Twiddling - or I should say Tweeddling - my thumbs until the 6 p.m. release of the NFL schedule and the unveiling of the Dallas Cowboys' path to 9-7, I stumbled upon a couple of things.
1. This year's NFL Draft is extraordinarily weak. (More on that later.)
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2. The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee is surprisingly hip. (More on that now, after the jump.)
SBXLV - set for February 6, 2011 in Arlington's Jonestown Coliseum - is the NFL's first ultimate game to wander into the world of social networking. Not only does North Texas' Host Committee have a website (
Though I can't envision HC chair Roger Staubach requesting friends and sending out tweets, so far SBXLV has 27 Twitter followers and 220 FB friends.
By the way, SBXLV kickoff - according to my fancy schmancy countdown clock - is in exactly 662 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes and 30 ... 29 ... 28 ... 27 ... seconds.