Originally Posted by Hoofbite
That's just the nature of the business. Dallas is a polarizing team. Either love them or hate them. Also, they are probably the highest profile team in the NFL and might be the highest profile team in all of sports. I don't follow basketball enough to know if there are teams in similar situations but maybe only the Redsox and Yankees would command the type of coverage that Dallas does even during seasons or spans of futility.
As a result, people will take any chance they can to either prop up (love) or knock down (hate) the Dallas Cowboys. When I was younger, I was at a family reunion and being that I was pretty much one of the younger kids that could be classified as the "older kids", all the small ones really couldn't get enough time with me. They were doing as kids do and competing with each other for my attention, yelling my name constantly. I looked to my aunt and she simply replied, "that's the price of popularity".
[View Full Quote]That's how I feel about Dallas and the media. Some people get worked up over media reports that are negative (I would say your situation above is far more reasonable than most) but what they don't realize is that Dallas likely receives more coverage than the performance of the team would deserve. What comes with that is both the good and bad. Not to mention Dallas is probably far more proactive from an organizational standpoint in getting it's name out there. You're not getting prized title fights at other stadiums. Least I haven't heard of any.
The team is popular, polarizing and proactive so they constantly stay in the news. Negative articles and bashing of the team is simply "the price of popularity".
It's only the nature of the business because we lower our standards for what the media will present us. Integrity and truth gets neglected while 'scoops' are treated like the holy grail.
This week has been another frustrating week as a sports fan. We have heard so many coaches supposed to be hired. Andy Reid was a 'mortal lock' in Arizona....gets hired in Kansas City. Chip Kelly was supposed to be hired by the Browns by now and is interviewing with the Eagles.
It's much like the Newtown shootings. We couldn't get anything straight out of the media to the point we would have been better off turning off the news and waiting 3 days until they got their stories straight.
And so it goes...