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News: Jerry Jones is a 'fool running his team into eternal mediocrity'

Discussion in 'Rant Zone' started by Irving Cowboy, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    National columnist: Jerry Jones is a 'fool running his team into eternal mediocrity'
    Published: 30 June 2014 08:40 PM
    Updated: 01 July 2014 12:01 PM

    It seems like every time an owner of a sports team gets publicly criticized, one name always gets brought up for comparison: Jerry Jones.

    The Cowboys owner has been ridiculed by the media because of his stubbornness, high visibility and lack of success with the team in recent years.

    Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports recently wrote a column destroying new Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry for how he handled the Jason Kidd's situation in New Jersey.

    Doyel calls Lasry "embarrassing" and "a meddler." He compares Lasry to Jones because he says both believe "they are smarter and know better than everyone else."

    "Smartest guys in the room never realize their mistake, assuming they ever realize their mistake, until it's too late," Doyel wrote. "Look at Jerry Jones, another self-made billionaire who bought America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, installed himself as general manager and is stuck with a fool running his team into eternal mediocrity.

    "Because that fool owns the team and thinks his genius for business deals extends to this silly football thing. And it doesn't. One is not the other. Business may well be harder than sports, but being great at business has no bearing on a person's ability to maneuver a sports franchise."

    Doyel goes on to list Memphis Grizzles owner Robert Pera and New York Knicks owner James Dolan in the same category as Jones and Lasry. He calls them "the wrong kind of owner" because they are "the losing kind" who can be "an occupational hazard."

    Jones, who purchased the team in 1989, won Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995 with the Cowboys. But Dallas has finished 8-8 for three straight seasons and hasn't made the playoffs since 2009.

    The Cowboys have also been through seven different coaches since Jones fired the team's first coach, Tom Landry, in 1988.
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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  3. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    Congratulations, casmith. I'm sure when Jerry sees your reaction here you will be one step closer to your free party pass.
  4. Heelsboy

    Heelsboy Well-Known Member

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    I guess there were too many positive threads, time to equal it out.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Open a window, boys. Sometimes the truth is a bit pungent.
  6. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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  8. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Tell us something we don't know.
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  9. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Once upon a time, people made news, the media learned of the news, and the media reported the news. Along comes the internet and social media. Forget about people making news. The media making the news became the norm.

    Articles do not spontaneously create themselves, except at the Dallas Morning News, where columnist SportsDayDFW.com (funny how the staff photographer is credited for the article pic but not the article's author) reprinted a quote from CBS Sports columnist Gregg Doyel--who compares the meddling ways of Milwaukee Buck's owner Marc Lasry with Jerry Jones.

    Let's review.

    SportsDayDFW.com (nice name for a birth certificate) says Gregg Doyel called Jerry Jones a meddler. Well, that's insightful and original. Would have been nice if there was some pics of Jerry Jones sleeping, turning over in his bed, and drooling on Gene. That would have been a fitting touch--and news, in fact. Plus, readers would have known who took the pic of Jones because the DMN credits photographers for their work.

    Do people actually need to do ANYTHING that's newsworthy to be written about? Or is it satisfactory for the media to simply rehash what everybody has read or heard for nearly two decades? Jerry Jones is a meddler. Put that in three-inch font.

  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    At the same time when Jerry reads the article you posted it is just one step closer to him stepping down as GM and hiring a real GM.


    We all know that we need a real GM (even those whose egos are too proud to admit it), but that article is not going to make a difference, people saying it on a sports forum is not going to make a difference, people supporting him is not going to make a difference, cowboys fans refusing to go to the games or buy merch is not going to make a difference.
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  11. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that.
  12. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Three questions:

    Who the hell is Gregg Doyel?

    Why doesn't he own his own team?

    Does he understand irony?
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  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I don't like Jerry as GM and never have.
    But he was accomplished more as an actual football player than 99% of the people on this website.
    And after GMing for a 25 years, he probably knows more about that job than at least 95% of these average joes as well. Now, that's not saying much.
    I mean, this is website that has many people who think you can blame a top rated QB for a total team season failure when you have a trash defense. That alone eliminates those people from any serious football discussion.

    Nevertheless, Jerry really should not be GM.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2014
  14. scooper

    scooper Benched

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    Were lucky to have a gm who loves the team loves the fans and uses everything in his power to field a winning team!
  15. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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  16. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jerry loves making money more than anything.
  17. scooper

    scooper Benched

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    Not true!
  18. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Wildcatter Hits Another Hole!!!!!
  19. scooper

    scooper Benched

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    Like omg crucify a man who wants to make money lol. Guess the team should be a charitable organization????? Let's see FACT Jerry spends millions and millions every year on players. Our cap is always stretched to the MAX! Why? Because he pays his players! Signs free agents! He wants to win more than you do.
  20. romomania

    romomania Active Member

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    136 and 136 in the last 17 seasons...yeah we already know

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