There’s an alien spacecraft hovering over the field at the new Cowboys Stadium, and it’s cloaking device consists of two old-time drive-in movie screens.
And, already, a punted football has shtoinked off it.
During Friday night’s preseason opener at the billion-dollar venue, Titans punter A.J. Trapasso hit the structure, which is perched only 90 feet about the playing surface.
The official rule for handling such a development? A do-over.
Former Raiders punter Ray Guy likely would have been doing it over and over again all night. In 1976, Guy hit the video screen at the Superdome during the Pro Bowl, which was positioned much higher than 90 feet over the field.
“To this day, that’s the thing I get asked about most,” Guy told the Oakland Tribune in 2007. “More than the Super Bowls, more than the
Pro Bowls, more than anything I did in football. People want to talk
about the time I hit the scoreboard at the Superdome.”
We’ve got a feeling that Trapasso won’t be interrogated quite so often about the time he hit the mothership at Cowboys Stadium.