Dallas Cowboys Fans Need to Enjoy The Team

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It seems like every day I hear new comments about who is biased against or hates the Dallas Cowboys. I’ve noted recently that I hear more negative commentary about them from the media who report on the team and the fans of the team than I do from fans of other teams. I commented to a friend recently that I read more negative about the Cowboys from him than I have ever seen from anyone else. He wasn’t too happy with me for that, but I happened to be telling the truth. To equal the bile he spews at the team he professes to love I would have to walk past a fan of another team 20 or more times per day and hear “Dallas sucks” to come close to the negativity he shows. Naturally this made it my fault. How dare I observe this?

It makes me wonder if we’ve simply gone too soft as a culture? The word hate is more prevalent than I have ever seen it, and if you use it in any description of a contemporary issue, it upsets the person you accuse of it. Suddenly you’re hating on them for them hating on the Cowboys. Honestly, it is all a bit confusing to me. However, one thing about hatred of the Dallas isn’t at all new to me. The fact that it exists, and I love it. I have a catch phrase as it pertains to opinions about the Cowboys. I even have that catch phrase on the license plate frame on my truck. That phrase is “Embrace the hatred.”

Nov 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Troy Aikman (R) talks with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

That’s right, I said embrace it. Revel in it. Enjoy it. Let it put a smile on your face that can’t be wiped off no matter how hard someone rubs. Hell, dance because of it if you’ve got rhythm; or even if you don’t but could give a crap who is watching. The fact that people hate the Cowboys is a great thing. Not a good thing, a great thing. It means they matter.That is one great thing about loving the Dallas Cowboys, they are always relevant to someone. Even if that relevance is that someone hates them. Pardon me quoting Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars saga, but “Good, I can feel your anger.”

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  • Ronald W. Jones

    I’ve been a Cowboy fan since 1968. We are the most hated franchise in ALL OF SPORTS. And I like it that way. The fact that we live ‘rent free’ in our opponents heads from January to December….get’s me PUMPED!

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Fan since 1963. I loved them when they lost and I loved them when they won. Now I love them for not knowing which end is up thanks to their owner. They make me laugh.

  • JoeDaBeast

    The only professional team that has as many “haters” for as long as the Dallas Cowboys have, is my other favorite team, the New York Yankees. They, until very recently, had the same attitude as DaBoyz, “Championship or Bust!” I recalled when the Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks, it was a failed season. They were the BEST in the AL, and second best in all of MLB, and it wasn’t good enough. I look forward to the day and seasons that not only that becomes the Cowboy’s mantra again, but they play that way on the field again. GO BOYS (and Yankees)!!!!!!

  • Old Frog

    Hate is such a loaded word. Usually implies desire for harm or ill will to befall another. Given the Cowboys lack of success over the last 17 years or so it would seem the haters have gotten exactly what they wanted so why do they still hate? It’s not like we have a recent record to be jealous of. Most likely something they were taught two or three decades ago and and continue to hang on to for some irrational reason. Maybe it’s really JJ they hate.

    • FanInHawaii

      Fans of other teams “Hate” the Cowboys cuz they are jealous of the title “America’s Team”.
      They are also “Hating” cuz no matter what they do or say, the Cowboys are still worth more than any other sports franchise besides Manchester United or one of them European soccer teams.
      Its also widely known that there is an abundance of Cowboy fans across the world. I guess I’d be mad at the fact that when the Cowboys come to town, there are more of their fans then of the home teams fans there (Arizona). Just like Floyd Mayweather, he don’t care if people hate him so much that they pay to see him lose, cuz that’s still money in his pocket.
      Whether people love the Cowboys or love to hate them, they are continuing to talk about them which only makes them mors I creasingly popular, so thank you to all of the fans and “Haters” of the Dallas Cowboys for making this franchise America’s #1 sports franchise!

  • jayhwk01

    I love the fact everybody else hates us. Means we have done something right. I don’t like the fact they have a point in ridiculing us because as an organization the Boys have not done much in the last 10 years. Time to start winning Super Bowls again and soon.