Turning back the clock

I can only speak for myself, but I’m beyond tired of all the news about the NFL Labor negotiations, all the news about the judge’s decisions and all the news about the Eighth Circuit Court’s decisions. The Lockout is on, the Lockout is off and then back on again. Kind of reminds me of that old commercial for “The Clapper”.

With that being said I found myself in my basement this past weekend looking through some old Cowboys stuff. I came across two old photo albums that were filled with Cowboys articles and pictures that I had collected throughout the 1980’s. In all I must have filled about 35 photo albums in the 80’s and early 90’s. Over the years I threw away most of the albums, but I held on to the first two because they were the most special.  I started collecting these items when I was about 13. Football was fresh and new back then.  There were no other worries in life when I was a kid watching football. It was all football, all the time. It was fun searching for pictures and articles about the Cowboys. It was also a challenge at times. I would go through the sports magazines in my art classes in elementary school and middle school. Teachers would use the old magazines for different projects so many of them were ripped up. But if I came across something about the Cowboys I would think it was gold. I would buy four or five newspapers the day after Cowboys games in hopes that they would have pictures from the game. I would beg my Mother for magazines only to get them home and cut them up to put everything in the photo albums.  I would also beg my Mother to order the Cowboys calendars through the Scholastic Book program at school, when others would be ordering books to read. Everything had to be Cowboys related. There was nothing else that mattered.

It was great sitting at home looking through these old photo albums and just reliving some great times from when I was younger and remembering some great players. I thought I would share some of the pictures I found with everyone. There are endless memories when it comes to the Cowboys and I love thinking back to many of those times from when I was just a kid.

As much as I would like to give credit to all the publications that I got these pictures from, there were just so many and it’s been so many years since then. But I will list as many as I can…Sports Illustrated, Sport Magazine, USA Today, Journal News, TV Guide, Sporting News, Daily News, Dallas Cowboys Weekly, NFL Digest and Pro Magazine. If I missed any I apologize. As far as the music, the CD is called “The Power and the Glory”. It has all the original music and voices from NFL Films. If you don’t have it yet, you really should get it for yourself.

I hope everyone enjoys the video as we suffer through these hard times with the NFL.