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What The Playoffs Have Become For LongTime Cowboys Fans...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WPBCowboysFan, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Growing up in the 70's and watching the Cowboys it was the playoffs every year. It was a given. 4 Super Bowls for me - won 2 lost 2. I was too young for the SB loss to the Colts.

    The playoffs was the norm - it was just part of our season every year. 3 NFC Title games with Danny White.

    It was so normal that anything short of the SB felt like a failed season.

    Then we had the dry spell before the 90's run.

    Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . its come down to rooting against the teams I hate so AT LEAST they dont have success to give their fans any joy. This is what being a fan of the Boys is.

    Just Pitiful!

    Now I would be happy just to get a sniff of the playoffs.
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The playoffs usually come down to me strategically rooting for teams that are farther away from the Cowboys' 5 rings than their opponents.

    Like I would love to see the Falcons win it all this year. Not that I care one way or another about them but they are ringless. No immediate threat to catch us.
  3. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    just kind of a empty feeling for me. i just the watch the games never really rooting against any teams except the division teams. last year sucked because of the giants and how close the cowboys came to winning the division last year. now this year will probaly have to see the skins win a playoff game and make watching the playoffs have that much more of a empty feeling.
  4. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    sums up my rooting interest, although I like Ray Lewis and the Ravens and wouldn''t mind seeing them win it all
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I try not to worry so much about what other teams do. I don't like it when the Steelers or Niners win, and I root against the NFCE like any good red-blooded Cowboy fan should. Mostly, I just have less interest in the NFL and my focus shifts to how the Cowboys might get better next season.
  6. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    Back then only 4 teams went. No bye week.
  7. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    It's even worse this year, I just want to puke seeing the Redskins playing right now.
  8. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    rootin for the hawks, love russell wilson
  9. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Well-Known Member

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    Was rooting for the Colts because I like Luck,but that didn't last very long
  10. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    We've narrowly missed the playoffs two years in a row, mostly because we haven't upgraded from Ronald McDonald. Some fans want to ignore what a failure he's been. Others, like myself, see it for what it is.
  11. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    That just solidifies the argument of how good we were back in the day.
  12. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    I was too, because their coach was definitely the feel good story of the year.
  13. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    I know. Sadly I'm old enough to have seen how irrelevant we've become. On the flip side, I'm old enough to know how relevant we were.
    Someday we'll be back I guess.
  14. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure you were all aboard the garrett band wagon before the season....just like every other poster on this forum :lmao:
  15. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Who is Ronald McDonald? :confused:
  16. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I was thinking this exact same thing not too long ago this morning, those of us that have been around for the glory days are going from being bitter rivals of other teams to just bitter... SMH! Jerry is leaving a legacy, but I don't think it's what he envisioned.
  17. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Red man

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