Originally Posted by Rynie
I was supposed to have a private tour/discussion about tickets with a senior sales consultant with the Dallas Cowboys today. I didn't go. I sent an email to the guy and told him I wouldn't invest that type of money until Jerry Jones steps down as GM. He replied and said I needed to hurry because they've sold 98% of their season tickets. Ok, then Why are you hounding me so hard? That obviously isn't true. I think the tickets sales are already on the decline.
Rynie I always enjoy your posts because you give us an "inside the stadium" viewpoint a lot which gives us a pulse on the fans. Verdict, that is a great post and I'm right with you guys. This team has been the thread in my life for 40 years but this has been the toughest stretch by far, much more so than in the late 80's because this stretch has been a relentless tease.
Darrin Rovelle wrote a business article that confirmed why the Cowboys are still America's Team through a myriad of polls and stats and I ask myself how can Jerry not get it. If a worldwide fan base hasn't walked away from the last 15 years then they aren't going anywhere. It's obvious by now the popularity (hence the money) will always be there, but Jerry already knows this, now his life is consumed with one thing and one thing only -- leaving his legacy as a "football guy."
But while he wants that more than anything he isn't willing to do what it takes. Look no further than the Victoria Secret deal which was really a sobering slap in the face for me. Jerry put a lot of time into that, he had to, it's his house, he was involved in the negotiations, in closing the deal and the subsequent media circus announcing it.
Whatever that time was, whatever the hours it took to do that deal, there were GM's throughout the league doing their job, every day, every hour looking for that edge. Over time that edge is realized. That's what "football guys" do.
All of them except the most important one to us -- our football guy.