. Who knows but last night, the Oregon Ducks upended the Oklahoma State Cowboys 42-31 in the 2008 Holiday Bowl.

From the Associated Press:

Jeremiah Masoli and Oregon were a perfect fit for the high-scoring Holiday Bowl.

Masoli ran through and over Oklahoma State’s defense for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the No. 15 Ducks to a 42-31 win over the No. 13 Cowboys in a wild, record-setting Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night.

Masoli, a junior college transfer, quickly moved up from No. 3 on the depth chart this season due to injuries. He was recruited because coach Mike Bellotti thought he’d be a great passer, then proved to be quite the runner.

“He’s a tough son of a gun,” Bellotti said. “He’s faster than most people think and he’s stronger and more difficult to take down. And he ran over and around and through people today.”

There were big runs, big passes and big hits in a game showcasing two of the nation’s most prolific offenses, both of which feature the spread option led by running QBs. Oregon gained 565 yards and OSU had 469.

Oregon finished 10-3, the fourth time it’s had double-digit wins in Bellotti’s 14 seasons as coach. Oklahoma State finished 9-4 under Mike Gundy, the winning quarterback for Oklahoma State in the 1988 Holiday Bowl.

The Holiday Bowl has a history of wild finishes, and this one had five lead changes in the second half.