Why all the negativity?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Ranching, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Because 25 years.

    Nobody is miserable. Nobody cares much anymore. This team is an afterthought.
     
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  2. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    What's your explanation for the Cowboys having 4 playoff wins in 25 years? You realize that if you look at the league over that 25 years, those 4 playoff wins would rank them in the bottom 6-7 of the league, right? That's horrendous for a proud franchise and it's been a 25 year run, so not some random short time frame here.

    Coaches have changed. Players have changed. There is one constant throughout that 25 years, what is it?

    Put it another way. Over that 25 year period, 31 teams have changed their GM at least once. What team hasn't? The closest run comes from Ozzie Newsome who was GM from 1996 to 2018. But he stayed that long because over his 23 years, the Ravens won 16 playoff games and 2 SBs.
     
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  3. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    and its our job to
    Its your job to elevate those that need assistance,, the dark side is a bad place.
     
  4. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    It wasnt bad BBQ, just because the Cowboys were losing on Sunday my BBQ was still prime time.
     
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  5. Ranching

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    32,000 posts is quite a bit for an afterthought.
     
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  6. Ranching

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    I don't have to explain it. That's the beauty of my outlook.
     
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  7. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I knew them when they were a real thing. I'm life-long. Saw every Super Bowl.

    And even I barely care now.

    Sub-40s people think the Cowboys are the Lions.
     
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  8. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Go Seahawks!!!

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    That my favorite
     
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  9. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    The beauty of your outlook is explained by two words. Blind loyalty.
     
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  10. CouchCoach

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    From a pure entertainment perspective, negative is a hell of a lot more fun.

    You telling me this would be a fun place with a bunch of rahrah's backslapping and making SB plans?

    The only arguing we'd see would be "hey, he's great". "No, he's greater than great, he's stupendous". "You outgreated me and made me feel like a hater, your Momma wears a mattress on her back and follows troop trains". Ok, THAT would be fun.

    What would this place be like without the sarcasm and posters are just funnier when they're pissed and venting.
     
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  11. Batman1980

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    Sub-40s people think the Cowboys are the Browns.
     
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  12. Ranching

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    Good thing I'm 54
     
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  13. Ranching

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    I'll good with that. I'm smart enough to know what deficiencies we have, but I'm smart enough not to let them sway my loyalty.
     
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  14. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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  15. CowboyFrog

    CowboyFrog Well-Known Member

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    Generally i thought Ranching had beer goggle loyalty.......
     
  16. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    The problem is there seems to be an insinuation that those critical of the team aren't loyal, which is preposterous. Being positive about the team, even when you know you shouldn't be, isn't some sort of badge of honor one thinks it is. It doesn't make one a better fan. That's the point people are making.

    Fandom comes in all shapes and sizes. Some choose to ignore everything and think the team is gonna be awesome. Some toe the line and admit that they hope this is the year but can't turn a blind eye to the real problems the franchise has faced. Others have been beaten down so much by mediocre football with no real success in 25 years and that manifests in disappointment and negative posts.

    Frankly, one can argue those that are highly critical of the team are even more loyal than the homers because they continue to watch and root for the team despite all the BS we've put up with as fans over the years.
     
  17. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I don't see a problem with it.
     
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  18. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I don't see a problem with this either.
     
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  19. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    Who are we to judge the fandom of others? I try not to do it, let everyone support the team in the manner they deem fit.
     
  20. CouchCoach

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    Because, like a lot of us, you do not demand that they win to retain your loyalty.

    The funniest posts I've seen and not just here are the "I'm all about winning. Anything less than the SB and I am not on board. That's how I measure it". They've been doing this for as long as I have and we haven't even sniffed a NFCCG.

    If all the husbands and wives complaining about their spouses acted on that, we would not have a population. Complaining and being negative can be cathartic for some and their way of staying interested and involved.

    I also give a cushion because of all of the negative crap we've been through and it just doesn't seem to be slowing down. I woke up in an OK mood this morning until I saw 13 people were shot on 6th Street in Austin last night. Party central for Texas and that happens? We can just take so much of this crap without overflowing.
     
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