Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football.
Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football.
Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football.

Cotton Bowl to Jerry Jones: Take, Um, That?

Seems every week we’re learning what $1.1 billion (with a B) will buy. A Super Bowl here. An NBA All-Star Game there. Throw in some classic college football rivalries and a Big 12 Conference Championship Game.

But today we’re getting a peak – courtesy of our ol’ Cotton Bowl – at what $50 million (with an M) will get you.

Can’t believe there’s not a breaking press conference on ESPN, because news comes bolting out of Ada, Oklahoma this afternoon that on Oct. 18 the venerable Dallas stadium will host … wait for it … wait …

East Central State (Okla.) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce!

Because nothing justifies slapping $50 million worth of lipstick on a pig like Division II football, huh?

Cotton Bowl and State Fair officials are still working on a future Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game, but for 2008 we can lick our chops in anticipation of Texas-OU on Oct. 11, sandwiched between ECS-A&M-Commerce and the annual Grambling-Prairie View classic on Oct. 4.

That sound you here is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Laughing.

UPDATE: Dallas' Only Daily chimes in a day late with, um, nothing really. -- Richie Whitt

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