A Dream Came True

I don’t know where to begin.  If you read my article My Birthday Wish you know how much going to Cowboy Stadium  was a dream of mine. My dream came true!   I just returned from Arlington.  Just seeing the size of the stadium is something to behold.

Once I entered the stadium I was shaking.  I told the Usher I couldn’t believe I was about not only see the field but stand on it.  We talked Thur a small corridor and behold before my eyes the largest building I had ever seen.  The colors of the field where so brilliant.   The layers of seats seemed to keep going and going. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house.  Its definitely larger than Texas Stadium, but you still felt as though you where at the old stadium, the hole in the roof, the ring of honor, the white stars around the field.  The old and new combined together with class.

It took me a few minutes to step on the field.  Once I did wow how special it was.  I was standing in the end zone where  touchdowns are made.  I checked out every detail  thinking how hard  the players  work to get there every Sunday.

We  made our way to the Miller Lite Club from there.  I know I will never be in there unless I win the lottery.  The huge star that  hung over the tunnel was beautiful!  I stood at the beginning of the tunnel , seeing the field ahead and  wondered what the players felt with 100,000 people waiting to see them perform on their new home turf.  That gave me cold chills.  That was my special moment.

Photobucket On to  the Interview Room, which is larger than the White House’s.   We sat at the table where Romo and all the players handle the pressure of the press.   We walk through a set of double doors and there we are on Rookie Row in the locker room.   These lockers aren’t by the other lockers.  They have a small TV and not that much room.  I was thinking wow the locker room sure isn’t much’  then I saw all the other lockers and the big TV’s,  the showers and so on.  It then dawned on me those where the rookie lockers we had seen first.  So I am calling it Rookie Row.  I am not sure what the players call it.  DeMarcus Ware, Tony Romo and Miles Austin’s gear was left out so fans could try them on or just touch them.  I liked watching this little four year old, Anson Marquez from New Mexico putting on Tony ‘s  uniform.

We saved that famous star for last.  The star on the 50 yard line that every football fan knows.  I felt as I was stepping on sacred ground.  I thought of what this star represents.  The Dallas Cowboys the team we love and are so loyal to now, and the team our children and grandchildren will love and cheer for every Sunday.

I will always cherish the tour and the time I spent there.  I wish every fan could take that tour.   I know most of you have, this article is for all of those who haven’t had the honor.   My daughter and I made a memory we will never forget!

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!

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

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