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Jerry Jones gets booed in his own building

Discussion in 'Jerry/Garrett/Rant Zone' started by birdwells1, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    There was a time Al Davis was remembered mostly by "Just win, baby." Something he said immediately following Super Bowl XVIII, the Raiders' third championship in eight years. The man was an untouchable, on top of the football world.

    Sadly, the next 25 years would do more to tarnish his legacy, basically converting a once proud franchise into an oft-used punchline. The man fancied himself as revolutionary, a nonconformist, a rebel. And that's great so long as, at some point, one can successfully reinvent. Once an innovator, he went the way of a madman. This is how Al Davis is mostly remembered.

    Two decades after winning three Super Bowls in a four-year span, Jerry Jones now boasts the league's most valuable franchise and that grand building in Arlington. His legacy resides more with the stadium than anything relating to football. Not that it's a bad thing. In fact, who's to say this isn't Jerry's preference?

    If it isn't, well, that's another story.
  2. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    As I've said before, you want change from the status quo, make Jerry the laughing stock and boo him, just like pre Parcells.
  3. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Is there a 'JerryWorld' without all of us? Is there even an NFL without us?

    WE make it all happen.
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  4. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    JJ is probably so upset about being booed he probably won't even take the money from the event....he is laughing all the way to the bank.

    Say what you want but the stadium is a world class facility.
  5. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasin Zone Supporter

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    Cowboy fans won't remember him that way ;) He will be remembered for making ONE great coaching hire. To his credit, he did HIRE Jimmy. Everything else (Cowboy brand, merchandise) was a result of that hire and the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys set by Landry, Staubach, Dorsett, Lilly, etc.. Real football fans will remember that. He was iconic in changing the way money is distributed by way of merchandise and stadium profit. They will give him credit for making boat loads of cash but outside of that? He hired Jimmy and built a great stadium?
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  6. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he has made the NFL a boatload of money and I bet he ends up in the HOF but that doesn't change the fact superbowls and Jerry Jones should never be mentioned together without the name Jimmy Johnson
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  7. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    Cowboy fans have had enough of Jerry's turning the team into a laughing stock. And this is only the beginning of the backlash from fans. I love it!!
  8. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    What a shame, the once proud cowboys franchise owner has gone from superstar in the 90's to an NFL villain of the 2000's.... A billion dollars to spend and can't fix his image..... think the fans care more about the cowboys image than Jerry Jones......his focus is on the bottom line....$$$$$$$$$ not his NFL Legacy
  9. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasin Zone Supporter

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    He had to transfer where he stems his pride from. Building a winning a franchise? That proved to be too difficult after the "500 coaches" comment so he "changed" where he derived his pride from = $. He had to, to protect his legacy; and ego. It benefits him if fans believe that as if to say he gets a "pass" bc he is only in it for the $. What if he really was trying? That would make him look even more incompetent and foolish.
  10. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Doesnt matter aslong as any article is anti jones
  11. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    and he hasnt been shown on it since then. Hilarious that now out of towners are now getting in on the fun.
  12. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    I doubt anyone disputes this. In fact, I believe this was in-line with Jerry's primary objective 25 years ago when he bought the Cowboys. That family is bathing in it. Mission accomplished!

    Words cannot express the pride I bear for that concrete monstrosity sitting just south of I-30. As Cowboy fans, it certainly does us a world of good.
  13. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    There is absolutely no chance Jones will ever be inducted into the HoF. None.
  14. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    The irony of giving him money to go to his stadium and boo him lol........

    I don't know about that one. I don't see how he doesn't get in especially with some of the owners in there.
  15. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    Bert Bell 1933-1959 -- Commissioner - National Football League, 1946-1959; Team Owner - Philadelphia Eagles, 1933-1940, Pittsburgh Steelers, 1941-1946
    Charles W. Bidwill, Sr. 1933-1947 -- Team Owner - Chicago Cardinals, 1933-1947
    Joe Carr 1921-1939 -- President - National Football League, 1921-1939
    Al Davis 1963-2011 -- Team Owner - Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1966-present; Head Coach - Oakland Raiders, 1963-1965; Commissioner - American Football League, 1966
    Jim Finks 1964-1982, 1986-1992 -- Team Administrator - Minnesota Vikings, 1964-1973, Chicago Bears, 1974-1982, New Orleans Saints, 1986-1992
    George Halas 1920-1983 -- Founder/Team Owner - Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears, 1920-1983; Head Coach - Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears, 1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967; Co-Founder - National Football League, 1920
    Lamar Hunt 1959-2006 -- Co-Founder - American Football League, 1959; Team Owner - Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, 1959-present
    Earl (Curly) Lambeau 1919-1953 -- Team Founder/Coach/General Manager - Green Bay Packers, 1919-1949; Head Coach - Chicago Cardinals, 1950-1951, Washington Redskins, 1952-1953
    Tim Mara 1925-1959 -- Founder/Team Owner - New York Giants, 1925-1959
    Wellington Mara 1937-2005 -- Team Administrator/Team Owner - New York Giants, 1937-2005
    George Preston Marshall 1932-1969 -- Founder/Team Owner - Boston Braves/Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins, 1932-1969
    Hugh (Shorty) Ray 1938-1952 -- Technical Advisor on Rules, Supervisor of Officials - National Football League, 1938-1952
    Dan Reeves 1941-1971 -- Team Owner - Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams, 1941-1971
    Art Rooney 1933-1988 -- Founder/Team Owner - Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers, 1933-1988
    Dan Rooney 1955-present -- Team Administrator/Team Owner - Pittsburgh Steelers, 1955-present
    Pete Rozelle 1960-1989 -- Commissioner - National Football League, 1960-1989
    Ed Sabol 1964-1995
    Tex Schramm 1947-1956, 1960-1990 -- Team Administrator - Los Angeles Rams, 1947-1956, Dallas Cowboys, 1960-1989; President/CEO - World League of American Football, 1989-1990
    Ralph Wilson, Jr. 1960-2014 -- Founder/Team Owner
    - See more at: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/positions.aspx#sthash.jaKBB0kM.dpuf

    Everyone on this list contributed far more to the NFL than Jerry ever will.
  16. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    This is an interesting comment and one that immediately made me think of Gil Brandt.

    He and the Cowboy organization searched smaller schools for players back when no one else did. I believe if I remember correctly, they used computers to keep all the data and assist in making decisions.

    Brandt went out on a limb many times suggesting players no one had ever heard of. And his success rate was pretty good. He took track stars and basketball players and converted them to football.

    That is until they took Rod Hill in 1982 with their first overall pick. Then he started to slide as the rest of the league had caught up with him.

    Not sure they are alike, just made me think of Brandt.
  17. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    WEllington Mara? What exactly did he do?
  18. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I would have booed him too...
  19. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    Except win games. Cowboy fans have always been notorious for sitting on their hands and now, it's even worse with the Jerry-tron. Everyone's looking at it instead of the live action on the field thus we really have no home field advantage such that other teams enjoy.
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  20. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    To be more precise - We ENABLE Jerry. ;)

    The love for what was one of the greatest sports teams on the planet is why fans would put up with Jerry's mismanagement, but their patience finally seems to be ending. So I'm encouraged the fans may be starting to stop this addiction to mediocrity and start punching whatever buttons to get Jerry to stop it....that would seem to be revenue loss and shame. So do whatever it takes to get him to stop it or lament on his deathbed of being remembered as one of the most reviled sports figures in history. It may take years of infamy in the local sports media/social media and fans shifting their patronage to other local teams/other football teams ... he is really entrenched so it would be a long siege, but everything else has been tried.

    They only thing that's crazier than Jerry's ego is some fans tolerate this cancer that is preventing this franchise from every being great again
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