Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There wasn’t much on television last night, but I caught part one of the NFL Network ‘The Timeline’ which focused on the San Francisco and Dallas rivalry.
It had two narrators, Jeremy Renner and Sam Elliott. Renner voiced all the San Francisco parts and Elliott did the ones for Dallas, as if they were having a conversation with each other but with some banter thrown in.
I never really thought how both cities boomed in pop-culture and in business when their teams were at the top of their games in each decade (Seventies for the Cowboys, Eighties for the Niners), and how downtrodden each city was when their teams were performing poor in those decades (Seventies for the Niners, Eighties for the Cowboys).
Eddie Debartolo stated after he bought the 49’ers he was trying to model them like the Cowboys.
Grant Hill stated that Roger Staubach was responsible for naming him.
Landry chose Doug Cosby in the draft over Joe Montana.
I never knew that after “The Catch”, Montana went up to Too Tall Jones and talked smack. At the time, Staubach was on the opposite ten-yard line as a CBS correspondent.
Jerry Rice said he grew up a Cowboys fan and always wanted to play for the team, especially for Tom Landry.
There was an old Bill O’Reilly clip of when he was a local reporter and stated that at one home game, the Cowboys had 20,000 empty seats at the stadium.
I never put together that Bill Walsh and Tom Landry both coached their last NFL season at the same time. Debartolo stated he talked to Jimmy Johnson about taking over for Walsh.
You get to see the inside of Jerry Jones’ house where he talks about his Norman Rockwell painting, The Toss.
Part 2 airs on Saturday.
I found out yesterday I haven’t used enough of my earned vacation time for the year. We are allowed to rollover 40 hours from one year to another, but even with my already scheduled vacation time for the end of the year, I’ve got 60 hours to burn.
If I read this Wired article correctly, the Omni in Fort Worth is going to show the new Star Wars movie in the IMAX domed theater, and I think their website confirms it, as I believe their only theater is the domed one. That might just be a pretty cool experience.