Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GBpack10, Apr 16, 2014.
The Catch game and the 94 Championship game....
Losses used to devastate me and would carry through the whole week.
That was when I expected to win every game.
Now I am mentally prepared for losses because I expect to lose.
I basically am desensitized to losses now and direct most of my anger to liberalism.
The Ice Bowl followed closely by the Colts SB game.
There is no doubt that Super Bowl losses are the worst. So the worst of the worst are the 2 Super Bowl losses to the pittsburg crapheads!
The Catch probably. I was 12, a month from 13. My parents let me watch the game on a TV tray in the living room. That tray got tossed. The Steelers SB was horrible too but I was 8 and later faded due to the game being so great. The 94 Champ game wasn't half as bad but I was peeved due to the fact that we were the better team and after digging a hole still came back and could have won.
Colts Super Bowl was third worst loss after 2 Super Bowl losses to pittsburg crapheads!
It was also a divisional playoff game. The Rams would go on to beat Tampa Bay the next week and then lose to the Steelers 31-19. The 28-0 game was us beating them the year before.
The game vs redskins where we led 13-0 the entire game. Buddy of mine says "let's go. The games over". I said "no there is still time left and take it back you'll jinx it". He said no that's dumb and litterally that second the bomb to Santana moss pulled them to 6 down. I spent the last minutes of that game telling him to take it back. They pulled ahead and we lost 14-13. I was so angry I bailed on our group that night and didn't talk to anyone for days lol
Dam, this brings back bad memories now, of the pittsburg crap heads beating the Cowboys in the two 1970's losses.
That play defines the Cowboys during the Romo era, so close, yet so far.
Icing our own kicker.
The thanksgiving day game against the Saints a couple of years ago when Roy Williams let them take the ball away from him.
There's definitely a lot of painful memories in this thread, and I remember all of them going back to the late 1970s. For me, though, the most painful three weeks I have ever been through as a young Dallas Cowboys fan was the end of the 1983 season.
The team arrives at game #15 against the hated Washington Redskins who were the defending champs. The Cowboys were the only team to beat the Skins in the 1982 strike shortened year, and thus prevented a cheap undefeated season. The Cowboys had also beaten the Skins on the Monday Night opener with an miraculous 20 point halftime deficit comeback to win 31-30.
The Cowboys would go on to a 7-0 lead, and were 12-2 going in to that game against the Skins. Not only that, but Dallas should have been 14-0 at that point as they gave away a 2 point loss to the Raiders and a 1 point loss to the Chargers (the first time SD had ever beaten Dallas btw). Just one more FG in each game or one more defensive stop in each and we are 14-0.
Before I get to the last few games I must point out that I lived in California at the time, and was surrounded by 49ers, Raiders and Rams fans who all collectively hated Dallas more than any other team. I had lost my lunch money in a bet over the Raiders game, and had to eat all their trash talk, but I still had a lot of confidence in Dallas because they were the strongest looking team in the league headed into week 15.
And then we got blown out by the Redskins 31-10. Just looked like crap the whole game. This sucked, I was extremely mad on that one. I got in arguments at school (8th grade), and nearly got into a fist fight over it. The PE teacher had to step in and warn the both of us to knock it off or go to the office.
Still, I shook that off as just a bad game after a few days. We were still 12-3, and the Skins were defending champs... and then we got blown out 42-17 by San Francisco. I was so humiliated, and so stressed by the prospect of facing a huge mass of 49ers fans all just ready to feed me crow that I faked being sick so I could skip Monday. Of course, this only slightly worked as they were ready and waiting on Tuesday. That was one of the hardest 4 days of school I think I have ever been through, and it had nothing to do with tests or anything scholastic.
Oh well, 12-4 is still a really strong record even if we had to settle for the wildcard. We would face the lowly Los Angeles Rams in the wildcard game. Surely we still had the nuts to beat a weak 9-7 Rams teams that earlier in the year we would have stomped by three or four TDs if we had played them. And then the Cowboys lost to a far inferior team 24-17. I was completely crushed as I had just been through the worst collapse in team history in my opinion. Three straight losses after starting 12-2 and should have been 14-0.
To make matters worse my best friend was a Rams fans and so I once again faked being sick to skip a school day of eating yet more crow. It was also not lost on me that I lived in California and Dallas went 0-4 against all 4 California teams at the time. Just brutal for a 13 year old kid to have to go through.
Also need to point out that the week 15 loss to Washington was the infamous "No, Danny, NOOO!!!" game.
The 2013 New Orleans game
Four or five years ago...can't remember the exact year...but the scenario was win and your in against the Eagles and we got demolished. If I'm not mistaken, the Eagles found out right before the game that they had a chance to make the playoffs. I'm pretty sure Wade Phillips was Head Coach at the time. From beginning to end, they dominated. It was the 3 pm game and I went to bed right afterwards.
'94 NFC Championship game....that non-call on Deion against Irvin might have been the maddest I have ever been during any moment of any sporting event.
Was my post deleted or did I not post it?
Either way the most recent loss is the one for me.
And so on.
I don't really get mad after losses. Just disappointed and tired.