Let’s call a spade a spade. Setting weather troubles aside, Super Bowl XLV organizers said it was theÂ big game at Cowboys StadiumÂ that would “carry the day” for North Texas and its attractiveness for future Super Bowls. We know now that–thanks toÂ logistical disorganization,Â plus the famousÂ seating fiasco, among other things–the stadiumÂ did not “carry the day” in the end.
What’s more, it appears that the seat flap can be tracedÂ directly to Jerry’s vow to break the game’s all-time attendance record. You read about his quest firstÂ on FrontBurnerÂ back in early January;Â the New York Times, with help from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has the smoking-gunÂ reporting on the debacle here.
I appreciate the owner’s wanting to be the biggest and baddest and best at whatever he does, but the Times says Jerry’s saddled now withÂ anotherÂ “superlative” heÂ surely didn’t want:Â colossal failure.