The Super Bowl went badly for Dallas. Now why was that again?

Super Bowled Over: The day after the Super Bowl, half the coverage in The New York Times was about the wibble-wobble section in the stadium. Not good.

More than 1,200 through-the-nose-paying ticket-holders were denied access to their seats because of fears that the temporary seating section where they had tickets might be unsafe.

NFL officials suggested at first that it had to do with proper escape routes in case of an unspecified catastrophe. But on the Monday after the game, the NFL was telling the Times the unsafe issue had more to do with an absence of "railings, of tightening risers, steps, things of that nature."

Yeah, steps. You just pretty much have to have steps. Some of your younger fans might be able to jump a fair distance, but what if you get a geezer up there? Then you're looking at a body toss.

Please allow Buzz to explain what's really wrong with this whole picture. Buzz, you should know, has been around the track a couple times in the newspaper business.

Buzz knows one thing: You never want to allow a good sports story to be intruded upon by reality. There's a reason why people at newspapers refer to the sports staff as "the toy department."

Sports stories, to be any good, need to take place entirely in the realm of fun and fantasy, where sports fans want to be. Do you think people would pay $3,000 a ticket to hear a lecture about railings and tightening risers?

You don't want real stuff happening. No ice crashing off the stadium roof smashing people's shoulder bones. Likewise, no people freezing their socks off waiting for trains that are never going to arrive; no icy streets or bus drivers who don't know how to drive a bus in the snow; no striking cab drivers.

In any good sports story, you do not want to have to talk about sports fans being denied access to the sporting event because some Nervous Nelly was afraid their seats might collapse and kill them all. You really do not want to talk about or even mention real actual death.

Buzz knows that Jerry Jones knows all this. He is one of the world's smartest and most successful sports promoters. He would do anything to have kept all this bad reality out of the biggest sports story of his life. Buzz can think of only one reason why Mr. Jones suffered this fate, and for that Buzz must harken back to a brief stint when we were employed in the religion section.

 
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Westernman952
Westernman952

According to the media hype There was supposed to be hundreds of thousands of under age child sex slaves kidnapped and forced to have sex with super bowl fans. At the Dallas Super Bowl 2011. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THEM????????????

Well, as I predicted it was all a big lie told by various anti-prostitution groups and the Dallas Women’s Foundation which is a anti-prostitution group that lies in order to get grant money from the government and charities to pay their high salaries. As proved in the link below:

Top FBI agent in Dallas (Robert Casey Jr.) sees no evidence of expected spike in child sex trafficking:

“Among those preparations was an initiative to prevent an expected rise in sex trafficking and child prostitution surrounding the Super Bowl. But Robert Casey Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas office, said he saw no evidence that the increase would happen, nor that it did.“In my opinion, the Super Bowl does not create a spike in those crimes,” he said. “The discussion gets very vague and general. People mixed up child prostitution with the term human trafficking, which are different things, and then there is just plain old prostitution.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/spor...

This myth of thousands or millions of underage sex slaves tries to make every sports fan a sex criminal. No matter what the sport is, or in what country it is in.

Brian McCarthy isn't happy. He's a spokesman for the NFL. Every year he's forced to hear why his customers are adulterers and child molesters. Brian McCarthy says the sport/super bowl sex slave story is a urban legend, with no truth at all.

I do not like the idea of people getting the wrong information and believing lies, no matter what the topic is. The Sex trafficking, slavery issue is one of the biggest lies being told today. It is amazing to me how people will believe such lies so easily. The media is to blame for this. I wonder why they feel such a need to report wrong stats, numbers and information about this topic without doing proper research.

While this may happen in very rare limited situations, the media will say that millions of people are sex slaves without doing any real research on the topic. Only taking the word of special interest anti-prostitution groups which need to generate money in the form of huge government grants from taxpayers, and charities. These "non profit" group's employees make huge salaries, therefore they need to lobby the government, and inflate and invent victims in order to get more money into their organizations. If you look into how many real kidnapped forced against their will sex slaves there are, and not just take the anti-prostitution groups word for it. You will be very surprised. Where are all the forced sex slaves? I would like to meet the millions of slaves and see for myself if they were kidnapped and forced against their will.

These groups lobby the government in a big way, getting Politicians to truly believe their lies.

This is an attempt to over inflate an issue in order to get more government money to these organizations. As a tax payer, voter, and resident I don’t want the government to mislead me.

I would like to see a news organization do a full report on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves. The articles about the super bowl sex slaves, has been proved wrong many times, but news organizations still report about it, as if it were fact.

Sex Trafficking in Sports Events links:

http://www.dallasobserver.com/...

http://sextraffickingtruths.bl...

http://bebopper76.wordpress.co...

== World Cup 2006 ==Politicians, religious and aid groups, still repeat the media story that 40,000 prostitutes were trafficked into Germany for the 2006 world cup – long after leaked police documents revealed there was no truth at all in the tale. A baseless claim of 25,000 trafficking victims is still being quoted, recently, for example, by the Salvation Army in written evidence to the home affairs select committee, in which they added: "Other studies done by media have suggested much higher numbers.” Which has been proven by the German police to be completely false. Yet people still talk about these false numbers as if it were fact.==World Cup 2010 ==Again using the made up number of 40,000 prostitutes trafficked:The behavior of fans in South Africa has run contrary to what was predicted prior to the start of the tournament after David Bayever told World Cup organizers in March it was feared that up to 40,000 extra prostitutes could converge in the host nation to meet the expected demand. Bayever, deputy chairperson of South Africa's Central Drug Authority (CDA) that advises on drug abuse but also works with prostitutes, warned: "Forty-thousand new prostitutes. As if we do not have enough people of our own, we have to import them to ensure our visitors are entertained."But the tournament in 2010, if anything, has seen the modern-day soccer fan attracted to art galleries and museums over brothels.A trend that has seen a drop in revenue across the board for the prostitution industry, which is illegal in South Africa. "Zobwa," the chairperson of Sisonke -- an action group representing around 70 street prostitutes in Johannesburg -- said business had been down over the last month. "The World Cup has been devastating. We thought it was going to be a cash cow but it's chased a lot of the business away. It's been the worst month in my company's history," the owner and founder of one of Johannesburg's most exclusive escort companies told CNN.

In recent years, every time there has been a major international sporting event, a group of government officials, campaigning feminists, pliant journalists and NGOs have claimed that the movement of thousands of men to strange foreign countries where there will be lots of alcohol and horniness will result in the enslavement of women for the purposes of sexual pleasure. Obviously. And every time they have simply doubled the made-up scare figures from the last international sporting event, to make it look like this problem of sport/sex/slavery gets worse year on year. Yet each year it is proved false.This myth tries to make every sports fan a sex criminal. No matter what the sport is, or in what country it is in. These anti-prostitution groups need to in invent a victim that does not exist in order to get press attention.The Sex Trafficking/Slavery idea is used to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims. Everything I heard about this problem was Americans complaining about it, but I never heard from the so-called victims themselves complaining about it. Why is that? Many of the self appointed experts complaining about this have never even met or seen a real forced against their will kidnapped victim.

Dbear97483
Dbear97483

Sorry, but this stadium is in Arlington. Place the blame on Arlington and not Dallas or Fort Worth. Great Planning by Jerry Jones and the rest of the Super Bowl committee.

justathought
justathought

Since Dallas wants to separate itself from the super bowl clearly stating it is in Arlington, lets start calling it the Arlington Cowboys. The stadium is in a great location, surround by Six Flags and the Texas Rangers . One event dose not define a team a stadium or a city. Let move on please like we have moved on from the Cowboys horrible season and look to the future, and yes life dose go on after the Super Bowl.

justmyopinion
justmyopinion

Cowboys Stadium is about 30 miles from Dallas, yet Jerry uses the word Dallas all the time without paying royalties.

Jerryc8216
Jerryc8216

now that things went bad they want to call it dallas now but it is not in dallas it is in ARLINGTON...

Jerryc8216
Jerryc8216

it went badly for arlington not dallas

Local
Local

The Super Bowl was held in another county. So what does this have to do with Dallas, whose citizens chose not to pay for Jerry's World?

Thelawfrim
Thelawfrim

Because Jerry Jones got greeeeeeeeeeettttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go

anonymous
anonymous

Jerry Jones sux monkey dix and I quit following The Cowboys becasue of his ethics,arrogance and stupidity. One man can make you dislike a whole team. sad really...so fu Jerry!

gary
gary

i say sue them for all they got this is a real money maker to those thst look between the fences tickets numers sections seat numbers realy its a WIN WIN should i spend 10 k leaving town to watch my favorite team hotel expeses air fare cabs rental cars class action big time its a big settlement retirement is great count on it its in your pocket in a year

Cycle1401
Cycle1401

The part that most people seem not to know or choose to ignore is that when the NFL grants the Super Bowl to a stadium they take over the stadium. They choose the food that will be sold in concessions, they choose how seating will be handled and if additional seating will be added, they take over the whole show. Jerry does know how to put on a good show and probably would have avoided a lot of the problems the bruised his image, the stadiums and the city. The security guards who didn't know where to send people were hired by the NFL, not Jerry Jones. It's okay to hype the story but the facts do make a difference. The NFL flubbed and will be more than willing to watch Jerry take the punches. Weather issues couldn't be helped and what a bunch of whining, complaining weinies to go on and on about the weather. You would sit in an open stadium and endure a blizzard for the cause. All you had to do was get to Cowboys Stadium and settle in and enjoy the warm air.

Cegonzalez1378
Cegonzalez1378

Switzer won with jimmys team! Anyone would have won with that team . Thats why u have not heard of switzer since then. Y

Firemanpetey
Firemanpetey

jerry jones said in an interview recently that he made a deal with God (they are on even terms in Jerry's mind) that if he could win that 3rd super bowl (the first without jimmy after mouthing off that 500 other coaches were good enough) he's never ask for anything else....God is just keeping his part of the bargain

Crystalpiercermt
Crystalpiercermt

Thank GOD the people are gone from here! Too many people usually means trouble for the world!! Less people the better!!!

Fiffi
Fiffi

Karma!And sadly [pathetically] both eyes have been blackened [overt reference/cliché re: sukkie 1/2 time show]. This CRAPOLA re: M. Vick/Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and key to the city—I'm feeling somewhat certain that there is a cruise ship sized boatload of people that do not intend on ever returning here—especially for another Super Bowl. Hell, I don't even want to be here @ this moment.Re: ArlingtonSemantics!

Roadwarrior2011
Roadwarrior2011

One more time..THE SUPER BOWL WAS NOT IN DALLAS-----IT WAS IN ARLINGTON !!

Arcangels1992
Arcangels1992

He did win that 3rd Super Bowl without Jimmy. It was with Barry Switzer in 1995. What rock have you been hiding under?

ser
ser

Yep, Arlington wanted the credit. Well, your right it was in Arlington not Dallas

GUEST! 1
GUEST! 1

maybe justathought needs a does of reality.

schrödinger
schrödinger

Yup, it was in Arlington. Definitely in Arlington, where there was not even a token transit system to offer any hope of a backup for the striking cabbies and maybe only one decent hotel (read that: one that doesn't cater to the crackheads and the hoors) within walking distance of the stadium-- assuming that the person walking is reasonably motivated and in some sort of physical shape rather than a 400 pound land whale.

 
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