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Who isn't giving up on the season?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by gimmesix, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. gimmesix

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

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    Blind homerism was never part of the equation.

    A person can see the problems with this team and still hang on to the outside chance that somehow, someway the team will come through.

    I don't think anyone is proclaiming that Dallas is going to win a Super Bowl. Some of us are merely looking at the road ahead and saying there's still a chance, there's still a shot and I won't stop hoping for it to happen until there's no shot left.

    Others have moved on to next season. They might be what the term fan has become, but they are not fanatics for the Dallas Cowboys.

    BTW, I did this to find out who like me is still pulling beyond hope for Dallas to make the playoffs, compared to those who have completely given up. I think I've found out more about those who have given up, and how it seems to bother them that they are not fanatics.
  2. gimmesix

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

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    Some have a hard problem understanding that.

    DABOYZ Well-Known Member

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    I am definitely not a fanatic by your definition or interpretation. I actually get annoyed when the team is down 21 and players on the sidelines are smiling as if they were up 21.
  4. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    If the Led Zeppelin guys aren't giving up, than I'm certainly not going to! :yourock:
  5. gimmesix

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

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    I think people are getting the choice to hold on to hope, to unreasonably pull for the team even when the odds are strongly against it, confused with having to like everything about what's happening to/with the team.

    Being critical is different from giving up. And it's fairly easy to distinguish those who are critical from those who have waved the white flag and are just watching Dallas now to see what draft pick it gets or if Garrett gets fired, or what disaster might happen next, etc.
  6. gimmesix

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

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    I agree with you. Even if Dallas is mathematically eliminated, I could never pull for the Cowboys to lose to secure better draft positioning, etc.
  7. gimmesix

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

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    OK, for those whose feelings I apparently hurt by questioning your fanaticism, by using the dictionary definition of it, forget I mentioned that.

    Stick to the question: Have you given up on Dallas making the playoffs this season?

    I did not intend to start a debate about who's a fan and who isn't. My goal was to find out who's still clinging to hope while there is a mathematically chance of Dallas making the playoffs.

    I was hoping that this would be a positive thread, and I do appreciate all those who have made it clear that they haven't given up on the possibility.
  8. Derekmtl85

    Derekmtl85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not giving up, i know our chances are pretty slim....but that won't stop me from cheering them on and hoping for the best.
  9. utrunner07

    utrunner07 Well-Known Member

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    I think you can be a fanatic without having to be stupid. You should title this thread who still holds out unrealistic very unlikely hopes that this team will sneak in to the playoffs.
  10. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    I think the chances are very small. You can talk about how weak the division/conference is all you want, but the fact is that our team has played poorly since the 2nd game of the season and there is nothing to suggest that we are going to "turn it around" in the blink of an eye.
  11. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not...still mathematically alive....never give up, stranger things have happened to 5-6 teams.....didn't the Steelers win it all from a 5-6 record one time not too long ago.

    I don't want to hear or read...
    I'm the realist, I'm being practical....blah, blah, blah....that's a lame excuse, or you're just trying to be PC in terms of being a FAN...a FAN should never give up....

    Yes the team lost many players to injuries....but so have other teams. so let's see what happens, and if we are eliminated [I know the comments will be when we are from the negatives] then we can speculate about the off season.
  12. gimmesix

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

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    What I see is that the team still is in the playoff pursuit even though the odds are against it because of inconsistent play, injuries, etc.

    What I see is that this team has the ability to beat every team that remains on its schedule, even with the inconsistent play, injuries, etc. Having the ability doesn't necessarily mean it will, simply that it can and if it does, and possibly even if it loses one more game, it will make the playoffs. And if it makes the playoffs, it's only a few steps away from the Super Bowl, even if the odds are against it.

    My hope is that it will, and I cling to that. I refuse to wave the white flag on a game or a season until it's over.

    It's kind of like that Washington game Thursday. I clung to the hope that Dallas would come back and win the game until the onside kick was secured by the Redskins. We have other Dallas Cowboys fans at my office who had given up on the game, but I can't bring myself to ever do that. (My wife doesn't understand that, especially when the "inevitable" outcome happens and I'm disappointed by it.)

    That doesn't make me some kind of special fan (and I never meant to indicate that), it's just the type of fan that I am. And with this thread, I was merely seeking for those who feel the same way to speak up.
  13. gimmesix

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

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    Definitely, I don't think I've seen a post in this thread where anyone has stated emphatically that Dallas is going to make the playoffs.

    It's more about the hopeful and the hopeless. :)
  14. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    You asked a question on an opinion based forum and told people to stop posting when they had opposing views
  15. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent post!!!!
  16. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    I'm still in it to win it, not going down without a fight
  17. gimmesix

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

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    That's because I didn't feel this thread was the place for opposing viewpoints.

    I asked the question, "Who isn't giving up on the season?" By nature of it, if you didn't respond, then I would assume you have an opposing view. I was trying to rally the troops, so to speak, not incite the dissenters. (And again, I apologize if my use of the word "fanatic" did that.)

    I guess I don't understand why some people feel the need to offer an opposing view in a thread where it's not necessary or even warranted. I mean, if people want to debate their opposing views, there are plenty of threads on this forum that are just asking for it.

    But again, this isn't what the thread is about. It's simply about "uniting" those who are holding on to hope that Dallas can make the playoffs.
  18. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    I haven't. Until we get the 7th loss, I'm all in.
  19. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage Zone Supporter

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    I've given up on this franchise. It's been over for nearly 17 years. When I see a real QB come through here, and a real coach, then and only then will I believe in this team.
  20. BTX

    BTX New Member

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    I will still watch every game and cheer for my team. However,the time for this feel good ra ra ra bs has passed. We are in hell fellas I'm not sure it will ever change.

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