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Looking for the World’s Biggest TV? Try Dallas.

30 Sep 2009

We've got a World Of Warcraft session later.

We've got a World Of Warcraft session later.

Technology is becoming more portable, convenient and smaller. This trend is everywhere. Except in Texas. The city of Dallas decided to snub the world and build what the bible calls, “an arc-sized TV screen to worship false sporting gods.” I’m paraphrasing.

Texas Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys, and now also houses the world’s biggest high-def TV screen. It’s 160 feet long, 72 feet high, has 30 million LED lights and, most importantly, it weighs 600 tons.

The sight of this behemoth of viewing pleasure would surely make nanotechnologists throw-up into their tiny little hands.

It’s also raised 90 feet above the playing field, which isn’t a problem unless you’re a kicker from the Tennessee Titans, or South Africa’s Naas Botha (who spent time with the Cowboys back when Dallas was still a TV show.)

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban seems to be a big fan of this giant tech, and will surely get one for his bedroom. His embarrassingly small 103 inch Panasonic plasma will have to be moved to the maid’s quarters.

With one of these screens at your mansion, there’ll never be any hesitation as to where friends would rather watch the game. (And Crank 2 afterwards.)

Do you mind if we check the soccer score?

Do you mind if we check the soccer score?

I’m with Mark Cuban, but at $40 million, I’m going to wait for the price to come down and for a better contrast ratio.

Gone are the days when cowboys only watched modest-sized camp fires before tending to cattle and killing East Coast softies who’d gotten lost enroute to gold country.

If Cowboys owner Jimmy Jones (who obviously gets dibs on the remote control) buys his team one of these after finishing 9-7 the previous season, imagine what he’ll treat them to if they actually make the playoffs. A spaceship?

Let’s just hope the Cowboys challenge the NFC at home this year, because a losing season looks even worse on the world’s biggest screen.

Semi-related: Maradona’s Greatest Goal recreated by non-athletes.


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