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Jerry Jones applauds Houston, McNair for Super Bowl LI

Jerry Jones, Bob McNair AP

The man who would have loved to host Super Bowl L or LI in Cowboys Stadium has shown grace and class in response to the news that one of the two games will be played down the road in Houston.

“The presentation was one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Jones tells FOX 26 of the Houston presentation.  “So professionally done. They talked about what football meant in Texas.”

Jones also had great things to say about Texans owner Bob McNair.

“Bob McNair came into the league as maybe one of the top four or five owners and has probably elevated himself up to the best one,” Jones said.

It’s a far cry from a dismissive crack Jones made in 2008 about Houston and the Texans.

“The Cowboys have never been about checkered tablecloths and boots and hats,” Jones said at the time.  “They’ve been about glitz and glitter.  Leave the other stuff to the Houston Texans.”

McNair had no problem with the things Jerry said nearly five years ago.

“I’m not offended by what Jerry said,” McNair said at the time. “I’m glad he knows we’re the Texans.  I’m proud to be a Texan and a Houstonian. . . .  Houston’s a hardworking city, and the Texans are a hardworking team.  I don’t see anything wrong with checkered tablecloths, hats and boots.”

He also doesn’t see anything wrong with Super Bowls.  After all, Houston will be hosting its third in 2017.  Dallas is stuck at one.

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31 Responses to “Jerry Jones applauds Houston, McNair for Super Bowl LI”
  1. nachoface says: May 21, 2013 9:35 PM

    And Dallas can stay at one after their debacle.

  2. cometkazie says: May 21, 2013 9:44 PM

    Dallas is stuck period.

  3. commonsensedude says: May 21, 2013 9:45 PM

    (Sound of banjo playing)
    YEE-HAW!!!

  4. texanfan62 says: May 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    Deep down inside, Jerrah’s pissed off about this situation.Dumb@#!#!

  5. t8ertot says: May 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    Texas is corny

  6. antneejay2 says: May 21, 2013 9:54 PM

    Glitz and glitter? You mean that stuff that’s used as a cheap substitute for substance? Can’t argue with Jerrah on that one.

  7. sampsonswag01 says: May 21, 2013 10:00 PM

    And after that debacle with the ice the last time Dallas had one it’ll probably be a while before it’s back in Dallas.

  8. germanstingray says: May 21, 2013 10:03 PM

    Jerreh Jones is an Arkansonian. That’s why he has so much class.

  9. tinopuno says: May 21, 2013 10:22 PM

    “Bob McNair came into the league as maybe one of the top four or five owners and has probably elevated himself up to the best one,” Jones said.
    —————————————————–
    Now just WTF kind of drivel is that? McNair went from ‘one of the top 4 or 5 to one of the best’. Can the man ever just keep his mouth shut?

  10. rajbais says: May 21, 2013 10:25 PM

    Well, at least they can host after their Super Bowl window closes.

    No team since the 2000 Buccaneers has entered the playoffs while their team’s stadium hosted the Super Bowl.

    My advice to Houston: Win it now and then brace for the sad reality when you host it.

  11. cometkazie says: May 21, 2013 10:30 PM

    sampsonswag01 says:
    May 21, 2013 10:00 PM
    And after that debacle with the ice the last time Dallas had one it’ll probably be a while before it’s back in Dallas.
    +-+-+
    Hell was indeed freezing over.

    Germanstingray – it’s Arkansan, not that it makes any difference. Lack of class is lack of class. All the money he has doesn’t make up for that lack.

  12. stexan says: May 21, 2013 10:53 PM

    If McNair wants to be considered one of the top owners in the NFL (by fans anyway), he needs to quit worrying about getting the Super Bowl in Houston and get Houston in the Super Bowl.

  13. abshire22 says: May 21, 2013 10:54 PM

    I see you left out that Jerry apologized for the comment.

  14. sportsnut101 says: May 21, 2013 10:54 PM

    Jones are u gonna file lawsuit against them for copying ur idea with screen over the field. What a copycat Houston is.

    What’s next seats on the monitor

  15. milwaukeeguy says: May 21, 2013 10:56 PM

    Nice little ding there at the end, Mike. That was good.

  16. reed20fence says: May 21, 2013 11:01 PM

    I think it’s hilarious that people in Fort Worth look down on folks in Dallas as second class. People in Dallas look down on Houstonians as third class. And all of them look down on Austin as a socialist enclave.

    Frankly speaking, the rest of the country sees Texas as a Wild West themed amusement park, and it’s people encourage that view by acting like caricatures to support that idea.

  17. mazblast says: May 21, 2013 11:04 PM

    If there’s one thing Jerry knows about, it’s glitz and glitter at the expense of substance.

    And as for Dallas getting another Super Bowl soon, why don’t we ask those Steeler fans who flew down to Dallas, paid all that money, and then couldn’t watch the game live because of the incompetence of Mighty Dallas’ organization what they think?

  18. ilovefoolsball says: May 21, 2013 11:09 PM

    Can Jerry go to the game and sell some Victoria’s Secret?

  19. socialmediaisforgirls says: May 21, 2013 11:09 PM

    Ok so Jerry shows class and you guys hate on him?

  20. rjguerra says: May 21, 2013 11:11 PM

    Houston will be HOSTING a third Super Bowl but how many Super Bowls have their franchises BEEN to? After all, Dallas is stuck at 5.

  21. hoochbcs says: May 22, 2013 2:33 AM

    so that means it is pretty much a done deal that Minnesota gets SuperBowl 52 on the cold weather rotation plus new stadium?

    So if I’d have to guess

    52..Minnesota
    53..Miami
    54..Dallas
    55..New Orleans
    56..Seattle
    57..new Los Angeles stadium
    58..new Atlanta stadium
    59…Tampa or Jax after renovations
    60…newly renovated retractable roof Green Bay

  22. bluebongzilla says: May 22, 2013 2:59 AM

    The Cowboys have more Super Bowl trophies than the Texans have winning seasons.

  23. thompgk says: May 22, 2013 11:54 AM

    Three Super Bowls and Zero Lombardis

  24. 8to80texansblog says: May 22, 2013 12:24 PM

    ^^^
    Way to be a typical Dallas Fan…

    We’re going on 11 years of existence…. Dallas has what 40+ years on us….

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 22, 2013 1:33 PM

    Houston also has had a team leave their city before too. Oilers went to Nashville.

  26. skybox22blog says: May 22, 2013 2:03 PM

    5 rings and no cheating (Steelers, ninergirls, patsies)

  27. 8to80texansblog says: May 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    May 22, 2013 1:33 PM
    Houston also has had a team leave their city before too. Oilers went to Nashville.

    ============================

    So has Dallas…. Dallas Texans moved to KC and changed name to the Chiefs….

  28. txtuff says: May 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    sportsnut101 says:
    May 21, 2013 10:54 PM
    Jones are u gonna file lawsuit against them for copying ur idea with screen over the field. What a copycat Houston is.

    What’s next seats on the monitor

    —————————————————–

    You should try knowing what you are talking about before you open your mouth. The two new Texans screens are not over the field like in Dallas. They are replacing the screens that where already there at the two endzones. Get a clue!

  29. bullsonparade1977 says: May 22, 2013 10:04 PM

    Texans have been around for 11 seasons. In those 11 seasons they have more playoff wins then the cowboys.

  30. rohlo says: May 23, 2013 1:58 PM

    quote-
    bluebongzilla says:
    May 22, 2013 2:59 AM
    The Cowboys have more Super Bowl trophies than the Texans have winning seasons.

    well genius the texans have only been in the league for 11 years and are about to enter their 12th season coming up..in that 11 year period the texans have more playoff victories than the cowboys..now the cowboys have been in the league what 53 years and 5 superbowls.. you cant compare 53 years to 11 years..lets see where the texans are at after 53 years..the cowboys win their first superbowl in their 12th season in 1971-72 beating miami in superbowl vi.. so as of right now the texans are on the same pace as the cowboys were having not won a superbowl thru their first 11 seasons. you cant compare the texans history with the cowboys history.the texans didnt exist the first 42 years of cowboys football and the oilers history belongs to tennessee now so they are out of the equation . Of course the texans werent gonna win 5 superbowls in their first 11 seasons,but as the two have been in the league together for 11 years the texans have a better playoff record than them boys from south oklahoma err i mean dallas!

  31. haterville says: May 23, 2013 9:23 PM

    #americasteam

    #greatestgmalive

    #allthathatemustbejealousy

    #romoiselite

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