In 65 days there will be football at Cowboys Stadium. And it will be before a sold-out crowd.
NFL lockout be damned, LSU and Oregon will play in the Cowboys Classic Sept. 3. With 80,000 tickets already sold, standing-room only seats could go on sale as early as next week.
Without the NFL, the 2011 college football season would take on even more meaning.
Fantasy college football?
Marquee games moved to Sundays?
Some dork's blog commencing weekly college football quarterback rankings?
Seems like LSU was just in Arlington for the 2011 Cotton Bowl, but the Tigers' faithful have bought their allotment of 37,000 tickets while the Ducks gobbled up their 15,000.
Last year's TCU-Oregon State game drew only 46,138. Either LSU-Oregon is a far more attractive matchup, or else we're already making alternative football plans for the upcoming season.
On Sept. 3 ESPN's College GameDay will be in Arlington to kick off the season. This weekend at Jerry Jones' house?
Would you believe women's bowling?