In: Other Topics

Submitted By Laceup
Words 842
Pages 4
The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They are based in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. The team currently plays their home games at Texas Stadium in Irving, but they are scheduled to move to a new stadium in nearby Arlington in 2009.[1] The Cowboys joined the NFL as a 1960 expansion team.[2] The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive games in front of sold out stadiums. The Cowboys' streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games began in 1990, and included 79 straight sellouts at their home, Texas Stadium, and 81 straight sell-outs on the road.[3]

An article on Forbes Magazine's website, published September 13, 2007, lists the Cowboys as the most valuable sports team in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $1.5 billion, ahead of the Washington Redskins ($1.467 billion) and the New England

Clint Murchison, Jr. and Bedford Wynne were awarded a National Football League (NFL) expansion franchise on January 28, 1960, located in Dallas, TX. At the annual meeting, they purchased the team for $600,000 (Bohls 1). They were given the status of a “swing team” meaning that they would play every other team in the league their first season of play. They were displaced in the Western Division Standings. Murchison’s and Wynne’s next moved was to high their front office personnel which were: Tex Schramm (General Manager), Gil Brandt (Director of Player Personnel), and Tom Landry as Head Coach. In the beginning there were called the Dallas Steers, then after a couple of weeks the name was changed and there were called the Dallas Rangers. That name was short-lived as well, as it conflicted with a baseball team that was in the city. Then they finally decided to name the team the…...

Similar Documents


...In the Redskins stadium 40% are Dallas cowboy’s fans in 6 tries the camera shows fans. What is the probability that a Dallas fan will be seen on television? n=6 p=.40 q=.60 My variables are 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 P(x) = nCx(p ^x)*(q^ n-x) nCx=[( n! / (n-x)! ) / x! ] = 6! / (6-1)! *1! = 720/120 = 6 p ^ x = .40 ^ 1=.40 q ^ n – x = .60 ^ 6 – 1 = .60 ^ 5 = .07776 6 * .40* .0776 = .186 chance of one of the fans being a Dallas cowboy fan. Oh Yeah… | Example: Toss a coin for 12 times. What is the probability of getting exactly 7 heads. Step 1: Here, Number of trials n = 12 Number of success r = 7 (since we define getting a head as success) Probability of success on any single trial p = 0.5 Step 2: To Calculate nCr formula is used. nCr = ( n! / (n-r)! ) / r! = ( 12! / (12-7)! ) / 7! = ( 12! / 5! ) / 7! = ( 479001600 / 120 ) / 5040 = ( 3991680 / 5040 ) = 792 Step 3: Find pr. pr = 0.57 = 0.0078125 Step 4: To Find (1-p)n-r Calculate 1-p and n-r. 1-p = 1-0.5 = 0.5 n-r = 12-7 = 5 Step 5: Find (1-p)n-r. = 0.55 = 0.03125 Step 6: Solve P(X = r) = nCr p r (1-p)n-r = 792 × 0.0078125 × 0.03125 = 0.193359375 The probability of getting exactly 7 heads is 0.19 I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is right and correct. Respond...

Words: 260 - Pages: 2

Resort Management

.... Occupying a land area of 5 acres, the Cowboy Town features a wide variety of outlets where entertainment is the name of the game such as restaurants, disco, beer garden, shopping village, pub, game centre, bowling alley, children theme park and funfair. The good old western feeling will come alive the moment you step into Cowboy Town when you come face to face with its rustic buildings, antiques, cowboys and cowgirls, country songs and stunt shows. Microlight flying is an exciting adventure sport that provides people of all walks of life the opportunity to glide across the skies and feel the exhilaration of being as free as a bird. What’s more, if you have dreams of becoming a pilot, our flying school is more than ready to help you take that first step in achieving your goal. Theme Parks The 150-acre A’Famosa Animal World Safari, as its name implies, is an amazing wildlife safari that is home to more than 100 finest species of the animal kingdom. Each species is strategically located to one another for the added convenience of the visitors. The Animal World Safari’s many attractions include the Walk-thru Area, Chicken Farm, Monkey Island and a truck drive through the Safari itself for visitors to explore and learn more about their amazing world and habitats. In addition, a journey to the Animal World Safari would not be complete without watching its Elephant Show, Bird Show, Multi-Animal Show and the highly......

Words: 1040 - Pages: 5

Dallas Cowboy Stadium Analysis

...Amongst the numerous professional sport leagues in America, a nation driven by sports, the NFL is the most profitable and revenue generating industry. The NFL is an intricate industry made up of a multitude of revenue driving facets of business the franchises within the leave so prosperous. From actual ticket sales and personal seat licensing, to numerous types of media coverage, to sports apparel, to performance effects, to even beverage endorsements, the valuation of a professional sports team is not a simple task. In 2010, the 32 teams in the NFL generated over $8 billion dollars in revenue and were valued at a collective $33 billion. Those staggering numbers are generated through a multitude of different econometric analysis and different approaches to valuing the net worth of a team. Cost-asset based approach, income approach, and market/sales comparisons are a few ways that analysts and investors can value a team. For purpose of specificity, I plan to focus on the novelty effects of the Dallas Cowboys new Cowboys Stadium on revenues and the overall value of their organization. (Dallas Cowboys are privately owned, thus public financial information is not available so other resources were used) Does a new stadium have a positive effect of an NFL team? Well, that question kind of seems vague and challenging to answer. Inevitably it would seem that players would want to play harder in a newer facility, thus improving the performance of their game, in turn spurring...

Words: 2017 - Pages: 9

The Attention Grabbers of Midnight Cowboy

...Karlee Folk ENGL-126 - 002W - Film & Literature June 7th 2012 The opening scene of midnight cowboy does an extremely good job of out lining what the story of the film will be about. With the use of different visual effects of the shots throughout the movie they display the main focus points that will be important during this movie. The movie gives the viewers the main key elements of the movie in the first couple scenes. For example, the main characters name repeated “where’s that Joe Buck.” Or the emphasis on the “cowboy” features in his outfit from head to toe. Finally the almost arrogant or cocky like attitude given through his singing to himself through the mirror. These main points are not only obvious but the lighting and visual distance from the camera highlight’s these key points even more. With the key point given to the viewers the plot is able to be narrowed in by the end of the opening scene. With this done there is no hidden agenda that the director is trying to have and the viewers are never left out of what this film will be about. They are able to outline the plot an follow the plot while watching this movie. One of the main features this movie uses to its advantage is a close up. This is where the shot is close up to a person or an object (Petrie, G-2). Midnight cowboy uses this most while emphasizing on the cowboy features that Joe Buck was wearing. A close up was done as he carefully placed the black hat with a gold band on his head. Another...

Words: 857 - Pages: 4

Background of a'Famosa

...Named after the famous 16th century Portuguese fortifications of Melaka, A’Famosa Resort is surrounded by rolling hills and lush countryside and is rated one of the region’s foremost leisure and holiday destinations. Visible from the North-South Highway, A’Famosa Resort is a short distance away from the historical town of Melaka. It is just a mere an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and one and half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. The resort is a one-stop venue for business and pleasure, it boasts an international championship golf course, designed by renowned Australia golf course architect Ross C. Watson, the Water World Theme Park, Animal World Safari, Cowboy Town, Resort Hotel, Condotel and Villas. The Resort, founded in the year 1992 had come a very long way into making the place as a venue for everyone. The vision is to build a hidden paradise to avoid the busy sounds of the city. Construction of the Resort began with a massive land fills and grass planting for the Golf Course. In the same time, villas and properties begin its development phase by phase. The first theme park ever constructed on the land was Water World. Completed its construction in the year 1996, A’Famosa Resort had opened its gates to millions of visitor to the resort ever since. The next attraction completed in the year of 2001 which was the Animal World Safari. The Safari was one of its kind back then where the concept of animals roaming freely and talented animals...

Words: 347 - Pages: 2

Design Yourself Cowboy Boots

...“Design Yourself” Cowboy Boots Entering the European Union Market Despite the recession, a growing number of European Union consumers turn away from cheap shoes. They prefer quality footwear that is fashionable, lasts longer and fits well within their personal style. According to the survey, best opportunities for exporters are in niches such as casual footwear made of reycled material, ethical footwear, flip-flops, clogs or in comfortable evening footwear of a good design. The EU is the largest market for footwear, being ahead of the USA, representing one third of the global market value. In most EU countries, footwear increasingly has become a statement among (working) women. A good design, fashion and more walking comfort were driving the market. Casual footwear is the largest category within the footwear sector, which has continued to grow in the past few years. The trend of ‘dressing down’ in offices further stimulates the shift from formal footwear to casual footwear. This is taking place in many of the EU countries and gradually in some of the the Eastern EU countries. The increased sales of boots has also driven the casual footwear market. Casual footwear is highly represented in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain. In order to compete on a global level and share some of their costs, smaller producers have been joining with colleagues, designers and trade associations...

Words: 1229 - Pages: 5

What Is a Rodeo

...What is a rodeo ? A rodeo is perhaps the most genuinely American of all sports. The word « rodeo » is a Spanish one meaning « gathering place or market place for cattle ». A rodeo itself is a competitive contest based loosely on traditional cowboy skills of riding and roping. It consits of six major events : (1) Riding an unbroken range of horse ( bucking bronco) in a saddle ; (2) Riding a bicking bronco without a saddle ( bareback) ; (3) Riding a bull ; (4) Roping a calf ; (5) Wrestling a steer to the ground (bulldogging) ; (6) Racing horses around barrels (with women riders). The first rodeo took place following a cattle roudup in the 1880’s. From that informal cowboy pastime, a colourful spectacle has evolved that contains many familiar American elements – the exciting action of bucking horses and bulls, the explosive masculine environment, the hot dog stands, beer barrels, boots, jeans, and cowboy hats. Today, most rodeos are staged in a large, flat arena that is fenced off to protect the viewing public. Grandstands are erected on two sides of the arena ; on the other sides are pens to hold the horses, steers, calves, and bulls. Nearby are narrow chutes from which animals are released into the arena. On a platform, a loud speaker system is set up for the announcer, who introduces the riders and comments on the events as they happen. Near the arena are refreshment stands where people gather to buy food and drink. Portable...

Words: 527 - Pages: 3

Birth of a Nation

...Racism has been around since the beginning of time. Basically if you had a skin tone darker than the shade of white, you were inferior. Times have now changed, but there are remnants of this subject everywhere, even in film. The movie Birth of a Nation is considered one of the greatest films of all time, even with these themes. AMC’s Filmsite even has it listed within the 100 Greatest Films of All Time. Another movie with the some of the same themes is Blazing Saddles. Blazing Saddles does not have the same stature as Birth of a Nation, but it does deserve to be higher in the canon. I do believe that Blazing Saddles does not have the same stature because it is a comedy with crude humor and because it has a black sheriff as the protagonist. The D. W. Griffith film was considered controversial and is still considered controversial to this day. Basically it paints the story of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Of course the KKK members were the heroes of the story and saved everyone from harm. The film uses white actors painted in black face to portray freed slaves. It also portrays them as savages and rapists. There was not one “black” person in the film that wasn’t considered a villain. During the voting scene, blacks were seen taking over the polls while the whites had their votes taken away. One quote in the movie when talking about a village says, “In the villages the negroes were the office holders, men who knew none of the uses of authority.” The freed slaves were just...

Words: 1325 - Pages: 6

Loud vs Quiet Sculptures

...Sculptures: Loud vs Quiet For the past year, I have continuously walked past buildings and statues paying little to no attention to them. Ask me what sculpture was in front of the tower and I had no idea. However, after observing Luis Jimenez’s Progress II, and Seymour Lipton’s Guardian, I have a whole new appreciation for the difference in artwork. While some pieces are meant to draw you in with their loud presence and bold figures, others are very quiet with an audacious meaning. Once closely examining both realms, there are many contrasts such as orientation, materials, subject matter, and expressive content. One essential contrast between Luis Jimenez’s Progress II, and Seymour Lipton’s Guardian is the varying orientations. While Progress II has a clear front and back, Guardian does not. I found Guardian to be much more open to interpretation than Jimenez’s artwork due to the lack of clarity and definition within the piece. I originally found the side facing the main entrance to the reading room to appear as if the piece was “cut in half” and you were experiencing a cross-sectional view whereas Progress had a clear front and back from first glance and was less open to interpretation in that sense. Luis Jimenez carefully sculpted the red-eyed longhorn, horse, and cowboy to appear in motion in a specific direction. This sculpture is slightly larger than life and slightly above eye level, placed on a base. Raising the work off of the ground allows the viewer to truly...

Words: 1217 - Pages: 5

Bus Stop

...Hunter Miller Bus Stop Critique 4/2/14 The name of the play was Bus Stop, and the playwright is William Inge. The play was presented at Dyersburg State Community College theatre in Dyersburg, TN. Mrs. Meliah Lewis directed the play. The play was presented on March 27th through the 29th. I saw the play on the 29th. The play starts in a diner called Grace’s Diner. Set in the 1950s a terrible blizzard comes through the town. The bus stop right outside of the diner has a bus stop. When the final bus of the night stops in, the sheriff is notified that the highway patrol has closed the road out of town towards the bus’ destination, Montana. The very diversified group of passengers on the bus are then forced to spend the night in the diner until morning. The driver of the bus and owner of the diner are interested in each other and end up going to the owners’ apartment above the diner. The professor on the bus ends up trying to sweet talk the waitress at the diner. The waitress unknowingly agrees to meet up with professor later in the week, and ends up finding out the professor isn’t a professor at all. There are two cowboys on the bus from a ranch in Montana. One of the cowboys has pretty much kidnapped at singer from a club and is in love with her and telling her they are getting married against her will. The sheriff of the town stays around the diner to make sure that the singer is well protected and respected by the cowboy. The cowboy doesn’t listen to well and ends...

Words: 619 - Pages: 3

Myth of the Cowboy

... obsession over his dramatized version of the cowboy, which permeated the world’s perception. “Everything American became the fad during our stay. Fashionable young men bought American and Mexican saddles… Cowboy hats appeared everywhere on the street… Relics from the Plains and mountains… sold like hot cakes in the souvenir stores.” Additionally, Cody was primarily a businessman, raising the issue of “money” fifteen times in his autobiography. Once he stated, “... now that I had a wife to support, money had become a very important consideration.” For thirty years, Cody and his leaders aggrandized their original conception. Early programs swore on their historical precision of the cowboy, with 1883 promotions pledging that viewers would enjoy, “Veritable Cowboys… Representatives of THE RUGGED LIFE OF PRIMITIVE MAN! Lassoists, Horsemen, Marksmen, Heroes of the Dug-Out, the Cabin, the Ranch, and the Trail, whose lives have been passed in REALITY ECLIPSING ROMANCE”. The true American cowboy possessed immense regard for his dignity, and would brook neither belittling of his career or himself. Although the cowboy did not view himself as a genius, the degrading titles thrust upon him by the Wild West show advertisements likely instigated some form of offense. Audiences blindly, and passionately, trusted Cody’s claims of honesty. “A 1910 poem acclaimed Buffalo Bill as the perpetrator of memory, while simultaneously rendering him as a figure from the past: Graving time’s......

Words: 2825 - Pages: 12

Blue Hote

...Blue Hotel Blue hotel is a rich short story, well suited for literary analysis. One particularly memorable quote that stood out in the story was during the end when the cowboy mentioned, “Well, I didn’t do anythin’, did I?” This is strong example of a selfish refusal of association with a concept that contributes to a lot of pain and suffering in this world. In this quote, the cowboy tries to justify that he was not responsible in any way for the murder that occurred. Regarding the cowboys statement, the Easterner sees the cowboy as a delusional and selfish character, just as he views the Swede. In a way, Crane tries to reveal the town’s double standards when it comes to justifying ones behavior. By alienating an individual, dangerous consequences follow making that individual more destructive and more susceptible to unacceptable behavior such as murder, theft, etc. Although the world is depicted as rotten and dark, Crane does not associate humans as animals that lack morals of which they have no control. Crane does, however, emphasize what happens when society has double standards and when an individual ignores the consequences of their own actions, which is the case with this short story. As a result, the cowboy is impervious to his own actions through his emotional instability and simply denies any association with the murder. Crane has a strong message of how hypocritical a society can be and how the hypocrisy will affect the individuals living in that community. ......

Words: 250 - Pages: 1

Cowboy Culture-a Saga of Five Centuries

...Cowboy Culture-A Saga of Five Centuries Essay Question One The cowboys rounded up cattle, so this is a good place to introduce the three types cattle brought to America by the Spanish. One was identified by its irregular and asymmetrical color spots around the neck and ears, the Spanish called it the “Berrenda.” Another breed was the Retinto, meaning dark brown in color. The third type of cattle came from Andalusia region, which was blackish in color and was better recognized as the Andalusian fighting bull. While the Andalusian was for bull fighting, the other two were for herding. These livestock with their very long horns eventually became part of Texas culture, better known as the Texas Longhorn. With numerous cattle roaming the countryside, the cattlemen had to come up with a way to identify their herds and protect them from potential loss and theft. The branding iron was established by the Spanish cowboys, they would place the poker in hot coals to heat the end of the iron, then inscribe on the hide a permanent marking, which showed ownership of their livestock. It was common for the vaquero to round up all the strays and to mark them as his own. “Centuries later this practice would be called “mavericking,” first in Texas, then elsewhere in the American West”(pg. 13). To prevent cattle issues among the Spanish and Indians, the creation of a cattlemen organization called the Mesta was formed. “The Mesta was to become the granddaddy of all organized...

Words: 622 - Pages: 3

Theodore Roosevelt

...Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt is my favorite president. He may not be the greatest American president, but it is definitely the greatest American president in twentieth-century. Without Theodore Roosevelt, the United States would not be like this today. President Theodore Roosevelt was only president of the 20th century in the Mount Rushmore National Memorial with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Scholars generally believe that he is a modern American shapers. In my opinion, he is the president of the president. In October 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City. His father is big bankers, exporters and importers in New York. Roosevelt family was living here since the 17th century. They got wealth from the import and export trade. However, Roosevelt’s childhood was not happily. He was suffer from Asthma in his early age. In order not to be bully by other children, his father forced him to training and learning boxing. In 1875, Roosevelt and several cousins played together with the fifteen sports to test physical fitness, including running, jumping, wrestling, and boxing. Roosevelt won fourteen victories and this made him very proud. This time, Roosevelt won a first victory on the road of life. He defeated the disease, beat himself. Nobody knows how much he pay effort. After a long hard workout, Roosevelt became physically and manually strong. A person can control their own bodies, what a dream cannot be achieved? In 1875...

Words: 753 - Pages: 4


...Knock knock motherfucks it's me Mr. Clusterfuck What, when, where, how, like who gives a fuck Golf Wang M-O-B, mopping niggers ante up Ain't been this fucking sick since brain cancer ate my Granny up Rest in peace allign it, life ain't got no light in it Darker than that closet that nigger Frankie was hiding in Open it, dope in it, Bobby where's my fucking pipe? Trust my little dick is a'ight, twenty says I hit your wife This is life, truthfully I just want to fly some kites Grab Salem and Slater and go around, ride bikes Get some ice cream, Golf Wang rascals for the night Skate around and do annoying shit that older peeps despise Nigger fuck it though, going hard as riggalo Got a nigger dollars and a couple crackers hit the show Cracked a couple kids in the head with this cast Had a blast out Europe, had a Swedish bitch nigger hoes That's how it goes; designing clothes, cats on everything, cats on everything You think all this money will make a happy me? But I'm about as lonely as crackers that supermodels eat Everybody's sparking with me I keep coughing Can't keep calm in this spot hot box and I'm getting nauseous Hop in the car and write a song as I'm heading straight to the office Pissed at Jasper because that's some faggot shit called "Pink Dolphin" See,I roll here on a mean unicorn Green hat,Vans, Golf top with the team uniform Tighten the kupris so I'm tying my bandana up Sunk them like the Reds I forget it like Dan Manners cause I am the...

Words: 631 - Pages: 3