National television broadcasters continue to erroneously refer to Dallas when talking about games at the stadium.
Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt is the latest to do it during Saturday’s pre-game before TCU and Oklahoma kicked off. Klatt should know better, too. He does a weekly spot on KTCK/1310 The Ticket’s Bad Radio show. He knows the area. He’s been to Dallas, he’s been to Fort Worth and he’s been to Arlington.
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It’s not all one city and it’s certainly not all Dallas. No disrespect to Dallas, of course.
Also, Arlington isn’t some little Podunk town with 10,000 residents. It’s closing in on 400,000. It is, in fact, one of the top 50 largest cities in America. It’s not just a neighborhood of Dallas.
Remember, when networks are broadcasting from the Rose Bowl, they consistently cite Pasadena, Calif., not Los Angeles. When they’re doing games from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, they appropriately refer to the area as the Meadowlands or East Rutherford, not New York City.
Even University of Phoenix Stadium is correctly announced as being in Glendale, Ariz., not Phoenix. It is, after all, over 16 miles from downtown Phoenix.
AT&T Stadium is 18.4 miles from downtown Dallas and 15.7 miles from downtown Fort Worth. Also, Arlington is in Tarrant County, along with Fort Worth. If anything, AT&T Stadium is more Fort Worth than Dallas. But I digress.
Get it right, people!