Sunday, August 23, 2009

Not Everything Needs to be Bigger in Texas!

I actually admit that I was quite impressed with The Dallas Cowboys new stadium in Arlington, Texas while watching a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Fox Sports the other night.

The stadium is huge. I mean really, really big. Something that you would expect from a big State and an owner with a huge ego.
The stadium has something for everyone including the corporate fan, casual fans, and fans that just want to be at the stadium and be a part of it.

There is one flaw. One HUGE, BIG, MASSIVE FLAW!

Hanging from the roof which looks slightly familiar from the old stadium is a HD Scoreboard measuring 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall! It's really big, huge!
In fact it's too huge, too distracting, and it's becoming part the game itself as described in this article from Engadget.

If you are spending huge money(and you will be to go there unless you go to the "party" deck on each end zone) to go to a game, you want to be able to watch the game and not be distracted by a huge television. I have a HD TV at home and that was a one time cost(that my girlfriend paid for) that is spread out over a number of years over thousands of ball games, rather than spending a ton of money for tickets, parking, food and having to sit with Cowboys fans to basically watch HD TV for one game. I know there is a game on the field, but you can't help but watch the screen, even on TV!

I know they won't take it down, there is talk they may raise it. But the point is once again. Bigger is not always better and should not overtake the action on the field. Other than that the stadium looks great, I wish the Cowboys well in their new home(not really), I just wish they would wear their Blue uniforms at home like 90% of NFL teams do!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Radioaffliction Classics with The Bummin Cousins: Delightfully Weird Streaming!

The Bummin Cousins Peter A. Clay and Jim Reid are back with a wonderful podcast about the things found in Thrift Stores and Flea Markets. Cl...