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when did you first know you were a cowboys fan?

Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by cowboys#1, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    when did you first realize you were a cowboys fan? my family are all diehards. i started paying attention to the games in '85 when i was 7. then as i grew up i got hooked during the 'boys playoff pursuit in '90 when we had a chance to get into the playoffs if we had beatin the eagles or falcons. then it just took off. and i was a diehard cowboys fan. me, my dad and my brother always watch the games toghether and we will till the day we die. i even got a tattoo of the helmet on my right shoulder that will be on me forever......what would suck is if for some unspeakable horror the 'boys relocate.....:eek:
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Like royalty, I was born into it... it's my rite of passage...
  3. ManofSteel2331

    ManofSteel2331 Member

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    when i was born
    and i live in ny lol
  4. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I was about young'un when I saw Tony Dorsett run that 99 yard TD. I saw the helmet and the star and here I am.
  5. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

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    I started paying attention to football in about the 1st grade, which also happened to be when Staubach was at the height of his career. I live in the Philly area and every Sunday the Eagles would be on at 1PM and the Cowboys at 4PM.

    I know a lot of the younger fans became fans because they grew up during the mid-90's when Aikman, Emmitt and Irvin were winning championships, but those Cowboys teams of the mid-70's were sure fun to watch too.
  6. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    The week before Super Bowl 12.
  7. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    Sometime before the Super Bowl loss to Baltimore. That was my earliest memory of a crushing defeat. I rooted for them against the Packers in earlier years, but can't say I was that passionate, yet. I was born the same year the Cowboys were.
  8. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    When I was 10 or 11 or so, I saw Chuck Howley on TV wearing a helmet with a star on it.

    I had seen him play for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and after the game walking out of the lockerroom at old Mountaineer Field when I was like 5 or 6.

    Dad said, " do you remember him?"

    Back then you didn't see people on TV that you had seen in person. Not in WV.

    So that was a big deal to me.

    I've been wearing the Star ever since, and that's why I go by WV Cowboy ... Chuck Howley, the original WV Cowboy.
  9. sporadic

    sporadic New Member

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    My dad is a retired football coach, so the game has always been a HUGE part of my family. He is and has always been a diehard Cowboy's fan. So, I guess you could say I have been a 'Boys fan since I was born...I can't imagine how painful it must be to root for any team not wearing the star.
  10. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    when dallas beat denver in the superbowl back in the 70's.
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    When I saw my first game and thought the shift thing the oline did was really cool.
  12. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Born into it. My family lived in Irving years before I was born. My older brothers got hooked, then passed the team on to me when we moved back to Jersey.
  13. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    When my uncle's house grew quiet, deathly quiet, and I turned around to stare at the old black and white tv set in the corner. I saw #74 and #75 in the coolest uniforms I'd ever seen, pawing at the ground with their feet, scratching through the ice to prepare a foothold right before seeing Bart Starr and those hideous Green Bay uniforms about to run the final QB sneak in the Ice Bowl. All that frosty breath and the occasional beard full of ice, the blood on the uniforms...it was amazing.

    Dallas Uni's look good in black and white. If you've never seen those GB uni's with their goofy "G" in black and white, with no Green and Gold, you have no idea how uninspiring they were.

    I've loved the Cowboys ever since.
  14. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

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    :signmast:

    What he said ... exactly ... even down to the geographic details.

    Kinda' spooky, actually.

    :eek:
  15. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    Sunce Jan. 18, 1976 when Dallas played the steelers in the SB. I lived in Ft. Worth Tx at the time. and was 5 yrs old.
  16. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    At birth! In my house you where either a Cowboy fan, or had no where to live.
  17. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Active Member

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    As a fairly young boy the first game I ever watched was "The catch". I couldn't stand the pansies in gold, so I rooted for the "Star guys"....that's what I called them.

    I tasted my first disapointment as a sports fan that day. I have to tell you it's those moments that make all the Superbowls that much sweeter. I have never faltered in my LOVE for this team. Hell.....I used to watch the start of the TV show Dallas...just becuase they showed a 2 second clip of Texas stadium.

    I am hoping to travel to a home game next year. All depends how much my year end bonus is from the bank I work at.
  18. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    ha thats funny me too!!
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Actually, the line would stand straight up, (after being down with elbows on their knees), and while they were standing up, the backs would shift, so when the lineman went back down, the backs had shifted and the formation had changed.
  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I honestly don't remember. I recall a somewhat blured sensation and then a jolting sense of pain corse through my body. A rush of air filled my lungs, as I recall, and there was a great deal of light together with a terrific amount of noise. After a moment, I realized that it was me making all the noise and it was my backside that the painful sensations were emanating from. I looked up at a gentle face smiling down upon me and in an instant, two things were indelibly imprinted on my mind. The first was the fact that the smiling face looking down on me was my mother. The second was the fact that I liked the Dallas Cowboys, in that order, no less. How many minutes old was I when this occured? I honestly couldn't say. I was pretty young at the time.

    ;)

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