Boom Goes the Dynamite
If you spent your Sunday watching a handful of AFC games in the desperate hopes the Texans would be smiled upon by fate and make it into the playoffs, we've got the cure for what ails you.
Texas Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 2008, is not long for this world. The city of Irving and Kraft Foods are sponsoring the stadium's implosion (dubbed the "Cheddar Explosion," proof that there is nothing today that can't be branded) featuring a national essay contest to determine who gets to pull the trigger.
So go ahead, shift all those crushed hopes into bitter prose. Think of those five Cowboys Super Bowl rings while Houston fans have nary a one, of every time Dallas fans refer to them as "America's Team" or "God's team," of watching Emmitt Smith win Dancing with the Stars. Then put pen to paper. You won't win—the contest is actually for children, and we're betting they are looking for something along the lines of the historical signifiance of the stadium and special memories made there—but trust us, it'll feel good.