Everyone, let’s welcome The Landry Hat’s new contributing writer, Joe Ramirez. Thank you to everyone who applied for the position. I reviewed 23 applications to be a contributing writer. Joe shined in his writing and his knowledge of the Dallas Cowboys.
Who is Joe? Well let him tell you:
My name is Joe D. Ramirez, a resident of Central Pennsylvania. This equates to about 3 hours from Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Philadelphia, 2 hours from Washington, D.C., and 3 hours from New York. It is literally the crossroads of Cowboys loathing. It is difficult to get into a battle of wits with the fans of other teams considering they are unarmed. I am an ex-patriot of Texas having left to go to college. I was raised a Cowboys and Oilers fan, but I will never forgive the Texans franchise for beating Quincy and Co. in their inaugural game.
I’m 32 years old and became a truly loyal fan of the Cowboys in 1990 as I watched the Saints kick the ball that eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention. I remember watching the players in the bar appear so crestfallen after only moments before experiencing exultation.
I’m an optimist when it comes to football. I absolutely love the NFL draft and I believe it to be the most optimistic day in all of football. Two afternoons, 4 beers, and 2 buckets of chicken wings, you can turn around the most moribund of franchises into a perennial contender. I tend to write in a tongue in cheek fashion, so if I just made you angry, put on your special satire glasses.