Well, Somebody Clearly Needed 25,000 Texas Stadium Seats. And Two Big Ol' Video Screens.
Christopher Moore, the prof quoted in today's paper about the physics of punting as it relates, to, oh, I dunno, low-hanging video screens in overwrought football domes, offers plenty more info on his blog concerning hang time and kicking angles; rrrrrrriveting stuff. But, for a moment, back to the Dallas Cowboys' former home. A couple of weeks back we mentioned that the city of Irving was auctioning off Texas Stadium leftovers -- including 25,000 seats that were, on August 12, still available for $1,050. Well, the auction closed Friday, and those seats ended up going for ... $40,150. (Oh, and speaking of crappy expensive seats provided by Jerry Jones, you have seen this, right? Well, now you have.)
In fact, Irving cleaned up on the second go-round of this monster garage sale. By my math, which is both piss and poor, the auction cleared $148,055 -- with most of that coming from the sale of the seats and the Pepsi and Dr Pepper video screens, both of which went for more than $20,000 a piece. Meet the new stadium, same as the old stadium.
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