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Monday, August 21, 2006

A bigger deal

It's evident very quickly upon arriving at the State Fairgrounds that this is something beyond what we've had at Independence Stadium any time recently.
Although I was living in Texas at the time, I suspect the stadium hasn't seen anything like this other than the LSU-Notre Dame game in the Independence Bowl.
The crowd blanketing the fairgrounds more than two hours before kickoff was already bigger than we usually see even as most Independence Bowls are kicking off. Tents and booths everywhere featured food, music and more spirit and levity than we ever see.
The crowd may not be the largest ever at the facility, but I suspect it will be densely packed into the stands, quite vocal and near the record.
As far as the number of people watching the game, it is the Monday night game on ESPN, and the Cowboys always draw big numbers. Can anyone imagine any other event in this stadium that will have been seen in person and over the airwaves by more people?


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