Only in Dallas would we celebrate disaster! A luncheon was held today to bid farewell to Texas Stadium that will be imploded on Sunday. Imploded is a very intellectual way of saying, “We’re gonna blow it up!”
It was not a huge gathering (maybe 200-250), but if you’re a Dallas Cowboys expert, you were in slap happy paradise just hanging with the likes of Cliff Harris, Rayfield Wright, Walt Garrison, Alicia Landry (pictured), etc.
The event benefited Irving Cares and they did that by auctioning off photos autographed by the attending Cowboys and a couple of stadium seats.
Ooh, awkward moments:
- Introduction the celebrities and traffic jam at the door.
- Introduction of Alicia Landry and no Alicia. WFAA’s George Riba had hijacked her for an interview.
- Introduction of local radio legend Ron Chapman, who was asked to stand. As he stood, Alicia entered the room on the arm of her son Tom Landry Jr. Everyone stood.
Rayfield Wright‘s (pictured) telling about his feelings when he had to have his 17-year old German Shepherd put down. It really hurt Rayfield and everyone felt his pain. He then said it was time to put Texas Stadium down.
On the other hand, Chad Henning (pictured) brought the house down with his tale of his being one piece of clothing from buck-naked status when he was surprised in the locker room by the Prince of Saudi Arabia with his old bud Nelson Mandela. They asked for a photo with the Chad. Wouldn’t you love to see that one!