I have no issue with that. Unless it is a Cowboys fan selling those tickets to a Washington Redskins fan. Or a fan of any other team coming that day. I do have an issue with that and nothing is going to change that. We want Dallas fans in those seats and we want them loud. So I’d be taking notes of who the profiteers are and who the real fans are if I had some authority in Cowboys Stadium.
The next thing I’d do is loud, rabid fans would get free stuff. You know how stadiums have giveaways to the earliest arriving fans? Wouldn’t happen on my watch. The fans who get the free stuff would be the loudest ones. Let some white collar, passive fan who is there in a luxury suite buy the trinket if he or she wants it. If it were up to me the Cowboys fans would have little Cowboys themed cow bells to clang when the other team’s Offense is on the field.
That is critical to me to one day see in Cowboys Stadium. The place should be as quiet as Church (and I don’t mean the Safety, I mean the religious place of reverence) when the Cowboys have the football and the ball hasn’t been snapped. I want fans to get loud at the results of a play, but as the team is ready to run the play, silence is golden. But when the other team has the football, that place needs to be the loudest stadium in the NFL. It needs to be deafening, and we shouldn’t have to tell fans why, but it seems like we ought to just in case. If they can’t hear, it gives our Defense the advantage.
The Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens each beat us in their houses in 2012. This isn’t a big surprise. Few teams go into those places and win. The fans are a big reason why. They are loud and they understand when to be loud and when to be quiet. Last year I went to the game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Falcons fans were fantastic. They were loud at the right moments. They were quiet at the right moments. Make no mistake about it, that helps their team be hard to beat in their house.