I know what you’re all thinking: “But Dan and fellow BSB correspondent Benjamin, how can you possibly choose to go to Cowboy Country and deal with those insufferable Cowboy fans and breathe the same air as Tony Romo?” Don’t worry BSB readers, we weren’t there for the western shootout style game between the Cowgirls and the Broncos. No sir, we were there for an entirely different matchup: the Shamrock Series, aka Notre Dame vs. Arizona State.
Every year, the Notre Dame Football team participates in something known as the Shamrock Series. Since Notre Dame’s alumni are pretty spread out across the country, it provides them a chance to see their beloved Fighting Irish. It’s held in a different arena every year and the series happened to be held in Arlington this year. One of my buddies happened to graduate from Notre Dame last May and asked fellow BSB correspondent Benjamin and I to go with him and take a 24 hour trip to the Big D
After finally landing in Dallas at 3:30 central standard time, we checked into our hotel and then immediately took a cab to the stadium. We have heard how enormous the stadium was from people talking about it on ESPN, but when we finally saw it in person, Cowboy Stadium was ENORMOUS. The stadium was beautiful on the outside and when you first enter the arena, the first thing you notice is the crowd and that gigantic video board. Our seats were in the lower section and we were still able to see way more detail of the game by watching the video board than the field itself. If you completely ignore the fact that the Cowgirls play there, I would say it was one of the nicest stadiums I have ever been to. Jerry Jones did one thing right in the last 15 years and that was building this structure.
After the game, we took to the bar scene on McKinney Avenue and enjoyed a night out on the town. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience and I would go back again in the future. It was a great city, but it still doesn’t compare to our nest we call Philadelphia.
By: Dan Goggin
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