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…but that’s probably the general consensus by now.
Time has indeed flown, and we’re already approaching two years since construction crews began the five-year, $2.7 billion LBJ Express endeavor. The current LBJ now seems withered and beaten, and it usually feels more like an unusually active limestone quarry than a major metropolitan highway.
The NHL lockout is officially over, so we can move on to what’s really important: taking the PR bait and speculating what the Stars’ new logo and jersey will look like.
In November, owner Tom Gaglardi said that he was a “purist,” and that he would like to see a “timeless classic jersey with timeless classic colors.” That definitely rules out the current logo — as much Cup history as it has, it isn’t really “timeless.” The more time that passes, the more 90s it becomes. There were rumors of the Stars going for the abused red-white-and-blue color scheme, but it seems like that won’t be the case. *whew*
Here’s Mike Heika of DMN releasing the following jersey tidbits:
In a few weeks, you’ll be able to drive down the Cedars segment of I-30 and take in a dashing new Dallas landmark: a 10-foot-high, 20-foot-long, two-ton bowler hat. A derby, if you prefer (not a vernacular).
I’ve been to my fair share of urban parks, but there’s something special about being on top of a highway. Surrounded by familiar skyscrapers, a glance northeast or southwest gives you a strange idea of what’s speeding underneath you. Klyde Warren Park opened with a bang this weekend (literally, there were fireworks), and thousands came out to get a glimpse of the optimistic connector between downtown and uptown.
The past 24 hours have been pretty rough on Dallas culture enthusiasts and the general aura of State Fair nostalgia. North Texas is collectively bummed out after watching Big Tex meet his fiery end, but talks of his 2013 return are already underway.
Every city is guilty of this in some way, but Dallas can be quick to jump the gun in the name of progression. Sometimes it pans out (i.e. Klyde Warren Park — hopefully), but often it does not (i.e. Downtown Tunnels).
Enter our crispy buddy Big Tex. It was a given that Tex would be rebuilt, but how he will return leaves quite a bit to the imagination.