Another Super Bowl XLV Event Canceled

Arlington tree-planting ceremony hands off game to Indianapolis, weather says no

By Bruce Felps
|  Thursday, Apr 21, 2011  |  Updated 4:31 PM CDT
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Another Super Bowl XLV Event Canceled

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by Bruce Felps

Guh, Super Bowl XLV occurred nearly three months ago and related items continue to pop up.

Maybe this one finally puts it all behind us. Then again, maybe not.

About an hour ago, representatives of the city of Arlington, the National Football League's Environmental Program, the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Trees Foundation were supposed to gather at Dr. Robert Cluck Linear Park near Cowboys Stadium to plant one last tree symbolizing the transition from North Texas, site of Super Bowl XLV in case you forgot, to Indianapolis, home of Super Bowl XLVI.

A similar ceremony was to take place right about simultaneously in Indianapolis to signify their picking up the Super mantle.

The tree thing was part of the Super Bowl Super Grow XLV program that brought more than 600 trees to Arlington to help offset the Super Bowl circus carbon footprint, and nothing wrong with that.

So, as the Indianapolonians were to plant their tree today — donated by Arlington, by the way — we should have waved a fond farewell to the Super Bowl experience.

The weather, though, had other ideas and the city of Arlington, citing "inclement weather" on its website, posted a canceled notice in reference to the event.

Seems fitting, huh?


Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. OK, really, boss-man, he’s about done with the Super Bowl. He’s waiting for the Stanley Cup Finals to come back, but not holding his breath.
 

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