Here it is the early hours of Friday morning and I just read the article written by Terry Monroe , “So Long and Farewell Texas Stadium.” It really fired my mind up about what is really about to happen, the last game is being played Saturday night in our star-studded Stadium with that awesome hole in the roof.
I am starting to get really sad, I thought we all probably would, but so far I was doing just fine. I was looking at the cool new stadium and thinking how cool it will be for fans to experience all the stadium is going to offer. It will be something all Cowboy fans can be proud of. It is a top notch stadium no doubt about it even has a hole in the roof that can be closed for those bad weather games. Very exciting and something to look forward to but I forgot to look back, until tonight.
I haven’t missed a game since 1980 but, my Dad had been a fan way before that. I watched games with him in the 70′s while he taught me the game of football. He must of enjoyed the questions because I don’t remember him getting annoyed with me(lol). My Dad passed away three years ago this month and it really hit me that I won’t be seeing the same stars around the field, the same field, the same tunnel the great Cowboys of the past ,ran out of all the same things I watched with him. An era is over Saturday night.
I taught my nephew about football watching the Cowboys every Sunday, while they played at Texas Stadium. He is grown now with his own family and still a Cowboy fan. Now my grandson who is five is learning by watching parts of games with me. He knows when the boys are playing at home, if he sees the stars. So a whole new generation of Cowboys fans in the family is growing but, this generation won’t be seeing all the same things we have seen in the past. I am sitting my grandson down Saturday night and we will watch the game that will be in all the Cowboy history books and DVD’s in the future. I told him they were moving and he was fine with that or so I thought ,until he asks me “What about the hole in the roof? How can God see them?” I told him, “Don’t worry buddy, their new place has a hole in the roof so God will watch over them there too.”
As we watch the game I know all of us will remember a special memory or special person that brought the Cowboys into our lives. That will make the game even meaningful because hey, we are making yet another Cowboy memory.
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