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Farewell Fest This Weekend!

Hey Cowboy Fans!!

I hope you have made plans to attend Farewell Fest THIS WEEKEND!! It’s sure to be a fun family event. Parking and admittance is FREE!! We are making plans to attend all three days. Of course, I will be wearing my favorite hat so I won’t be hard to find!

We are hearing rumors about the players making appearances for the autograph sessions. That info will come out as players confirm. I will keep you posted so STAY TUNED!!

This is from my friends at 105.3 The Fan.
 www.1053thefan.com 

 
Dates: February 20-22, 2009

Location: The Corral and surrounding parking lot at Texas Stadium.

Day 1:

Feb 20th:

  • 3 – 5pm: Special Fan Club Admittance (Must show valid ID and Fan club card)
  • 3pm Doors Open
  • 4-5pm DCC Autograph signing for Fan Club
  • 5-6pm DCC Autograph signing for STH and Employees
  • 5 – 9pm, Fan Club Members and Season Ticket Holders, Dallas Cowboys Employees, City of Irving Employees
  • 5pm doors open
  • 5:30pm Jones family representative addresses attendees
  • 6pm player huddle interview (Mickey Spagnola and current/former players or coach interview)
  • 6:30pm autograph signing (players)
  • 7 – 9pm DJ spins Top 40 music
  • 9 – 11pm Restock/clean up for 2nd day of sale

- Live Remote (CBS Radio)

- Hall of Fame Truck and Merchandise trailer at venue

Features: Memorabilia sale, Fan Club sign up/renewal booth, Food and Drink Vendors (Vicky Ezell), Kids Zone (face paint, player/cheerleader cut out pictures, Rowdy), Silent Auction with Autographed memorabilia

Day 2:

Feb 21st: 9am – 5pm, Open to the General Public

  • 9am doors open
  • 10am Jones family representative addresses attendees
  • 11am – 11:20am Brad Sham and DCC interview
  • 11:30- 1pm DCC autograph signing
  • 12:00 – 1pm – DJ Spins Top 40
  • 1 – 1:30pm player huddle interview (Brad Sham and current/former player and/or coach interview) Drew Pearson Confirmed
  • 1:30 – 2pm  Former/current player and/or coaches autograph signing
  • 3pm – 5pm DJ spins music
  • 5pm doors close
  • 6 – 9pm Restock/re-price items for last day of sale

- Radio broadcast (CBS Radio) live at venue

- Hall of Fame Truck and Merchandise Trailer

Features: Memorabilia, Fan Club Sign up/renewal booth, Food and drink vendors (Vicky Ezell), Kids Zone (face paint, player/cheerleader cut out pictures, Rowdy), Silent Auction with Autographed memorabilia

Day 3:

Feb 22nd: 10am – 5pm, General Public; Everything Must Go!

  • 10am doors open
  • 10 – 1pm  DJ spins top 40
  • 1 – 2pm Local High School Coaches and Players Huddle with Brad Sham
  • 1 – 2pm Local High School Band Performs
  • 2 – 5pm DJ Spins Top 40
  • 5pm doors close

- Live Radio remote (CBS Radio)

- Hall of Fame Truck and Merchandise Trailer

Features: All prices slashed/offers accepted, Memorabilia, Fan Club Sign up/renewal booth, Food and drink vendors(Vicky Ezell), Kids Zone (face paint, player/cheerleader cut out pictures, Rowdy), Silent Auction with Autographed memorabilia Ends

 

I hope to see ALL OF YOU at Farewell Fest!

COWBOYS, BABY!!

Jerry Jones Finally Has No Comment

December 26, 2008

“The coaches are in place. I’ve said that. How can I be any clearer?” Jones said. “Look, I’ve said that our coaching staff, as far as I’m concerned, is in place. I just want to make the statement rather than answer questions, because your questions imply certain things that I don’t want to imply.

“I’m saying that when I look at where we are coaching staff-wise and when I look at where we are personnel-wise, I see a team that is in place to compete for several years.”

Wow. That was my initial reaction to the statement by Jerry Jones the day after Christmas.  Maybe Jerry Jones has such confidence in his staff that, regardless of the outcome against Philadelphia in the regular season finale, that he will stick his neck out and proclaim “no changes”. How many of us cringed when we saw that footage? But hey, if Jerry says it’s so we have to go along with it. After all, he’s brought 3 Lombardi Trophies to Dallas in the last 19 years. Who are we to question Mr. Jones? He obviously knows what he’s talking about. Right?

December 30, 2008

Dallas fires Special Teams coach Bruce Read. Any Cowboys fan I’ve talked to said this was the right move after Read’s disastrous season in 2008.  Now this wasn’t a shock. Let me rephrase that. It wouldn’t have been a shock had Jones’ vehement proclamation just 4 days earlier not been uttered. Surely that will be the only change. Right?

January 16, 2009

Dallas fires defensive coordinator Brian Stewart. Now this one is a tough call in my opinion. It was reported that late in the season Wade Phillips took over the reigns of the defense and, as a result, the defense began playing at a much higher level. No doubt the defense came alive late in the season. Apparently Stewart was just standing on the sidelines with his headset turned off? Maybe he was listening to Brad Sham and Babe Laufenberg calling the games each week? Sorry, I got sidetracked.

My point is if the staff is in place why was Stewart fired? Why was Read fired? Why is Jerry Jones’ favorite phrase as of late “no comment” in regards to the newly unemployed staff that is now “in place” at the employment office. The personnel  is also in place. But when asked about the future of Terrell Owens again we get a big fat “no comment”. 

In early December, after the loss to Pittsburgh, Jerry Jones questioned the toughness of Marion Barber. That was just stupid. Period.

What really happened this season is Jerry Jones continually put his foot in his mouth. He made comments that bit him on the ass so now he’s making no comment at all. It is a fresh approach I’ll give him that much. The guy hasn’t been this quiet since he bought the team back in 1989. I find it very refreshing. My dream is that someday soon  Mr. Jones will wake up one morning and realize his team needs a new GM. But until then, at least as far as JJ is concerned, no news is definitely good news.