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Who is our hero today?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GimmeTheBall!, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Mens, wenches, cubicle dwellers, farmers, persons of interest, penshioners and Ice Truckers fans:

    This is the season that I do not like. It is called the exhib . . . I means the preseason.
    I should love it that our rookies and FAs and walkons are getting extended looks. On the other hand I am always disappointed not to see my favorite players get much playing time. I understand the reasons for this dissproportionate time of rookies vs. veterans.
    In my dreams I can see Romo lofting a long pass to Dez or the rollout pass to Witten. I can even see Murray gliding down the sidelines or Lee and Ware crushing the opposing QB.

    But let us get to the crux of mein theme, mens.

    Was it 2 or 3 weeks ago that we were so enamored by Beasley? Then Selvie. Then Hoffman and then Simms?
    And that extends to our veterans.
    Romo passes for 10-7. Super Bowl! Frederick shows skill and promise: Gosh, fellows, Frederick should have been THE FIRST OVERALL pick!
    And T Smith with Frederick will make us the No. 1 O unit!

    OK, OK, mens and womens of the fare sex , I am getting to the point.

    It's good to cheer on the rookies and our vets this early in the exhib . . . ahem (sorry, commissioner) the preseason. Every good play deserves an "atta-boy."
    But bear in mind: very few veterans will be displaced. Very few rookies will make the team. For ever good play we make, defense or offense, look at the (mainly) scrubs playing across the line.
    So we come to the point this early in the season when well-meaning Forumites will sniff: Hey, those fellers who said Frederick should half been picked in the 2nd or 3rd round, well, their instincts were asinine.
    Or, yeah, Romo will go 20-24 with 300 yards with 1 INT and the idiots here will focus on the one INT.
    Well, yes, mens like me will focus on the INT. Especially on the INT (after several others) in the last series of the last game of a rare playoff appearance.

    If some here seem less than enthusiastic about what we do, there can be many reasons. High expectations. Yes, our sense of entltlement, our skepticism of $100 million contracts, our skepticism about picking high in the draft when we could pick lower and smarter. The point is, not ever forumite here can be a cheerleader. We must share and discuss our misgivings.
    As the great trucking magnate Edward R. Murrow once said, "Pls. mens, do not confuse dissent with disloyalty."

    We all half shared stories about how we came to love the Cowboys. Mine is more and more lost in the mists of time. When I saw Jerra Tubbs run toward the camera, wearing huge stars on his shoulders over his shoulder pads. I saw the star and fell in love with a way of sporting life. The Dallas Cowboys. When Montana passed and "The Catch" was made, my heart was broken. Same when Jackie didn't catch the ball. Same when Romo fumbled the snap.

    But some to say they are more loyal than others is smug at best and intolerant at worse.
    As we watch these little preseason gathering of rookies pushing rookies, let's bear in mind that Egypt was not built in a day. That blood soil and tears was our raison d' war. That when Lombardi hoisted Landry on his shoulders it was fer a good reason and he and said "Can you see the beer stand?" we all share different stories of affection for our Cowboys.
    Let's not divide into balkenized peeps in separate camps. We can AND SHOULD exult at Frederick and Romo. We SHOULD give Kiffen a chance (like we had an option) and we should let Jason and Mr. Waiting in the Wings Callahn run the team their way, and applaud their good efforts and time spent worrying over the teams.
    But as we discuss the innards of Cowboys strategy and the entrails of camp developments, let's remember: When the real season starts, jason will half his best players players.

    That will be the real thing. Then we can really disucss personnel. And boy, won't that (real games) be something . . . .

    (Again, I am so moved by my words that tears obstruct my vision to the dollar store where Busch beer is selled. So go ahead and shout me down. Call me names, just don't call me Shirley or Ronald. Someone has got to tell the truth, however unfounded. Glad to get this off my tattooed chest.)
  2. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    sometimes its like reading from someone who caught up to the rest of the class, "you mean the planet revolves around the sun, I must go tell everyone else"
  3. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson
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  4. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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    soon enough these will come to an end...

    and I shall celebrate
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  5. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I feel slighted. You tolt ever one about the planet but didn't tell me. Thanks for your kind and eloquent response.
  6. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    It don't make no sense that common sense don't make no sense no more.
    ~John Prine
  7. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to the season opener.
  8. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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  9. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Skoal, brutha
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would say one of my unsung is Doug Free. He has done really well given how poor he has played over the last 2 season. Pretty much everyone had given up on him but the guys has stayed in there worked hard during the off season and it looks to be paying off. Like any other player I need to see him play this way when we hit the regular season and players are turning it up a notch but for now I'm pretty happy with Free
  11. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Well-Known Member

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    Roger Roger
  12. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Check your vector Victor.
  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Victor is not there. He went to see the gladiators.
  14. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    "When you're telling these little stories, here's a good idea: have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!" -Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  15. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Now you're talking my language, .. finally.
  16. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    I know why you were left out.
  17. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings.

    Mods, Staubacher is trying to hurt me!!!!!
  18. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Well, ah am a late bloomer. Ah thought to include a quote from Michael Irvin but I needed a translator, then a quote by Jerra, but ah needed a shaman, then thot to quote Jason but he only talk in cliches. John probably talks American the best and cuts thru the clutter. Well, he and Dear Abby.
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  19. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Relax bro wasn't trying to hurt you. Its just funny when someone starts a rambling vanity thread and I quoted a funny movie line in response. Don't let me rain on your parade it sounds like quite a party in your head!
  20. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Yes, you were trying to hurt me. And ah wont forgit it!!!
    Hey that was a funny movie. It was funny, especially the funny parts.

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