Quote of the Day
"One of the most impressive places I've ever seen.
It really is."
-- NBC's Matt Lauer, on the Cowboys' locker room at the new $1.2B Cowboys Stadium ("Today," NBC, 9/18).
Cowboys Stadium Opens To The World Sunday
In case there is a sports fan who hasn’t heard, the Cowboys’ new $1.2B stadium will finally host its first regular-season NFL game on Sunday. The team is a recipient of a two-hour infomercial on the eve of the game, as NBC’s “Today” originates a large portion of Friday’s show from the facility dubbed "JerryWorld." While the show includes an on-field interview with Jerry Jones, other segments lead to responses in the Twittersphere such as "Today" being "incorrect in its belief that only news in the world involves Cowboys Stadium.” Meanwhile, as the finishing touches are being put on the facility, N.Y. TIMES architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff writes the venue appears “straight out of Eisenhower’s America, with its embrace of car culture and a grandiose, bigger-is-better mentality."
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