Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of a penalty flag on the field for the game with the Philadelphia Eagles playing against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

No Church In Cowboys Stadium

There is no church in Cowboys Stadium. But apparently there is a Victoria’s Secret lingerie store.

Really? And cue the jokes — now.

When it comes to stadium loudness, I’m puzzled. I’m infatuated with the rise of The 12th Man in Seattle. I love and appreciate Buffalo Bills fans because like no other, they’ve stuck by their team through losing seasons and numerous changes. And then there’s The Kansas City Chiefs: one of the loudest places to play ball. (The Chiefs? Really?)

But the Cowboy’s have a Victoria’s Secret store.

They might as well dynamite Cowboys Stadium and build a church. This place isn’t a palace of success; it’s a place where we can come to pray for success.

And we haven’t seen it. Not since this stadium was built.

I fear for The Dallas Cowboys. I fear that with another subpar season, The Cowboy’s famous title “America’s Team,” will be stripped down quicker than Adriana Lima’s thong.

This organization and fans have been humbled. But count us fans out you cannot. Never!

As much as we point fingers and toss around opinions, I feel that Cowboy fans could do more on Sundays. When in attendance, let your presence be known at the stadium.

I understand, it’s easy to lose yourself in the big screen and all the jazz in Jerry’s world. So if it’s easier for you to glue your eyes on a LCD, stay home and surf Facebook.

The way I see it, Cowboys Stadium should be the loudest stadium — period. No question. Hands down.

Oh let’s see, The Dallas Cowboys topped Forbes’s 2012 “Most Valuable Team” in the NFL. Yes, the top. Six years in a row. That’s pretty swanky considering the Cowboys haven’t reached a Super Bowl in 17 years (and still counting).

According to an ESPN Sports Poll in 2012, the Cowboys still top the NFL as the most popular team (read: favorite). And the Cowboys own two playoff wins since winning the Super Bowl in 1996? Say what?

And yet this palace seems to be a place where opposing teams play as if they’re at Disney World. And you know what, us fans let the Cowboys down. We have a role on Sundays.

Oh, you’re laughing at me? You think fans in Minnesota are laughing? How about New Orleans fans in the SuperDome? I mean the stadium in Pittsburg is so loud from my television that even from my couch I’m intimidated.

That’s football folks. That’s why we love this game. That’s why you are reading this. So do yourself and this team a favor: Scream your tail off on Sundays.

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  • Jbbravo

    I don’t quite understand why the fans are like this. Is it because the seats are too expensive for the loud rowdy fans? I mean the last time we played Philly in the playoff I went to a sports bar to watch the game and everyone was yelling and jumping up and giving high fives. So what is really the problem? I think its stupid that we have art in the stadium I mean this is football who cares about art. The big screen is another example as to why the hell do you need that in a stadium. I just think Jerry has it where you get more bandwagon fans instead of getting his diehard fans in that stadium.

    • Michael Vu

      Good point about the ticket pricing. I didn’t think of that. Same here: when I go to bars (one even in the middle of Chicago), Cowboy fans are crazy. We need those fans in Cowboys Stadium. This stadium is tailored towards a return on investment, which means it must appeal to everyone, which includes other fans. I kind of miss Texas Stadium.

  • William H. Smith

    I went to the sunday night game against atlanta this year. And I couldn’t believe the number of cowboys fans that were in attendance. I wouldn’t say 50/50 but maybe 60/40 of falcons fans to cowboys fans. I talked to one or two people. Which one sat beside me. Anyways, they both said they were from the dallas area and it is cheaper for them to go see them on the road, than at home. I think that is alot of the problem, if you got to take out a loan to go to a game, and not on the road, then go on the road. I say it’s a shame that you have to be a high roller just about to go to games in Dallas

    • Michael Vu

      Interesting. I plan to make my way to Cowboys Stadium next season. Unfortunately, I have no idea how much this will cost. Let me tell you, this is all unfortunate. Cowboys Stadium is more like a museum than an arena.