Jerry Jones may be one of the smartest, savviest businessmen in the world. Yet when it comes to the ways of the Internet the soon-to-be 70-year old Cowboys owner is showing his age.
Jones failed to snatch up the domain name, Cowboys.com back in 2007 because he didn’t want to shell out $275,000. (Turned out it was actually a miscommunication, with a Cowboys rep thinking they had the winning bid at $275, not $275,000).
Yes, $275 was all the Internet was worth, all that fan interaction — chat rooms, message boards, live streaming — a chance to filter the news you want into one spot for your diehard fan base was worth less than three bills.
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But the website lives on today, just not for football. No, it’s a male dating site, which bills itself as “The #1 Dating Portal Online for Gay Dating” and a place where you can “Find Yourself a Cowboy!”
Eagles fans, Giants fans, Redskins fans, remember this when the NFC East slate begins. It’s a sign of the times, if you catch our drift.
Once a Hooker, always a Hooker
Destinee Hooker, owner of one of the coolest names in sports history — and one of the stars of the U.S. women’s Olympic volleyball team — got married last week in Texas, according to TMZ.
Instead of using this opportunity to shed her stripper-sounding (female escort?) last name, she has chosen to keep it. She’ll proudly go by Destinee Hooker-Coulter now.
We applaud Destinee’s convictions — and here’s a quick list of others that should never change their names: Victoria Poon, Canadian swimmer; Karen Cockburn, Canadian trampoline star; Hannah Storm, ESPN anchor (love the name, but would be better if she was a weather girl).
Vince Young loves TGI Friday’s
When a report surfaced yesterday that Vince Young was broke, we didn’t bat an eyelash. We covered our favorite “Dream Teamer” last season in his unimpressive role as Mike Vick’s clipboard holder. He always had a relaxed, worry-free (hungover?) look on his face and enjoyed prancing around shirtless.
So we aren’t surprised he’s reportedly broke. But we are a little miffed at what he spent his millions on. Per Outkickthecoverage, Young was making it rain at the local chain restaurants in Nashville, mainly TGI Friday’s, Cheesecake Factory and Dave & Buster’s. On what? Well, melon drop shots, high-end tequila and he once bought all the tickets so he could fly solo, commercial style, on Southwest. (Hey, we get it, no check baggage fees, good move).
With that in mind, here’s our new and improved reality show idea:
Stick Allen Iverson and Vince Young in a mansion somewhere — anywhere really, as long as there is a TGI Friday’s nearby — and give the free-spending duo a $100,000 a week budget. See how much damage they can do, Brewster’s Millions style.