Posted by Bag Lady on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM
There has been a lot of off season talk about whether or not the Dallas Cowboys are still America's Team. Why this is just now coming up is beyond me. If you have a problem with the title, talk to Bob Ryan; he coined it and the rest is history. Regardless of what you think about the new age Dallas Cowboys the title of America's Team was earned and with the Dallas Cowboys it will stay. God himself (the real God not Jerry Jones) is smiling as I type this post.
Five Super Bowls: You can say what you want about the last SB being in 1995 (96); but there is only one other team that has 5 Super Bowl Rings. Usually fans that say past Super Bowls don't count have teams with empty trophy cases.
Media Coverage: Put a Cowboys game on Prime Time television and your ratings will soar. This also speaks to why there are so many Cowboys (and Steelers) fans nationwide. Those were the two most visually prominent teams. But only the former is America's Team...sorry towel wavers.
Fans: We are everywhere. Even in a land where Cowboys fans are the most hated breed of football fans, we can show up at THEIR home game in droves, a sea of blue and gray running through burgundy and gold. Cowboys fans don't need to travel. We are already in your city. HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!
Now that I have beaten my chest...I can reflect on last season and the last game. It was hard out here for a pimp last season, but I rode it out. With all of the laughter and hatred. And even though we definitely tarnished that America's team name (worst season since 2001) We still managed to stay out of the NFC east basement. Murphy's Law was in effect and everything that could go wrong did go wrong, from the front office to the field. It happens...and it happens with every team. But when you are favored as Super Bowl contenders it kinda puts that big blinding spotlight on your entire season. Turn that light off please.
Clearly anyone who follows me on twitter (@LLCoolChels) knows that I was in the worst mood of all moods after the senseless loss to the NY Jets. We had that game in the bag. The defense that I saw in pre-season thankfully got their lives in order for this game. I was impressed at how fast these young men picked up on Hip Hop Santa's defense in such a short time. This was a case of "if---then". Sure Tony messed up. Yes and he messed up bad. But had we kicked that FG instead of going for it on 4th; Had Jason Witten pushed a little harder into the end zone, and if not for that blocked punt that I saw coming a mile away, things would be a lot diff rent going into Week 2. The Jets won because they capitalized on our fluke end game errors. Romo is again the whipping boy, but we don't need him out there with his Charlie Brown routine every again. EVER.
I hate when I have so much to say that I become incoherent. I hope this post has some direction or insight into how a very emotional yet logical fan feels.
My expectation for this season is very simple: I expect us to win more games than we did last season.
I bleed Navy Blue and I got Stars in my eyes....
P.S. Does your team have a more popular fan than this guy? If so point em out.
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