Alanis Morissette may have thought irony was 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife but that is only because the Dallas Cowboy’s new football arena hadn’t been built yet. This $1.2 billion, tax-payer funded, state-of-the-art stadium includes all the amenities. The crowning glory is a 160 x 90 ft HD video board that hangs right over center field.
The problem? Your average NFL kicker can punt a football right into that sucker, something that happened at least 6 times in the warm-up alone. Jerry Jones, the owner, isn’t worried though:
“If you look at how you punt the football, unless you’re trying to hit the scoreboard, you punt the ball to get downfield. You certainly want to get some hangtime, but you punt the ball to get downfield, and you sure don’t punt the ball down the middle. You punt it off to the side.”
“How high is high if somebody just wants to sit there and kick straight up?”
I don’t play football. Heck I’m not even going to pretend I watch it. (I used to mortify my husband when we attended college football games by bringing a book. What? Have you seen how many time outs they have in that game??) But this amuses me so much I just might start now.
I love me a good sports irony.
Anyone else have a good ironic sports moment to share?