OXNARD (105.3 THE FAN) — It’s Day 1 at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp and we’re not even there yet.
Seriously we have to wait for like an hour to get a car from Avis. Then Kevin pulls the king of all ploys.
“We’re with the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network,” he says. “We need to get to training camp to do our show.”
A startled desk clerk says “I love the Cowboys but I hope Tony Romo can pull it together this year.”
She promptly gets us a car and we’re on our way to Oxnard for the first time in K&C Masterpiece history.
Now at this point it’s 11 am California time. I haven’t eaten since 5 pm the day before and Kevin may have stopped for a breakfast snack on the way in, still it’s been a real 6 hours since at least one of us had eaten.
“So do you want to stop and grab something,” I ask Kevin. “Or we could just wait til we get to the Bud light Beach house.”
We both decide to burn from LA to Oxnard and eat when we get there.
Then something sets in. California traffic is a real thing. It really exists.
We spent two-and-a-half hours fling down the 405 and then coming to sudden jolting stops as we tried to turn around small mountains.
All the while our bellies grumbling with each In-n-Out Burger sign we see.
Around 2 pm we arrive at the amazing and spectacular Bud Light Beach House.
No BS it’s everything you could ask for from a place to stay during Dallas Cowboys Training Camp.
Our hosts Mike Fisher and Ted Nichols-Payne offer to show us around the 4 millions dollar beach house but we go straight for the fridge.
I grab some lasagna that Chris Arnold made for the G-Bag nation.
Kevin makes a sandwich.
The struggle is real.
We were two large guys fighting every minute to resist breakfast and lunch.
And now here we are enjoying the dream of covering the Dallas Cowboys during training camp.