DATELINE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas—Silverandblueblood.com was invited to join local print and television media for an exclusive event sponsored by Crown Royal. Just five days after Super Bowl XLV was played in Cowboys Stadium, legendary coach and Metroplex icon Jimmy Johnson led two fearless flag football teams onto the turf of the world’s most magnificent football stadium.
Dubbed the Crown Royal Jimmy Bowl, the game was played between two contest winners and their hand-picked group of fortunate friends. The teams received pep talks and tips from the great “Jimmeh” himself.
The game was entertaining, but was not close. The Sand Spurs whipped Team America, 31–12. I am not sure if Jimmy was the winning coach, or if he both won and lost the game, since he was the inspirational leader of both teams.
After the game, I joined the other media in a Jimmy Johnson press conference, where the coach answered questions ranging from whether the Super Bowl should be played in Arlington again to how far the Dallas Cowboys are from the Green Bay Packers’ level in terms of football talent. As always, Jimmy’s answers were crisp and laden with hot sports opinions.
Following are Johnson's thoughts on topics like bringing the Super Bowl back to Dallas, Jason Garrett, the Ring of Honor, Jerry Jones, Rob Ryan, the Cowboys' talent level, and more.