A Cowboy's Fan's Gettysburg Address

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ArtClink, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. ArtClink

    ArtClink Well-Known Member

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    "Ball score and 31 years ago the Jones boys brought forth on this community, a new culture, conceived in hubris, and dedicated to the proposition that one man's ego and riches qualify him to be a football guy in the NFL.

    Now we are engaged in the worst 25 year stretch of our team's history, testing whether this team, or any other team so mismanaged can actually be successful. We are met on a ball field of that struggle. We have come to dedicate a portion of that ball field to the long suffering Cowboy fans, as a final resting place for those who here gave their time, money, heart, and hard-earned dollars that that team might live, succeed, and even flourish. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave fans, living and dead, who suffered here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The sports world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what Jones did here. It is for us the fans, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- to unceasingly call for the dismissal of a failed system and its GM that has shipwrecked our team -- the unwavering commitment to never buy tickets, merchandise, or financially support the man who defied the long suffering Cowboy fans in the face of a 25 season debacle doing things the same way while expecting different results -- that from these honored fans we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these fans shall not have suffered in vain -- that this franchise, under God, shall have a new birth of hope -- and that team of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from NFL relevance and glory".

    ArtClink (Cowboys Fan since 1963)
     
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  2. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Great job!
     
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  3. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    Even Honest Abe himself couldn’t get JJ to see the light I’m afraid— but I applaud this effort and sentiment lol
     
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  4. PhillyCowboysFan

    PhillyCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Here here!
     
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  5. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    Even if Jesus came down himself to tell Jerry Jones he needs to step down and sell the team, Jerry would not do it.
     
  6. Sarek

    Sarek Povar

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    This org has no backbone. This org has no leadership. It's up to all the fans to carry the flag now.
     
  7. TLAMGUY

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    Well said. Lincoln also said "Whatever you are, be a good one." Hey Jerry....you are not a good General Manager. Thus....you should not be one. Unfortunately for us, the only person that will fire him is the Grim Reaper.
     
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  8. ArtClink

    ArtClink Well-Known Member

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    Exactly and I'd rather the NFL take the team away from the slant-drilling, Arkansas hillbilly and his family than the grim reaper get Jerry. Jerry may last another 20 years.
     
  9. DeaconMoss

    DeaconMoss Well-Known Member

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    It took about 50 years for people to appreciate the Gettysburg Address. So I guess we are halfway home.
     

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