Why are you a Cowboys fan?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by tyke1doe, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I asked this question on another site (more in general to why people route for the team they do), but I want to explore this topic beyond the surface. I hear so many Cowboys fans say to other Cowboys fans "Well, you're not a true fan"? Can a true fan get fed up with losing? What defines a true fan? Or more to my question ...

    Why are you a Cowboys fan? I'm not asking when you became a fan but why? What is it about the Dallas Cowboys that makes you a fan and continue to be a fan?

    Is it the star? Is it the location (Dallas)? Is it the history? Is it because they won in their earlier years, and you were enamored with that? Is it the players?

    What holds your loyalty as a fan? And what circumstance would have to happen for you not to be a fan?

    Could you be a fan if the Cowboys moved to Los Angeles? Could you be a fan if the Cowboys changed the "star" emblem?

    I'm curious to read your comments. Thanks.
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Born and raised in Dallas.
  3. 30yrheel

    30yrheel Well-Known Member

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    As a kid I liked the uniform and their style. When they lost to the Colts in the SB was my first Cowboy heartache. Then Roger took over and I was hooked.
  4. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I have been a fan since I was seven. I was a huge Tony Dorsett fan, and became a fan of the team watching him play. From his cool, slow walk to his great spin move, to his explosive speed and great ability in the screen game, watching Dorsett hooked me.

    I continue to be a fan because once I became a fan of the team, I don't change my loyalties.

    It's ingrained in me at this point. I'm not going to change my loyalty in terms of rooting, no matter how much Jerry Jones attempts to make that happen.

    Considering I was New York born and bred, and currently live in Chicago, the location doesn't matter to me.

    As far as the logo is concerned, it will never change from the star, as it is too iconic, and very much the brand of the Cowboys. If they did, it wouldn't change my fandom. After all, I have stuck with the team despite going away from the serif numbering and adding green pants.
  5. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Stars are my favorite shape.

    Srs though. All family members have been fans... The Cowboys are the only thing that keeps Thanksgiving dinner tolerable.
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  6. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    This. My dad worked for the Cowboys indirectly as part of the airline ground crew when they traveled. I couldn't help becoming a fan when I was getting cocktail napkins with autographs every week from coaches and players. I still have an autographed Tom Landry picture on my nightstand next to my wife's picture. :D
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  7. XDez88BeastX

    XDez88BeastX Active Member

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    Because as a child they were every where. The fantastic 3 of Jordan pippen & rodman for basketball & aikman smith & Irvin for football where like real life super heroes to me & just because of long term mediocrity past the 90's you can't turn your back on your favorite team
  8. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    Tony Dorsett and Danny White
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  9. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Well-Known Member

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    ...because I am blessed.
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  10. eyato

    eyato Member

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    Third-generation SMU Mustang
  11. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    My mother grew up in Fort Worth: her parents made me a fan.
  12. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    I ask myself this all the damn time.

    Raised in Dallas though.
  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    1970s, I liked the team name city name and star, 9 year olds tend to be superficial like that.
  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Live 1,500 miles away, but Roger Staubach made me a fan, and nothing ever will stop me from loving them
  15. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Release the Kraken! Zone Supporter

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    I was born with it and there is no cure. The only remedy is post season success so I've suffered. Man have I suffered.

    Dad is a die hard and I followed in his footsteps. Been really watching and paying attention since Campo's last year. (I was 18 years old) my first true memory was of my dad after SBXXX and how emotional he was, lol. He really hates the Steelers.
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  16. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Honestly when I was a kid I watched little Giants and loved the Cowboys in the movie. They had great uniforms and were the bigger team. So since I was 3 or 4 I've been a Cowboys fan since.
  17. JustAGuy

    JustAGuy Benched

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    I'm a local. Fan of Cowboys, Mavs, Stars, and Rangers. Just need the Rangers to win a World Series and it will be a clean sweep of the major team titles.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Jason Garrett
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  19. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I see what you did there ;)
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  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Born n raised in Dallas. I've had several family members work for the Cowboy over the years.

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