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A cynical view I bet some of you share

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Venting over the salary cap is commonplace in these parts, and this offseason is no different. Jerry's kicking the can down the road yet again, trying to keep the band together and add a few parts before Romo ups and leaves Dodge.

    The gripes are valid. This is not the way to do things. I know, and I agree.

    But I don't care this time. In fact, I'm glad they're doing it, and not just because I think this team is close to being legitimate finally.

    A now-or-never malaise has seeped into my fandom these days. I feel the game, and my life-long love for it, slipping away. Not now, but not too far down the road either. I'm guessing 5-10 years.

    I don't like where the NFL is headed. Not one bit, and it's depressing. You won't find a bigger NFL fan than me over the past 40 years.

    The continual pro-offense-only rules, the ridiculous penalties and fines for hits on receivers and quarterbacks, the elimination of the kickoff, the upcoming widening of the field, the pass-happy and read-option offenses, the growing extinction of great backs and the running game, the obsession with fantasy stats, the lack of great teams....I see the NFL game about to take a steep decline into something I simply don't want to watch.

    I know the game is still mega popular today, and it's still sort of great now, but it's already inferior to what it was, and it's only going to get worse.

    Soon will come a litany of new concussion-related mandates to help keep the league out of the court room. Concussions, and the political whirlwind surrounding them, will eventually be the final nail in the coffin for the version of the game I've known. Not long from now, football will barely resemble the game Staubach and Aikman played.

    People are taking their kids out of football all over America. The players in 20 years will be watered down even further as a result, especially if the league expands into more and more cities, including ports overseas.

    All that is to say, today in March of 2013, why not go for it now? What do I care what the salary cap looks like in 10 years when quarterbacks are wearing flag belts and scores look like Mountain West games every week?

    This last five-year run with Romo is where it's at. Let's put off the money problems until after he's gone. Then the Cowboys can clear space and rebuild again.

    But it's now and or never as far as I'm concerned. The league is slowly losing me anyway. College football is barely on my radar anymore because of the spread-offense nonsense and corruption, and the NFL seems next.

    I'm finding myself studying and learning the Premiership more and more. Soccer understands and embraces it's heritage, while the NFL seems to want to be a Madden video game and cater to the kiddies. You don't see 10-9 soccer games, but look at the NFL playoff scores this year. What is that?

    So go for it, Jerry! Restructure the whole stinking team. Sign Levitre, Bushrod, and any defensive lineman Kiffin wants. Mortgage the future. It's a lot more your future than mine.
  2. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I actually agree with you.

    As long as the Cowboys have a legitimate QB they have to go for it now. This team will be in continuous re-tool mode as long as Tony can still produce. Of course once Tony is done it is time to rebuild starting with the cap.
  3. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. When you feel you no longer have the QB who can get it done, that is when you bite the bullet for a year or two as far as the sal cap goes.
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Jones knows that his window of being Total Ruler of the Cowboys is short. Age will catch up to him.

    He doesn't care about the future. He will leave this team in such a mess, it'll make the post-Aikman transition look like summer vacation.

    Don't be surprised if my 7 year turns 40 and we haven't sniffed the Super Bowl.
  5. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I share your cynicism, largely.
    My biggest gripe also include the watering down of football because of lawsuis resulting from concussions and other injuries. The answer to this might be a pre-nup type of contract: You get millions, you take the risk. If not, go play golf and see how much that gets you.

    My biggest gripes concern the clownish and thuggish breed of player now entering and in the NFL. These are largely socially awkward, illiterate types from universities that didn't give a schlitz about educating them. They coddled them so schools could make millions.
    Bodies are canvasses for tattoos.

    Now these (mostly) thugs have taken over the asylum and the gentleman is the exception, not the rule as used to be.
    But Americans like the gladiator-type of sport. Let the lions and players square off. We watch the mayhem and then go back to our happy home lives, having lived vicariously through these clownish, thuggish mens.

    I don't see NFL slipping in popularity, though. The Romans will come back ever Sunday with gold to thow to the gladiators and eat high-priced grapes and drink pricey wine in the stands as the blood flows.

    This is not my NFL, but I will admit: I will keep on patronizing it.
  6. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree. And I have no problem with that approach.

    People forget so quickly how hard it is to find a legitimate QB nowadays. Especially since the days of being able to win it all with QB's like Brad Johnson or Trent Dilfer are a thing of the past.

    I just cannot understand all the fans saying we should trade Romo and "blow it up" or "tank" for picks. The 'Boys need to focus on surrounding Romo with the cast he needs to win it all, before it's too late.
  7. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Same, and I'm as big a Jerry basher as you will find.

    But just to complete the internet cycle of whining, its also why I was against hiring a very inexperienced first time head coach. Seems odd to mortgage the future for the short term, while gambling the HC position on the long term.
  8. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Sounds to me that you are fading.
  9. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    This has always been my stance as well. It's not like I hate Garrett or anything, but if he's not getting it done, get lost. Same way with taking risk on big players, I like it, cost or not. It's not my money.

    I want to be entertained.

    We can't rebuild when we have Romo, Witt, and Ware on there last run. You reload and hope you can get it done.

    :starspin
  10. preacher238

    preacher238 Member

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This thread is hilarious!!!! All of you whiners sound like a bunch of middle aged ladies going through menopause (spelling, I know!).

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

    Seriously, it's JUST A GAME!!!! Get a grip!!!!!
  11. rbr651

    rbr651 Active Member

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    It's been this way for close to 30 years.
  12. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Good point. I want to be entertained, too - on into January for a change.

    :lmao2:
  13. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Having a franchise QB is great, but it does eat up a huge chunk of a team's salary cap. In 5 years when Romo retires, the large chunk of money that goes to a franchise QB will be gone too.

    So, any money pushed ahead to that point will automatically have something to offset it, i.e. no franchise QB money to pay out.

    Besides, the cap is going to go up a good bit in a couple of years.

    Honestly, the cap isn't anything to really fret about. Stephen will handle it with ease... just like he always does. But it is nice knowing that if you don't have a franchise QB... at least you aren't paying for one either.
  14. CrownCowboy

    CrownCowboy Active Member

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    Pretty good post, bud.

    I couldn't agree with you more.
  15. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. He rarely worries about much past the immediate upcoming season.
  16. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    Low T? I highly recommend a good endocrinologist.

    And I say that without any derogatory intent. I agree with you that some sports I enjoyed in previous decades have waned...and for the reasons stated. College football and the NBA are as corrupt as boxing.

    I'd say I probably enjoy sports chat as much...or more...than sports itself.

    I don't mind the NFL rules changes. But I dont' really feel invested as much in the Cowboys. They don't feel like MY TEAM. They feel like Jerry's team. It seems every week or two he'll do something to remind me that it's HIS TEAM and his alone. I didn't even bother to watch 4 or 5 games this past year, and that's very different than a decade ago.
  17. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    No, I just know what good football looks like. And it's not this abortion the game has become.
  18. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    A. Dont worry about the cap, its a total joke and easily manipulated.

    B. Swing for the fences now with Romo, because when he leaves thats it.

    C. I love watching offense and my favorite games are shootouts.

    D. NFL is more popular now than ever, so get used to the "new" league.
  19. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    So what if...

    The team doesn't win a Super Bowl again?

    Far fetched? Sure.

    But then look at the Eagles since 1959.

    Would you believe with some of the teams they have fielded they would still be without a trophy in this era of the game?

    Maybe the best defense I have seen is the 1990 and 1991 Eagles from a pure pass rush standpoint.

    What if this team is 34 years away from it's next walk in the sun?
  20. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    Very melodramatic post. Could've just said you support Jerry and his decision making lol

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