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The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry Book excerpts...Landry died a Giants fan?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Bart Hubbuch ‏@HubbuchNYP 34m
    STORY: Got my hands on a new book that quotes Tom Landry's widow saying he died a Giants fan because of Jerry Jones. http://bit.ly/16Qq41H

    "The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry," also says Jones confiscated the Landry family box and barred his son from buying season tickets.

    The book also quotes Tom Landry's widow as saying Landry would never have wanted Jones' new stadium named after him. http://bit.ly/16Qq41H

    The Cowboys said Jerry Jones is unavailable to comment on the Landry book but just released this statement from him: pic.twitter.com/EiXTZ4sOcz

  2. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That isn't a big surprise.
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    For full disclosure, the article's author and tweeter work for the NY Post. But the book certainly sounds interesting.
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  6. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. LOL.
  7. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Fuller disclosure: he used to write for the Dallas Morning News.

    He also wrote some pointed articles about the Irvin-McIver situation in 1998, and relocated to Jacksonville at the end of that season.
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  8. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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  9. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised and don't mind one bit. Tom got his start w the giants was always close to the maras and was on the opposite end of the human spectrum from Jerry.
    I can tell you this, come game day he fought with all his might for the boys and put many a spanking on the g men
  10. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    OMG Garrett was playing for the Giants at the time. THIS MUST BE THE REASON. HE RECOGNIZED THE GREATNESS.
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  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Wow, I didn't realize that it was this bad, ... this kind of jolts me a little bit.

    Tom Landry's widow saying he died a Giants fan because of Jerry Jones.

    "The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry," also says Jones confiscated the Landry family box and barred his son from buying season tickets.

    I'm serious, I've got some thinking to do.
  12. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe that I am doing this, but I am actually going to defend Jerry Jones here.

    Yes, he completed handled Landry's firing in a ham-handed, amateurish manner.

    However, he was led astray somewhat by both Bum Bright and Tex Schramm, who should have handled Landry's dismissal, but didn't. The press conference that night was also a train wreck, and Jones has never recovered from it.

    As to the seat and luxury suite situation, Jones did the same thing with a number of former Cowboys, and they were not pleased either. He did this when he basically introduced the first PSL since Clint Murchison built Texas Stadium - his company called ProSeat. I think that it is bad form, but I doubt that he told Tom Jr. that he could never buy tickets again - what businessman would turn down money from someone who wants to buy tickets?

    And, considering that Tom Jr. participated in the commissioning of the statue that was at Texas Stadium (and now at AT&T Stadium), and also participated in the ceremony for the closing of Texas Stadium, this all rings a little hollow.

    For as Christian as Tom Landry and his family were and are, they have not necessarily been the most Christian like when it comes to forgiveness.
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  13. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Let's go egg old man Jones' mansion.
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  14. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Let me help you.



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  15. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Ahhh, soo!
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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  17. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    I knew it!
  18. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Well, why the hell not?

    The team is trapped in the dark cavern of mediocrity with no end in sight; we don't even know which direction is the right one; and, what we thought was the light at the end of the tunnel was actually an undiscovered underground species of reptile that's carnivorous, fluorescent, and the size of a large bear.

    Why shouldn't the most legendary figure in Cowboys history have died rooting for the Giants? Par for the course around here.
  19. garrett316

    garrett316 With the Lights Out, It's Less Dangerous Zone Supporter

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    Not surprising, but stings a bit to read it. Yet another reason to love Jerry.
  20. dboyz

    dboyz Active Member

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    This is interesting. I think it helps to read the whole article. It makes it sound like Tom was fairly indifferent to rooting for football teams after his retirement, which is not that surprising. As I recall, Landry said some good things about the way the 90s cowboys played, or am I mis-remembering.

    Also, in my experience, difficult experiences, like the firing in this case, are often harder on the spoue than the individual it happens to, i.e. it is hard for Alicia Landry to let go of these things, because of the pain that the firing of her husband caused her. My guess is that Landry had no great relationship with Jones, but also probably bore no ill will.

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