News: VP: Numbers say no, but TV execs still love the Cowboys

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  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Numbers say no, but TV execs still love the Cowboys

    Sports columnist for The Virginian-Pilot

    Another NFL season is about to commence and once again the Dallas Cowboys are being treated as if they are football royalty.

    Apparently, the networks haven't gotten the memo. The Cowboys are just another team and have been for quite some time.

    For the first time in ages, the words "Super Bowl" and "Cowboys" were mentioned seriously in the same sentence last year, and then only because Jerry Jones' gaudy palace hosted the big game.

    Generally speaking, the Cowboys of recent vintage have been all hat and no cattle. Most of their seasons? Dry holes.

    Yet TV again this year has reserved many of its best time slots for Cowboys games, as if Tom Landry in his snap-brimmed fedora and Jimmy Johnson in that swept-up do were standing side by side on the Dallas sideline watching Roger Staubach hand off to Emmitt Smith.

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  2. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Ah you mad bro? LOL...another bitter hater!
  3. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Now that cat is mad and hatin big time. That's funny!! Doesn't he know that fans LOVE US and LOVE TO HATE US as well. We're AMERICAS TEAM and fans want to see us regardles if we're winning or losing. It is what it is!!
  4. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Correct! If the Cowboys didn't bring big ratings they wouldn't be featured as often.
  5. dankman

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    Good lord. The title of the article is 'numbers say no, but TV execs love cowoys'. The only number that the TV execs care about is ratings. And the author's only comment on ratings was:

    "I'm sure the TV suits can whip out ratings to show that the Cowboys are a good draw"

    Absolutely worthless article with a patently false headline. Par for the course.
  6. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    He's probably a Skins' fan and won't accept the reality that his team is even worse in the last bunch of years then the Cowboys have been--but still football fans love to watch our team.
  7. FiveTime

    FiveTime Well-Known Member

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    This guy is either oblivious to the world or going for the shock effect.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    is there a reason a mediot that means nothing is posted here?
  9. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    A sportswriter in Redskins country posting about all the attention everyone gives to the Cowboys .. shocker.

    You have to ask yourself this question though .. as a local sportswriter, you have two options .. write about your local team or write about your local team's competition. If your local team was anything special or worth writing about, you would pick your local team as the subject of your articles. This guy chose the other team :D Says a lot right there ..

  10. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    We are America's team. We are always relevant. lol
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Clearly the TV execs don't agree. This guy is clueless.
  12. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Indeed but I thank him for even more publicity. :)
  13. 2233boys

    2233boys Benched

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    In first place Dallas, in second 23% less popular then Dallas the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  14. Sitting Bull

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    What a bizarre, random offering from a sad creature via the most irrelevant of media outposts.

    So you want more diversity in NFL programming because you don't like the Cowboys. And your plan is to whip the entire collective readership of the Virginain-Pilot (online) to save all of the mindless, hypnotized citizens of the United States from themselves. You run with that, Bob...

    If the "numbers say no" then why didn't you include even one in your whining, mush-mouthed, embarrassment of an editorial, Bob?

    Oh, wait, I guess we could count the part where you admit that it would be a lay-up for "TV execs" to quantify that the Cowboys draw a larger national viewing audience than any other team. But that's only because TV execs have "conditioned" viewers, right, Bob?. But it obviously didn't condition you. So what gives? Oh wait- you're an idiot.

    Checking out your Twitter posts, it appears you also have a problem with Jim Carrey movies, Maria Sharapova and America's interest in American-born baseball players. You must be fun at the Christmas party...
  15. tyke1doe

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    Tradition is what it is. Even when the Cowboys aren't doing well, they draw the ratings. They've had time to build up a following. Can't hate them for that. Then again, this guy does.
  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    What numbers?

    Aren't the Cowboys always getting amazing ratings on TV?

    If he's talking football numbers, sure. They haven't been consistently competitive for a while.

    But, if he's talking ratings and viewership the numbers basically tell you the reason TV executives love the Cowboys.
  17. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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  18. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Well-Known Member

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    Molinaro is a Cowboy hater from way back. Readers of the VA Pilot have seen this drivel over and over for decades.
  19. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I sent him an e-mail and he responded back. He's in denial.

    TV Execs aren't stupid. They go after teams that bring them ratings. It amazes him.
  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Not to defend the guy and his obvious poor attack, but he likely did not write the headline (or even necessarily approve of it).

    He turned it in, somebody on the copy desk then read it and wrote a headline for it. Someone else on the copy desk then read it and approved of the headline instead of changing it.

    I'm not saying the guy isn't a tool, but I don't think he ever says anything about the numbers saying no.

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