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Who Remembers The "Scab" Season When The Regulars Went On Strike?...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CaptainAmerica, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    ....Boy that was ugly, but I loved it. :laugh2:

    Our regular team was bad and Tex put together the best bunch of scabs out there. Good ole' Kevin Sweeney. (No offense but Romo reminds me of a souped up version of Sweeney).

    Anyway, we paid the piper later that year when the regulars returned and Buddy Ryan embarassed Landry and Tex with the ole' Randall Cunningham fake kneel down at the end of the game.

    Those are some bad memories. Hope we don't ever get to that point again.
  2. Bullet22

    Bullet22 Member

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    I do,,I remember when Dorsett called Randy White Captain Scab...
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I thought Buddy Ryan embarrassed himself and the Eagles organization with that fake kneel down. There was no point in that play.

    Those were weird times especially when some players like Danny White and Tony Dorsett crossed the line and played along side the scabs. That was ugly.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I remember the news showing White driving past the picketing players at Valley Ranch...

    They were yelling trash to him and he hit his brakes... those guys scattered like all Hell had broken loose... :laugh2:
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Well... they had a good explanation... Randy White and Danny White said they had signed a contract with the Cowboys and they intended to honor it...
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I'm pretty sure the Redskins remember those days! Didn't they win a SuperBowl or two during those days? That's about the only way they can get a SuperBowl! :laugh2:
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Well, Danny waited a few games before honoring his contract. If they didn't honor their contract by that Redskins game, Dallas would not have had to honor their end of the contract and Danny would have lost some money. Dorsett would have lost $1 million dollars if he did not cross for that last scab game. I don't blame him and many of his teammates didn't either.
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I was in basic training and MOS training during that time so luckily I was spared the agony :D
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Yeah I remember Tony's situation... he sure looked like an arse coming back after all the trash he talked... :D
  10. QT

    QT Active Member

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    Kevin Sweeney played pretty well. I think his dad was like the QB coach somewhere. Didn't Kevin go to Fresno St?
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Didn't Reggie Collier play qb for us during that time also?
  12. rlgiv

    rlgiv New Member

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    I remember having a pretty crappy regular team and the scabs where awesome, especially they guy who played defensive tackle. I can't remember his name but he played with twice the emotion of any of our regular starters. I was actually a little upset when they did not let that guy have a shot at the roster.
  13. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    The low point was losing to a scab Redskins team on Monday Night even though we had Danny, Tony D and Randy White in the lineup.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Reggie only appeared in 1986, the year before the strike. White was out with the broken wrist and Pelluer was, well he was Pelluer.

    I remember an article in Dallas Cowboys Weekly during that season that asked who was the fastest Cowboy between Herschel Walker, Tony Dorsett, Reggie Collier and Mike Sherrard. Dorsett said he would win anything shorter than 60 yards and Collier said he would win anything over 50 yards. Herschel and Mike didn't make any comments in the article. That article also offered up a wild fantasy of the team running the option with Collier at QB, Walker at FB and Dorsett at TB and then Collier faking the option and throwing the ball deep to a streaking Sherrard.

    http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/players.nsf/ID/06710313
  15. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    Sweeney to Burbage...TD.
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/rosters.nsf/Annual/1987-dal

    This lists the roster and shows which guys are the scabs.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I remember it but not fondly.
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I watched those games just to show the players on strike that is was about the game of football and not just them. Owner will always make more they are the ones making the big investment to start with but if someone offered most of us 1 mill to play a game I would think most would jump at the opportunity after all there are not a lot of business these player could hire into work 5 to 6 days a week all year long and make a mill a year.
  19. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I remember Randy White would go to practice in an ole pick up truck. Jim Jeffcoat said players picketing would bang on cars and throw eggs at the replacement players cars when they would go to practice.....HOWEVER, Jim Jeffcoat said when Randy White drove up in his old truck....the egg throwing stopped....and EVERYONE got out of Randy White's way......Jeffcoat said NOONE was stupid enough to mess with Randy.....LOL

    I love Randy White stories....my favorite all time player
  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I remember when Dorsett made the claim he would kick any player ars who crossed the picket line and when Randy was asked about it he said Tony knows where to find me.

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