My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

I never claimed to be a great writer. Even a worse photographer.

Nonetheless, armed with an iPhone and a life's worth of memories, I'd be honored if you'd allow me to take you on a tour of Texas Stadium's final night.

Follow me. Right this way.

Here it is. The house that Tex Schramm built and Tom Landry turned into an icon. 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Everybody is nostalgic. Even, um, Santa Cowboy and his elves?

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Let's go in for one last spin around the joint, shall we?

The most famous tunnel in sports.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Check out the walls. Every Super Bowl championship logo. Inspirational, no?

VI.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

XII.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

XXVII.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium
My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

XXX.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Five "World Championships", in case you're counting.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Out of the tunnel ...

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Into arguably - Yankee Stadium? Wrigley Field? Wembley Stadium? The Parthenon? - the most famous sports theater in the world.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

I'll miss this view.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

And this one.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

You-know-who's favorite peep hole.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Let's take a lap. Through the end zone.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Shoot, it's the last game, right? How about into the end zone?

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Stars on the wall.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Stars (Deion) on the field.

Bigger stars (Staubach) on the field. 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Stars (Emmitt) on the NFL Netwook stage.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Even some Cowboys you haven't thought about in a long while. 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

If only this bench could talk, oh the Cowboys' tales it could tell.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Hey look, there's Jerry.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

 The Ring of Honor. Remember those three guys?

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Or him? 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

No Ring of Honor is complete without The Man in the Funny Hat.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Boooooooo!

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

The Stadium Club. Where Roman royalty sit in their pristine, protected environment and demand to be entertained by spartan gladiators.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Gotta head up and actually do some work. Toward the tunnel.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Butt, you know I have to check out the cheerleaders first. Yeah, it's cold. Still, thumbs down on jackets. 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Up the tunnel.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Past the Cowboys' locker room. Through that door has walked Landry. Jimmy, Staubach, Dorsett, Too Tall, Irvin, Lilly ...

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Up to the press box ...

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Into my seat ...

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

National Anthem ... player intros ... balloons ... and ... action!

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Somehow, these Cowboys lost this game.

Dead Man Talking?

For the last, harsh time, a fallen star. 

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Ouch. Texas Stadium's tombstone.

My Photographic Farewell to Texas Stadium

Next stop, Arlington. - Richie Whitt


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