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News: ESPN: Are the Cowboys still 'America's Team'?

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by rocboy22, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    We have the most fans, the most haters, we're easily the most valuable, and we draw the highest ratings.

    How is this even debatable again?
  2. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    We've always been hated. We have been hated for the success of the past. Other teams fans are just jealous. They wish they could be like us. So its natural for them to be happy we have been irrelevant on the field.

    Think about it. After Staubach retired Danny White took them to 3 straight NFC Championships and lost all 3. We did nothing meaningful after that untill the SB run we had with Troy at QB. After SB XXX we have been pretty irrelevant on the field. So in reality over a 30 year period we have been mediocre except for the 4 yr period we won the 3 SB's.

    This team is still "Americas Team" based on what they did in the 70's. Sure we have 3 yrs with Danny being just 1 game away from the Dance. We have the 90's SB run. But, other than that the glory is all based on the past - the 70's. The 90's team revved up the "Americas Team" stuff and rejuvinated the fan base and kept it going.
  3. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Just reading the title for the fifteen billionth year in a row draws a :laugh2:
  4. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    I have a gut feeling you relish this stuff more than most. That's pretty sad. :cool:
  5. mgcowboy

    mgcowboy Active Member

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    My question is what's the big deal with a team having such a nickname?

    Why is the Dallas's nickname that is being debated?
    Are chicago still The Monsters of the Midway? they've been a joke for how long now. A.Roger owns them...
    Are pittsburgh still the steel curtain? I see cotton curtain with all the injuries..
    Are 49ers still bay bombers? Seems to me NFCE are the Bay Bombers and you can ask Romo and Eli about their recent visits to the bay area

    Why is it Dallas's "America's Team" is being discussed and debated?

    I tell you one thing...the simple fact that their fully justified and earned nickname is being debated, them being discussed and talked about and followed that heavily, and knowing the nickname was given to them by an outsider when they didn't even seek it makes them the perfect "America's Team"...


    :cool:
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yay. It's the yearly 'Are the Cowboys still America's Team?' question.

    Yes. Because you keep asking.
  7. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    it does not matter what anyone says, NFL films dubbed us America's
    Team -- everyone else is just jealous
  8. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    The sum of Rob and Rex Ryan's boasts will never equate to Bob Ryan's in 1979:

    America's Team
  9. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    The comments are pretty favorable and factual, actually...and there's only 10 of them.
  10. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    No kidding. It's every year, like clockwork.
  11. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    I've seen 18 years of these reruns and they don't get better with age. Until Jerry fades into history, we are doomed to repeat the past, sadly.
  12. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    Being a Cowboy's fan these days is kind of like being British.

    You dream about past dynasties.
  13. IAMKING

    IAMKING Benched

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    America's Disappointment
  14. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    No. Sadly.
  15. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they are anymore. Pack maybe.
  16. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    We need to get a championship team together to be America's team again.
  17. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    It doesn't matter if we go undefeated, or 0-16....we ARE America's Team. It's like a brand name almost. Any team that tries to use the nickname is invoking the Dallas Cowboys, even if they don't explicitly say so.
  18. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    We will always be America's team into the foreseeable future. Whenever that term is thrown around, the Cowboys are the first thought, not the Packers, Steelers, etc and never will be.

    We could go 0-16 for 5 straight years and we are still America's team :starspin
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Oh man.
  20. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the discount double check commercials?

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