Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl XLV debate

Stadium will secure return Super Bowls

February, 4, 2011

I’ll keep this easy: Yes, a Super Bowl should come back to North Texas.

If you don’t want to take my word for it, then listen to two of Jerry Jones’ fellow owners. Robert Kraft and Daniel Snyder have endorsed the return of the big game for a second time.

The weather has been the unfortunate story of the week. First there was ice. Then there was snow. Add in a ton of cancelled flights, a number of cancelled events and this has not been the Super Bowl experience the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee had hoped to present to the world.

But it will all change Sunday. Cowboys Stadium will be the difference maker. The stadium will be like the quarterback delivering in a two-minute drill to win a game. More than likely there will be more fans at this Super Bowl than any of the previous 44 and that will mean more money in the pockets of the NFL and its owners.

That’s why it should be back.

And the next time the weather cannot be this bad. We promise.

Weather won't stop SB from coming back

February, 4, 2011
The retractable roof at JerryWorld apparently came with a cost not included in the football palace’s $1.2 billion price tag.

A blizzard dumped a foot of snow on the Metroplex at the beginning of the NBA All-Star Weekend last year, dampening the spirits before the stadium’s first international showcase. The winter weather has been even worse in this region for Super Bowl week, when ice storms preceded the snowfall.

Clearly, The Man above must be mad about his view being blocked after enjoying all those roof-free Sundays at Texas Stadium. He’s taking out his wrath by whipping up woeful winter weather when the world is watching JerryWorld.

If you buy that theory, you’re foolish enough to believe that the Super Bowl won’t be back in Arlington in the not-too-distant future, just like the NBA All-Star Game, which was considered a wild success after the biggest basketball crowd ever packed the place. JerryWorld is just too palatial not to be in the regular rotation for these events. And, in the case of the Super Bowl, Jerry Jones is just too powerful in NFL circles.

The weather was a big blow to the Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant and bar owners who anticipated a major boost in business this week. But it won’t hurt the chances of the Super Bowl being back.

Changes needed, but SB should return

February, 4, 2011
Cowboys Stadium is the best stadium in the NFL.

No stadium compares and when the North Texas Super Bowl committee puts its plan together to bid on another title game, there should be a few changes.

While it's not anybody's fault, it appears the Dallas/Fort Worth area wasn't prepared to deal with the aftermath of snow and freezing rain. It's hard to predict when snow and rain will hit a city, but you need to have the necessary equipment and manpower to deal with it.

The roads around the Super Bowl-related events were kept clear, but there were issues in other areas. If you're going to clear the roads for the Super Bowl you need to do it for people living in the city fulltime.

The city of Arlington, where the game is being held, needs to have more entertainment around the area. That's always been the goal of city officials since the Texas Rangers moved into their ballpark, but it hasn't happened. Now you have big events in Arlington, from Final Fours, bowl games and the such.

You need to spice things up.

North Texas did a nice job of hosting the Super Bowl, but a few changes can make things better.