Venus Trapped in Mars

02 October 2015

The Most Exciting News Ever (Yes, Ever)

Dallas Cowboys Football Female Fan
^^^ yes this news involves this team ^^^

I have a hard time keeping up with twitter these days. When I first started blogging, I didn't follow that many accounts, so it was pretty easy to keep up with my feed. Over the years, through giveaways and blogging connections, I've collected nearly 800 accounts I follow. It feels impossible to keep up with my timeline, and it's rare that I see tweets from the accounts I originally followed. I prefer scrolling Instagram and Facebook throughout the day, predominantly leaving my twitter tab open to the interactions page. 

A few weeks ago though, I just happened to scroll through my twitter timeline and there sat a tweet from the Dallas Cowboys about a contest for Female Fans to submit their Gameday Rituals


I of course lost my (for absolute lack of a better word) shit, because this was my wheelhouse.

Female Fan + Female Fan Rituals + Writing + Dallas Cowboys = Sarah's Wheelhouse. 

Per the usual, I didn't carefully read the directions and I just started writing and typing as fast as my mind and fingers would let me go. I had the perfect story I knew would win. So I typed this whole thing up, thought it was the bomb, then attempted to edit my story down to 500 words.

I somehow managed to cut out about a million very important details and.... voila.... 500 words ready to go about my Female Fan Gameday Ritual! 

Then I realized it said 500 characters.

Womp womp womppppppp....

I went back to the drawing board and was forced to cut out every last thing that I thought made the story stand out from the crowd. I submitted my 500 character story and felt sad. 

A few weeks passed and I decided I didn't win. Meh.

Until I got an email that went something like this... (I'll paraphrase here to save time)

"You won."

And then I screamed at a volume I didn't think I was capable of reaching and terrified General who was sleeping on my lap at the time. 

Dallas Cowboys Football Female Fan


I don't want to give away too many details about the story itself, but it will be filmed and aired at Dallas Cowboys games on the Jumbo Tron (holy fudge), on their blog built specifically for female fans called 5 Points Blue, and across the Dallas Cowboy's social media channels. There are also some other sweet prizes that come with it, like Cowboys tickets, merchandise and even some cash money! The video is hands down the coolest to me though! 

Tomorrow they'll be filming the first part of the story at my house, so I've been scrambling to make my office look like I didn't just move in a couple months ago. The second part of the video will be filmed at AT&T Stadium next weekend, at the Patriots vs Cowboys game. 

I'm very nervous and ridiculously giddy. It's one thing to go out and take blog pictures, but video? That will be very new for me. 

I hope you guys will follow along with me this weekend as we film the first part of the story. I'm going to hand the phone and camera off to CB so he can document behind the scenes on Snapchat and Instagram

Eeek... HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS?!?!



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49 comments :

  1. Congratulations!! This is so amazing. Of course you won! You clearly are the best female fan out there.

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  2. Congratulations! That's so awesome! Can't wait to see it!

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  3. Ahhhh this is sooo exciting and such a perfect fit for you! Can't wait to see the final product!

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  4. Wow!! That is amazing!! Congrats :)

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  5. This is beyond awesome! Need to keep up on my Broncos Twitter :)

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  6. OMG!! That is awesome! Congrats! I can't wait to see it

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  7. Ohhhh Emmmm Geeeee!!! This is the coolest thing ever!!!! Congrats!

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  8. DUDE!!! I am SO excited for you!!! This is awesome! I'm not a Cowboys fan in the least but I KNOW they are your football life blood and I'm beyond stoked for you!!!! I can't wait for all the details!!! oxox

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  9. Yay, that's so exciting! Maybe they'll make you their new blogging correspondent or something fun! Congrats!

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  10. OMG! I'm so excited for you! I'm not a Cowboys fan, but I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing your video! I hope you have the best time making the video!

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  11. OMG that's so awesome Sarah!!! Yay! Super excited for you :-) Can't wait to see your little video!!!

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  12. OMG!! That is so awesome!! Congrats! I cannot wait to see the video!

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  13. Congrats Sarah! How exciting! I'll be watching the Pats v. Cowboys game next weekend, and will keep an eye out for it (if they air it during the game!!) How cool!

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  14. That is so awesome!! Congratulations!! You're gonna be so famous!

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  15. Wow, that is the most exciting news ever! Congrats can't wait to see it!

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  16. Ahhh! That is awesome Sarah! Congrats!!!

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  17. HOLY F'ING EXCITING!!! i can't wait to watch!

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  18. So cool, and you deserve it! Can't wait to see!

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  19. Amazing. With your following it was a great pick!

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  20. Oh my goodness! This is so exciting! Congratulations!

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  21. Oh my gosh, Sarah... AMAZING!!! You totally deserve this... they picked the right girl!! Enjoy!!!!

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  22. Congratulations! So freaking exciting!

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  23. So dope! Congrats, can't wait to watch it! xoxo, ganeeban

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  24. WHAT!!! Congrats girl that's awesome!!!!

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  25. Congrats! Thanks so exciting :)

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  26. Dang girl, that's freakin' baller! Lol to the 500 characters and not words though - you clearly put some magic into those characters! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  27. Congratulations!! So excited for you. This definitely explains the frantic decorating the office pictures on snapchat hahah

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  28. thatt is so friggin awesome, congrats, cant wait to see how this unfolds

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  29. Ahhh this is the coolest thing and you totally deserve it

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  30. ahh so jealous ... my hubby and I are huge COWBOYS fans!!!

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  31. Yayyyyy how exciting!! Congrats girl! I can't wait to hear more :)

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  32. Wow!! That is out of this world amazing. You are so well deserved for winning! Yay! I can't wait to see the vid.

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  33. OMG yay congrats girl!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  34. Oh my goodness congrats! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see more about it!

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  35. Congratulations!!! Very cool for you :)

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  36. OMG!! I cannot wait to live this experience vicariously through you!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!! :)

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  37. WHOAAAA that's AMAZING!! I'm not at all surprised you won, but what an awesome opportunity!!! It sounds so fun :-)

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  38. This contest was pretty much made for you. Those Cowboy fans are going to love you.

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  39. I saw this on Instagram over the weekend and I'm just now catching up on posts. I think this is so amazing and I'm so proud to call you my friend. One day I can be like..I KNOW HER!

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  40. WAY TO GO GIRL! This news is freaking awesome and absolutely perfect for you!

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  41. How awesome & exciting!! I hope you have the best time!! Congratulations!!!

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  42. Congrats Sarah that has so amazing and exciting you deserve it!!

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  43. DUDE!!!!
    also lol at the mixup. Amazing that you still won though after having to cut it soo short!

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