Something for Super Bowl Visitors to See When They're Done at Dealey Plaza

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I'm sure the Sixth Floor Museum will be buzzing. Southfork Ranch. And, unless I'm gauging folks way wrong, during the upcoming Super Bowl week the gentlemen's establishments around D-FW will be jammed as well.

But for football fans -- visitors and locals -- there's something you just gotta see.

Remembering Tom Landry: The Personal Collection.

As if you haven't noticed I'm a jaded dude who doesn't get too giggity over most things. But strolling down memory lane with the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach had me fixated the other night.

During the State Fair more than 120,000 visitors took the tour in Fair Park's Hall of State. Taken aback by the response, the Dallas Historical Society decided to re-open the exhibit after Thanksgiving and run it through Super Bowl XLV.

Genius.

For $15 there are the usual items you'll expect to find: the trademark fedora, the detailed game plan, all the championship rings and, yes, the beige trench coat he wore for the American Express TV ad in 1983.

But what got me were the photos. Landry on the same coaching staff with Vince Lombardi. Landry with Bob Hope. And Landry in the back of a convertible during Tom Landry Day in April 1989, a parade that drew more than 100,000 people to downtown Dallas.

Got me to thinking. What Dallasite could draw that kind of crowd today?

Dubya Bush? Emmitt Smith? Josh Hamilton? Greggo? Jim Schutze? Amber Campisi? No one?

 

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Game ball from Cowboys' Victory Numero Uno.

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Fur-lined coat 'n hat from the Ice Bowl and traditional Tom.

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The Man with Tex Schramm and Howard Cosell.​

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The hat.​
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Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I ended my short boycott of this "blog" to see if Richie had anything on the Fransisco/Napoli trade. I guess I expected too much. Maybe I'll head over to Unfair Park to see if Merten has anything on it.

Something was itching at me earlier, Richie. If you don't care about these comment on this blog, do you also not care about your handful of listeners? I bet one of these days we come here and it says "Listen to RAGE to find out what I was going to blog about, because I ain't got time for this shit here."

LOL at Richie.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I didn't know about it until you mentioned it, since I have no desire to support the DMN and their crappy website/stupid subscription plan. You'd think Richie would want to capitalize on that fact by offering up a more one-stop DFW sports shop and get this little bloggie-poo on par with Unfair Park when it comes to content, relevance, and appeal, but apparently that's going to be a big Vlad-like swing and miss. Apparently we're SOL when it comes to news that happens after lunchtime.

Tomorrow we'll get a post about Peja, something comparing Romo to Rodgers, and a top 10 Cowboys Super Bowl plays. Yippie.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

My guesses on the next two posts...something about Blake Griffin and something about either Rick's Cabaret expecting 2mil Super Bowl Revenue or white truck wednesday.The DMN is just stupid.

jerrahs rug
jerrahs rug

I was hoping the Napoli/Francisco trade would be here too to talk some baseball sport. Richie really does mail it in here.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

As much as I love and miss Coach Landry, I think I'd be even more interested in an exhibit called "Remembering Laci."

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Title this "Adding Interest to a Half-Assed Day of RW Posts"

The Fail's lineup as current and recent former Texas Rangers:

Jagger--Michael Young. Was once far more valuable. Now out of position and struggling to find his place. Contract prohibits easy jettisoning.

Newy--Vlad. Some value, occasionally delivers, solid, but really, what does he add that would be terribly missed?

Josh Lewin--CJ Wilson. Very solid, occasionally wheels-off, slightly odd, can give you white knuckle experience yet lock it down. Uncertain if he will continue to perform at this pace.

Elf--Colby Lewis. Flew under the radar for awhile until a surprise pickup was made and inserted into an important part of the lineup. Delivered so far, but overachieving? To be determined.

Greggo--Josh Hamilton. MVP. When healthy performs lights-out. Prone to missing time for various reasons, large risk a long-term contract wouldn't deliver value, concern that he will fall off the wagon always at the back of mind.

Richie--Rich Harden. FIGJAM. Rare signs of excellence, mostly misses the plate. Highly inflated sense of self-worth. Underperformed even without huge expectations when asked to deliver at major league level.

Henson--Juaquin Arias. Never should've been with the club. Waste of a selection that could've produced a more valuable member of the lineup. Never performed to hype.

Gavin--Ian Kinsler. Kinda douchey, kinda Chris Chris, solid but slightly overrated. Needs slightly better focus, performs better with solid sidekick.

Arnie--Julio Borbon. Got the tools but hasn't put it together yet, underutilized by the team so far but hasn't done anything to force better playing time anyway.

Lacey and Sybil--ballgirls. Untrained for the game, ill-suited for anything more than behind-the-scenes maintenance. Not fundamentally sound and fail miserably at asking them to perform tasks outside their limited knowledge base. Team needs to understand their role and not ask them to pinch hit.

Rob_Em
Rob_Em

This was actually a pretty good read, though I think comparing Richie to Harden is far too harsh. I'd say he's more like Neftali. He's got some buzz, and can throw some zingers, but we're waiting to see if he's more than a one-pitch wonder and if he can consistently throw it over the plate now that he's in the spotlight.

I really agree that Gavin needs a tag team partner. I think the kid has talent and is being left to flounder.

I used to not like Arnie, but when Jagger and Henson went on vacation, they teamed Arnie up with Wally in the morning, and it was easily the best show on in the morning. I don't listen on the weekend, but I have a friend who says they have a Sunday morning show that is really good (I can't confirm it, I haven't heard it.)

MarkyMark
MarkyMark

Wow, you nailed it Scruffy. Spot on comparing Richie to the Club Douche. Take a bow.

Arlingdon Statium
Arlingdon Statium

105.3 == fail == Elliott Maddox, Don Mincher, Ted Ford, Dave Nelson, Joe Lovitto, etc.

jerrahs rug
jerrahs rug

good, ambitious post Scruffy. Maybe Jorge Cantu for Henson - brought nothing to the table and sucks. But Arias is a good pick too.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You're right about Cantu. I just always hated Arias. To think we could've had Cano instead of him...

jerrahs rug
jerrahs rug

It is depressing. Another ignoramus decision by John Hart.

cleveridea
cleveridea

Don't. Get. It. Wildly professionally successful and completely uninteresting all in one.

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