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Getting the Party Started In San Antonio

Training camp signifies the beginning of football season, and the Cowboys always know how to get the party started right!

I’d like to thank my good friend Becky for sharing these pictures via text as she enjoyed memorable moments down in San Antonio. Training Camp is open to the public with free admission so if you are in the area or have the chance to make a road trip down south, as you can tell from these pictures I have no doubt you will have a wonderful time.

San Antonio, Texas Training Camp: July 23rd through August 6th

Oxnard, California Training Camp: August 14th through August 27th

Rowdy on stage at the Kickoff Spectacular

Felix Jones taking some time to sign autographs for fans

Roy Williams signing autographs for fans in the stands

Dez Bryant getting attacked by the media at training camp

Mike Jenkins and others on the sideline at practice

Marion Barber and teammates at practice

Tashard Choice stretching in the endzone

Turn Out the Lights… The Party Is Over

OR IS IT??

It’s different for everyone. For some, the party ended in Philly. For
others it ended at the farewell ceremony. For ME? The 2008 season may
be done but the 2009 season started before I could leave the Super Bowl
Party!

While we’re on the subject, how was your Super Bowl Party? Do you have
any interesting stories to share? My friends and I went to the House of
Blues in Dallas for the DFW Big Game Watch Party. Proceeds benefited
the CAN! Academies of DFW. Our hosts were: Randy White, Tony Casillas,
T. Choice and D.Ware.  They had a nice buffet, prizes and vendors. The
hosts were awesome with the fans; signing autographs, taking pictures
and chatting. I had my picture taken with everyone but Choice. I don’t
know how he managed to get away from me a second time! I did get each
of them to autograph my helmet and Ware signed my jersey. You know that
thing is getting framed!! :)

If you haven’t heard, check out the event at Texas Stadium the weekend
of the 20th. I think it would be neat if we could make a big showing! I
found it on the Dallas Cowboys website then received the newsletter. (Sign up for that! It’s great!) Check it out and
let me know if you can make it!

So, which Super Bowl commercials were your favorites? Were there any
you could do without? I’m not going to give my opinion just yet. I will
put that in a comment later. I will say this: my favorite is
“Generations”.  Of course, I’m a big fan of all of Budweiser’s Super
Bowl commercials.

Before I go, I want to remind you that Valentine’s Day is around the corner!
Start planning for your sweetie now!

Next week, we will revisit Marty B TV, I will have pictures
to share and hopefully we are making progress on plans for the weekend
of the 20th! Plus, I should have information about an exciting
opportunity for ALL Cowboy Fans!

As our friend Roy says, “COWBOYS RULE!!”

See ya next week!
Shelby

A Great Time To Be A Fan!

Hi Everyone!
I have been sitting on this excitement for a week! I have so much to share! Let’s start at the beginning: Open Practice!

We heard that the first 1000 fans to enter the stadium would have an opportunity to go on the field to get autographs so we got there early! 2pm early! We stood in line for hours and had a ball doing it! Eventually, they moved us from the big parking lot to a gate. That’s where Blondie found me and my son. HI BLONDIE! If you haven’t met Blondie yet, you will need cavity protection! *wink* She’s so sweet!

They opened the gates for us at 4:30 and the race was on to get in one of the many lines for autographs. We grabbed a line and parked it! My son (15) was beside himself being on the field like that. It was so neat to share that experience with him. The autograph session started at 5:30… and so did the rain! It poured on us. Within a few minutes, we were soaked from head to toe but that didn’t stop the fans! We waited in the heat and humidity to get that chance. We were determined to see it through!

The autograph session was called off before 6pm due to the weather. The second leg of the race was on then! We had to get decent seats! By this time, the stands were filling up quick! We made a mad dash for a drink, found a seat and that’s when Cowboy Fan Philip located us! What a treat!! I heard through the grapevine that almost 25,000 people attended the open practice! For a fan like me, it was an awesome experience that I won’t soon forget!

Thursday night around 10:30, my husbands cell phone rang. It was our friend and co-worker. She said to him, “Did you know your wife is on TV?” I imagine I looked stunned and confused! As it turns out, News 8 was at the Open Practice and they put me on their clip of the event! Whoa!! How cool is that!?

By this time, I also discovered that I was selected to play in the Dallas Cowboys Fantasy League! There are two divisions. My division is “Blue”. The last players standing have a chance at some cool stuff! I have been so excited about playing with them that I no longer remember the goodies! HA! I’ll keep you posted on that! We drafted Friday morning and I’m pleased with my team.

Friday afternoon, the friend that called us the night before shared the pictures she took of her TV with my husband and me. From that moment on, you couldn’t have peeled me off the ceiling with a crow-bar! I flew around the office with the speed of Super Man trying to reverse time – I had to get stuff done and get BACK TO THE STADIUM!!

I rushed home, changed, grabbed my son and we left for the game! Cowboys were playing Houston for the Governor’s Cup! We arrived about 3 hours early to find tailgate parties galore! We parked and started our walk to the stadium when we found Blondie again! We were introduced to some of her super cool friends! It was a great game! I won’t go into that part of it because I’m sure you have seen it by now! *smile* We had a lot of fun!

This slide show is from both events last week. I hope you enjoy it as much as my son and I enjoyed being there to take the pictures.

Tomorrow night, my son and I will visit Texas Stadium again for the last preseason game at Texas Stadium. I wouldn’t miss this for the world! I hear they have fantastic things plans for the Farewell to Texas Stadium. You can count on me to share every bit of it so stay tuned!

In closing, I would like to wish my wonderful husband a Happy Birthday! He’s 21 (again). *grin*

I hope to see YOU at a game this season! You can’t miss my crazy hat!
GO COWBOYS!!
Shelby

ps – Hard Knocks was at the Open Practice! Look for us tonight!


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