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The Bandwagon Could Get Crowded This Year

Since the success of the ’90’s Cowboys Dynasty I’ve found myself when asked what team I support explaining that I’ve been a Cowboys fan since I was 7 years old. Why do I feel the need to explain how long I’ve been a fan? One word. Bandwagon.

Now I admit I did jump on the Cowboys Bandwagon when they were being successful in the ’70’s and I feel bandwagon jumping is totally acceptable between the ages of 5 and 12. Any older than that and you’ll be a bandwagon jumper forever. You were probably a Patriots fan for a few years. Maybe a Rams fan. Obviously never an Eagles fan because, well, you know. They’ve never won anything significant enough to warrant said "jump".

Loyalty. Perseverance. Fanaticism. These are three of the big things a true fan brings. I read Shelby’s post and she epitomizes what a true Cowboys fan is. At the end of a Cowboys game your emotions should parallel that of the team.

I’m sure this year we’ll have plenty of people jumping aboard The Blue Star Super Bowl Express and that’s cool. The more the merrier. And after the 6th trophy is hoisted high in the air and we all go out and buy new t-shirts I’ll still be explaining that I was a fan way back when just in case I’m mistaken for the newbies.

What was it that first drew me to America’s Team in 1975? The cool uniforms? The great teams? The awesome stadium? I think initially it was the cheerleaders.

The Sunday Spot

How the mighty have fallen!

I know this is a Dallas Cowboys blog but I just can’t help myself. The Mighty, Indestructable, Unbeatable and Cheating New England Patriots have fallen. Fallen on the biggest stage in the world nonetheless, Super Bowl 42. The New York Football Giants are World Champions. Putting this whole game in perspective, it now makes me wonder WHAT IF? What if Dallas had beaten the Giants 4 weeks ago? I know I am beating on a dead drum but I just can’t help but to think about what if? Oh well, maybe next year.

It was hilarious how at the end of the game, Bill Belicheat was such a sore loser that he walked off the field with still 2 seconds left to play. Both Tom Coughlin and Bill Belicheat were informed at mid-field by the head referee that there was still one second left on the clock. Even knowing this, Belicheat left the field. This from a man who routinely throughout the 2007 season ran up the score on a number of teams. This from a man that routinely went for it on fourth down during the 2007 season when the game was already won and in their hands. I hate to say it but Karma is a Bitch isn’t it Belicheat. All that reputed classless display your team displayed during the 2007 season finally caught up to you Belicheat.

The even better thing is that New England can now not be considered an NFL Dynasty by lamen terms. Dynasties don’t lose Super Bowls. The Cowboy teams from the 90’s never lost a Super Bowl and the majority of the time man handled whomever they played on the big stage. So there you go New England. As much as I hate to say it, you got exactley what you deserved tonight. And by the display of your fearless leader at the end of the Super Bowl, it just goes to show that even in a loss, Belicheat still shows no class. Thats my 2 cents on that.

I’m tired of hearing about this whole Jessica Simpson saga. There are still Cowboy fans out there that believe that Jessica Simpson is the reason for the whole Cowboys early playoff exit. There is even this guy on my myspace friends list that does nothing but posts anti-Jessica bulletin posts. I got 3 from him on one day! He compares Jessica Simpson to Yoko Ono. Get over it man! Jessica Simpson had absolutely NOTHING to do with the Cowboys early playoff exit plain and simple. It jut wasn’t meant to be this year guys. As much as that still hurts. So for you conspiracy theorists out there, please get a life! I would rather believe that Big Foot exists than that Jessica Simpson even remotely had something to do with the Cowboys loss to the Giants. Thats my 2 cents on that.

How about some interaction? What do you guys think the Cowboys will do with their 2 1st round picks? I am going to go out on a limb here and say we move up. Not necessarily to get McFadden but if he falls to 5 or 6, be sure Jerry will be making phone calls. If they dont trade up, I say they will draft a WR and a CB in the 1st round. Fair enough? Let me know what you guys think! Thats all for now kiddies! See you all Next Sunday! Same Cowboys Time! Same Cowboys Place! Same Cowboys Channel! 

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day


Well if you’re anything like me, you’re still walking into walls and stumbling around like one of Jack Nicholson’s friends in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, after that loss on Sunday. I gotta tell you though, I am more upset over football season ending than anything.
Honestly, for me, it’s more of a feeling of “What the heck is it that I do when football season is over”, because I never can remember life without football until a couple of months into the annual adjustment period. By the time I realize that I have adjusted, The Dallas Mavericks season will be in full swing and I will be excited again. There is no comparison between football and basketball, but I truly do love The Mavericks and have stuck by them from day 1. There’s a story behind that and a reason why I am a die hard Mavs fan, but I will spare you the details, for today at least.
Back to football and the Cowboys……I really am not broken hearted over The Cowboys season. I’m just not. When the season is going, no matter if it’s The Cowboys or my son’s baseball team, I will only allow myself positive thoughts and I only exude positivity. But if you want to know the truth, The Cowboys amazed me with every win. I believe this team we have right now is going to be another dynasty, but they are young and the coaches are new to the team and to each other, and it wasn’t time yet. We had more “W’s” in the win column than we actually deserved. We had some quirky wins that just weren’t strong enough to hold us until the end. Many teams improved over the season. The Cowboys improved and then flatlined midway through. I am proud that they made it as far as they did with the problems they had.
I am a natural born cheerleader in the spirit department. I sucked at gymnastics, so I never was one. Instead they asked me to start a pep squad because all my friends were cheerleaders and I was always yelling at them and the team and every one in the stands noticed me (imagine that huh?).  My point is, that I can remember being down 30 points midway through the 4th quarter (our team always sucked) and getting my squad and the cheerleaders to do these ridiculous cheers and keep the faith, when I knew in my sensible mind we were toast.
This Dallas Cowboys team is made of greatness, greatness that needs time to build. As the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
Romo is the leader, Owens has found his home and is leading with him. Garrett is going to be a mainstay and the real coach regardless of his title. Great things are coming. Maybe even as soon as this coming season. I am counting on that because I can see it. All I have to do is look back to 1990 and remember how horrible we looked in the record books, but still see the magic that was building between those teammates and with that man that I will love for the rest of my life, Jimmy Johnson.
So no folks, I am not sad or broken hearted. I am convinced and confident in my instincts, that these Dallas Cowboys are “Back in Town” and will make us all happy for many seasons to come. I feel it, I know it.
GO COWBOYS!!!!!
FAN 4 LIFE

 

Eleven Cowboys Headed to the Pro Bowl

What a magical year for the Dallas Cowboys. America’s Team will be sending 11 of its top players to Hawaii to be honored at the Pro Bowl. This will tie the franchise record which was set back during the 90s dynasty years.

STARTERS

Flozell Adams, offensive tackle

Leonard Davis, guard

Andre Gurode, center

Jason Witten, tight end

Terrell Owens, wide receiver

DeMarcus Ware, linebacker

Nick Folk, kicker 

BACKUPS

Tony Romo, quarterback

Marion Barber, running back

Ken Hamlin, safety

Terence Newman, cornerback

 

The Future Looks Bright For The Silver And Blue

This is in response to a comment to the blog I posted yesterday. I was going to post it as a comment, but thought I’d share it with a larger audience instead. Here goes…

It’s OK to disagree. We all have the same goal and that is to see the Cowboys build a dynasty.

Dynasties are not built on a year-to-year strategy. They are built on a strategy that employs long term success based on moves that address not only the current needs but future ones as well.

You mentioned that the Cowboys needed an offensive playmaker and I remind you that the Cowboys had one of the best scoring teams in the NFC and certainly the best in their division.

Our collapse last year was on defense, NOT offense.

The Cowboys needed to shore that defense up and they made a major stride in doing that on Draft Day.

We have got ourselves a big playmaker on defense. If you love DeMarcus Ware, then wait until you see Anthony Spencer!

With regard to the 1st round pick in 2008, how will you feel if Cleveland does so bad they finish with a top 5 pick?

Are you saying this was not a great move by the Cowboys?

Believe me Cowboy fans, Jerry Jones is as shrewd a business man as there is in this world.

He built an empire by ensuring that his future would be better than the present.

That’s the way it works in sports as well.

The Cowboys are not looking for a one night stand in 2007. They are looking to reclaim the dynasty that we lost when we started playing from year to year and running in that same old threadmill.

We now have a strategy that will keep this franchise competitive for years to come.

It is built on young stars like Marion Barber (who was acquired in a similar Draft Day trade), Julius Jones, DeMarcus Ware, Bobby Carpenter, Tony Romo and others.

Our future is bright now and will be even brighter in the years to come!

I hope that the 5 people who read this blog will comment on it and let me know what you think!

I LOVE THE COWBOYS!!