Christmas Day 1989

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by HowAboutThemCowboys, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    It's Christmas Day in 1989, you are drowning your sorrows in eggnog after you watched your beloved Cowboys lose to the Packers the day before to finish the season with only 1 win. There is a strange looking gift wrapped in red paper under the tree for you from someone who just goes by the initial "D".

    You open the gift which is seemingly empty.......pause for effect...........after a minute or two, you hear a voice call out your name. You look around the room and notice that your annoying relatives do not seem to notice this strange voice calling your name. You take another swig of eggnog and say "Yes?". The voice tells you that it has a special gift for you and all you need to do is answer yes or no to accept the gift. You take another long swig of eggnog and say "ummmm ok"

    The voice then gives you this offer - As a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, I will give you the gift of 3 Super Bowl victories in the next 6 years. Your heart starts to race, and before you yell yes as loud as you can, the voice says "wait!, there is a catch. The Cowboys will win 3 Super Bowls within the next 6 years, but in return, they will endure a stretch of mediocre football, very few playoff appearances, and even fewer playoff wins. Your team will frustrate you to no end, and may even cause you to question your faith in the Cowboys. You will not know how long this mediocre stretch will last, it could be 5 years, it could be 20 years, maybe the rest of your life"

    You take the deal............

    It's now December 29th, 2013. You just watched your Cowboys lose badly to the Eagles on the last game of the season with the NFCE title on the line. As you sit there contemplating how you are going to write your annual "Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett, Tony Romo and the rest of the Cowboys stink and I am officially done being a fan of the Cowboys" thread on, you notice a strange bottle of alcohol way on the back shelf with a red glow to it. You tell the bartender that you will have a shot of the red bottle in the back.

    As you slam your shot of the mysterious liquor down, you hear a familiar voice from the past.........pause for look around and notice all the other depressed Cowboys fans in the bar do not seem to notice the voice calling out your name. You meekly answer "yes?"

    The voice then reminds you of his offer of many years ago and tells you that he is here to offer you the same deal. 3 Super Bowl wins within the next 6 years and in return there will be an undetermined stretch of mediocre football.

    Do you take the deal again?
  2. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Hell yes.
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  3. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to get some help with those voices you keep hearing :)
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  4. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    As opposed to not having any SB wins until the next deal is offered...5...10...20 years down the road???
    In a new york minute!!!:)
  5. Angus12

    Angus12 Well-Known Member

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  6. treykin32

    treykin32 Active Member

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    No freaking doubt, Dude! I would take that.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Me, I hang up but not before I say to the person talking, "Please take my number off your solicitation list."
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  8. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    If I thought the "D" stood for devil, well the first rule of making a deal with the devil - don't. As great as winning 3 SBs was, I'm not sue it's worth becoming a laughing stock for the next 20, 30, 50 years. We criticize Jerry for living in the past, taking credit for, and constantly referring to those 3 SBs. If we say we'd take the deal, aren't we putting ourselves in position to do the same thing? I loved the feeling of seeing my team win, but I hate seeing what they've become, and what they appear that they'll continue to be.

    You propose one deal, but what are the options if I don't take it? Would we still win anyway? Would we win more down the road? There's a saying in fitness and nutrition, that "the fat lasts longer than the flavor." Personally, I don't think I'd take it.
  9. sacowboysfan513

    sacowboysfan513 Well-Known Member

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    Whats the alternative?

    Say you don't take the deal and we don't win 3 in 6 years, then what? Do we win ANY super bowls in this 24 year span? What if we still win but we win every so often, like once in 1991, then again in 2000, than again in 2011, would you take that offer?

    But if the alternative is 0 super bowls than I would still take the same deal. No matter how good we are every year, and no matter if we make the super bowl 20 times, if we don't win it all its not worth it.
  10. halcyon

    halcyon Member

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    I negotiate... I tell the voice:, What about if instead of the three superbowls we endure 3 loosing seasons but in exchange, Jerry ceases to be General Manager? Or even better, if he sells the team to other owner? That would be a deal.....if only.......

  11. CaptainCreed

    CaptainCreed Active Member

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    Drinking too much eggnog bro
  12. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    Would the teams be as dominant as the 90's Cowboys or lucky like both Giants? Because for a deal like that I want dominant. I don't want any fan of any other team in the NFL to even question who was the best team the years The Cowboys won super bowls.
  13. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Who ever took the first deal to put us through this 20 year mediocrity mess, well the bellow message is for you.

    I hate you.

    every Dallas Cowboy fan that exist.
  14. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I always hated it back in the day before caller ID when my phone would ring and when I would answer it the person on the other end would say "who is this?" My response was "dude you're calling me!"
  15. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    This hypothetical has circled thru this forum at least one time before. I don't like the deal...because I don't like the death of hope.

    You get three titles and then you've got absolutely nothing to even hope for after that. Why even watch after those first 3 years.

    But then honestly... with Jerry operating in full-control-mode...we don't have a hope, a prayer, or a dream.

    When I was younger I loved hypothetical questions. I guess I'm an old fart now because I've got to the point where I hate them. But then that's entirely my issue, isn't it?
  16. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    There are only 5 teams with more than 3 Super Bowl wins period. When a good many of us die, there will still be many teams that don't have 3 Super Bowls either...
  17. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    God I hope we beat the giants
  18. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'm 50 years old :)
  19. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I've got an interesting hypothetical:

    It is 1988. The Cowboys are about to be sold. You have the choice of Jerry Jones buying the team, and now we know exactly what would happen from 1989 to 2013.

    You can have that...... OR

    You can take your chance on someone else buying the team.

    Which do you choose?
  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    cocaine is a helluva drug.

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