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Storm turns some Super Bowl plans into Super Mess

February 4th, 2011 . by TexasFred

Storm turns some Super Bowl plans into Super Mess

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Runways too snowy to receive airliners packed with football fans. Sidewalks too icy for cowboy boots. Temperatures too cold to distinguish Dallas from Pittsburgh or Green Bay.

Just two days before the Super Bowl, a fresh blast of snow and ice canceled hundreds of flights, transformed highways into ribbons of white and caused dangerous sheets of ice to fall from Cowboys Stadium, sending at least six people to the hospital. It was enough to turn the biggest week in American sports into a Super Mess.

The six people hurt Friday were private contractors who had been hired by the NFL to prepare the stadium for the game. One man was hit in the head, another in the shoulder. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.

Most stadium entrances were closed as a precaution. Officials raised the temperature inside the arena in an attempt to melt any remaining ice.

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Storm turns some Super Bowl plans into Super Mess

We must protect Jerry World, uh, The Mother Ship, uh, Cowboys Stadium, whatever…

The Dallas-Fort Worth area received as much as 5 inches of snow overnight, and by Friday morning downtown Dallas hotels were selling ski hats and scarves alongside cowboy hats. A winter storm warning was issued for suburban Arlington, home of the $1.3 billion stadium where the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are to play Sunday.

Here on the northeast side of Dallas County we got 6 inches of snow last night, on top of an inch of ice from the ice storm the day before. Rockwall County got a bit more. 2 days ago we had rolling power blackouts all over Texas due to privately owned power plants having their own set of difficulties. The rolling blackouts were pretty much a known issue. Jerry World and the NFL cried for, and got, an exemption from the power outage.

Most of Dallas Country had power outages, during the coldest weather we have seen in MANY year. But Jerry World stayed warm.

Now, some of the most feared writers on earth are weighing in, *THE SPORTS WRITER*.

Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber: “NFL owners approved NY/NJ Super Bowl at a meeting last May in … Dallas. Getting a sneak peak at what is might be like with the snow.” … “Completely agree. We know snow in NY/NJ!!” in response to “NY/NJ Super Bowl won’t be like this one, NY/NJ OWN plows, salt trucks!”

CNBC business reporter Darren Rovell: “Academy Sports canceling its Emmitt Smith event tonight & closing all Dallas-Fort Worth stores by 5pm. Expect more weather fallout.”

ESPN writer David Ubben tweeted: “A foot of snow for All-Star Weekend? Ice and six inches of snow for the Super Bowl? What did Jerry Jones do to Mother Nature’s daughter?”

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch: “As a New Yorker, I’m used to this tableau. But this is crazy for Dallas. View from a backyard in town.”

Detroit radio host Jamie Sameulsen: “I hope some writer writes a column praising Detroit this weekend. We were totally prepared for bad weather. Dallas, clearly, is not.”

CNBC sports writer Darren Rovell: “After salt and shovels, heat lamps are the next most coveted item. Party planners freaking out about keeping fans/execs warm”

SI.com writer Stewart Mandel: “Hey people in Dallas: This snow apocalypse you’re whining about en masse, we in New York call it “Tuesday”…Estimate: 80 percent of sportswriters at Super Bowl complaining about weather also complain about the BCS, played in Arizona/Calif/Fla/N.O.”

National radio host Jim Rome: “6 inches of snow? Really, Dallas? Good luck getting another Super Bowl.”

ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter: “One Fort Worth restaurant owner projected his establishment would generate $850,000 this week. Now he said he’d be happy with $85,000.” SOURCE

Look guys, we don’t have a bit of control over the weather. We don’t have a lot of snow removal equipment either, and we KNOW that. We don’t have to have it. And because you guys KNOW we don’t have to have snow removal equipment in 9 out of 10 North Texas winters, we have the likes of you bunch of Yankees down here soaking up the warmth and sunshine we are so well known for.

So, the weather goes bad at Super Bowl time and you scum sucking, sports star ass-kissers can’t do a thing but complain about Dallas not bankrupting it’s already fragile infrastructure with a bunch of unneeded snow removal equipment?

I guess this is ALL the fault of Texas too huh?

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when ice fell from the roof of Cowboys Stadium this afternoon, authorities said.

The accident happened about 1:15 p.m. at the stadium, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV.

Those injured were taken to area hospitals, and the two most seriously hurt were listed as stable. Four others suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Authorities initially said one of the injured was in critical condition but have since backed off that description. SOURCE

Jerry Jones and his massive ego stroking Jerry World mean very little to me.

‘I can see the law suits already.’ ‘Jones planted that snow on the roof.’ ‘Jones didn’t make any plans for it’s removal.’ ‘Jones turns up the heat so that the ice and snow fall on innocent contractors.’ ‘It was a deliberate action, a plot. I must be.’

OK, works for me.

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9 Responses to “Storm turns some Super Bowl plans into Super Mess”

  1. comment number 1 by: Bob Mack

    Guess them scribes never read their history books, else they’d know it sometimes gets cold & snowy in North Texas. I believe I must be a northern boy with a southern brain, Fred, ’cause I LMAO every time you start in grumbling ’bout the damn Yankees.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Bob — There’s 3 types of Yankees…

    1st type, plain old Yankees, they live in Yankee-land and don’t mess with anyone…

    2nd type, Damned Yankees, they come to visit, but they go back to Yankee-land…

    3rd type, Gawd Damned Yankees… They come to Texas with a U-Haul… :(

  3. comment number 3 by: Malinda777

    #1: You have NO IDEA how close Texas is to the heart of this Texan / now living in Nevada.

    #2: You have NO IDEA how close I hold my team COWBOYS to my heart ;) since about age 2 (I’m 48) Thanksgiving is a holiday? Really? There were Pilgrims? I thought you had a family reunion and good food and watched the Cowboys play??? hahahaha – and watch all the old (I’m talking OLD – 90′s OLD – jump off the couch and yell during the game….”run n*G*er run”) I DIDN’T say the N-word – my old aunts & uncles DID…but I did laugh my ass off….

    #3: (No knife throwing please) – BEING the ultimate COWBOY fan – Landry should have left gracefully before he got fired and ALL TEXANS came uncunted (can I say that here?)

    #4: I HATE JERRY JONES – HE SUCKS FOR THE COWBOYS AND THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS AND DALLAS/ARLINGTON…imho…

    #5: I’ve LONG said – the Dallas Cowboys DON’T need a new COACH? THEY NEED A NEW OWNER!

    #6: I digress – but karma is an MF – and little Jerry in his little Jerry World is eating it now full fledged. He was SO PISSED after building little (HUGE) Jerry World – OUR Cowboys didn’t make the Superbowl…somebody kicked a ball into his (inappropriately measured jumbotron). Now God Almighty Himself send some heavy white shit (snow) – to POOP on him again……hehehe…to Jerry. I wish my Cowboys were in the SuperBowl EVERY YEAR! but….it’s always nice to see him up in that box and watch HIM SQUIRM when all his BAD decisions and repercussions from being a total ASSHAT for years comes back to bite his wallet :)

    Here’s what little snowmen say to little men like Jerry Jones:

    “You’ve been BAD – so here’s the scoop! All you get is Snow Men Poop”….that USUALLY comes as a joke in a Christmas stocking, with a ziploc filled with marshmallows & a tag on top – but the SNOWMEN POOPED ON JERRY HAHAHAHAHA…

    Maybe he’ll re-vamp – and re- MAN UP in a REAL way… At least he’s not in Egypt………AND LONG MAY THE DALLAS COWBOYS LIVE IN GREATNESS….

  4. comment number 4 by: extex_cop

    Yep…it’s sad those people got hurt today, but as bad as Jerry is…he didn’t cause it. They had all the exits closed off…why didn’t they get a couple of helicopters to fly over the stadium and use the downward prop wash to blow the rest of that stuff off the top??? They could have gotten it over with in minutes…instead of waiting for the next massive ice and snow slide. It needs to all be off of there by game time….or lot of people are going to get hurt and that will be Jerry’s fault.

  5. comment number 5 by: minuteman26

    Malinda777 – My late wife would agree with you completely. She was a Cowboys fan since 1960 and most likely still is. She and Dandy Don got to meet each other and the Lord during the same week this past Dec.

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    I see right now it’s 17 degrees in Mesquite. You’re one degree warmer than us in Kansas City.

    Unfortunately, the people managing Jerry World don’t know about cold, snow, and ice. It’s heat from within a building that causes the snow on the roof to melt and form ice cycles on the side. Folks up North know that the larger the ice cycles, the poorer the insulation is in the ceiling.

  7. comment number 7 by: maggiesnotebook

    Supporting Global Warming would have fixed this problem with Mother Nature:-)

  8. comment number 8 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Right now at 4,000-feet in the Sierra Nevadas the skies are a beautiful cerulean blue with a few fluffy clouds, the temperature is 63-degrees with a slight wind, there are a few patches of snow on the ground from two weeks ago, and I’ve got the LG 47-inch HDTV cranked up and ready!

    BZ

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    The National Anthem was a debacle… I did something I have NEVER done before, I MUTED the TV while that POS was howling like a dying banshee…

    The only thing I can say about halftime is this: Fergie kept her top on…

    The NFL ran a 2-bit show, they blew the seating plan, the whole thing was a train wreck…

    But the game was OK…

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