CANTON, Ohio -- After a day of Pro Football Hall of Fame interviews on The Midday 180 that contained quality chats through Steve Largent, Jim Kelly, Bruce Matthews, Terrell Davis and Jimmy Haslam, Jonathan Hutton and I absorbed the Gold Jacket Dinner and then headed to Glenmoor Country Club.
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Tbelow, we were among roughly 1,000 guests at Jerry Jones" party, soon after he put on his jacket and the night before his bust is unveiled and he"s inducted right into The Hall of Fame.
Friends who were at Eddie DeBartolo"s shindig last year sassist Jones functioned hard to trump what rated as an all-time bash, and also succeeded.
Tright here was just one shelf of liquor, and it was a height shelf. Babsence wristbands prefer ours obtained you on the floor while white wristbands got world into tiered levels above wright here the host had a great perch to visit with friends, family and Hall of Famers and see it all unfold in front of him.
The cocktail napkins were created the occassion. The cocktail stirrers were topped with "JJ." The glass table tops in our location spanned images of Jones and also friends and also Jones" households from various ages.
He available a brief greeting and talked about the area being filled with human being on whose shoulders he rode to such success as the Cowboys owner. The team"s won 3 Super Bowls under his watch, and also he helped the league relocate into a new television stratospright here.
The tribute video featured Al Michaels, Chris Paul, Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Foxx, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Troy Aikmale, Emmitt Smith, Jakid Witten and also Dak Prescott. Many of them were reacting to clips of some of Jones" even more ridiculous quotes.
And then the curtain opened up, and Justin Timberlake toasted Jones prior to kicking off an intimate display.
He"s a talented guy and it was an electrical performance, though others enjoyed it a lot even more than I did based upon their familiarity and fandom. He looked up at one of the chandeliers and also sassist just how impressed he was through it, however that the genuine display of Jones" wealth was that tright here were eight more of them.
Chad actually Withrow from our present attracted the short straw -- for which I am eternally sorry. I acquired an invitation as a member of the Hall"s selection committee and also was enabled to carry one guest. Hutton obtained the nod as he works for Titans Radio and I figured the NFL relations were a little bit even more important to him. We"ll make it approximately Withrow as we hang in Cleveland on Saturday.
We talked via Bruce Allen from Washington"s front office and, that I covered once he was through the 1995 Raiders. We observed Warren Buffet. I told Bruce Smith he"d tucked his jacket into his pants as he came out of the restroom. Hutton gave Jason Witten a VFL salute. We took a snapshot with previous UT coach, and also current Cowboys receivers coach, Derek Dooley. I saw through NFL authors John Clayton and also Albert Breer. Chris Christie, New Jersey"s Cowboy fan governor, posed for some pictures. Happy man for exactly how disliked he is.
We had a blast, and also after Timberlake mixed in a Michael Jackson song and also a pair Elvis numbers and also took his last bow, we chose to have actually mercy on Withrow and attempt to reconnect.
On the method out, trays of high-caliber hamburgers were available up, each wrapped in gold foil. We were shuttled by golf carts earlier to the valet stand also wbelow we were offered a bottle of water and a small gift -- a box of two little, tasty cupcakes. Hutton gave his to a valet. I was bitter bereason I would have actually happily eaten four.
Saturday evening we"ll be at Yankees-Indians at Progressive Field, however we"ll be curious to check out tweets and also highlights of all the induction speeches, particularly Jones".
Late in Timberlake"s collection, he was thanking us for having actually him. That was pretty generous of him to encompass "us," when it was all Jones.
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I"d hear it was a $1 million party. JT isn"t cheap, and also neither is including a bit on to the building, as Jones did. Take the over on that price, I"d say. (And I believed Kuharsky/Edwards annual crawfish boil in Brentwood, Tenn. was expensive!)
JT available a 2nd huge congratulatory message to Jones, which I assumed you"d want to check out.