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In today’s world it seems hard to find something to make your day. We are always are worrying about bills, our kids, etc. etc. I could go on and on, but we forget all that when we watch our Cowboys. We then begin to brag and cheer when we win, Tony Romo has a great game or Jason Witten had a great catch or T.O. caught a sixty yard bomb for a touchdown.
Then there are the games that we wish we hadn’t watched. We try to figure out what went wrong. Sometimes our hearts are broken, and our emotions pour out in a lot of different ways.
We are a part of a big family; the Dallas Cowboys family, players and fans alike.
I took the time to write to Daryl Johnston in the early 90’s. He was my favorite player at the time. I never really expected anything back.
One evening after a hard day at work, I was checking my mail when I saw “#48” written in the corner of one of the envelopes. I knew exactly what it was and I was smiling from ear to ear. All of a sudden, the terrible day I at work was long forgotten, and didn’t even matter anymore.
I gently opened the envelope and pulled out a football card that Daryl Johnston had autographed for me. What a fantastic feeling that was…
So I sent pictures with a stamped addressed envelope to Nate Newton, Leon Lett, Bill Bates, and Charles Haley and they all returned them autographed. Each time I opened a envelope it simply made my day. Today, they are all framed and hanging on my Wall of Fame.
I was thinking I didn’t have any new autographs in 2001, so I sent out three or four SASE with pictures. I waited and waited, but never received them. I tried again this year, but again no mail.
I made special collages of the four players I whose autographs I had asked for. Again, I have waited and waited, with no returned autographs. I even mailed them with delivery confirmation, but that proved inconclusive… I wonder if the players even got my requests.
Maybe it isn’t my favorite Cowboys ignoring their fans…
Maybe the person at Cowboys headquarters that handles players mail isn’t doing their job…
Maybe they don’t realize how much a player’s signature can mean to their loyal fans. Most of us will keep them for years and years and handle them with great care.
I am wondering if any of you have received a autograph through the mail recently, or even if you had the pleasure of meeting a player in person and getting his signature or picture.
I invite you tell us your stories and sharing your own experiences with us.