The 2009 Dallas Cowboys are heading to the playoffs, hoping to create their own glory days. In the meantime, on Tuesday, January 5, CBS will be in Dallas to tape a TV pilot called "Glory Days'' that is scheduled to feature Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka, Rayfield Wright, Bob Lilly, Randy White, Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett ... all taking the stage at Dallas' Winspear Opera House ... and I'm representing Blogging The Boys at the event, playing a tiny role that is a big honor for us.
The show is scheduled to air on January 30 on Channel 11 in DFW, and then again on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, with plans to build the project into a series that will tape in all the NFL cities. CBS' Lesley Visser and Spencer Tillman will host, as the legends tell their stories while on stage before a star-studded audience that will include folks like Willie Nelson, Rudy Gatlin, Ross Perot Jr., Don Henley, and others. The audience will also include your humble (and not star-studded) correspondent.
CBS contacted me requesting that I help arrange for DFW sports figures to be part of the show, which of course I've gladly done. The production plans to not only serve as "A Tribute to the Dallas Cowboys of the 1960's and 70's,'' but also to honor more than 200 soldiers from Ft Hood who will attend the taping.
I'd like to offer my public thanks to CBS for inviting Blogging The Boys to be a part of "Glory Days,'' and I'd like to offer my promise to you that I'll steer clear of the champagne that night so as to offer you a full follow-up report on the "Glory Days'' event.