One of the major problems with Dallas Cowboys fans is how fickle we can be week to week during football season. The moods on Monday mornings can be drastic depending on how well the team played the night before.
After last week’s one point loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex was in a sour mood and nothing but complaining was heard on the local radio shows. Fans were surly, mean, and maybe even violent. Ok, the violent part was mainly just me, but I am sure it applied to other fans as well.
Fast-forward a week later, Monday was a cheerful and energetic day with people smiling, skipping down the street whistling and probably making some emotional and physical connections, if you know what I mean. The fans were overjoyed and celebrating the butt whopping the team gave the St. Louis Rams. Now the talk is “ok if we just beat Denver, the Super Bowl is on the horizon”, and I hear this and I can’t help but to think how crazy is this fan base.
It’s no lie that the fans of America’s team overreact to anything that has to do with their teams. But, can we not try to claim Super Bowl immortality after a win over a weak Rams team? Also, let’s not end the world because the Cowboys lost by a point on the road against Kansas City. It is a really unhealthy reaction and will set yourself up for disappointment. Just enjoy the games, keep a level mind, and know this is a long season that can change at any moment. That is just the fun part about watching sports, watching the twist and turns of a season.
This week is a game on the road with the San Diego Chargers. They are 1-2 and the Cowboys are favorites to win the game. Because of the big win on Sunday, I hear nothing about the lowly Chargers and here all the attention is too playing the Denver Broncos the week after. Not a good idea, Cowboys nation, these Chargers are better than their record appears. Looking at their 2 defeats much closely and you will see that they had late leads in both games and eventually lost it. Their quarterback Phillip Rivers seems to be back to normal and their defense is very raw but has some talent. Add in the fact that they should be 3-0 easily, you have a dangerous opponent on your hand.
So the life lesson this week is to take each game a week at a time and not get yourself all worked up if the games goes good or bad. It’s a long season, full of joy, despair, and surprises. Just know the slogan, on any given Sunday, anything can happen.