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Weather Could Blacklist Arlington

Future Super Bowls here in question



    Weather Could Blacklist Arlington
    An aerial view of Cowboys Stadium shows JerryWorld covered in snow and sleet.

    by Bruce Felps

    Well, whaddya know? There are some things around here Jerry Jones can't control, weather being one of them.

    Jerry and his boys sold the NFL brass on the mild winter climate in North Texas as one big positive in landing Super Bowl XLV -- when's that thing over again? -- because we never get an Arctic blast down here during February. OK, well almost never.

    But Snow Miser wanted to prove his power over his brother in Southtown, and look what that pointy-nosed bastard wrought.

    Talk of Another DFW Super Bowl at Commisioner's Party

    [DFW] Talk of Another DFW Super Bowl at Commisioner's Party
    Jerry Jones hosted an NFL VIP party at Cowboys Stadium Thursday night, and no doubt he's making a case for North Texas to post another Super Bowl despite the winter weather.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011)

    Much the same happened in and to Atlanta a few years back. A Southern city, hosting its first Super Bowl, gets bitch-slapped by Mother Nature, and the NFL takes its ball and plays Super Bowls elsewhere. Might Cowboys Coliseum land on that same blacklist?

    Jerry’s not worried, at least publicly. But those cold seeds must be planted in Commissioner Roger Goodell's mind.

    Jerry built the behemoth, in part, for this very week. Word has it he wants to see the golden anniversary game, Super Bowl L -- "L" means "50" for those of you unfamiliar with the Roman system -- played here.

    Will North Texas See Another Super Bowl?

    [DFW] Will North Texas See Another Super Bowl?
    This crazy weather may have you asking, will the Super Bowl ever come back to North Texas.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011)

    But we might just have gotten a black eye because of the white stuff.

    Ironic, yes?

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Maybe he'll make the next one.