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Arlington officials prevented Cowboys from assuming risk of incomplete seats

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As bad as the Super Bowl ticket fiasco ended up being for the NFL, it could have been much, much worse.  Documents released by the City of Arlington on Friday indicate a concern by at least one Arlington official that the Cowboys were willing to roll the dice and take their chances that seats not cleared by the local officials wouldn’t, you know, collapse.

According to a thorough chronicle of the events created by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Arlington building official Ed Dryden wrote in an e-mail to his boss, Jim Parajon, “I think that the Cowboys are not going to correct certain items and assume the risk.  This is not a good situation!”

Parajon told Dryden not to budge.  “Bottom line is if it is not right, don’t approve it,” Parajon wrote in response.

It took a certain amount of courage for local officials to stand up to the most significant and powerful local business entity on the biggest day in the young life of the biggest stadium in the country.  If the seats that were still being slapped together hours before the game had been used and had failed, we’d now be trying to sift through the mess and allocate blame.

Based on Dryden’s e-mail, much of the blame would have gone to the Cowboys.  If Dryden’s perception is accurate, Jerry Jones’ employees were willing to risk the safety of Super Bowl attendees, all in the name of breaking the single-game attendance record.

Let’s reflect on that for a second.  Dryden’s conclusion that the Cowboys were “not going to correct certain items and assume the risk” borders on the chilling, especially since we’ve seen so many man-made incidents in the past that could have been prevented.  So while Drydan and Parajon deserve credit for saying “no” to an organization whose owner is very used to hearing “yes,” our collective view of the Cowboys organization should be a bit dimmer tonight.

In their zeal to set the NFL single-game attendance record, the Cowboys were willing to “assume the risk” that, after some of the record-setting fans reached their assigned seats, their assigned seats could collapse.

(But, hey, if that had happened the league could have stepped in and offered a triple refund and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl.)

Meanwhile, the Cowboys continue to say nothing about the situation.  And there’s nothing they can say to change the perception that, if the Cowboys had their way, safety would have taken a back seat to the pursuit of a meaningless high-water mark.

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78 Responses to “Arlington officials prevented Cowboys from assuming risk of incomplete seats”
  1. getweird4u says: Feb 11, 2011 8:28 PM

    I think jerry jones and joan rivers are the same person?

  2. jw731 says: Feb 11, 2011 8:32 PM

    “Roll the dice”…….”Assume the risk”….All this for an attendance record?..I mean, these people seats could have collapsed, it’s just mind blowing the ego of Jerry Jones, and if he had crammed enough sardines into the can and it did collapse, did thie idiot ever think of the consquences?,,,Unbelievable

  3. heyooooh says: Feb 11, 2011 8:38 PM

    Once again, this just further proves that Jerra had 2 goals: 1) break the attendance record, & 2) milk every last penny out of any open spot in the stadium. Gordon Gekko would be proud of you Jerra!

    The stench of greed is overwhelming.

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 11, 2011 8:42 PM

    Oh sure. Everyone can focus on them willing to put fans in unsafe seats that “might” collapse.

    Can’t we all be grateful that the stadium didn’t collapse on everydamnbody? Nobody is focusing on THAT.

  5. joetoronto says: Feb 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    Wow, Jerrah is in a big heap of crap now.

  6. gvots says: Feb 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    Howwww bout dem Cowwwwwboys?!?!?!

  7. snnyjcbs says: Feb 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    Give me the old school Al Davis and Rooney type owner any day. These new no nothing Football owners buying up the NFL are all about the money and if it means hurting the game so be it.

    And this owner is one leading the pack to not sign a deal with the players unless they can bury them, 2011 being played or not. They are a joke and the NFL should keep them out of public view.

    Dallas, TX you say?, let me call my Travel Agent because we have always looked forward to visiting a Cow Town to see a Super Bowl. lol

  8. jsratx says: Feb 11, 2011 8:44 PM

    Having served on a city zoning and planning commission, I can tell you there is shared blame across the board.

    The tenant had AMPLE time to file its permit with the city for consideration and approval.

    The city most certainly knew the stakes involved for not being more of a partner in this accord, and abiding by it’s “policies”.

    Either way, if the Cowboys didn’t file the paperwork on time? Seriously? This wasn’t MacBeth that was due for 8th grade english. This was a crucial detail in hosting a SuperBowl. The city is equally as culpable for not assigning someone to oversee the SuperBowl event as a magistrate of some kind.

    This was entirely preventable, and the weather had absolutely nothing to do with it. A thorough project management plan should have been drawn up and followed by both the Cowboys and city. This should have been handled MONTHS in advance.

    And memo to the NFL, you might want to appoint someone yourself to triple check that all the details (like permits) are taken care of being hosting one of the biggest sporting events on earth.

  9. adrowsypoet says: Feb 11, 2011 8:50 PM

    This makes me sick.

  10. godhatesclevelandsports says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    This is the same organization which cut corners on a practice facility which collapsed, no?

  11. marvsleezy says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    Makes me think that much more about their practice facility that collapsed. Does Jerry work with sub par contractors? What else don’t we know about?

    What’s his safety record in the oil industry?

  12. jc1958cool says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    wait till the class action lawyers get ahold of this information! sorry NFL and jerry the price just went up!!

  13. johnnycash19 says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    This is what’s wrong with America. “We” are to greedy. It wasn’t enough for Jerry to build a brand new billion dollar stadium, no. It wasn’t enough to have a Super Bowl held there, no. He was willing to risk the lives of people to break a stupid record? This is a sad story.

  14. Uncle Leo says: Feb 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    It is my understanding that it is the NFL, not the Owner(s) of the stadium, who are responsible and in charge of the Superbowl.

    If this is not the case, can someone please correct me.

  15. 3octaveFart says: Feb 11, 2011 9:01 PM

    I guess Jerry hired the same low-ball bidder that built his practice facility that imploded.

  16. jsarge99 says: Feb 11, 2011 9:02 PM

    The thing I don’t get is if there was room for temp seats, wouldn’t there of been room for more permanent seats during construction?

  17. 3octaveFart says: Feb 11, 2011 9:03 PM

    Let’s see who wants to step up and defend Jerry’s scab labor hiring practices now…

  18. whatevnfl says: Feb 11, 2011 9:07 PM

    This makes me sick. Does anyone remember that the Cowboys practice facility COLLAPSED and paralyzed one of Jerry Jones’ own employees for life?? As well as causing significant injuries to other members of their own staff. How dare they even question for a second that every single part of this facility would be safe for over 100,000 people. But especially after living through a tragic event because of careless building and consideration for safety issues. The more that has come out about this league, the more unbelievable it gets. This is just wrong.

  19. tubal22 says: Feb 11, 2011 9:14 PM

    Sounds like a problem with the seating contractor started this mess. They walked off the job the day of the super bowl.

    I bet they are going to have some hefty legal bills once the cowboys and the nfl gets this straightened out.

  20. jw731 says: Feb 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    @jsratx
    ——————–
    Spare me the drama…..I doubt whatever city planning commission you were on, had to deal with 1/1o0th the magnitude of the super bowl…And stop sending memos to the NFL, as if they really care…get a grip

  21. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 11, 2011 9:21 PM

    Bend over Jerry.
    You’re about to experience a colonoscopy by jackhammer.

  22. strategerie says: Feb 11, 2011 9:21 PM

    Jerry Jones probably thought he’d just write a check, which is exactly what happened when the Cowboys employees were injured in a collapsing practice facility during 58 mph winds.

    The Cowboys org should be on their knees and thanking whatever deity they believe in that the city inspectors dared to stand up to them. Those who were kept out of the seats were inconvenienced and should be compensated for that, but after reading the above, it could be a lot worse.

  23. wuznotsobad says: Feb 11, 2011 9:22 PM

    Major congrats to those two building officials. It’s nice to see the occasional proof that there are still plenty of men with integrity in this day and age. They could have rubber-stamped what the 800-lb gorilla in the corner wanted, but did their jobs instead. Very nice indeed.

  24. strategerie says: Feb 11, 2011 9:23 PM

    @tubal22

    The permits weren’t even applied for until the beginning of January.

    The seating contractors are not necessarily at fault. Those commissioning the work are to blame as well.

  25. 2x2l says: Feb 11, 2011 9:26 PM

    I work for a similar agency in another state. The temporary seating collapsing may not have even the biggest concern. Usually, you’re more worried about guaranteeing that all the seated occupants can get to safety in the event of a fire or other emergency. The officials cite improper or missing guardrails/handrails and that’s why.

    It looks like Arlington, TX has the 2003 International Building Code and 2003 International Fire Code adopted. Those codes are adopted by city, county and state governments across the nation. The Cowboys, NFL and engineering firms working on this would certainly have been familiar with the codes. It’s pretty ridiculous that they couldn’t get this together in time for the Super Bowl. None of it should have been a surprise to them.

  26. buckybadger says: Feb 11, 2011 9:29 PM

    I would like to revisit the collapsed dome that team practiced in again. Wonder how shady that was before hand.

  27. TheDPR says: Feb 11, 2011 9:31 PM

    Public officials doing their job get in the way of a rich man playing with his newest toy and people’s lives.

    Sad that this isn’t surprising.

  28. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 11, 2011 9:33 PM

    The Devil’s Advocate.

    Evil.

  29. 30ptbuck says: Feb 11, 2011 9:34 PM

    So while Drydan and Parajon deserve credit for saying “no” to an organization whose owner is very used to hearing “yes,” our collective view of the Cowboys organization should be a bit dimmer tonight.
    Wow now it is completely dark first the Whitehouse where drugs and hookers ran rampant now this mess.
    Jerry Jones are we sure he doesn’t own the Vikings too? Same type of stadium set up both crappy and unsafe similar teams crappy
    Nice job Ziggy Jones

  30. hvacguynva says: Feb 11, 2011 9:41 PM

    Who really cares .. when it comes down to it .. its all about the money anyways.. the players r all over paid . And damn .. i wish i had of been sitting n a set that broke bc then i could have gotten free season tickets lol .. what we need to be doing is making marihuana leagel .. that way we can tax it and create jobs √ vote yes

  31. packmanfan says: Feb 11, 2011 9:44 PM

    It’s looking more and more like a good decision to sue.
    All those connected to this near disaster had better pray non-stop that this get settled out of court.

  32. Troll Nanny says: Feb 11, 2011 9:45 PM

    The contractors involved:
    Seating Solutions, Inc. – [scab]
    Manhattan Construction Group – [scab]

    Looks like you got what you paid for Jerry.

  33. jvw1982 says: Feb 11, 2011 9:49 PM

    Thats why tort reform should never be approved….the Jerry Jones of the world could care less about the safety of people when it comes to money….the only way you can slow em down is to have the ability to take there billions…

  34. 3octaveFart says: Feb 11, 2011 9:50 PM

    Looks like the envelope that changed hands between Jerry and the Fire Marshall wasn’t fat enough after all.
    It was enough to close 4 of the 10 entrances that also served as emergency exits, but not enough to risk even more lives for Jerry’s ego.

  35. lbijake says: Feb 11, 2011 9:57 PM

    My Aunt Betty could have project managed this job and get the seats installed in time. The only problem was that Jerry used his son instead of my Aunt Betty.

  36. freedomispopular says: Feb 11, 2011 10:06 PM

    I’m not siding with Jerruh here, but I seriously doubt anything would have happened.

  37. Troll Nanny says: Feb 11, 2011 10:08 PM

    Thank God no one was hurt.

    Having said that, I won’t be able to wipe this smile off my face for a month.

  38. goldsteel says: Feb 11, 2011 10:11 PM

    This thing gets worse and worse. What are Jerry Jones’ priorities? If someone had gotten hurt it would only mean more lawsuits. How did Jerry Jones become so rich? I suppose financial success and intelligence aren’t automatically one and the same?

  39. thefiesty1 says: Feb 11, 2011 10:16 PM

    Maybe the displaced 400 will win their lawsuit and bankrupt JJ. Then they would be the “owners” of the
    “cow babies” like the public ownership of the Packers. Get a GM that knows something about football and run JJ back to Ark.

  40. soupercamp says: Feb 11, 2011 10:32 PM

    Am I missing something here??

    Personally, I can’t stand the Cowboys or Jerry Jones, but…

    The seats were never actually put in right? So they in fact, DID NOT assume the risk.

    They ended up making the right decision by NOT putting in the shoddy seats.

    No harm, no foul.

  41. mrone50 says: Feb 11, 2011 10:42 PM

    Let this be a lesson. Billionaires dont give a crap about the other 99 pecent of the people. We are just peices to their puzzle.

    With that being said, how can this be of anny suprise to anyone? When it comes to the lives of enthusiastic fans and a billionaires ego, they will soothe their ego no matter if a life is lost. I hate to be so glum about it. But that’s the way it is.

  42. deepbacksidedig says: Feb 11, 2011 10:45 PM

    Finally, the truth.
    99.9% certain it was personal, little local Chiefettes
    did it because they could.
    A little government bureaucrat, in Texas, yet

    Better than 1857, where Mr Jones would have simply unholstered his revolver and emptied a chamber in the withered peasant’s head.

    But still, a Call to Mr Obama or something?
    He could have alerted Homeland security or FEMA.
    Perhaps some state department officials busy being clueless about Egypt could have handled it?
    /Rant.

  43. ArtModellsPimp says: Feb 11, 2011 10:46 PM

    Will someone PLEASE escort that S.O.B. back to the Arkansas state line?

    Living in Texas is embarrassing enough without that Hillbilly running loose in the Lone Star…

  44. garyman1 says: Feb 11, 2011 11:09 PM

    Did someone not inform them that the SUPER BOWL was going to be played there a couple years ago. I think they had enough time to get it ready.

  45. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 11, 2011 11:26 PM

    RE: @soupercamp says: Feb 11, 2011 10:32 PM

    Am I missing something here??

    Personally, I can’t stand the Cowboys or Jerry Jones, but…

    The seats were never actually put in right? So they in fact, DID NOT assume the risk.

    They ended up making the right decision by NOT putting in the shoddy seats.

    No harm, no foul.
    ___________________

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? The only reason that owner is not facing negligence charges is because the city officials deemed it unsafe. The greedy billionaire consumed with wanting to have the most people in his building in history for a super bowl was about to discount those people’s safety in pursuit of a meaningless goal.

    There is a lot that’s foul with that situation, and it’s more than the cowboy’s record last year.

  46. smokehouse56 says: Feb 11, 2011 11:38 PM

    So now if you are not in a union you’re a scab. You’re sick.

  47. goodjet says: Feb 11, 2011 11:55 PM

    WOW!!! I new Jerry Jones was a total Nut Job Megalomaniac but — WOW!!! — That is really really scary —- I’m sure though if the Wacko Megalomaniac Nut Job had been able to go ahead with his Maniac plans and the worst had occurred the NFL would have stepped in and paid for all the medical care and funerals and long term care —- I mean the NFL will usually do the right thing right —- I mean — umm —- Well they would have said they were sorry at least wouldn’t they — At least — Maybe

  48. realitypolice says: Feb 12, 2011 12:06 AM

    buckybadger says:
    Feb 11, 2011 9:29 PM
    I would like to revisit the collapsed dome that team practiced in again. Wonder how shady that was before hand.
    ========================

    You have no idea, my friend.

    Taking “calculated risks” like this are Standard Operating Procedure in Jerry World.

    I know for a fact (sorry I can’t tell you how- but I swear I am telling the truth) that JJ had written warning that the practice facility was unsafe and did not meet the wind load requirements for which it was supposed to have been designed.

    There had been questions about the integrity of the structure dating back to it’s construction in 2003.

    The fact that this is common knowledge within the industry may have been one of the factors which caused the Arlington building officials to be extra wary of the seating situation, and rightfully so.

    The practice facility didn’t collapse because of what type of building it is- there are thousands of similar structures throughout the world that are perfectly safe- but because of corners that were cut in the design, manufacture, and installation of that building.

  49. db105 says: Feb 12, 2011 12:11 AM

    freedomispopular says:
    Feb 11, 2011 10:06 PM
    I’m not siding with Jerruh here, but I seriously doubt anything would have happened.
    ———————————————————————————–
    Since you haven’t developed a brain it’s doubtful that you ever will.

  50. catman72 says: Feb 12, 2011 12:20 AM

    Jerry Jones is trash, I could have told you that.

  51. macdaddyspeed says: Feb 12, 2011 12:21 AM

    Jones could have used the Arlington officials to prevent the collapse of the Cowboys season.

  52. username34 says: Feb 12, 2011 12:30 AM

    “(But, hey, if that had happened the league could have stepped in and offered a triple refund and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl.)”

    should read:
    (But, hey, if that had happened the league could have stepped in and offered a triple refund and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl to their next of kin.)

  53. skinsball says: Feb 12, 2011 1:39 AM

    hvacguynva says:
    Feb 11, 2011 9:41 PM
    Who really cares .. when it comes down to it .. its all about the money anyways.. the players r all over paid . And damn .. i wish i had of been sitting n a set that broke bc then i could have gotten free season tickets lol .. what we need to be doing is making marihuana leagel .. that way we can tax it and create jobs √ vote yes

    Please tell me this comment was a joke. Otherwise, it might keep me up at night wodering how someone could think this bit of information must be heard by the masses. You start off with the players being overpaid, state that season tickets are worth being seriously injured, and then make a case for the legalization of marijuana? And all the misspellings… Did you read what you wrote? Maybe you blacked out on some ambien and sleep typed this ridiculous statement? You sir, are an embarrassment to Virginia, and the reason responsible people can’t smoke pot. You ruin it for everyone.

  54. philsimmsisadouche says: Feb 12, 2011 1:42 AM

    Hate the Cryboys, love it when you take Jerry to task. But I put this 100% on the NFL. They should have been all over this immediately after week 17 regardless of whether or not the construction of seats was delgated to the Cowboys. The resposnibility lies with the NFL and if they let Jerry push them around so that his stadium could set a record, all the more reason to say “shame on you NFL.”

  55. someonestolesociofan says: Feb 12, 2011 2:28 AM

    What worries ME is that Dan Snyder sits next to Jerry Jones at all the league meetings…taking notes.

  56. tombrookshire says: Feb 12, 2011 6:13 AM

    Who is this arrogant? What makes them think they have the right to risk the safety of hundreds of people? From the cartels that manufacture drugs that kill people to the banksters who engineered the Great Recssion, these greedy men make life and death decision as if they were choosing between vanilla or chocolate ice cream cones. It’s absolutely stunning and even criminal. The Super Bowl ticket fiasco has shown the NFL and owners for who they really are, and demonstrated with how much distain fans are held. They thought they could make people shut up and go away by offering Superbowl tickets and airfare. Their only mistake was to underestmate Joe Sixpack’s intelligence and willingness to lawyer up.

  57. brasho says: Feb 12, 2011 7:34 AM

    You’d think with all the death and destruction Jerry has left in his wake (practice facility collapse, deaths that occurred while building JerryWorld) that he would have wised up and learned.

    Of course you’d also think that if you had a coach that just won you two Super Bowls you wouldn’t trash him and force him to leave not long after winning the second Super Bowl. I hate the Cowboys but they SHOULD have won at least 4-5 Super Bowls in the 90′s. That is, if Jerry hadn’t fired Jimmy Johnson they likely would have.

  58. liquidalfa says: Feb 12, 2011 8:15 AM

    Hopefully no more Super Bowls ever for Dallas.

  59. shinywalrus says: Feb 12, 2011 8:20 AM

    Seriously? The most significant and powerful local business entity?

    First, the Cowboys are no more “local” a business entity than Exxon, AT&T, American Airlines, Kimberly Clark, JC Penny, Southwest Airlines, Celanese, and another 20 or so Fortune 500 companies that are headquartered in DFW.

    I recognize that PFT is on an anti-Dallas kick right now, but can we throw in an occasional intelligent comment with all the silliness?

  60. 10kmp says: Feb 12, 2011 8:23 AM

    @soupercamp

    Did you just say “no harm, no foul”? That’s rich. No harm, no foul to all the fans who spent thousands of dollars on tickets for seats that didn’t exist to the freakin Super Bowl. They’ve been misled/deceived, on game day treated like they don’t matter, lost out on what is, for most of us, a once in a lifetime experience, lost thousands of dollars in airfare, lodging, meals and the infamous faux tickets, and wasted vacation time all because the NFL, and apparently the Cowboys organization, sold seats they had no right to sell in an attempt to cram as many asses into as many seats as possible so that they could generate as much revenue as is possible. No harm, no foul… LOL

  61. doe22us says: Feb 12, 2011 8:24 AM

    hvacguynva says:
    Feb 11, 2011 9:41 PM
    Who really cares .. when it comes down to it .. its all about the money anyways.. the players r all over paid . And damn .. i wish i had of been sitting n a set that broke bc then i could have gotten free season tickets lol .. what we need to be doing is making marihuana leagel .. that way we can tax it and create jobs √ vote yes

    You Sir sound extremely “smart” way to go, how old are you???? Learn to put a couple of sentences together without sounding like a complete tool.

  62. awdlmd says: Feb 12, 2011 8:24 AM

    If the right had their way there wouldn’t be safety inspectors. Building safety would be left the the free market (ie jerks like Jerry Jones).

  63. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 12, 2011 8:36 AM

    ….and they are willing to “roll the dice” with the safety of players in order to milk 2 more regular season games out if an already overstuffed football season. This is how they do things.

  64. whodey13 says: Feb 12, 2011 9:02 AM

    How do you not care about safety when your practice facility collapsed on your team just a couple of years ago. This just proves the affects greed has on people. Jerry Jones is not happy with owning one of the best franchises in sports or being a billionaire. He is willing to risk peoples lives to set the super bowl attendance record. Someone should’ve told Jerry the attendance doesnt count unless the fans walk out alive.

  65. redbear18 says: Feb 12, 2011 9:20 AM

    I have grown up hating the cowboys, but this season, after their missing the playoffs, I have some newfound respect for the team. I joked to my friend that if the cowboys would get rid of Tony Romo, Marion Barber, and Jerry Jones, I might like the cowboys. Well, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad.

  66. 191kfd says: Feb 12, 2011 9:41 AM

    Am I the only one that thinks sone of theses comments are absurd. The idea that the practice facility collapsed because Jerry Jones is an evil greedy man that cut corners on a building to save a buck. Is it possible that the roof collapsed due to terrible weather and that it was a freak accident. He did just build a billion dollar stadium. I doubt he’s cutting alot of corners. I have been in the stadium and it is awesome. I feel bad for the people that got screwed on the superbowl. It appears to me that the NFL is bending over backwards to try and make it up to them.
    This website is full of negative thinkers that think the whole world is out to get them.

  67. nflallyear says: Feb 12, 2011 10:05 AM

    Jerry Jones – what a POS

  68. MosesZD says: Feb 12, 2011 10:26 AM

    The NFL is an $11 billion a year industry. And in the pursuit of greed and ‘bragging rights’ Jerry Jones was willing to screw hundreds, if not thousands of NFL fans.

    To make it worse, most of these fans spent $5k, or more, on the trip, lodging, etc. that surrounds the Superbowl. And for that they’re getting ‘triple face value’ refunds which won’t come anywhere near the actual costs these people incurred.

    If the NFL had the sense God gave a goose, they’d make it right for these people. Be very public about it. Might cost them $8 or $9 million, which is about the amount of money these 1,250 people are (combined) out of…

    The kind of money they piss away on useless, over-the-hill FAs without blinking… And a mere 8 one-hundredths of one-percent of NFL revenue.

    I have no sympathy for the NFL. This Charlie foxtrot clearly exemplifies the “me first, money-first” attitude of modern ownership.

  69. bucforever says: Feb 12, 2011 10:38 AM

    Sumbody gonna get fired/sued !!!!
    Hope they bring the show back to Tampa real soon . We had a blast last time. Superbowl. Gasperilla fest , and State Fair all in the same month! Nice!

  70. sudzy11 says: Feb 12, 2011 10:39 AM

    I truly believe that if the temporary stands had collapsed in the middle of the 2nd qtr the NFL would have gone ahead and completed the game. How sad is that.

  71. jasonculhane says: Feb 12, 2011 10:43 AM

    Maybe Jerry should have told Adam Sandler and his dopehead group to leave, I’m sure that accounted for 50 people right there. Or what about Owen Wilson and his paid by the hour doctors who have to make sure this guy isn’t commiting suicide every 2 hours, or better yet maybe the overrated, play the same part in every movie Jennifer Aniston should have been asked to go. I’m sure these people are DIE hard football fans and weren’t there to promote themselves or their movies.

    I think alot of the ticket holders had their tickets way in advance and what Jerry wasn’t prepared for was to account on how many stars were in attendance and how to accomodate them. Its the only thing that was different they anyother superbowl. A former president, a shrew of actors and actresses and probably a million of thier friends to accomadate for. I didn’t see George W Bush waiting several hours for his seat, or Adam Sandler, or Jennifer Aniston. I get alot of stars show up for these things, but not like this one did.

  72. thetooloftools says: Feb 12, 2011 10:51 AM

    Dallas Cowboys = Airline Industry.

  73. realitypolice says: Feb 12, 2011 10:53 AM

    191kfd says:
    Feb 12, 2011 9:41 AM
    Am I the only one that thinks sone of theses comments are absurd. The idea that the practice facility collapsed because Jerry Jones is an evil greedy man that cut corners on a building to save a buck. Is it possible that the roof collapsed due to terrible weather and that it was a freak accident.
    ================================

    I guess you could think that if you unable or unwilling to do ten minutes of research before forming an opinion.

    The official report on the incident from the National Institute of Standards and Technology clearly points out the design of the structure was not up to required standards.

    Brooks Eggerton of the Dallas Morning News did an exhaustive investigation and wrote at least a dozen articles that exposed some of what occurred. Unfortunately, what he was able to find out is only the tip of the iceberg.

    I have the NIST report and links to Brooks’ articles on my computer, but PFT deletes posts that include links and besides, it would probably be good for you to do your own work.

    If you really care about what actually happened, that is.

    Or just go on living with your head in the clouds believing that buildings just fall down on their own in “freak accidents”.

  74. rsxfan says: Feb 12, 2011 11:19 AM

    Interesting you mention a certain site owner’s name that begins with F and ends in l orio and your post doesn’t post right away if at all.

  75. gtmann says: Feb 12, 2011 11:28 AM

    The lawyers just wet their pants

  76. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 12, 2011 11:34 AM

    191kfd says: Feb 12, 2011 9:41 AM

    “Am I the only one that thinks sone of theses comments are absurd. The idea that the practice facility collapsed because Jerry Jones is an evil greedy man that cut corners on a building to save a buck. Is it possible that the roof collapsed due to terrible weather and that it was a freak accident.”

    Hmmm. Tough choice.

    1. Jerry is a cheap scumbag with no regard for safety or,
    2. It was a freak accident.

    After careful consideration, I vote #1.

  77. bhooks says: Feb 12, 2011 11:36 AM

    you all are morons.

    Jerry did not make the faulty seats.

  78. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 12, 2011 12:24 PM

    bhooks says: Feb 12, 2011 11:36 AM

    “you all are morons.

    Jerry did not make the faulty seats.”

    ..and if some drunk runs over one of your kids, you’ll defend him and say “the guy didn’t make the car”?

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