Steelers on Cowboys Stadium: 'It's the real deal'
• Jerry Jones spent $1.2 billion on the construction of Cowboys Stadium. According to the Steelers, it's worth every cent. "It's ridiculous," tackle Jonathan Scott said. "Wow. That's all I can say. It's serious. It's the real deal." The Steelers got their first look at the stadium during Tuesday's media day and came away impressed. "I don't know how much it cost to build this stadium, but this is by far the best stadium in all of the NFL," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "All the amenities. It's just the wildest thing." The stadium opened last year and is expected to set a new Super Bowl attendance record Sunday. The old record is 103,985. Cowboys Stadium is credited to hold 111,000 people for Super Bowl XLV.
• The Steelers woke up to see a familiar scene outside their hotel windows yesterday morning — snow and ice. While many complained about the weather in the North Texas area, James Harrison wasn't one of them. "I was kind of pleasantly surprised," Harrison said.
• Wide receiver Limas Sweed was a star receiver just a few years ago at nearby University of Texas, making him sort of a media darling at Cowboys Stadium. Sweed, who is recovering for an Achilles injury, may not figure into the Steelers plans after the season, given the emergence of rookies Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. Sweed thinks he is in the Steelers' long-term plans. "I believe so," he said.
• Punter Jeremy Kapinos was eyeing the monstrous video screen that spans nearly the entire playing surface at Cowboys Stadium. The lefty admits he is going to try to hit the $40 million screen ... in practice. "I'm going to aim for it, sure" Kapinos said. "But we watched a bunch of tape and never saw anybody hit it. Hopefully, I don't do it (in a game) because I don't want to tick my (special team) gunners off." If a punt does hit the scoreboard, the play will be stopped and the down will be re-played.
• The Steelers will hold their first practice this week today at TCU.
Media Events in Dallas
Reporters from around the world interview the Steelers during a Super Bowl XLV media sessions Wednesday and Thursday at Texas Christian University following Media Day Tuesday February 1, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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