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I know why we played so bad

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by johnnybluestar, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. johnnybluestar

    johnnybluestar Member

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    We wore our blue jerseys. It is as simple as that. Us old-timers having been watching the Cowboys play bad in those jerseys for 30 years. Even when we were the best team in the NFL, you could count on playing poorly if we wore those stupid blue things.
  2. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    As I have explained numerous times .. blue jerseys are AWAY jerseys so of course there are more losses in blue jerseys. Even during super bowl runs, you will tend to lose more away games than home games.

    I'm just happy we scored points this time :)
  3. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    ....but they are GREAT looking uniforms...
  4. Asklesko

    Asklesko Active Member

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    But we always beat the Skins with our blues. Ahh, just think about last year's last minute Patrick Crayton touchdown. That should make everyone feel better. :dissskin:
  5. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    I agree
  6. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Actually someone once compiled the stats on away games played in white jerseys vs. away games played in blue jerseys in order to test your very theory. The win loss record was almost 25% better in white jerseys...again that was for AWAY games only.

    However, to qualify that statement; those numbers were compiled back before Tex Schram changed the color of the Blue Jerseys in an attempt to break that very curse. I think the win loss percentage has evened out somewhat since that time. But in the old school blues the curse was very real.
  7. Howboutdemcowboys31

    Howboutdemcowboys31 Well-Known Member

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    actually that play happened at home in our white jerseys
  8. Asklesko

    Asklesko Active Member

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    Yeah, I know. The blue jerseys were worn in the the Monday Night game where Roy kept the dirty skin from going out of bounds and forced the clock to run out. I like the Crayton touchdown a little better, though.
  9. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    What I don't like is the star and stripe are noticeably smaller on the linemen's sleeves compared to the QB's.

    [IMG]
  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    There are no such things as curses.

    The fact that they won more away games in no way proves or disproves the theory that the blue jerseys are cursed. Most of the NFC East teams have forced the Cowboys to play in their dark jerseys and until recently, the NFC East was one of the toughest divisions.

    Using your logic, we should wear the retro uniforms from last year every game from now on as we have a perfect record with them. :rolleyes: We've lost more games in the traditional white jerseys than we have with the retro jerseys so of course, the white jerseys are cursed too! :D :D

    Oh, and I grew up during the "cursed jersey" years and even then, I'd laugh every time I heard someone blame losses on the "curse".
  11. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    No curse and the numbers prove it.
    From 1981, the first year of the "new blue", through 2003.

    Road White 54-69 .439
    Road Blue 30-38 .441

    Dallas actually won a slightly higher percentage of road games when wearing blue. This includes reg season and playoffs. The full list of the yearly results is in the history zone.
  12. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Well it is good that you are not superstitious; someone has to keep us grounded in Reality. To argue the case I would have to go getting Theological and/or Metaphysical on you but this is the wrong forum and venue for that so time to just let it go. It's all good.
  13. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Yeah I thought the percentage had leveled out since the change in colors.
  14. czmtzc

    czmtzc New Member

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    No, most teams wear their COLORS at home. Since the cowboys wear white at home instead of blue, that means they almost always wear white. Notice on many football computer games they put the Cowboys in their blue uniforms by default at home because home=color away=white. Also note that the other teams that usually wear whites at home are other southern teams like the dolphins

    There are two reasons that other teams wear their whites when they play the Cowboys: When it is really hot, and in order to jinx the boys.
  15. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member

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    I think it has more to do with the O line wearing blue crotchless panties.
  16. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    I was wondering if anyone would remember that.
  17. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    thats what I was thinking.

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