The Truth Hurts, But I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

Sometimes in life there are people who do really well and have all the luck, the looks and the money and barely lift a finger. Then there are average everyday people who work their asses off and live day to day, paycheck to paycheck and feel as if they are going nowhere.

Some of you may relate to one or the other, or even both. Or, maybe you are in the third division – lazy, poor, no-good-for-nothing… you get the idea. I’d like to think the majority of people are in the middle, like myself. Good, honest people who work hard for a living, and are always hoping for a better day, a better way.

To some football is just a game, for others its everything. Its a lot like life.

While I know and believe the Cowboys can do better, I also want to believe they work their tails off every practice and every game. But you know when you work your hands to the bone, putting in overtime and taking work home just to stay above water, yet you still fall short? All you can really do is keep fighting and praying to the Lord to give you the strength to keep fighting another day.

This season has been a rough ride so far. Six weeks into the season and I still don’t know who this team really is. With a couple of exceptions, the team has been very unstable. I’m all for a new hero and/or leader every week but when you go into the game unsure of who you can count on, it’s not a good thing.

Being a loyal fan to this team hasn’t been an easy job either this season. Dreading going into work because you don’t want to talk football around the water cooler has become all too familiar. Defending a team that can’t seem to finish the job can get extremely exhausting quick.

In each loss there was a chance to come back, but that right there is the one thing that makes a good team, a championship team. You have to be able to capitalize on the opponent’s mistakes and make the impossible happen.

There is nothing in this world that could ever change my allegiance to this team. I honestly believe its in my genes and running through my blood. Being a Dallas Cowboys fan is the only thing I have in common with the majority of my family, especially my father. I could never let it go, no matter what.

We’ve been through good times and bad. Although it seems lately all we hear about is the bad. But we are strong. We got through times with Terrell Owens, and Pacman Jones for heaven’s sake. We can take anything!

I have to admit, I thank God that Jerry Jones didn’t go for Michael Vick (but that’s another story, another time).

So while it may seem like I’ve been quiet, I’ve just been sitting back trying to get to know my team. I’m too optimistic, and more often than not, it ends up breaking my heart. But that’s who I am.

I get pumped up before every Cowboys game, and in my heart and soul I believe MY team is going to win every game. From the moment the game kicks off until the last whistle blows I don’t give up hope. I have never been able to turn off a game while its in progress and I don’t believe I’ve ever said the words, “My team sucks!” And, I never will.

I’m not saying it’s wrong to be critical of your team, or to be truthful when the truth hurts. I’m just saying that’s not me. To each their own, we all have our own way to celebrate or mourn, and I love all my Rowdy friends!

Comments
  1. Rob V.

    Great post Kelly. I think we all can relate to it. I for one do get very upset with things, but that is just my passion. When I do get upset people say “then why are you still a fan”? Well, I’m upset because I am a fan and want nothing but the best for my team. For those who remember the 3-13, 1-15 and 7-9 seasons in the late 80s and early 90′s also remember when the Boys finally won it all in 92. Cowboys fans deal with things differently. Doesn’t mean they are right or wrong. It’s called being a fan and loving your team.

    • leonard

      i like many out there am and always will be a die hard fan. i started out a fan of other teams as a child not exactly knowing what football was all about. then as a teenager i turned to football as a way of comunicating with other male members of my family. you said a mouthful when you said football is a way of life. it teaches strength,honesty, teamwork, loyalty and honor you can honestly learn everything you need in life from football. so to even think of giving up on my team even for a minute is inconcevable i to am glued to the tv for the 3 short hours i get to watch my team americas team the DALLAS COWBOYS. we just need to stay faithful strongand true we’ve been through tough times before. back in the early 90′s when we went 1- 15 i took alot of shyt and never hung my head cuz i knew you can’t keep our boys down. the cowboys will win the next 3 games in a row and finish above 500 this i promise

  2. This was a masterpiece Kelly, right on! Sometimes we fotget that just like in real life, Cowboys fans come from all walks of life with all different definitions of what it means to be a fan. I frequently cirticize the team but it comes from wanting to see them be the best that they can be. That said, I’m so glad that there are Cowboys fans like you who can see the light all the time and help some of us other fans from living in the shadows. Nice job!

  3. nate

    post of the year…hands down…you have all the emotions and types of views nailed…this place has been like a support group for me this season…i take it just as hard as anyone…were all armchair quarterbacks…we all love our team unconditionally…just like raising a teen-ager, they’ll break your heart over and over, but ya gotta believe they’ll turn out all right…thanks kelly and everyone else here for that matter, for being the support group that we all, as cowboys fans, need throughout the season…now pass me my heart medicine…

    • Rob V.

      My name is Rob and I’m a Dallas Cowboys addict. lol

  4. April

    Thanks Kelly great post. All Cowboys Family stick together. In Good Times (wins) and bad times (losses) I’ll be on your side for evermore thats what fans are for. if you’re True you stick.

  5. Mary Lou Herrera

    Yes. I’m tired when I go to work on Mondays, and people are there to greet by telling me ” your team sucked”. I just tell them they will be my team for as long as I breathe. What really want to say is f— all yo Cowboy haters. GO COWBOYS!!!

    • April

      Mary Lou dealing with Cowboys haters is the worst. I usually respond in this manner..Haters: (after a loss) How Bout DEM Cowboys! Me:Win lose or Tie I’m a Cowboys fan till I die.. When they keep comin with the hate I respond: We win Together We lose together Cowboys for life..After the 3rd time they are pretty tired that they can’t make me renouce my Team..I’m singing: Lets Go Cowboys Lets Go! by that time they are gone or have changed the subject. It works everytime :-)

  6. Mary Lou Herrera

    Sorry guts, I forgot the u in you. LOL

  7. tonyteekwik

    i agree 100%, ive been a fan of the stars for 38 years so i know

  8. Karen

    Kelly that was a super fabulous posting. I could not have said it any better!!I understand definitely where your coming from and I love the Dallas Cowboys with all my heart. I will never ever give up on them.

  9. Al

    We have to deal with haters all the time. they hate us because we support the best team EVER! Check out my show on youtube.com it is called the Tex and tom show.

  10. leonard

    i like many out there am and always will be a die hard fan. i started out a fan of other teams as a child not exactly knowing what football was all about. then as a teenager i turned to football as a way of comunicating with other male members of my family. you said a mouthful when you said football is a way of life. it teaches strength,honesty, teamwork, loyalty and honor you can honestly learn everything you need in life from football. so to even think of giving up on my team even for a minute is inconcevable i to am glued to the tv for the 3 short hours i get to watch my team americas team the DALLAS COWBOYS. we just need to stay faithful strongand true we’ve been through tough times before. back in the early 90’s when we went 1- 15 i took alot of shyt and never hung my head cuz i knew you can’t keep our boys down. the cowboys will win the next 3 games in a row and finish above 500 this i promise

  11. great story girl, I feel the same as you. Living in Arkansas I consistantly get knocked for my love of the Cowboys. I didnt tattoo the COWBOYS star on my neck because I’m a fair weather fan. I am 24/7 fan no matter what. In 40 years Ive seen the good, the bad and the real ugly.

    now……GO COWBOYS!!!!

  12. Joe Q

    I do get upset that this team is not playing better. The Boys have a lot of talent to be playing like this. The Boys should be 5-0. Like you Kelly I don’t know what to make of them. I’m hoping with the bye week they worked out their issues. As for the Cowboy haters, they will always be around whether the Boys win Super Bowls or not. So to them, F*** U!

  13. Kelly Horn

    I just wanted to thank everyone for the awesome comments. We will get through this season together, for better or for worse.

    Cowboys for life!

  14. Raina

    Kelly this is your best article yet! You hit every emotion of true cowboy fans! Way to go!

  15. Angie

    Wow. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Great article!