Dallas Cowboys

Last Rites: The Implosion of Texas Stadium

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While you’re nestled under the covers on Sunday morning, sleeping off a long Saturday night, one of the NFL’s great stadiums will become a pile of rubble.

This Sunday marks the implosion of Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.

Texas Stadium served as one of the landmark NFL stadiums from 1971 to 2008. It hosted numerous events  including high school football championship games, pro wrestling (see Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich), and of course, the Cowboys.

The somewhat dumpy orifice served as the backdrop for the Cowboys becoming one of the most important franchises in sports. Its fancy hole in the roof and even fancier Cowboys cheerleaders often made Texas Stadium a destination spot during the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Dallas won five NFC title games there en route to winning three Super Bowls while a tenant of Texas Stadium.

My only hope on Sunday morning is that a trio of Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Cowboys hater extraordinaire Buddy Ryan help with the implosion process. It’s only fair.

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