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This cholesterol doesn't come cheap

August 06, 2009|Mark Medina

Leasing a luxury suite per year at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium: Between $100,000 and $500,000.

Enjoying the game with a cheese pizza: $60.

The team's rationale for charging so much: priceless.

"Having your company's name on a suite makes an important statement about your success," according to the Cowboys website. "It's an investment in your company's future that can deliver impressive returns year after year."

As for the $60 cheese pizza, just don't ask for extra toppings.

Chris Chase of Yahoo! Sports warns, "If you're a fan of pepperoni, you may want to reconsider refinancing your mortgage."

Trivia question

What is Bill Parcells' real first name?

Greener pastures

After being in prison cells at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for seven years, four Chinese Muslims are working in Hamilton, Bermuda, to help landscape a golf course for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Steve Johnson, the supervisor who oversees the landscaping of the course, told the Associated Press, "They have only just started, but they are doing what everyone else does, starting at the bottom and fitting in."

ESPN Twitters up a storm

ESPN has instituted a Twitter policy, apparently concerned that some of its writers and anchors could evolve into Kevin Love (reporting insider information) or Chad Ochocinco (reporting noxious information).

Among the guidelines:

"If ESPN.com opts not to post sports-related social media content created by ESPN talent, you are not permitted to report, speculate, discuss or give any opinions on sports-related topics or personalities on your personal platforms."

ESPN's NBA reporter Ric Bucher alerted his Twitter followers before the new policy was announced: "The hammer just came down, tweeps: ESPN memo prohibiting tweeting info unless it serves ESPN. Kinda figured this was coming . . . I'm probably violating some sort of policy just by telling you. In any case, stay tuned."

Trivia answer

The Miami Dolphins' executive vice president of football operations is named Duane.

And finally

Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel muses about the various practice viewing policies among college football programs: "At some, like USC, you can essentially walk in off the street and watch every drill. At others, like Ohio State, you would need to scale a fence and/or fight off attack dogs just to catch a glimpse of the Buckeyes stretching."

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