I haven't started a new thread in a long time. Part of that is due to becoming more of a college fan, and the other part is probably growing frustration with the state of things in Dallas. I am a card carrying season ticket holder, but we all know some things have to change.
What has frustrated me more than how the results of the games have turned out is the attitudes and behavior of the fans. Watching the Denver game earlier has just further illustrated that. Now I know that most of the blame will go to Jerry and how expensive ticket prices have shut out the casual fan, that the stadium is too big, yada yada. The truth is we need to rebuild this team, AND rebuild our fanbase.
Can anyone who has been to the stadium honestly say there is any fan organization? We all know how people cheer when we have the ball. Can anyone say that we have any tradition in our behavior at the games? How can a team with so much history have so little tradition with the fans? Ever since crazy ray died the last little bit has disappeared.
What I am proposing is a concentrated effort, not just mere complaining, to improve our gameday atmosphere. A manifesto of fan chants, slogans and traditions to be developed right here at CZ, and distributed before home games. It will be hard, take years and it is easier to complain, but instead of just complaining why don't we try to improve our fanbase? We have no control over personnel moves, but what about the things we can control.
If you have a problem with Jerry, fine. Use this thread to find 10 people that agree with you, pull your money together, make a banner, and go to a home game in the standing room section and make something happen. That is just an example. Personally, I'd like to see the changes be something tradition based, something positive.
Whatever we do, we can do something.
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