The drudgery of training camp and the "honor" of opening the preseason with an extra exhibition game isn't bothering some members of the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals. They were happy to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction festivities on Saturday, which included Dallas running back great Emmitt Smith and former Cincinnati head coach Dick LeBeau, before facing off in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night.
"I can't wait to go see the Hall of Fame," said Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones, who spent part of the 2008 season -- his most recent in the NFL -- with the Cowboys. "I've never been there. This will be a great experience for me. It will open my eyes up to a lot of things. You go back and think of the history and all the work that everybody else put in."
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo was equally pumped to do some sightseeing. "I'm going to enjoy going to Canton just to check it out," Romo said. "Obviously the game is going to be super enjoyable to get out there and play, but just going and looking at the history of the game, checking it out and seeing the Hall of Fame.
I love to read about sport as much as I can. I could probably end up being there all night, honestly, but I'm sure they'll kick me out at some point."