The Walking Dead: Dallas vs Philly

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The Governor

Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

In Walking Dead, the Governor is the leader of the community group of survivors. This group has secured a plot of land and is trying to rebuild some resemblance of a normal society. The Governor has a shady past and has done some questionable things to keep his group safe and insure that he stays in power. The image of the Governor from a couple of episodes back, sitting in a room admiring trophies from his killings of “Walkers” showed a grim look that he has plans for the future. On the football field, Jerry Jones and Andy Reid can fill the role of the Governor for their respective squads. Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys in 1988 and has three Super Bowl trophies to show for it. For his entire career, Mr. Jones has had the titles of owner, team president and general manager next to his name. He has been reluctant to relinquish any of those roles at all costs. Since his last championship in 1995, Mr. Jones has stayed away from hiring any person that would threaten his judgmental power or challenge his authority. The scene with the Governor admiring his trophies could easily be replaced with a view of Mr. Jones sitting in his office with his three Super Bowl trophies behind glass, contemplating his next move. Andy Reid is the architect of the Eagles the way they are currently constructed. While Reid does not have the Super Bowl success, he has NFC East championships and trips to the NFC Championship games on his resume. He has promoted people to lofty positions, such as making an offensive line coach, Juan Castillo, his defensive coordinator. Reid had to sacrifice Castillo earlier this season, as he tries to survive the growing disaster that is the 2012 season. In the television series, the Governor is unwilling to utilize people that do not fit his philosophy. Reid has been labelled with the same criticism as his observers question his use, or lack there of, of running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy. The Governor, Jerry Jones and Andy Reid are all the leaders of their groups and make moves behind the scenes that relate to the performance of the group during action. Each of them is extremely stubborn and unwilling to compromise, even if the decisions they make are to the detriment of the people they watch over.

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