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Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by HTownCowboysFan, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. HTownCowboysFan

    HTownCowboysFan New Member

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    How many of y'all have been a fan of this team - and THIS team only - prior to, oh let's say, 1990?

    An interesting dynamic methinks to see how many of "us" are long-timers (such as moi), bandwagon jumpers since the days of Jimmy, Jerry, and the 'boys, or those who are becoming new fans.

    :starspin
  2. parchy

    parchy Active Member

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    *Raises hand*

    Ya know, I don't feel the same way about the bandwagon jumpers as I used to. For sitting through those 5-11 and 6-10 seasons, if they're still around (which a lot of them are) I say the more the merrier. We've definitely heard them in road games this year.
  3. CM Duck

    CM Duck I'm breaking the 4th wall...

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    I can put my hand on the Holy Bible and say that I have been since I was young/old enough to remember and understand what was going on through a TV screen. I can't put an exact date, but I'd guess sometime in the mid '70s. I was born in '73.

    All it took to pull me in was watching the GREAT Roger Staubach scrambling around and bringing the Cowboys to a comeback victory. I don't remember who the other team was, I just remember watching him sling the ball around and I have been hooked ever since.

    This may sound very weird, but I guess you can say it was football love at first site.

    WIN OR LOSE, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE COWBOYS AND ALWAYS WILL BE...even if they sign t.o. next year.
  4. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    Since the '73 season.
    Everybody thought the Dolphins were so great, then I found out Dallas spanked them in the SB the year before.
    Also saw Roger pull off some amazing comebacks and was hooked.
    The Hail Mary a few years later, after taking abuse from my sisters boyfriend for most of that game, sealed it for me.
  5. CowboyManDan

    CowboyManDan Well-Known Member

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    I was born in '75...been a fan as long as I can remember, definitely the early 80s. Danny White was my favorite player when I was little...mainly because we share the same first name (thats all it takes sometimes for a young kid I guess). My whole family are diehard Giants fans, so that was/is always a battle.
  6. kojak

    kojak Who Loves Ya Baby?

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    Hell yeah. I went through the 1-15 season and was still proud to be a fan. :starspin
  7. purgatoryruss

    purgatoryruss New Member

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    well I'm 35 and can produce the pictures of me running around in my Cowboy jammies. And remember getting a free superbowl poster at MCdonalds for the superbowl with the steelers for saying the ingredients to a Big Mac.
  8. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    Right here. Been a fan for as long as I can remember. After Roger for sure. Never saw him play. Was a big fan of Danny white
  9. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    I've been a Cowboys fan since the first game I remember watching on TV, Cowboys-Redskins in 1975, when I was 5.
  10. Mattsdad

    Mattsdad Member Zone Supporter

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    Loyal for last 30 years; ever since I was 8!!!
  11. el_chevo

    el_chevo El Serrano

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    Since I was 6 or 7, so that was about 25 years ago...
  12. godofwar

    godofwar Member

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    Yep, I'm 29 years old, and have been a Cowboy fan since I was eight years old. The first game I ever really sat down and watched was a Cowboy game. I've been hooked ever since.
  13. alancdc

    alancdc Active Member

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    I don't remember the first time we lost to Pittsbutg, but do remember us killing old Cowboy Craig Morton in 1977.
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Since I was around 6 or 7 and I was born in 1969.

    Cbz has been a football since his 40's when they wore leather helmets :D
  15. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    I was raised a Cowboy fan since as long as I can remember. That makes me a Cowboy fan since 1972.
  16. DezBRomo9

    DezBRomo9 Not enough blitzing.. Zone Supporter

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    Me too. Raised a Boys fan and have never changed. Thank God those 5-11 seasons are behind us. Lets just say I was in a Depression for those three years where I wouldnt leave my room or watch any football.
  17. zagnut

    zagnut New Member

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    Since 1978. I was also 7. Seems to be a popular number.

    However, I don't remember Staubach at QB at all -- only Danny White and after -- so I may not have been truly a diehard until 1980.

    Also don't think I saw them in the Super Bowl in 78, or even knew what a Super Bowl was, so I didn't jump on any bandwagon then either. They were just one of the first 2 teams I ever watched, the other being the Giants.
  18. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    i was born in '69 too.... great year and a great number :D

    been a cowboys fan from the time i knew what football was. that would be about 5 years old.
  19. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Born in '67; fan since '78.
  20. Sitting Bull

    Sitting Bull Active Member

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    I don't think anyone is going to cop to being a "bandwagoner" on this board. I'm 36 and my first Cowboy memory is a pre-game video montage set to "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" that was played just before kickoff of the Super Bowl against Denver. I became a rabid fan after watching underrated Danny White, lead Dallas to victory over Atlanta in 1980. Since then, I've spent way too much time and emotional energy fretting over this team. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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