In the movie anger was needed to turn someone towards the dark side. If someone out there needs to see the Cowboys as the dark side, I am all for it. One Redskins fan once told me he loved two teams, “The Redskins and whomever was playing the Dallas Cowboys.” I got to tell you, that commentary just thrills the hell out of me. Years ago I ran across a fan of another team who had a tattoo of the Cowboys star logo on fire. He saw this as a diss of the team. I saw it as a Cowboys tattoo using a recurring graphic of flames. I see flames on motorcycles, cars, Harley logos, and all kinds of other things. I never considered it as a diss of those things. People are so amusing in their disgust for the Cowboys.
I think fans ought to enjoy the team they love. To me, if you dislike something to the point it makes you miserable then you need to move on from that. For example, if you’re dating a girl who makes you miserable, go find another girl. I can’t fathom wanting to stay loyal to a shrew or anything that makes you miserable. Does this mean fans should only say good things about the team. hell no. No one could pull that off. Not one single, living, breathing, sentient being. If you tell me that you don’t go nuts over a turnover or a player constantly caught false starting I am going to call you a liar.
We’re all negative about some aspects of the team. For example, I am very concerned about the Offensive Line and right now, I am apprehensive that they simply aren’t good enough to help Tony Romo stay healthy or to open holes for the running game. I don’t think one draft pick was enough to address how awful those guys were last year. I don’t think a pay reduction will mean better production from Doug Free, who frankly was awful last year. I will candidly tell you right now that I already want a RT in the 1st round of next year’s Draft. That happens to fall on my birthday, and I can’t think of a better present. Get me a Guard or two that I can trust as well, and I will move my concerns to something else.
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