Riding the bus is not often associated with elegance. Daily commutes and a slight whiff of old urine, yes, but not elegance. However the Dallas Cowboys view a bus as yet another opportunity to illustrate their immense wealth and stature as America’s Team. The team’s last bus lasted for more than 2 million miles before its faded star was retired from the road.
The Elegant Lady is a 45 foot-by-9 foot-by-13 foot monument to luxury. Features include three couches, nine TV screens, various concealed coolers, glass shelves for displaying trinkets and, of course, a star inlaid in the wooden floor. According to the Dallas Morning News, “Club officials are tight-lipped on the cost. But this model lists for $1.5 million to $2.5 million, depending on how it’s finished out.” Oh it’s finished out alright. Take a look.
The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones have long been associated with decadence, so The Elegant Lady in all her glory is really no surprise. If you could design and build a luxury bus that would represent the spirit of your favourite team, what would it be like?
The Toronto Maple Leafs, for example. The Leafs bus would be a converted vintage Greyhound named “The Ballard.” It would feature 25 big screen TVs and 47 Blu-Ray players but no power outlets to plug them in. It would be driven by Johnny Bower. The other downside is that it wouldn’t actually go anywhere, just drive in circles around the Air Canada Centre parking lot. And yet fans would pay hundreds of dollars for a ride.