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Jerry Jones defends his low-hanging video board, again

Previously, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has kept his position regarding the video board at his team’s new stadium simple.

It’s just fine where it is.

Jones addressed the situation in more detail during a radio appearance on KRLD in Dallas, via our friends at sportsradiointerviews.com.

To the extent that some think Jones has been digging in his heels solely for the free P.R., it sure sounds like he has spent time coming up with arguments in support of the notion that kickers should have to deal with the conditions.

It’s also clear that Jones thinks that Titans punter A.J. Trapasso hit the board on purpose, and that in a “real” game punters won’t aim for the oversized bank of televisions.

“Well, first of all, in a competitive situation, it’s a little bit like a Home Run Derby in baseball,” Jones said.  “For the All Star Game you have players get up and hit the ball for home runs.  And they don’t swing like that in regular competition.  If they did, they’d strike out probably most of the time. . . . So you’ve got to put this in a competitive situation.  And we’ve spent tons and tons of time, lot of time, and lots of research in to where and how balls go.  And I think the key is that in a competitive situation, we’re gonna be fine.”

Of course, “we’re gonna be fine” doesn’t mean that it will never be an issue.

“I’m not saying the ball won’t hit sometimes up there, but it should be fine,” Jones said.

In other words, “it should be fine” means “deal with it.”

Jones also compared the overall situation to conditions that kickers encounter in other stadiums, and he seemed to take the position that kickers need to be flexible. 

“[K]ickers have to deal with rain, sleet, snow, wind,” Jones said.  “When they’re kicking in the wind, they have to drive the ball lower.  And of course if you’re on a baseball field that has baseball played on it as well, you go from dirt to grass like we did out in Oakland.  So it’s no new deal for kickers to adjust to the conditions that they play in.  Also is the fact that we’ve got generally speaking a great place to kick the ball.”

Jones shrugged off the notion that the presence of the board creates a competitive disadvantage by pointing out that the condition is something both teams have to deal with. 

But what if the Cowboys have a low-ball punter and they’re playing a team with a guy that kicks it high?  In that case, it’s an actual competitive disadvantage.

To no surprise, Jones believes that the “do over” rule should stand, and that the league shouldn’t move quickly to impose a different rule. 

“[Y]ou don’t want to knee jerk too fast about what to do, if you do anything at all,” Jones said. “You want to make sure everybody understands the ground rules, so to speak.   And there’s so many things that rules do — and they’re thought out that way.  You might be interested to know that it’s been advanced before that we take face masks off helmets.  And that way you would reduce neck injuries because you wouldn’t stick your head in there as much. . . .  So, [there are a] lot of things that go in to rule making.”

We agree that, generally, rule making is a complex process.  And, as we understand it, the league (via the Competition Committee) will give the issue full consideration.  But Jones might be the only person connected to the league who doesn’t realize that it’s simply not acceptable for football to be played under circumstances where the game could be interrupted by the ball striking a large stationary structure that already has been struck 1.0 times for each game played there.

That said, we understand that Jones wants Cowboys Stadium to function in the manner that it was envisioned.  For that much money, we would, too.  But at a time when the league has been obsessed with protecting the integrity of the sport by attacking efforts to legalize single-game betting in Delaware, the league needs to have no tolerance whatsoever for a condition that will, if not changed, at some point affect the outcome of a game.

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92 Responses to “Jerry Jones defends his low-hanging video board, again”
  1. RumorMongering says: Aug 25, 2009 5:26 PM

    At this point it’s debatable which is bigger and more of a crisis, the low hanging scoreboard or Jerry Jones’ ego. I think it’s the latter.

  2. LL Live says: Aug 25, 2009 5:28 PM

    Dude, have you ever thought Jerry looked at the rule book and decided he would do something within the rules to create both a home field advantage and a game impacting unique feature…
    Jerry 1
    NFL 0

  3. MLA handbook says: Aug 25, 2009 5:31 PM

    they boned it and he’s too big of a douche to admit it.
    once again, the Cowboy’s brand is bigger than the game itself.

  4. Chitown says: Aug 25, 2009 5:31 PM

    Will someone in the NFL office ever stand up to Jerry Jones? This guy is trying to turn the NFL into MLB he is a tool. Next think you know he will want to put a 4 foot hill in the middle of the field.

  5. russrpm says: Aug 25, 2009 5:34 PM

    What if other teams, say Pittsburg, chose their players based on the fact that their home field will be a disaster in nov and dec. Wouldn’t that give them a competitive advantage over a dome team, or a warm weather team? Wait a minute, I believe they do.
    What I don’t understand is why there has been so much discussion of something that at its very worst will only result in a replay of a down( Lord knows we never see that in the NFL.) No one seems to have a problem with issues in other stadiums that lead directly to injuries.

  6. BigMikey says: Aug 25, 2009 5:36 PM

    WFNZ’s Mark Packer had a stellar idea, just stellar…..sell the underside advertising rights to Target for $2 million. Then it becomes a whole big “thing”, with all the pop culture spoils that come with being a “thing”. Think about it, Jerry, the money is waiting to be made.

  7. Deebs says: Aug 25, 2009 5:36 PM

    It’s a good thing Too Tall Jones doesn’t still play for Dallas. He’d be knocking his head off that board three or four times a game.

  8. The Movie Whore says: Aug 25, 2009 5:37 PM

    Look it is the second coming of Al Davis and I am Raiders fan and can admit that Davis lost his mind and it appears now Jerry is on the same path.

  9. ftomeo says: Aug 25, 2009 5:38 PM

    I’ve seen a few mention it obliquely but few are saying it outright: what Jerry wants to preserve isn’t his vision of the stadium, it’s his VIP skybox ticket prices. What happens when every VIP sold on a box that had its own drive-in movie theatre taking up the full expanse of the box window discovers they have to now sit close to the box railing and look up to see the video screen? Or when only 30 people in the Club Bar can see the massive screen instead of 300 people? That’s Jerry’s big problem (and the league’s for approving the monstrosity). Not the one-time cost of moving it, the permanent cost of disrupting the sightlines created for the most expensive boxes and highest profit areas around the stadium… Has nothing to do with what’s going on on the field, or even promoting the stadium before making a change… Jerry really does stand to lose big time if the video screen is moved. Far more than the 2 million to move it one time. I’m sure his architects have already produced new drawings of what the sightlines will be with the screen moved up ten feet, and Jerry can feel his money slipping away…

  10. rjs says: Aug 25, 2009 5:39 PM

    Yawn.

  11. CapsLockKey says: Aug 25, 2009 5:39 PM

    “[K]ickers have to deal with rain, sleet, snow, wind,” Jones said. “When they’re kicking in the wind, they have to drive the ball lower. And of course if you’re on a baseball field that has baseball played on it as well, you go from dirt to grass like we did out in Oakland. So it’s no new deal for kickers to adjust to the conditions that they play in. Also is the fact that we’ve got generally speaking a great place to kick the ball.”
    Is he serious with this excuse? Natural weather conditions is not the same as man made objects. That excuse has about as much validity as piping in fake crowd noise.

  12. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 25, 2009 5:41 PM

    “[K]ickers have to deal with rain, sleet, snow, wind,” Jones said. “When they’re kicking in the wind, they have to drive the ball lower. And of course if you’re on a baseball field that has baseball played on it as well, you go from dirt to grass like we did out in Oakland. So it’s no new deal for kickers to adjust to the conditions that they play in. Also is the fact that we’ve got generally speaking a great place to kick the ball.”
    Jerry Jones is an idiot. does he realize these are all acts of nature that we cannot control? his issue is the thing is man-made and completely within our control, unlike the weather.
    keep destroying the sport, jerry

  13. doublestuffflorios says: Aug 25, 2009 5:41 PM

    What it will take is for the Dallas punter to shank a punt in a playoff game because he tried to avoid the screen giving the opposition great field position so that they have a short field to go down and kick the winning field goal. That will change Mr. Jones’ attitude.

  14. p-town john says: Aug 25, 2009 5:42 PM

    “…already has been struck 1.0 times for each game played there.”
    pretty weak. there has been precisely 1.0 games played. you imply a hit/game based on a sample size of one game. i was starting to hope for more from this site. hope my enthusiasm wasn’t misplaced.

  15. luke1982 says: Aug 25, 2009 5:42 PM

    Come on Florio, get over it already!!!

  16. t9r says: Aug 25, 2009 5:48 PM

    I agree with Jerry in that the NFL should be more worried about football games stilled being played on painted over baseball diamonds than they are about this

  17. killachap says: Aug 25, 2009 5:49 PM

    Every time he opens his mouth I support leaving it less and less. I swear this idiot is the hardest part of being a Cowboy fan. I can deal with the playoff streak thing and all that because this Franchise has produced more than any other but when he speaks about anything, it’s just like huh? Did he really just say that? Jerry we all know you try to be a hard ass and as defiant as anyone else in the league, but man the fu** up and lift it a few feet.

  18. Bob Nelson says: Aug 25, 2009 5:49 PM

    He just wants to wait and have somone else pay for moving the monstrosity.
    He can’t ever admit that he can’t build practice facilities or stadiums correctly.

  19. beefcake says: Aug 25, 2009 5:50 PM

    What a MORON

  20. Pack_Attack says: Aug 25, 2009 5:52 PM

    T-O-O-L

  21. Citizen Strange says: Aug 25, 2009 5:53 PM

    Jerry Jones’ precious Cowboy Stadium has a humongous dingleberry hanging from the ceiling and Jerry Jones is going to spend the rest of his life defending that POS.
    Cowboy Stadium s/b known as Jerry Jones’ Folly.

  22. Shake Tiller says: Aug 25, 2009 5:53 PM

    While I generally agree with your argument concerning the integrity of the sport, a similar argument could be made that teams ought to be required to build stadiums rather than to play on dirt infields. Jones makes a good point. In the case of the dirt infields, one could also advance a safety-related argument.
    The scoreboard probably should be raised, but Jones is correct to point out the complexities of the arguments and the need to respect the fact that rules were in place, and they were followed.
    Further, I think the punter did try to hit the scoreboard. I don’t blame him. I’d have tried, too, to hit it.

  23. Barcid says: Aug 25, 2009 5:55 PM

    Everything’s excessive to a fault in Texas.

  24. BuckyBadger says: Aug 25, 2009 5:55 PM

    Some simple research would let us know very quickly whether or not the board needs to be raised.
    This weekend they should take a sample of how high the punters in the league kick the ball. If so many of that sample go over than he has to move it.
    Don’t worry Jones, i am sure the NFL will help pick up the tab.

  25. ncm42 says: Aug 25, 2009 5:56 PM

    Is “video board” some kind of euphemism?

  26. PckrFnInMinn says: Aug 25, 2009 5:58 PM

    Jerry Jones needs to just pull his head out of his a$$ and to work with the NFL to get it raised. Comparing a man-made object that was installed permanently over the football field to random acts of mother nature is purely absurd and borderline Al-Davis-like!

  27. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 5:58 PM

    “oversized bank of televisions.”
    It’s not an oversized bank of TVs. It’s an oversized bank of LEDs. 2.695 million LEDs for each of the big boards.

  28. JoeSchmoe says: Aug 25, 2009 5:59 PM

    These comments are putting Jones closer and closer into the Al Davis zone… looking more and more incompetent by the word.

  29. Dr. Michael says: Aug 25, 2009 6:00 PM

    The Ghost of Tom Landry is hovering…maybe Jerry Jones should hire , the Cleaner, Tony Dungheap to rep him. Doesn’t Jerry Jones deserve a 2nd chance, a “do over?”

  30. Dustin Chandler says: Aug 25, 2009 6:01 PM

    “and about that water fountain at the 50 yard line…
    make sure y’all run around that also.”

    Jerry Jones

  31. rich k says: Aug 25, 2009 6:03 PM

    How about the situation when a team is punting from in side the 50 yard line and trying to kick high, so coverage can down the ball inside the 10. Wouldn’t the kicker be trying to punt the ball high in that situation?? Wouldn’t the score board then be an obstruction to the game since the punter would have to kick lower to avoid hitting the board. also punt coverage would be interferred with since hang time will be reduced. Lets hope the league has the balls to tell Mr. Jines to raise the board…which he’s willing to do for an upcomming U-2 concert !!!

  32. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 6:03 PM

    Uhhh you didn’t really compare the video boards to gambling on NFL games, did you? What a reach.
    The board is there for both teams, not just one. Stop trying to hit it, and you probably won’t hit it. I propose a $10,000 fine for anybody that hits it.
    Lots of things affect the outcomes of games, Mike. Better an overhead obstruction than a referee, which is very often the case lately.

  33. Roger the Dodger says: Aug 25, 2009 6:04 PM

    Child, please.
    So, the snow in Foxborough never changed the outcome of a game? How about the altitude in Mile High Stadium? The humidity in whatever-they-call-the-stadium-in-Miami-these-days? The wind in Candlestick Park? The noise level in any of the enclosed, domed stadiums (or Arrowhead)?
    Yeah, yeah, yeah… those are all natural phenomena, except maybe the noise thing. The Cowboy video board isn’t. So freaking what? It’s a feature of the arena. Get over it. Work around it. Learn to punt directionally or in some more horizontal manner. Otherwise, suffer the consequences.

  34. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 6:09 PM

    “I’ve seen a few mention it obliquely but few are saying it outright: what Jerry wants to preserve isn’t his vision of the stadium, it’s his VIP skybox ticket prices.”
    Raising the boards would affect the viewing angle from the atands very little. Besides, the really expensive boxes are at field level.

  35. rayray says: Aug 25, 2009 6:10 PM

    TOTAL BS! Jerry Jones and Al Davis should get together, oh I forgot, they will see each other on Turkey Day in DALLAS. Shane Lechler is gonna hit it too!

  36. rayray says: Aug 25, 2009 6:12 PM

    Jerry Jones and Al Davis live in their own world. Hopefully, that TV doesn’t fall on the players when Shane Lechler hits it on Turkey Day!

  37. rayray says: Aug 25, 2009 6:14 PM

    First the practic facility fell apart and I’ll put money on this TV falling.

  38. Ponzio says: Aug 25, 2009 6:18 PM

    Didn’t the league review the stadium plans?
    If not, Goodell needs to be suspended 3 games, for stupidity.
    My dog could’a told ya’ that a giant TV in the middle of the field was a bad idea.
    Remember Reginald Henry Roby?
    Child, please … my ass.

  39. lebowski says: Aug 25, 2009 6:18 PM

    Someone give this plastic idiot Michael Jackson’s doctor’s number….

  40. bluelion says: Aug 25, 2009 6:18 PM

    Jerry has officially entered the ‘Al Davis’ phase of his life. Pretty much all down hill from here.

  41. eaglealan64 says: Aug 25, 2009 6:18 PM

    We need a new rule – any time the ball hits an obstacle above the field of play it’s a 15 yard penalty against the home team – would quickly see this nonsense resolved then.

  42. Abe Froeman says: Aug 25, 2009 6:26 PM

    The real story here is the amount of value Coach Fischer has been to get out of his backup punter.
    First he makes waves with the fake punt.
    Now he gets him to nail the scoreboard, and make ruckus for this Jones dousher.
    Hat’s off to Fischer.

  43. ragin40 says: Aug 25, 2009 6:27 PM

    Can’t wait till Shane lechler knocks some part of the monitors off with his punts…..

  44. Juvenile says: Aug 25, 2009 6:31 PM

    Let’s say at the end of a half, a team is out of TO’s and doesn’t want to spike the ball and lose a down. They could just hit the scoreboard and that would reset the clock and allow the down to be replayed!

  45. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 6:36 PM

    How about they make a rule where if a fan throws pissy snowballs or batteries, the home team gets fined $50? Lurie would go bankrupt by mid-season.

  46. Noriega14 says: Aug 25, 2009 6:36 PM

    Make sure you all tune in on Thanksgiving Day to see Shane Lechlar put a hole in Jerry’s million dollar scoreboard… That’ll be fun to watch.

  47. danlinker says: Aug 25, 2009 6:37 PM

    This gets more hits than Florio’s bs hater articles on Favre.
    So expect more of this.

  48. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 6:37 PM

    “i bet hes the only douche big enough to clean out a pussy on the giant tv screen”
    Child please. I’m sure that McNabb has good personal hygeine.

  49. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 6:38 PM

    “i bet hes the only douche big enough to clean out a pussy on the giant tv screen”
    Nonsense, I’m sure that Brian Westbrook has good personal hygeine, too!

  50. killachap says: Aug 25, 2009 6:41 PM

    @ Ponzio:
    “My dog could’a told ya’ that a giant TV in the middle of the field was a bad idea. ”
    Hopefully your dog wont be attending when Philly comes to town……

  51. Maverick says: Aug 25, 2009 6:47 PM

    There is a simple solution to this.
    The NFL tells Jones that all their home games are now AWAY games until the screen in raised.
    When he looks at all those dollars he would be losing from gouging the hapless Cowgirls fans, he would have that sucker hanging from the sky if necessary ASAP.

  52. The Rural Juror says: Aug 25, 2009 6:47 PM

    The good news is that those huge TV screens will never change the outcome of a post-season game that the Cowboys are involved in…

  53. arosen36 says: Aug 25, 2009 6:50 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    August 25, 2009 6:36 PM
    How about they make a rule where if a fan throws pissy snowballs or batteries, the home team gets fined $50? Lurie would go bankrupt by mid-season.
    how about we bring your dumb ass down to philly and we’ll all line up with our snowballs and batteries and hit you in the fcuking face 44-6 biznitch

  54. Philtration says: Aug 25, 2009 6:51 PM

    The league needs to just tell this plastic old jerk to move his giant tay vay at his expense or they forfeit every game played in Dallas until he does.

  55. tr975 says: Aug 25, 2009 7:07 PM

    Leave the board where it is.
    If the Cowboys punter hits the board, the opposing team gets the ball at the previous line of scrimmage, first down & Jerry Jones has to pay a fine to the league.
    If the opposing team’s punter hits the board, the Cowboys get the ball at their own 5 yard line, first down & Jerry Jones has to pay a smaller fine to the league.
    I’m sure they can work together on this issue…

  56. arosen36 says: Aug 25, 2009 7:10 PM

    @sim448
    thats not nice, hes just special

  57. empty13 says: Aug 25, 2009 7:19 PM

    6-44*

  58. ftomeo says: Aug 25, 2009 7:22 PM

    “Raising the boards would affect the viewing angle from the atands very little. Besides, the really expensive boxes are at field level.”
    God, Vox, I thought everyone was calling you an idiot because of your obnoxious views, not because you really are an idiot. The stands are not the luxury boxes. The luxury boxes are above the club seating and are only below the nosebleed section. The Club section is not more expensive the lower it is, it is more expensive the closer it is to the 50. The actual clubs, bars, and other non-football-related distractions were all designed to have the videoscreens framed by the huge windows of the bars and other high revenue areas for maximum viewing — have seen it in every lame tour Jerry has provided. So stop talking out of your ass, please.

  59. gopack says: Aug 25, 2009 7:34 PM

    I always go to Lambeau Field to watch a football game not to watch tv.

  60. Steve-O says: Aug 25, 2009 7:44 PM

    Maybe if they throw in a few extra bucks they can have Jerry’s face lifted a little more too.

  61. vineee says: Aug 25, 2009 8:08 PM

    maybe i am missing something here! from what im reading the league (n.f.l.) said it had to be at least 85 feet and they hung it at 90>> so how is this anyones fault but the the nfl’s

  62. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 25, 2009 8:09 PM

    Jerry Jones is a dumbass.
    But on the plus side, he’s probably going to be even more fun than Al Davis once he loses what few marbles he actually has.

  63. bednarik60 says: Aug 25, 2009 8:29 PM

    I remember the old rumors about the Cowboys letting in a draft when opposing teams would punt. Maybe this is their new “draft”.

  64. WolfgangK says: Aug 25, 2009 8:32 PM

    Jerry Jones is a genius. Let’s look at the strategic opportunities this opens up. Peter King established Monday in his column, that the same rule applied to a pass that hits the scoreboard. Do-over.
    We’re down down by a TD. Time for one play left. Nobody open downfield, chuck it at the scoreboard. Do-over. Rinse and repeat until you get a man open in the defensive backfield.
    I’m trying to engineer a final drive to score and win the game. I’m about to get sacked, why give up a sack when I can chuck that baby up there and get a do-over? My final, game-winning drive just got 9 lives.
    We’re trying to get into FG position to win the game. Apply same strategy. Nobody open? Chuck that baby up there. Do-over.
    You could also use the rule just like a basketball team does at the end of a game, when they inbound the ball to see what the defense is going to do. Line up, start the play, get a look at how the defense reacts, do-over and run the -real- play you were planning to run.
    Genius move. Until it gets used against ‘em in their own place. That thing would get moved up before the stands empty.

  65. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 8:47 PM

    “how about we bring your dumb ass down to philly and we’ll all line up with our snowballs and batteries and hit you in the fcuking face 44-6 biznitch”
    Gotta love all the internet tough guys from Philthy.

  66. jimicos says: Aug 25, 2009 8:59 PM

    TACO BILL WAKE UP.
    This ongoing story is screaming for some Photoshop mockery. Preferably by incorporating Jerry into this picture: http://gregor.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/low-ceiling.jpg

  67. vineee says: Aug 25, 2009 9:09 PM

    dont even want to respond to any comment from the “BEAGLES”

  68. StevenM says: Aug 25, 2009 9:30 PM

    Conspiracy Theory Alert!
    Jeff Fisher and the Titans trade Adam Jones to Jerry Jones and the Cowboys for a 4th round pick.
    Fisher happy.
    The league then suspends Adam Jones, and Fisher and the Titans return a 5th round pick back to JJ and the Cowboys.
    Fisher unhappy.
    Fisher then has his backup punter hit Jones’ new HDTV in a preseason game so Fisher, as co-chair of the competition committee, can tell Jerry Jones to shove that video screen where the sun don’t shine.
    Fisher happy. Again!

  69. east96st says: Aug 25, 2009 9:40 PM

    doublestuffflorios says: “What it will take is for the Dallas punter to shank a punt in a playoff game because he tried to avoid the screen giving the opposition great field position so that they have a short field to go down and kick the winning field goal. That will change Mr. Jones’ attitude.”
    Dallas has lost all four playoff games they’ve been in the past decade and it hasn’t changed Jerry’s attitude one bit.

  70. slapme7silly says: Aug 25, 2009 9:45 PM

    Vox, once again, your an a**. Jones is an idiot and you can’t even come close to defending the fact that its an engineering disaster…but you know everything is big in texas, as is the population of jerkoff big mouth dallas fans like yourself…how do ya like me now?

  71. SEAYDOG says: Aug 25, 2009 9:56 PM

    TO ALL OF YOU ANTI-COWBOYS FANS, DO THE LETTERS FO MEAN ANYTHIN TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  72. mastodon says: Aug 25, 2009 9:57 PM

    Some of you Cowboy haters are just jealous. Some of you simpletons seem to miss the point he did it by the specs the NFL laid out. I absolutely love being a Cowboys fan. Even though they haven’t won a playoff game in over ten years, they still get more love and are bigger than whatever team you root for. The Cowboys are 5-3 in Super Bowls. They have represented their Conference/League in the Super Bowl at an almost 20% clip. Think about that. They have played in the Super Bowl almost 20% of the time! Unless you root for the Steelers, 49ers or Patriots, your team doesn’t hold a candle to the Cowboys. Probably never will either. Many of you root for teams that will never come close to achieving the success the Dallas Cowboys have as an NFL team, and therein lies the basis for your jealousy. You need to settle down and get back to sucking hind tit…afterall you should be used to it.

  73. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 9:58 PM

    “God, Vox, I thought everyone was calling you an idiot because of your obnoxious views, not because you really are an idiot. The stands are not the luxury boxes.”
    Some of the boxes are up in the stands, you ignominious slappy. As in among the stands.
    “The luxury boxes are above the club seating and are only below the nosebleed section. The Club section is not more expensive the lower it is, it is more expensive the closer it is to the 50.”
    There are more boxes at lower levels, slappy. As I said, those are the really expensive ones. You know, the ones with access to the Legends Lounge, Owners Club, etc.
    ” The actual clubs, bars, and other non-football-related distractions were all designed to have the videoscreens framed by the huge windows of the bars and other high revenue areas for maximum viewing”
    They’d have to be fairly small windows to frame a 180 foot screen viewed from that far away. The stadium has high-revenue areas at multiple levels. There are two 39,000 sqft clubs on the Silver Level, there’s a 33,000 sqft club a level up on the Concourse Level. Other suites including Jones’ personal suite is located a level below the Silver level on the Hall of Fame Level. Then of course there are field-level suites. There’s another level called the Star Level. I think it’s between the Hall of Fame and Field level suites.

  74. TSE says: Aug 25, 2009 10:03 PM

    I think what Jerry is failing to realize is that in a game it might be to the punter’s interest to hit it on purpose. If there is a rule in the rulebook about this then it could be a delay of game penalty on the cowboys for hitting it. Forget about the 85 foot rule, that’s a separate rule, a game rule could put this board in violation if it obstructs the game. Separate rules.

  75. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 10:21 PM

    “Jerry Jones is a dumbass.”
    Bet he knows the rules regarding fair catches.

  76. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 10:21 PM

    “I always go to Lambeau Field to watch a football game”
    You must have been really pissed off last year.

  77. VoxVeritas says: Aug 25, 2009 10:23 PM

    “We’re down down by a TD. Time for one play left. Nobody open downfield, chuck it at the scoreboard. Do-over. Rinse and repeat until you get a man open in the defensive backfield.”
    Nobody said anything about putting time back on the clock. You waste that “time for one play” by chunking the ball at the screens, you just lost the game.

  78. east96st says: Aug 25, 2009 11:01 PM

    SEAYDOG says: “TO ALL OF YOU ANTI-COWBOYS FANS, DO THE LETTERS FO MEAN ANYTHIN TO YOU!”
    Sure they do. It’s what the opposing teams have been saying to Dallas in the playoffs for over a decade.
    mastodon says: “The Cowboys are 5-3 in Super Bowls. They have represented their Conference/League in the Super Bowl at an almost 20% clip.”
    And Great Britain once ruled over the majority of the known world. Lots of things have happened, if you go far enough into the past. How are things going THIS century?

  79. riceburner says: Aug 25, 2009 11:17 PM

    What Jerry is doing is posturing because he doesn’t want to pay to move the structure. He knows that the NFL can’t have “do-overs” everytime the scoreboard it hit. He wants the NFL to pay to move it. Being an architect, I have encountered similar situations where each party does not believe they are at fault, but the current situation is not acceptable. Usually in this case both parties split the cost and the situation is corrected. Also I have encountered situations when a project has been reviewed by a city (in Jerry’s case the NFL) and approved, but once the building is built they can still have authority to make the owner make a change that may not of been caught under the review. This may be more applicable in this case. Under this scenerio, I have never seen a city split the cost. So maybe Jerry should just split the cost and move forward. That is the right thing to do.

  80. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 25, 2009 11:48 PM

    “VoxVeritas says:
    August 25, 2009 10:21 PM
    Bet he knows the rules regarding fair catches.”
    One thing no one can take away from you….no matter how bad you get owned, you still come back for more. I was sooo trashed last night and I still owned you like it was the 1860s.
    Slappy*
    *I was being ironic. Thinking it was clever to use a buzzword that I learned from this site. Repeatedly. Haw haw haw.

  81. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 25, 2009 11:49 PM

    “VoxVeritas says:
    August 25, 2009 10:23 PM
    “We’re down down by a TD. Time for one play left. Nobody open downfield, chuck it at the scoreboard. Do-over. Rinse and repeat until you get a man open in the defensive backfield.”
    Nobody said anything about putting time back on the clock. You waste that “time for one play” by chunking the ball at the screens, you just lost the game.”
    Actually, it’s been pointed out NUMEROUS TIMES, that a pass hitting the scoreboard will have the same result as a punt.
    And one of the biggest issues is MAKING SURE THE GAME CLOCK IS RESET PROPERLY.
    Slappy.

  82. Brohamma says: Aug 26, 2009 3:26 AM

    Vox, part of the problem here is that they do have to add the time back onto the game clock.
    Everyone is talking about the punters here and the “competitive advantage.” This is looking at it from the wrong perspective. The advantage to the punters is most likely marginal, however, the advantage the the Cowboys will have RETURNING the punt will be enormous!
    Dallas’s return men have all stated that it will take some serious getting used to, regarding fielding the punt. Due to the screens, the ball is easily lost due to the backdrop and it is hard to judge if the ball is actually carrying or dying (due to striking the structure).
    That half second of wondering and searching for the ball is going to get more than a few return men “decleated” and, most likely, injured. I won’t even wonder as to the increased number of “muffed” punts which will ultimately turn into the “competitive advantage” that will really matter.
    Wake up Vox.

  83. Jackal138 says: Aug 26, 2009 4:49 AM

    Another Jerruh Jones post, another 50+ comments from Vox Veritas which equal the text equivalent of a furious knobsucking.
    Why does this story have so many posts by Florio? You’d think Mike Vick had a drink in the stadium or something.

  84. mrmagoo says: Aug 26, 2009 6:31 AM

    I don’t know what the fuss is about. What do you expect when you mix the Beverly Hillbillies with the NFL?

  85. VoxVeritas says: Aug 26, 2009 9:34 AM

    “Vox, part of the problem here is that they do have to add the time back onto the game clock.”
    No they don’t. They didn’t in the game. There’s nothing in the rules that state as much. You’re reaching.
    “Vox, let’s face facts here. It’s OK to be a fan of a team without gargling the owner’s jizz.”
    What is up with you guys and the constant homosexual references? Right is right, Jimicum.
    “And one of the biggest issues is MAKING SURE THE GAME CLOCK IS RESET PROPERLY.”
    That’s not currently the rule. As a person that doesn’t have a very good grasp of the basic rules, you probably shouldn’t be questioning anyone else on the obscure rules.

  86. VoxVeritas says: Aug 26, 2009 9:38 AM

    “One thing no one can take away from you….no matter how bad you get owned, you still come back for more. I was sooo trashed last night and I still owned you like it was the 1860s.”
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.
    “I was being ironic.”
    Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite meaning of those words. Stick with me kid, I’ll educate you yet.

  87. VoxVeritas says: Aug 26, 2009 9:40 AM

    “I don’t know what the fuss is about. What do you expect when you mix the Beverly Hillbillies with the NFL?”
    A group of people that are intellectually superior to lowbrows from PA.

  88. purpleguy says: Aug 26, 2009 10:35 AM

    Just move the flipping thing up a bit — this ain’t rocket science — geez. The only thing worse would be if the Vikes and Favrapalooza were coming down there to play this week.

  89. mrmagoo says: Aug 26, 2009 10:38 AM

    VoxVeritas says:
    August 26, 2009 9:40 AM
    “I don’t know what the fuss is about. What do you expect when you mix the Beverly Hillbillies with the NFL?”
    A group of people that are intellectually superior to lowbrows from PA.
    ___________________________
    I believe delusion is your favorite color.

  90. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 26, 2009 12:12 PM

    i like the suggestion to penalize the Cowboys 15 yards anytime anyone hits that thing with the ball.
    great idea! we’ll see how long it takes jerruh to move it then…

  91. jimicos says: Aug 26, 2009 2:24 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    August 26, 2009 9:34 AM
    What is up with you guys and the constant homosexual references? Right is right, Jimicum.
    —————————
    We’re trying to speak to you in language you can easily understand. Vaginox.

  92. slapme7silly says: Aug 26, 2009 6:08 PM

    hey VOX, you can stick that PA stuff up your loser ass, those steelers are way above yall!
    # 7 BABY YAAAA!

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