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(CBS Sports)   The Dallas Cowboys: America's (Least-Favorite) Team   (cbssports.com) divider line 207
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2014-01-03 09:37:13 AM  
Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?
 
2014-01-03 09:45:49 AM  
Clearly, Jerry needs to sign Romo to a lifetime contract.  The fans will come pouring in, just you wait.
 
2014-01-03 09:50:53 AM  
It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team".  Especially when you're from Texas.
 
2014-01-03 09:56:26 AM  
You know - I used to think the soul-crushing interception on the final drive to win the game was a Tony Romo thing. Now it turns out it's bigger than that - it's a Dallas Cowboys thing.
 
2014-01-03 10:05:00 AM  
23 percent of respondents said that the Cowboys were their least favorite team in the NFL

Dallas was listed as America's second favorite team, with 12 percent of respondents calling themselves Cowboys fans.
 
2014-01-03 10:09:25 AM  
Roger Staubach wears women's underwear. I just thought y'all should know that.
 
2014-01-03 11:10:58 AM  
Rooting for Jerry Jones is like rooting for an 1890's robber baron putting his cigar out on the forearm of a consumption-struck orphan newsboy
 
2014-01-03 11:19:59 AM  
They're still the most recognizable team, and with the league marketing internationally more and more that's important. I have family in Ireland and London and when they ask me about the NFL they always mention Dallas.I try to set them straight, but I don't know if it sinks in.
 
2014-01-03 11:20:59 AM  
"So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!
 
2014-01-03 11:27:33 AM  
Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.
sick of hearing about the cowboys.

I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year.  I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....
 
2014-01-03 11:31:21 AM  
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2014-01-03 11:32:08 AM  
Fun facts that wreck the survey's validity:

22% of the respondents were over 65 years old.
13% of the US population is over 65 years old.
 
2014-01-03 11:33:05 AM  

A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?



Nah....I don't think there is too much hate for the Texans despite being from the same state.
 
2014-01-03 11:36:02 AM  
They're certainly my least favorite team, being a fan of a division rival.

/Though it's always better when the Cowboys and my Redskins are good at the same time, makes teh games more fun if they have meaning and are competitive
 
2014-01-03 11:36:05 AM  

Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!


Especially considering two years ago, they were the favorite of 3.8% of the fans. Of course, that'll drop if the Broncos lose and can't wait to see the cars in the area with the brand new sticker of whoever wins the Super Bowl this year.
 
2014-01-03 11:36:09 AM  
I like the Cowboys. They try real hard, but always come up short. They're like a football Ralph Kramden.
 
2014-01-03 11:36:39 AM  
Interesting that it was only from a select group of teams to chose from.
 
2014-01-03 11:36:50 AM  

A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?


Jealousy is an ugly thing
 
2014-01-03 11:37:13 AM  
How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!
 
2014-01-03 11:38:10 AM  

litespeed74: Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.
sick of hearing about the cowboys.

I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year.  I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....


ESPN just goes where the ratings are. The Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, and Red Sox mean more listeners. Blame the idiot fans.

/The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.
 
2014-01-03 11:38:19 AM  

Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!


yeah, so basically, Peyton Manning is America's favorite QB
 
2014-01-03 11:39:11 AM  

The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!


Sounds like they found the dozen or so NC State fans who got a stick up their ass about him wanting to play baseball.
 
2014-01-03 11:39:29 AM  

LucklessWonder: /Though it's always better when the Cowboys and my Redskins are good at the same time.


That's like waiting for Halley's Comet
 
2014-01-03 11:39:31 AM  
 
2014-01-03 11:39:42 AM  
It would have been the Redskins, but Dan Snyder threatened to sue CBS.
 
2014-01-03 11:40:12 AM  

riverwalk barfly: Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!

yeah, so basically, Peyton Manning is America's favorite QB


He's just such a nice guy, and have you seen those Buick commercials?  What a class act.
 
2014-01-03 11:40:38 AM  

The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!


Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.
 
2014-01-03 11:41:07 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!

Sounds like they found the dozen or so NC State fans who got a stick up their ass about him wanting to play baseball.



Heh.
 
2014-01-03 11:41:24 AM  

A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?


I think it's more to do with the fact that they're not winning. My guess is the Donkeys or San Fran are the most liked team at the moment, because the majority of people are bandwagon morans that like who the media hypes the most.
 
2014-01-03 11:41:33 AM  

i36.photobucket.com

 
2014-01-03 11:41:39 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team".  Especially when you're from Texas.


Texas is rich in many natural resources, nerve being just one.
 
2014-01-03 11:43:08 AM  

JerseyTim: LucklessWonder: /Though it's always better when the Cowboys and my Redskins are good at the same time.

That's like waiting for Halley's Comet


You sound young
 
2014-01-03 11:43:28 AM  

Treygreen13: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!

Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.



If that's the case, then you would suspect that many of the respondents were religious, which is something that should have been in favor of Wilson.  Weird.
 
2014-01-03 11:44:07 AM  

litespeed74: I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year. I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....


Ditto, but the media loves a "story," and I think the Panthers are getting more attention now.  I had the misfortune of watching them play at home against the Saints and then against the Falcons.  Their defense was pretty okay, with Brees and Ryan picking them apart for long stretches, but Newton was pretty awful against them.  In each of the games, the announcers were bending over for Newton the entire time.  It was amazing.

Here's Newton's passing from those games:

28/49, 330, 3 TDs, 1 INT

Basically, he had in two games, the same stats that many QBs have in one.

So, yeah, he ran around a lot, but the damage wasn't too heavy against the opposing team.  But the announcers ... damn, Newton this, Newton that.
 
2014-01-03 11:44:46 AM  

INeedAName: Interesting that it was only from a select group of teams to chose from.


I thought the sample size was a bit small for such a survey.  Given only a limited pool of teams, this survey hardly seems valid at all.
 
2014-01-03 11:45:50 AM  

Victoly: Marcus Aurelius: It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team".  Especially when you're from Texas.

Texas is rich in many natural resources, nerve being just one.


It wasn't the Cowboys that labeled themselves; it was NFL Films, and the league ran with it. I'm not saying the team doesn't like the free marketing, but this has always been a league-driven label.
 
2014-01-03 11:47:05 AM  

Treygreen13: Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!

Especially considering two years ago, they were the favorite of 3.8% of the fans. Of course, that'll drop if the Broncos lose and can't wait to see the cars in the area with the brand new sticker of whoever wins the Super Bowl this year.


Exactly.  I hate the Cowboys (Steelers fan) but it's hard to deny that they are consistently one of the most popular teams in the NFL, regardless of how they are doing.  That is, in turn, going to make them one of the most hated teams, especially with them being in a division with other popular teams in fairly large markets.
 
2014-01-03 11:47:06 AM  
I doubt that a poll that only consists of 721 people can accurately represent the feelings of a country of 313 million.


/Fark the Cowboys.
 
2014-01-03 11:48:55 AM  

UNC_Samurai: /The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.


People
People who read People
Are the dumbest people in the world
 
2014-01-03 11:50:00 AM  

Victoly: UNC_Samurai: /The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.

People
People who read People
Are the dumbest people in the world



Lulz.
 
2014-01-03 11:50:28 AM  
The majority of Americans are vapid pop-culture whores, of COURSE the Broncos would be America's team, the media has been fellating Peyton all season.
 
2014-01-03 11:51:54 AM  
As a Bronco fan since this guy:

img.spokeo.com

was quarterback (yes, that's the immortal Steve Tensi), I'm getting a punt out of this...
 
2014-01-03 11:52:40 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: The majority of Americans are vapid pop-culture whores, of COURSE the Broncos would be America's team, the media has been fellating Peyton all season.


One of my coworkers (the one who wears Crocs with socks) told us her resolution this year was to buy a Saints jersey. I asked which one and she said, "I don't know anyone on the team so anyone I guess."

Nuclear-powered facepalm.
 
2014-01-03 11:53:50 AM  

Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!


Yeah, no kidding...I'm a Charger fan, all of the Mrs. family on her mother's side are from Colorado, and in the 10 of the 13 years we've been married, nobody talked football because "meh, we're really not into it"... Now, magically,  according to MyFace, all of a sudden they're diehard Bronco fans,and talk shiat all the time.

/except for her cousin Shawn, he's been down with the Orange Crush, and the only one I could talk football with all these years
 
2014-01-03 11:54:38 AM  
Dallas is America's Team. You just have to deal with that fact. That is why they have the star on their helmet. The Patriots, America's Psuedo Team, put a small star in their logo when they redesigned it as an homage to Dallas.
 
2014-01-03 11:55:54 AM  

Treygreen13: DeathByGeekSquad: The majority of Americans are vapid pop-culture whores, of COURSE the Broncos would be America's team, the media has been fellating Peyton all season.

One of my coworkers (the one who wears Crocs with socks) told us her resolution this year was to buy a Saints jersey. I asked which one and she said, "I don't know anyone on the team so anyone I guess."

Nuclear-powered facepalm.



Damn.

CSB:

A coworker of mine is originally from Kansas, and a couple of months ago, she claimed to be a huge Chiefs fan.

I had my doubts about her knowledge of the team, so I tested her.

While talking about football, I made a comment that I kind of look like Andy Reid.  (I had a mustache for Movember.)

"Who is that?" she said.

*Face Palm*
 
2014-01-03 11:56:07 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: JerseyTim: LucklessWonder: /Though it's always better when the Cowboys and my Redskins are good at the same time.

That's like waiting for Halley's Comet

You sound young


They've made the playoffs the same year all of four times in the past 24 years and only once since 2000.
 
2014-01-03 11:57:29 AM  

Treygreen13: Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.


The turd my dog dropped in the backyard this morning is twice as favorable as Sheli.
 
2014-01-03 11:57:50 AM  

oh_please: Now, magically,  according to MyFace, all of a sudden they're diehard Bronco fans,and talk shiat all the time.


Oh man, I hate that.

We had a nice little fake-fan outing yesterday when a "Manziel signs with the Cowboys" rumor swept through DFW. All the "hardcore football fans" reacted to the obviously false (if you have any idea how the draft works) news with the usual insightful analysis that we get after every Cowboys win or loss.
 
2014-01-03 11:59:03 AM  
Actually, this only proves that they are the most known team in football.

NFL.com did a survery asking who the favorite team was and it was the Cowboys again.

So they are the most like and most hated.

So article  may have facts and is still wrong.
 
2014-01-03 11:59:05 AM  

The_Sponge: "Who is that?" she said.


Haha. Ouch.

oh_please: Treygreen13: Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.

The turd my dog dropped in the backyard this morning is twice as favorable as Sheli.


I think he was one of the most popular guys on the planet after the Giants beat the Pats the first time.
 
2014-01-03 12:00:07 PM  

Treygreen13: oh_please: Now, magically,  according to MyFace, all of a sudden they're diehard Bronco fans,and talk shiat all the time.

Oh man, I hate that.

We had a nice little fake-fan outing yesterday when a "Manziel signs with the Cowboys" rumor swept through DFW. All the "hardcore football fans" reacted to the obviously false (if you have any idea how the draft works) news with the usual insightful analysis that we get after every Cowboys win or loss.


You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.
 
2014-01-03 12:02:20 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: The majority of Americans are vapid pop-culture whores, of COURSE the Broncos would be America's team, the media has been fellating Peyton all season.


Might be due to all of the records their offense set this year.  It was pretty impressive to watch.
 
2014-01-03 12:04:38 PM  

kronicfeld: 23 percent of respondents said that the Cowboys were their least favorite team in the NFL

Dallas was listed as America's second favorite team, with 12 percent of respondents calling themselves Cowboys fans.


THANK YOU. I read that and titled my head like a dog hearing a strange noise. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
 
2014-01-03 12:06:21 PM  

A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?


The_Sponge: I don't think there is too much hate for the Texans despite being from the same state.


No, just ridicule.  "Texans" is hilarious.  It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians".  It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.

As for Dallas, there's something to be said about "America's Team" being from a state where I got to constantly hear people (erroneously) brag about how Texas can leave the Union whenever they want.
 
2014-01-03 12:08:30 PM  
Oh you think you Cowboys fans have it rough, try being a Bucs fan!
 
2014-01-03 12:09:35 PM  
While I understand Bronco love (truly the coolest team ever with a metric that is not subjective in any way, shape or form) I gotta agree it's 99% bandwagon.

I remember a lot of Terrell Davis jerseys floating around the country in the late nineties but not seeing as much orange and blue in the 2000s.

/Go Broncos!
 
2014-01-03 12:10:41 PM  

UNC_Samurai: You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.


Oh man, that story is a classic.

The real fleecing wasn't even on the surface. Jimmy and Jerry screwed them badly enough without the conditional picks - two first rounders and two second rounders in ADDITION to the absurd stakes when they cut Solomon, Stewart, Howard, and Nelson.
 
2014-01-03 12:11:50 PM  
I wonder if there's a single person in the entire DFW area who finds it surprising that the Cowboys are both the most hated and the most loved team in the NFL?

This is the same news we've been hearing every couple of months for the past twenty years.
 
2014-01-03 12:13:08 PM  

Treygreen13: UNC_Samurai: You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.

Oh man, that story is a classic.

The real fleecing wasn't even on the surface. Jimmy and Jerry screwed them badly enough without the conditional picks - two first rounders and two second rounders in ADDITION to the absurd stakes when they cut Solomon, Stewart, Howard, and Nelson.


HEY NOW. Darrin Nelson refused to report.

Totally different.
 
2014-01-03 12:16:06 PM  
Fantasy football has made me a fan of practically every team. This year, leviathan bell helped my team win a championship. It's probably the first time I've ever cheered for the steelers.
 
2014-01-03 12:16:08 PM  

dragonchild: No, just ridicule.  "Texans" is hilarious.  It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians".  It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.


Ah right, how dare a team name themselves after their area of residence. They should all call themselves airplanes, or birds. Those make more sense. Or maybe name your entire team after one guy who has been dead for 20 years, that's the American way!
 
2014-01-03 12:16:47 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: HEY NOW. Darrin Nelson refused to report.

Totally different.


True. I forgot he went to the Charges.
 
2014-01-03 12:16:58 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [i36.photobucket.com image 326x296]


I need no urging to hate the Cowboys.
 
2014-01-03 12:17:42 PM  

Treygreen13: UNC_Samurai: You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.

Oh man, that story is a classic.

The real fleecing wasn't even on the surface. Jimmy and Jerry screwed them badly enough without the conditional picks - two first rounders and two second rounders in ADDITION to the absurd stakes when they cut Solomon, Stewart, Howard, and Nelson.


That was the biggest fleecing in the history of the NFL.

My roommate in college would wear his Cowboy gear with pride, even the season they won only 1 game...when the trade happened, he was actually worried that the Cowboys had traded away their best player.
 
2014-01-03 12:20:08 PM  
This headline makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

/Eagles fan.
 
2014-01-03 12:20:38 PM  

oh_please: Treygreen13: UNC_Samurai: You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.

Oh man, that story is a classic.

The real fleecing wasn't even on the surface. Jimmy and Jerry screwed them badly enough without the conditional picks - two first rounders and two second rounders in ADDITION to the absurd stakes when they cut Solomon, Stewart, Howard, and Nelson.

That was the biggest fleecing in the history of the NFL.

My roommate in college would wear his Cowboy gear with pride, even the season they won only 1 game...when the trade happened, he was actually worried that the Cowboys had traded away their best player.


AND he ended up playing for the Cowboys later anyway. No coincidence Lynn was essentially removed from the team after they realized just how much he hosed the team.
 
2014-01-03 12:21:00 PM  

oh_please: Treygreen13: UNC_Samurai: You never know, the Vikings could have traded the leagues' entire draft to Dallas.

Oh man, that story is a classic.

The real fleecing wasn't even on the surface. Jimmy and Jerry screwed them badly enough without the conditional picks - two first rounders and two second rounders in ADDITION to the absurd stakes when they cut Solomon, Stewart, Howard, and Nelson.

That was the biggest fleecing in the history of the NFL.

My roommate in college would wear his Cowboy gear with pride, even the season they won only 1 game...when the trade happened, he was actually worried that the Cowboys had traded away their best player.


You did.

You just happened to replace with him 2 or more Hall of Famers and a shiat ton of awesome role play guys.
 
2014-01-03 12:21:19 PM  
What is "Tim Tebow" doing in the answer to a question that has the words "NFL Quarterback" in it? Why not Tom Selleck?
 
2014-01-03 12:21:50 PM  
So they are the 2nd most liked team and the most hated team.  All that means is that Jerry Jones is one hell of a good marketer.
 
2014-01-03 12:22:23 PM  

Treygreen13: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!

Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.


Sounds like bronys were the only ones they could get to answer their poll
 
2014-01-03 12:22:26 PM  
No shiat Sherlock.
 
2014-01-03 12:22:33 PM  

wooden_badger: Primitive Screwhead: [i36.photobucket.com image 326x296]

I need no urging to hate the Cowboys.


It's all I picture when one these threads gets greened.
 
2014-01-03 12:24:13 PM  

This Looks Fun: What is "Tim Tebow" doing in the answer to a question that has the words "NFL Quarterback" in it? Why not Tom Selleck?


Because Tom has never thrown a game winning pass in OT against the Steelers in the playoffs?
 
2014-01-03 12:24:38 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: You did.

You just happened to replace with him 2 or more Hall of Famers and a shiat ton of awesome role play guys.


Aikman and Irvin were both on the roster at the time.
 
2014-01-03 12:24:42 PM  
Chicago Bears, who are disliked by 13 percent of America.

Packers were America's third favorite team (11 percent)


Rivalries are fun.
 
2014-01-03 12:26:38 PM  

Treygreen13: Jim from Saint Paul: You did.

You just happened to replace with him 2 or more Hall of Famers and a shiat ton of awesome role play guys.

Aikman and Irvin were both on the roster at the time.


Well Smith is one...

*off to wikipedia*

Oh. Woodson isn;t a HoFer? Really? Huh.

I said "or more" because I don;t care enough to look at all the other guys in that much detail.
 
2014-01-03 12:27:39 PM  

thecpt: Fantasy football has made me a fan of practically every team. This year, leviathan bell helped my team win a championship. It's probably the first time I've ever cheered for the steelers.


I see what you did there, even if you didn't mean to.
 
2014-01-03 12:28:33 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Treygreen13: Jim from Saint Paul: You did.

You just happened to replace with him 2 or more Hall of Famers and a shiat ton of awesome role play guys.

Aikman and Irvin were both on the roster at the time.

Well Smith is one...

*off to wikipedia*

Oh. Woodson isn;t a HoFer? Really? Huh.

I said "or more" because I don;t care enough to look at all the other guys in that much detail.


I was more implying that Irvin and Aikman were better players than Walker already on the roster.

You know Irvin was more valuable when a rival owner tells you not to trade him and get rid of someone else instead.
 
2014-01-03 12:29:39 PM  
Reading the actual breakdown of the questions is pretty interesting. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2013/PPP_Release_National_102. p df

Favorable rating (greater is better)
Mr. Bunchen 38%
Breesus 50%
RG Knee 34%
Best Manningface lesser Manning 53%
Fivehead 62%
Cam Cam 30%
Discount Double Rodgers 42%
Not an NFL quarterback 52%
Russel your jimmies 30%

This polling company is straight up trolling people.
 
2014-01-03 12:29:57 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: This Looks Fun: What is "Tim Tebow" doing in the answer to a question that has the words "NFL Quarterback" in it? Why not Tom Selleck?

Because Tom has never thrown a game winning pass in OT against the Steelers in the playoffs?


Ok, then why not Terry Bradshaw? Or Steve Young? Or Troy Aikman? Or any other "not currently in the NFL" former QB to have thrown a TD in the playoffs? Why Tebow? Why can't the country just move on?
 
2014-01-03 12:31:54 PM  
FTFA Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team.

In other news Bandwagon jumpers tend to jump on bandwagons.
 
2014-01-03 12:32:13 PM  

This Looks Fun: Jim from Saint Paul: This Looks Fun: What is "Tim Tebow" doing in the answer to a question that has the words "NFL Quarterback" in it? Why not Tom Selleck?

Because Tom has never thrown a game winning pass in OT against the Steelers in the playoffs?

Ok, then why not Terry Bradshaw? Or Steve Young? Or Troy Aikman? Or any other "not currently in the NFL" former QB to have thrown a TD in the playoffs? Why Tebow? Why can't the country just move on?


I think you know the answer to that just as well as I do.
 
2014-01-03 12:33:16 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: Russel your jimmies 30%


i22.photobucket.com

/Also the name of my pick 'em league team.
//Took first place.
///So I have that going for me.
////Which is nice.
 
2014-01-03 12:33:40 PM  
Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.
 
2014-01-03 12:34:02 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: I think you know the answer to that just as well as I do.


I dunno. Maybe I'm dumb. But I can at least take solace in knowing I'm not THAT dumb.
 
2014-01-03 12:34:31 PM  
Mikaloyd must be on suicide watch after another Cowgirls thread.
 
2014-01-03 12:34:46 PM  

DubyaHater: Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.


Ain't that the truth.
 
2014-01-03 12:37:01 PM  

This Looks Fun: Ok, then why not Terry Bradshaw? Or Steve Young? Or Troy Aikman? Or any other "not currently in the NFL" former QB to have thrown a TD in the playoffs? Why Tebow? Why can't the country just move on?



Seconded.

No hate for Tebow, but the hype is ridiculous.
 
2014-01-03 12:37:19 PM  

mainstreet62: Mikaloyd must be on suicide watch after another Cowgirls thread.


You know he originally did it to mock Cowboys fans lamenting the constant stream of Cowboys articles, right?

He's not really going to kill himself and make a fear engine to sing the song that ends the earth.
 
2014-01-03 12:38:03 PM  

Treygreen13: mainstreet62: Mikaloyd must be on suicide watch after another Cowgirls thread.

You know he originally did it to mock Cowboys fans lamenting the constant stream of Cowboys articles, right?

He's not really going to kill himself and make a fear engine to sing the song that ends the earth.


Awwwwwwwwwwww man..................
 
2014-01-03 12:47:02 PM  

The_Sponge: This Looks Fun: Ok, then why not Terry Bradshaw? Or Steve Young? Or Troy Aikman? Or any other "not currently in the NFL" former QB to have thrown a TD in the playoffs? Why Tebow? Why can't the country just move on?


Seconded.

No hate for Tebow, but the hype is ridiculous.


What hype? The Tebow hype? Is it 2012 again?
 
2014-01-03 12:50:02 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: Roger Staubach wears women's underwear. I just thought y'all should know that.


There is a special hell for that level of sacrilege.

hellogiggles.com


Nothing wrong withe Cowboys that a new owner would not fix. Don't expect the Cowboys to be fixed.
 
2014-01-03 12:52:04 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: What hype? The Tebow hype? Is it 2012 again?



It's lingering hype.....which is why he was in the survey.

Think of it as an aftershock some time after an earthquake.

/Wish him the best in his broadcasting career.
 
2014-01-03 12:52:23 PM  
You're all just jealous of the incredible success that the Cowboys have endured over the last 20 years.  It truly has been a joy to watch our beloved Cowboys destroy the NFL for so many years.

 You're just jealous that you have to live in a crime-ridden rathole like New York City and cannot reach the level of sophistication required to live in suburban Dallas.
 
2014-01-03 12:54:34 PM  

Rapmaster2000: You're just jealous that you have to live in a crime-ridden rathole like New York City



Bill Swerski: 74 to 2! I mean, after all, our civic pride is on the line. Because, let's face it, if New York were to somehow beat Chicago, we'd never hear the end of it.

Todd O'Conner: Aw, they would love it over there!

Bill Swerski: You know, it's absurd, really, that we would even have to waste our time comparing ourselves to that crime-ridden rathole!
 
2014-01-03 12:54:39 PM  
the reason the Cowboys are the least favorite team is because all the teams who have all the real bandwagon fans (Steelers, Patriots, Packers, Saints etc.) rationale themselves that they aren't really bandwagon fans because the Dallas Cowboys have all the bandwagon fans, even though they have absolutely no reason to have any bandwagon fans.
so basically it's bandwagonners projecting their own bandwagoning onto the Cowboys.
 
2014-01-03 12:59:27 PM  
I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.
 
2014-01-03 01:01:41 PM  

The_Sponge: Rapmaster2000: You're just jealous that you have to live in a crime-ridden rathole like New York City


Bill Swerski: 74 to 2! I mean, after all, our civic pride is on the line. Because, let's face it, if New York were to somehow beat Chicago, we'd never hear the end of it.

Todd O'Conner: Aw, they would love it over there!

Bill Swerski: You know, it's absurd, really, that we would even have to waste our time comparing ourselves to that crime-ridden rathole!


Just take your crack pipe and go home.
 
2014-01-03 01:05:05 PM  
The Cowboys and the Redskins both have the same problem. Intensely hateable owners whose treatment of the team as their personal playthings has lowered the overall level of competition and fun in the NFL
 
2014-01-03 01:05:40 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Just take your crack pipe and go home.



Yeah, go shoot somebody with a gun!

/Wish SNL would bring back Da Superfans.
//Especially since those State Farm commercials are a hit.
 
2014-01-03 01:06:59 PM  

Brakefornobody: Fanbases? That's a different story. Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close. I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags. On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.


I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2014-01-03 01:08:33 PM  

timswar: lowered the overall level of competition and fun in the NFL


The Redskins might be awful but the Cowboys are competitive every year. They've been .500 or better 8 out of the last 10 years and made the playoffs 4 times.
 
2014-01-03 01:08:33 PM  

timswar: The Cowboys and the Redskins both have the same problem. Intensely hateable owners whose treatment of the team as their personal playthings has lowered the overall level of competition and fun in the NFL



If they want success, I highly recommend they follow Paul Allen's example.

/But they won't.
//Which is fine with me.
 
2014-01-03 01:11:25 PM  

Crewmannumber6: They're still the most recognizable team, and with the league marketing internationally more and more that's important. I have family in Ireland and London and when they ask me about the NFL they always mention Dallas.I try to set them straight, but I don't know if it sinks in.


that's basically how the term "America's Team" got coined in the first place... they were one of the youngest teams in the NFL back in the 60's & 70's, yet win or lose they were the most marketable and quickly captured markets where there was no NFL/AFL team

eventually people started disliking the franchise in these expansion areas tho, i remember growing up there were a lot of 49ers fans in my area because people latched on to anybody other than the cowboys (not to mention, the two teams played eachother in the NFC championship a lot at the time)

i know the Patriots get a lot of attention overseas as well largely because of Tom Brady
 
2014-01-03 01:11:43 PM  
FTA: So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team.

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-03 01:13:27 PM  

UNC_Samurai: litespeed74: Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.
sick of hearing about the cowboys.

I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year.  I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....

ESPN just goes where the ratings are. The Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, and Red Sox mean more listeners. Blame the idiot fans.

/The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.


It is kind of a self-fullfiling prophecy.

The team that gets all the media attention will be more recognizable and get better ratings. The team with the ratings gets more media attention. And the circle continues.

If you put a big media push on the Seahawks, within a few years they would likely be in the same boat.
 
2014-01-03 01:13:49 PM  
Only nine options out of 32 teams?  YOUR METHODOLOGY IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.
 
2014-01-03 01:14:26 PM  

The_Sponge: Rapmaster2000: Just take your crack pipe and go home.


Yeah, go shoot somebody with a gun!

/Wish SNL would bring back Da Superfans.
//Especially since those State Farm commercials are a hit.


That came along when I was 9 or 10 and I didn't get that it was a joke because there were people I knew that were like that.  We ate pork chops, brats, and polish sausage on the regular and we went to Ditka's restaurant (because there were multiple locations) and my Dad's business partner always wore sunglasses and a mustache with his hair-slicked back like Ditka.

I didn't get that this was something to make fun of.  I thought that everyone in the country regularly stuffed themselves with pork products.  Even the Polish waitress "jus doin' ma job" seemed normal.
 
2014-01-03 01:16:08 PM  

dragonchild: A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?

The_Sponge: I don't think there is too much hate for the Texans despite being from the same state.

No, just ridicule.  "Texans" is hilarious.  It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians".  It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.

As for Dallas, there's something to be said about "America's Team" being from a state where I got to constantly hear people (erroneously) brag about how Texas can leave the Union whenever they want.


Too bad Houston didn't go with "Steers" as was considered instead of "Texans".

A cool name that sets up a lot of great jokes about both teams.
 
2014-01-03 01:18:44 PM  

Slow To Return: I wonder if there's a single person in the entire DFW area who finds it surprising that the Cowboys are both the most hated and the most loved team in the NFL?

This is the same news we've been hearing every couple of months for the past twenty years.


I wonder why anyone who knows anything about the NFL would be surprised.

The same is likely the case for the Yankees and Maple Leafs. The teams that get a lot of media attention get tons of casual fans and tons of hatred.
 
2014-01-03 01:19:31 PM  
No Eagles choice in the polling? Surely they would have been in contention?

Oh, wait:

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2014-01-03 01:19:45 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Only nine options out of 32 teams?  YOUR METHODOLOGY IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.


I know, right.  They couldn't even be bothered to include the 12 playoff teams.  It should be either all or none for such poles.  BUT NOOOOOOOOO!

The_Sponge: timswar: The Cowboys and the Redskins both have the same problem. Intensely hateable owners whose treatment of the team as their personal playthings has lowered the overall level of competition and fun in the NFL

If they want success, I highly recommend they follow Paul Allen's example.

/But they won't.
//Which is fine with me.


This was the thought that came to my mind as well.  Allen bought the team for civic pride and then left most of the running to the GM and HC.  At the time, that was Mike 'I AM THE WALRUS' Holmgren.  Now, it's Carroll and Snyder, and they are working some serious magic.
 
2014-01-03 01:21:38 PM  
So the Cowboys are America's 2nd most favorite team and least liked team, yet the headline only mentions one of those. You trolling subby, you trolling.
 
2014-01-03 01:25:20 PM  

harleyquinnical: This was the thought that came to my mind as well. Allen bought the team for civic pride and then left most of the running to the GM and HC. At the time, that was Mike 'I AM THE WALRUS' Holmgren. Now, it's Carroll and Snyder, and they are working some serious magic.



Heh.  BTW, Holmgren is a regular commentator on KJR, and it's great.  His conversation with Gruden before the MNF game in December was awesome.
 
2014-01-03 01:27:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: That came along when I was 9 or 10 and I didn't get that it was a joke because there were people I knew that were like that. We ate pork chops, brats, and polish sausage on the regular and we went to Ditka's restaurant (because there were multiple locations) and my Dad's business partner always wore sunglasses and a mustache with his hair-slicked back like Ditka.

I didn't get that this was something to make fun of. I thought that everyone in the country regularly stuffed themselves with pork products. Even the Polish waitress "jus doin' ma job" seemed normal.



Having dinner at Ditka's is on my bucket list....as is going to Chicago for St. Patrick's Day....probably next year.
 
2014-01-03 01:28:52 PM  
Truthfully, I don't *hate* the Cowboys at all. I can get annoyed by the intensive coverage of them, sure, but their decade-long stretch of mediocrity does have enough schadenfreude moments to provide some amusement from afar.
 
2014-01-03 01:46:29 PM  

UNC_Samurai: litespeed74: Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.
sick of hearing about the cowboys.

I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year.  I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....

ESPN just goes where the ratings are. The Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, and Red Sox mean more listeners. Blame the idiot fans.

/The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.


Yes, because when you like something that is unpopular you're a genius
 
2014-01-03 01:52:37 PM  

gridlocksammy: UNC_Samurai: litespeed74: Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.
sick of hearing about the cowboys.

I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year.  I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....

ESPN just goes where the ratings are. The Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, and Red Sox mean more listeners. Blame the idiot fans.

/The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.

Yes, because when you like something that is unpopular you're a genius


How am I wrong? People complain that ESPN hypes up popular teams. But they tune in anyway.
 
2014-01-03 01:55:41 PM  

The_Sponge:Heh.  BTW, Holmgren is a regular commentator on KJR, and it's great.  His conversation with Gruden before the MNF game in December was awesome.

I knew he was on the dial, but I keep forgetting to tune in to see what he has to say about the Hawks in any given week.   Rapmaster2000: The_Sponge: Rapmaster2000: Just take your crack pipe and go home.


Yeah, go shoot somebody with a gun!

/Wish SNL would bring back Da Superfans.
//Especially since those State Farm commercials are a hit.

That came along when I was 9 or 10 and I didn't get that it was a joke because there were people I knew that were like that.  We ate pork chops, brats, and polish sausage on the regular and we went to Ditka's restaurant (because there were multiple locations) and my Dad's business partner always wore sunglasses and a mustache with his hair-slicked back like Ditka.

I didn't get that this was something to make fun of.  I thought that everyone in the country regularly stuffed themselves with pork products.  Even the Polish waitress "jus doin' ma job" seemed normal.


I feel bad for reading this with the voice in my head being Bill Swerski
 
2014-01-03 01:56:56 PM  
I think the survey was taken in Philly. Seriously they are going to try to say the Cowboys are less popular than Tampa Bay. The Bucs can't sell out a game and Cowboys stadium is full every week. I am sure they lost of lot of fans when they stopped winning 8 years ago but I don't see them at the bottom yet.
//As an Eagles fan I do look forward to the day
 
2014-01-03 02:01:10 PM  

monoski: I think the survey was taken in Philly. Seriously they are going to try to say the Cowboys are less popular than Tampa Bay. The Bucs can't sell out a game and Cowboys stadium is full every week. I am sure they lost of lot of fans when they stopped winning 8 years ago but I don't see them at the bottom yet.
//As an Eagles fan I do look forward to the day


People listen to Rush Limbaugh because they hate him.  I watch the Patriots just to see Pretty Boy throw a few picks.
 
2014-01-03 02:01:30 PM  
the correct answer is the new england patriots.
 
2014-01-03 02:04:37 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: "So if the Cowboys aren't America's team, then who is? According to this poll, it's the Denver Broncos. Fourteen percent of America said Denver was their favorite team."

Bandwagon voting detected!


Soooooo much this. Love 'em or hate 'em the Cowboys are the most recognizable team in the NFL so they will be the most polarizing.

/Cowboys suck
 
2014-01-03 02:07:32 PM  
"On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

You keep warm with a snot rag, ok, here's mine.
It's a bit crunchy but you're probably used to that.
 
2014-01-03 02:08:34 PM  
subby might want to re check stadium ticket sales, concession sales, and merchandising outlets around the country..

/from houston..hate everything dallas
 
2014-01-03 02:21:28 PM  
They have always been over hyped, but Jerry Jones really rubs people the wrong way. He could blow through a trillion dollars flaunting his wealth, but will still have a losing team because he won't hire a GM. The only owner I hate worse is that asshole in Philly who signed Dog Killer. Michael Vick should have never played again except in a penal league.
 
2014-01-03 02:23:00 PM  

Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.


Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.
 
IP
2014-01-03 02:27:51 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Victoly: Marcus Aurelius: It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team".  Especially when you're from Texas.

Texas is rich in many natural resources, nerve being just one.

It wasn't the Cowboys that labeled themselves; it was NFL Films, and the league ran with it. I'm not saying the team doesn't like the free marketing, but this has always been a league-driven label.


^^ Truth.
 
2014-01-03 02:30:27 PM  

monoski: I think the survey was taken in Philly. Seriously they are going to try to say the Cowboys are less popular than Tampa Bay. The Bucs can't sell out a game and Cowboys stadium is full every week. I am sure they lost of lot of fans when they stopped winning 8 years ago but I don't see them at the bottom yet.
//As an Eagles fan I do look forward to the day


Nobody gives a damn about the Bucs. If you asked a random person on the street to list all the NFL teams they can think of, virtually all would list the Cowboys and few would list the Bucs.

Football is popular in Dallas, so you could probably fill the stadium with non-cowboy fans. But of course, there are plenty of loacal fans. You also have plenty of casual fans around the country because they received tons of media attention over the past decades. Then you have plenty of people that hate them for the same media attention (plus people that hated them for being successful back in the day and never got over it and fans of rival teams).

Hence voted most hated and second most liked.
 
2014-01-03 02:30:51 PM  

AdamK: Crewmannumber6: They're still the most recognizable team, and with the league marketing internationally more and more that's important. I have family in Ireland and London and when they ask me about the NFL they always mention Dallas.I try to set them straight, but I don't know if it sinks in.

that's basically how the term "America's Team" got coined in the first place... they were one of the youngest teams in the NFL back in the 60's & 70's, yet win or lose they were the most marketable and quickly captured markets where there was no NFL/AFL team

eventually people started disliking the franchise in these expansion areas tho, i remember growing up there were a lot of 49ers fans in my area because people latched on to anybody other than the cowboys (not to mention, the two teams played eachother in the NFC championship a lot at the time)

i know the Patriots get a lot of attention overseas as well largely because of Tom Brady


And when the Cowboys came into the league they had a huge portion on the country looking for a team to cheer for.

The whole state of Texas, Oklahoma, the whole southeast (not much competition from the Saints and Falcons in those days) were either Cowboys or Dolphins fans, the whole southwest...of course they would have the biggest fan base.
 
2014-01-03 02:31:48 PM  

dywed88: monoski: I think the survey was taken in Philly. Seriously they are going to try to say the Cowboys are less popular than Tampa Bay. The Bucs can't sell out a game and Cowboys stadium is full every week. I am sure they lost of lot of fans when they stopped winning 8 years ago but I don't see them at the bottom yet.
//As an Eagles fan I do look forward to the day

Nobody gives a damn about the Bucs. If you asked a random person on the street to list all the NFL teams they can think of, virtually all would list the Cowboys and few would list the Bucs.

Football is popular in Dallas, so you could probably fill the stadium with non-cowboy fans. But of course, there are plenty of loacal fans. You also have plenty of casual fans around the country because they received tons of media attention over the past decades. Then you have plenty of people that hate them for the same media attention (plus people that hated them for being successful back in the day and never got over it and fans of rival teams).

Hence voted most hated and second most liked.


Exactly. Don't confuse apathy with love or hate.
 
2014-01-03 02:32:29 PM  

RINO: Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/
 
2014-01-03 02:36:13 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/


Good Lord, they're being sent on a suicide mission!
 
2014-01-03 02:38:39 PM  
I was wondering why Broncos Country had gotten so large.
 
2014-01-03 02:42:56 PM  

The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!


He's like black, or blackish, right?

Probably has something to do with it...
 
2014-01-03 02:45:35 PM  

sweatybronson: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson?  (Were they all Niners fans?)  You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

C'MON MAN!

He's like black, or blackish, right?

Probably has something to do with it...



Nah....people hate him because he's short.

Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live
They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet
Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
`Round here
Short people are just the same
As you and I
(A fool such as I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's a wonderful world)
Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
To love
They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
'Round here
 
2014-01-03 02:47:19 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: RINO: Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/


is it really a big deal when the Eagles do it, but not when Seattle/San Francisco do it?
 
2014-01-03 02:51:32 PM  

AdamK: Agent Nick Fury: RINO: Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/

is it really a big deal when the Eagles do it, but not when Seattle/San Francisco do it?


Honestly, it shouldn't be. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that every team was already doing this. No other team's fans have the long and storied history of asshattery as the Iggles, though. It's probably just confirmation bias in action.

/Cowboys fan.
 
2014-01-03 02:52:22 PM  

AdamK: Agent Nick Fury: RINO: Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/

is it really a big deal when the Eagles do it, but not when Seattle/San Francisco do it?


No, it's a really big deal when Seattle and San Francisco use undercover officers to deter Eagles fans, too.
 
2014-01-03 02:58:44 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: AdamK: Agent Nick Fury: RINO: Brakefornobody: I actually don't really hate any of them - the players are all professionals, and it seems ridiculous to hate a team, when the majority of its players could be somewhere else next week.

Fanbases?  That's a different story.  Pittsburgh, and no one else comes close.  I have dreams that feature all those entitled bastards hanging themselves with their yellow snot-rags.  On cold nights like these, it keeps me warm.

Philly trumps Pittsburgh for hateworthy  contemptible fanbases. It isn't even a contest.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/03/eagles-to-use-underc ov er-officers-to-deter-eagles-fans/

is it really a big deal when the Eagles do it, but not when Seattle/San Francisco do it?

No, it's a really big deal when Seattle and San Francisco use undercover officers to deter Eagles fans, too.


Much like the Overzealous Staffer we Eagles fans are *always* there when stadium asspipery happens. The airfare bills are murderous, but better I be clapped in irons in a debtors prison than know an Egyptian Soccer Riot goes unstarted because I didn't pay extra for dry ice to keep my snowballs frozen during the plane change at De Gaulle.
 
2014-01-03 03:01:39 PM  
The Bears are #2? ha! awesome.

/they really were #2 this season
 
2014-01-03 03:06:12 PM  

The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?


When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.
 
2014-01-03 03:22:20 PM  

dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.


Why do so many of you Farkers hang around with such bigoted people?
 
2014-01-03 03:23:47 PM  

dragonchild: A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?

The_Sponge: I don't think there is too much hate for the Texans despite being from the same state.

No, just ridicule.  "Texans" is hilarious.  It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians".  It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.

As for Dallas, there's something to be said about "America's Team" being from a state where I got to constantly hear people (erroneously) brag about how Texas can leave the Union whenever they want.


I have lived in this city for 25 years and I have never heard anyone say that with any seriousness.
 
2014-01-03 03:27:08 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: Why do so many of you Farkers hang around with such bigoted people?


My job.  I quit and GTFO of Ohio.

triptheory: I have lived in this city for 25 years and I have never heard anyone say that with any seriousness.


That's not surprising; if you hang around the same people all day and none of them say it, well there's your worldview for you.

I worked on a sales team; I was meeting different people each time down and it got mentioned in more power lunches than I care to count.
 
2014-01-03 03:27:37 PM  

Treygreen13: MOAR COWBOYS LINKS
MOAR
TELL US HOW MUCH YOU HATE THE COWBOYS IN THE COWBOYS LINKS
MOAR


THIS.

Seriously, I'm sick of it. And I don't even like the Cowboys.
 
2014-01-03 03:32:13 PM  

dragonchild: Agent Nick Fury: Why do so many of you Farkers hang around with such bigoted people?

My job.  I quit and GTFO of Ohio.

triptheory: I have lived in this city for 25 years and I have never heard anyone say that with any seriousness.

That's not surprising; if you hang around the same people all day and none of them say it, well there's your worldview for you.

I worked on a sales team; I was meeting different people each time down and it got mentioned in more power lunches than I care to count.


So the first job was with a bunch of racists in Ohio and the other was with a bunch of secessionists down in Texas.
 
2014-01-03 03:32:22 PM  

dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.


That was pretty good.  Now can you explain the hatred for Tony Romo?
 
2014-01-03 03:36:27 PM  

Slow To Return: dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.

That was pretty good.  Now can you explain the hatred for Tony Romo?


Look at his helmet and then read the headline.
 
2014-01-03 03:40:59 PM  

dywed88: Look at his helmet and then read the headline.


I wanted it done in terms of racism, like was done for Russell Wilson   :(
 
2014-01-03 03:45:57 PM  

dragonchild: Agent Nick Fury: Why do so many of you Farkers hang around with such bigoted people?

My job.  I quit and GTFO of Ohio.

triptheory: I have lived in this city for 25 years and I have never heard anyone say that with any seriousness.

That's not surprising; if you hang around the same people all day and none of them say it, well there's your worldview for you.

I worked on a sales team; I was meeting different people each time down and it got mentioned in more power lunches than I care to count.


Ahh, but we aren't talking about the world. We're talking about Dallas.

A salesperson who came here periodically, hung out with other salespeople, and left probably has a smaller view of Dallas than one who has gone to HS, college, worked multiple jobs, played in multiple bands, and fostered multiple relationships both professional and personal, here in this city over the course of 25 years.

/not a Cowboys fan
//keeping it kinda relevant
///slashies
 
2014-01-03 03:47:32 PM  

triptheory: dragonchild: Agent Nick Fury: Why do so many of you Farkers hang around with such bigoted people?

My job.  I quit and GTFO of Ohio.

triptheory: I have lived in this city for 25 years and I have never heard anyone say that with any seriousness.

That's not surprising; if you hang around the same people all day and none of them say it, well there's your worldview for you.

I worked on a sales team; I was meeting different people each time down and it got mentioned in more power lunches than I care to count.

Ahh, but we aren't talking about the world. We're talking about Dallas.

A salesperson who came here periodically, hung out with other salespeople, and left probably has a smaller view of Dallas than one who has gone to HS, college, worked multiple jobs, played in multiple bands, and fostered multiple relationships both professional and personal, here in this city over the course of 25 years.

/not a Cowboys fan
//keeping it kinda relevant
///slashies


Oh, sales.

I thought maybe it was Debra Winger from the movie Betrayed posting.
 
2014-01-03 03:49:36 PM  

triptheory: We're talking about Dallas.



Dallas is the epicenter of the Bible Belt.


I live close to Prestonridge Baptist Church in Plano.  We call it "Six Flags Over Jesus".  They even have their very own Tower of Babel.  It's awesome.


I was sitting in the drive-thru of Whataburger the other day, when I noticed a graphic on one of the window - a picture of a flag, under which were the words, "One Nation, UNDER GOD, Indivisible".  Only in Dallas could something like that not cause a shiatstorm.
 
2014-01-03 03:55:47 PM  

Slow To Return: triptheory: We're talking about Dallas.


Dallas is the epicenter of the Bible Belt.


I live close to Prestonridge Baptist Church in Plano.  We call it "Six Flags Over Jesus".  They even have their very own Tower of Babel.  It's awesome.


I was sitting in the drive-thru of Whataburger the other day, when I noticed a graphic on one of the window - a picture of a flag, under which were the words, "One Nation, UNDER GOD, Indivisible".  Only in Dallas could something like that not cause a shiatstorm.


Heh. I saw that at a Whata downtown and had similar thoughts.

I'm not saying it doesn't have its problems. I've just never heard anyone seriously advocate secession before.
 
2014-01-03 03:57:11 PM  
tebow

This Looks Fun: Jim from Saint Paul: This Looks Fun: What is "Tim Tebow" doing in the answer to a question that has the words "NFL Quarterback" in it? Why not Tom Selleck?

Because Tom has never thrown a game winning pass in OT against the Steelers in the playoffs?

Ok, then why not Terry Bradshaw? Or Steve Young? Or Troy Aikman? Or any other "not currently in the NFL" former QB to have thrown a TD in the playoffs? Why Tebow? Why can't the country just move on?


or any of the 1 and 1 in the playoff's NFL quarterbacks - there are many to choose from!


Steve Beuerlein
Bubby Brister
Dieter Brock
Aaron Brooks
Scott Brunner
Jay Cutler
Steve Fuller
David Garrard
Tommy Maddox
Mark Malone
Chris Miller
Rodney Peete
Matt Schaub
Alex Smith
Russell Wilson
T. J. Yates

Q8
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Tim Tebow?
Favorable........................................................ 52%
Unfavorable .................................................... 20%
He's a fine young man .................................... 28%
 
2014-01-03 03:59:48 PM  

Slow To Return: They even have their very own Tower of Babel.


Is that wise?  Did they not read what happened to the first one?
 
2014-01-03 04:01:59 PM  

triptheory: I'm not saying it doesn't have its problems. I've just never heard anyone seriously advocate secession before.



I haven't either - the first I'd ever heard of it was on the "joke" website, petitions.whitehouse.gov.
 
2014-01-03 04:08:52 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Slow To Return: They even have their very own Tower of Babel.

Is that wise?  Did they not read what happened to the first one?


Grrr... It's PrestonWOOD, not PrestonRIDGE.

Here's a picture of their campus:

http://www.prestonwood.org/about/our-locations

The campus is even bigger than that - they have their own football stadium, just to the left of that image...

When they were building that tower, we used to joke that it was the "Tower of Babel".  I still don't know what the point of that tower is, but I've heard that there's a slide for the kiddos in it.

They've also built a 2nd campus up north in Prosper, TX.  Prosper used be a tiny little town up in the middle of nowhere Texas (Deion Sanders used to have a ranch there, he's since sold it, I believe).  Now, Prosper's built a high school that's the size of a small university.

They build everything bigger in Texas except the infrastructure...
 
2014-01-03 04:11:12 PM  

dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.



Interesting point.....but I wonder if the 9% who have an unfavorable opinion of him are racists, or if they are part of the "I'll hate the Seahawks because it's the cool thing to do" crowd, or maybe they are fans of other NFC West teams, or maybe a combination of all of them.

You had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other black QBs:

Cam Newton:  13%
RGIII:  15%
 
2014-01-03 04:16:42 PM  

The_Sponge: dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?

When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream.  And if there weren't any, they'd make them up.  And discussions about football players?  Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are.  Others were only discussed as a whole.  So-and-so team has an "okay defense".  So-and-so team has a "good running game".

They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white.  Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking.  It's 21st century racism at its finest.  (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)

I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson.  They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl.  And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all?  They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.

*And no, Doug Williams never existed.


Interesting point.....but I wonder if the 9% who have an unfavorable opinion of him are racists, or if they are part of the "I'll hate the Seahawks because it's the cool thing to do" crowd, or maybe they are fans of other NFC West teams, or maybe a combination of all of them.

You had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other black QBs:

Cam Newton:  13%
RGIII:  15%


Now you had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other white QBs:

Tom Brady 23%
Tim Tebow 20%
Eli Manning 13%

Evidently it must be true when they say African Americans are more racists than whites in America.
 
2014-01-03 04:22:08 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: Now you had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other white QBs:

Tom Brady 23%
Tim Tebow 20%
Eli Manning 13%


Answers:


1)      Brady - Hated because he plays for the Pats, and he's a pretty boy.
2)      Tebow - Hated for the hype, or the way he comes off as preachy.
3)      Manning - Hated by his own fan base for this season.
 
2014-01-03 04:23:32 PM  

A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?


Austin almost makes up for it.  Throw in Willie Nelson and I think you might be in net positive territory.  Of course then you have Perry and Bush dragging you down.  But Ann Richards and Molly Ivins were all kinds of awesome.  If you add up everything I think it might be a wash.  The problem with Texas is really there isn't such a thing as a meek Texan. I mean take Mark Cuban, he isn't from here originally, but his mouth and attitude fit right in. When it comes down to it if you agree with them you think Texas is all-kinds of awesome.  When you disagree with them Texas sucks ass.  You spend a weekend in the Dallas suburbs and think it is ground zero for the derp nation, then you go down to Austin and get drunk on 6th street and think this ain't a bad place after all.
 
2014-01-03 04:25:40 PM  

The_Sponge: Agent Nick Fury: Now you had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other white QBs:

Tom Brady 23%
Tim Tebow 20%
Eli Manning 13%

Answers:


1)      Brady - Hated because he plays for the Pats, and he's a pretty boy.
2)      Tebow - Hated for the hype, or the way he comes off as preachy.
3)      Manning - Hated by his own fan base for this season.


1)      Newton - hated because many people feel his Dad sold him to the highest bidder in college
2)      RGIII - hated because the Subway sandwiches in the commercial have four times the meat than the ones Subway actually serves
 
2014-01-03 04:25:41 PM  

RyansPrivates: The problem with Texas is really there isn't such a thing as a meek Texan. I mean take Mark Cuban, he isn't from here originally, but his mouth and attitude fit right in.



You seriously couldn't find a native Texas to use for your argument?

In the end, it sounds like what you're saying is, "People with mouth and attitude can come from anywhere."
 
2014-01-03 04:57:02 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: 2) RGIII - hated because the Subway sandwiches in the commercial have four times the meat than the ones Subway actually serves



Lulz.
 
2014-01-03 05:06:17 PM  

Slow To Return: RyansPrivates: The problem with Texas is really there isn't such a thing as a meek Texan. I mean take Mark Cuban, he isn't from here originally, but his mouth and attitude fit right in.


You seriously couldn't find a native Texas to use for your argument?

In the end, it sounds like what you're saying is, "People with mouth and attitude can come from anywhere."



....and end up in Texas.


Ok....but  you want a native Texans aside from Ann Richards, Molly Ivins and Willie Nelson?  Ross Perot. Bum Phillips. Janis Joplin.  Larry Hagman. Dan Rather. LBJ. Just off the top of my head.
 
2014-01-03 05:07:30 PM  

DubyaHater: Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.


img.fark.net

lol WRONG
 
2014-01-03 05:08:10 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Rooting for Jerry Jones is like rooting for an 1890's robber baron putting his cigar out on the forearm of a consumption-struck orphan newsboy


You think Cowboys fans root for Jerry Jones? You do know we didn't elect him, right?
 
2014-01-03 05:13:50 PM  

Di Atribe: DubyaHater: Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.

[img.fark.net image 485x723]

lol WRONG


Thank you.  I thought something was wrong with that statement, but I was not sure about the numbers because I didn't save the graph.  The fans are fine, but after that Super Bowl seating debacle, I was disgusted with JJ's running of the team.
 
2014-01-03 05:18:03 PM  
Uhh...Di, not to insult the beautiful GRAF, but I don't think that it is 16 years old yet. 14 if you were in Alaska.
 
2014-01-03 05:19:56 PM  

Di Atribe: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Rooting for Jerry Jones is like rooting for an 1890's robber baron putting his cigar out on the forearm of a consumption-struck orphan newsboy

You think Cowboys fans root for Jerry Jones? You do know we didn't elect him, right?



Back in the 90s, sure.  But when did you go from love to hate?
 
2014-01-03 05:26:03 PM  

harleyquinnical: but after that Super Bowl seating debacle, I was disgusted with JJ's running of the team.


I understand that was a problem, but I don't think the Fire Marshall coming in and changing the seating chart at the last minute is really something to blacklist a franchise for.

I mean, hate the Cowboys all ya want. Just seems sort of petty.
 
2014-01-03 05:29:04 PM  

roc6783: Uhh...Di, not to insult the beautiful GRAF, but I don't think that it is 16 years old yet. 14 if you were in Alaska.


I have no idea what this means.


The_Sponge: Back in the 90s, sure. But when did you go from love to hate?


Are you asking about me personally or the fans, in general? And if your team just won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, you'd love your owner, too.


harleyquinnical: The fans are fine, but after that Super Bowl seating debacle, I was disgusted with JJ's running of the team.


Yeah the whole "we can squeeze a few extra in here, I'm sure the Fire Marshall won't notice" thing was stupid, but it wasn't entirely unexpected, so I had a hard time being incensed about it. "Oh this shiat again? Super."
 
2014-01-03 05:30:36 PM  

Di Atribe: Are you asking about me personally or the fans, in general? And if your team just won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, you'd love your owner, too.



1) Hmmmm....how about both?

2) No argument from me.
 
2014-01-03 05:32:19 PM  

mainstreet62: Mikaloyd must be on suicide watch after another Cowgirls thread.


I WILL EAT YOUR SOULS OVER THIS!!! IT IS FARKING OFFICIAL!!!! THE POLITICS TAB IS A CLOSER KNIT MORE CARING ENVIRONMENT THAN FARK'S "SO-CALLED" SPORTS TAB NOW.NONE OF US WILL TRULY BE FREE UNTIL THE THREAT OF MORE TERRORIST COWBOYS THREADS IS HUNTED DOWN AND ELIMINATED COMPLETELY!! FOR SHAME FARKSPORTS YOU HAVE RUINED EVERYTHING. MEAN THREADS SUCK!!!
 
2014-01-03 05:33:42 PM  

mikaloyd: mainstreet62: Mikaloyd must be on suicide watch after another Cowgirls thread.

I WILL EAT YOUR SOULS OVER THIS!!! IT IS FARKING OFFICIAL!!!! THE POLITICS TAB IS A CLOSER KNIT MORE CARING ENVIRONMENT THAN FARK'S "SO-CALLED" SPORTS TAB NOW.NONE OF US WILL TRULY BE FREE UNTIL THE THREAT OF MORE TERRORIST COWBOYS THREADS IS HUNTED DOWN AND ELIMINATED COMPLETELY!! FOR SHAME FARKSPORTS YOU HAVE RUINED EVERYTHING. MEAN THREADS SUCK!!!



Whoa.......calm down, Brontosaurus Tits.
 
2014-01-03 05:35:20 PM  

Treygreen13: I understand that was a problem, but I don't think the Fire Marshall coming in and changing the seating chart at the last minute is really something to blacklist a franchise for.

I mean, hate the Cowboys all ya want. Just seems sort of petty.


If you think about it, all hate is petty.  I recall Jones having a piss pour attitude regarding those fans and refunds.  Maybe I'm wrong about that.  If so, fine.  Maybe my disliking of the Cowboys goes back to them knocking off Buffalo twice in consecutive Super Bowls.  Maybe it's just the whole "Opulence, I has it" attitude of JJ and how much he reminds me of Steve Balmer running Microsoft with his attitude of "WINDOWS ON EVERYTHING!"

/will shut up about it for now
 
2014-01-03 05:40:21 PM  

The_Sponge: Interesting point.....but I wonder if the 9% who have an unfavorable opinion of him are racists


I too hate honkies
 
2014-01-03 05:43:19 PM  

Treygreen13: I mean, hate the Cowboys all ya want. Just seems sort of petty.


I wonder how many of the people who have an unfavorable opinion of the Cowboys are Yankees?
 
2014-01-03 05:43:23 PM  

The_Sponge: 1) Hmmmm....how about both?


Fans in general? I'd guess around 2000, when Troy Aikman retired. We wallowed around with baffling coaching choices & old/sub-par quarterbacks (not one Romo joke, seriously, any of you) for 6 years. It was then that it started to become apparent that maybe this guy isn't as great as they thought.

I really got back into sports around 2000, so these were my first years as a Cowboys fan.* I didn't care for Jerry Jones. I thought he made shiatty decisions, so I guess you could say I never really loved him in the first place. I don't hate him now. I just really can't get riled up about it because it is something completely out of my control & it's probably not going to change for a long time. Being a Cowboys fan and a Jerry Jones fan are not the same things. The terms are not interchangeable.


The_Sponge: 2) No argument from me.


DEAR GOD SOMEONE ALERT THE MEDIA ;)


*This is why it pisses me off when people call me a bandwagon fan. My first 3 years following the team, we were 5-11 every season. I'd just really like to be a fan of my team & get to talk about my team like everyone else without being called names. It shouldn't be that hard.
 
2014-01-03 05:45:14 PM  

harleyquinnical: "Opulence, I has it" attitude of JJ


If JJ had a tiny giraffe, that would make me actually like him.
 
2014-01-03 05:46:47 PM  

harleyquinnical: Treygreen13: I understand that was a problem, but I don't think the Fire Marshall coming in and changing the seating chart at the last minute is really something to blacklist a franchise for.

I mean, hate the Cowboys all ya want. Just seems sort of petty.

If you think about it, all hate is petty.  I recall Jones having a piss pour attitude regarding those fans and refunds.  Maybe I'm wrong about that.  If so, fine.  Maybe my disliking of the Cowboys goes back to them knocking off Buffalo twice in consecutive Super Bowls.  Maybe it's just the whole "Opulence, I has it" attitude of JJ and how much he reminds me of Steve Balmer running Microsoft with his attitude of "WINDOWS ON EVERYTHING!"

/will shut up about it for now


Well, the NFL sells the tickets. The Cowboys don't. They thought the seats would be available but about 1,000 were removed unexpectedly before the event. They told the NFL about it beforehand, roughly 850 of them were seated in better seats (since the effected section was way up there) and the ones that were moved to a standing room only spot got $2,400 plus a free ticket to the next Super Bowl, any Super Bowl they wanted and 4 nights airfare and hotel, or $5,000 cash. It was certainly a shiatty situation but it's not the first time someone's seat the Super Bowl was messed up.

The reason the Cowboys were involved in the future suit was because the fans who said that wasn't enough hired a lawyer who was an idiot and tried to sue the Cowboys for Breach of Contract on a ticket they didn't sell and thus didn't provide a contract. So they removed the Cowboys for the suit and compensated the organization for needing to present a defense to a crime they couldn't have committed.
 
2014-01-03 05:50:54 PM  

Treygreen13: The reason the Cowboys were involved in the future suit was because the fans who said that wasn't enough hired a lawyer who was an idiot and tried to sue the Cowboys for Breach of Contract on a ticket they didn't sell and thus didn't provide a contract. So they removed the Cowboys for the suit and compensated the organization for needing to present a defense to a crime they couldn't have committed.


I was not aware of that portion of the story. Thanks, Steve Harvey!
 
2014-01-03 05:53:56 PM  

Di Atribe: Treygreen13: The reason the Cowboys were involved in the future suit was because the fans who said that wasn't enough hired a lawyer who was an idiot and tried to sue the Cowboys for Breach of Contract on a ticket they didn't sell and thus didn't provide a contract. So they removed the Cowboys for the suit and compensated the organization for needing to present a defense to a crime they couldn't have committed.

I was not aware of that portion of the story. Thanks, Steve Harvey!


You know the lawyer is in trouble when he states that having to pay the Cowboys like 20 grand was "a win for the plaintiffs" in his mind.
 
2014-01-03 05:57:58 PM  

Di Atribe: DEAR GOD SOMEONE ALERT THE MEDIA ;)



Let's hug it out.

/Go Hawks?
 
2014-01-03 06:03:00 PM  

The_Sponge: Di Atribe: DEAR GOD SOMEONE ALERT THE MEDIA ;)


Let's hug it out.

/Go Hawks?


Don't push it.
 
2014-01-03 06:25:17 PM  

Saiga410: Chicago Bears, who are disliked by 13 percent of America.

Packers were America's third favorite team (11 percent)

Rivalries are fun.


Bears were 4th favorite at 10%. Packers were less hated at 4%. Interesting, I wonder how NFC North non-Bears or Packers fans voted on that poll, since neither Vikes or Lions were choices.

This poll is a bit strange because the question says "of this given set of teams, who are your favorite and least favorite?" The list only includes Bears, Packers, Cowboys, Broncos, Patriots, Steelers, 49ers, Giants and Saints. Perhaps those are the biggest fanbases/richest teams, but it's hard to say they're the least favorite when there are only 9 choices of 32 total teams.
 
2014-01-03 06:33:22 PM  
Yawn
 
2014-01-03 06:38:28 PM  

Di Atribe: DubyaHater: Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.

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lol WRONG


Di, while I love your graphs, 12% is not a majority of anything.

(lol wrong...)
 
2014-01-03 06:40:31 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: litespeed74: I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year. I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....

Ditto, but the media loves a "story," and I think the Panthers are getting more attention now.  I had the misfortune of watching them play at home against the Saints and then against the Falcons.  Their defense was pretty okay, with Brees and Ryan picking them apart for long stretches, but Newton was pretty awful against them.  In each of the games, the announcers were bending over for Newton the entire time.  It was amazing.

Here's Newton's passing from those games:

28/49, 330, 3 TDs, 1 INT

Basically, he had in two games, the same stats that many QBs have in one.

So, yeah, he ran around a lot, but the damage wasn't too heavy against the opposing team.  But the announcers ... damn, Newton this, Newton that.


Of course they can't mention the great defense that the Panthers have to explain their winning ways, because, as we all know, only the QB wins games.
 
2014-01-03 06:41:10 PM  

This Looks Fun: Di Atribe: DubyaHater: Something tells a majority of Farkers, and Moderators, aren't Cowboy fans.

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lol WRONG

Di, while I love your graphs, 12% is not a majority of anything.

(lol wrong...)


Majority? No. But it is the largest slice. It'd be silly to think that, in a league of 32 teams, any team could hold over 50% of the fandom.
 
2014-01-03 06:44:18 PM  
I imagine the Raiders are having a good laugh.
 
2014-01-03 06:48:50 PM  

Di Atribe: The_Sponge: 1) Hmmmm....how about both?

Fans in general? I'd guess around 2000, when Troy Aikman retired. We wallowed around with baffling coaching choices & old/sub-par quarterbacks (not one Romo joke, seriously, any of you) for 6 years. It was then that it started to become apparent that maybe this guy isn't as great as they thought.

I really got back into sports around 2000, so these were my first years as a Cowboys fan.* I didn't care for Jerry Jones. I thought he made shiatty decisions, so I guess you could say I never really loved him in the first place. I don't hate him now. I just really can't get riled up about it because it is something completely out of my control & it's probably not going to change for a long time. Being a Cowboys fan and a Jerry Jones fan are not the same things. The terms are not interchangeable.


The_Sponge: 2) No argument from me.

DEAR GOD SOMEONE ALERT THE MEDIA ;)


*This is why it pisses me off when people call me a bandwagon fan. My first 3 years following the team, we were 5-11 every season. I'd just really like to be a fan of my team & get to talk about my team like everyone else without being called names. It shouldn't be that hard.


One of my first years as a Lions fan was the 0-fer season, so I can relate. *My* Cowboys hate dates back to when I was still in high school in the late '70's, so it isn't bandwagon-hate, or even Romo-hate, or Jerruh-hate. My Lions fandom is something else, and I wince every time someone tries to explain away the stupid penalties and shiatty play calling and bone-headed drafting and trades. The Lions, as an organization, are farked up, but, God DAMNIT, they are *my* farked-up organization, and *I* am one of the people who get to call them out on it! NOT YOU! (and yes, I am a hypocrite, and I know it)
 
2014-01-03 07:25:19 PM  

Treygreen13: Di Atribe: Treygreen13: The reason the Cowboys were involved in the future suit was because the fans who said that wasn't enough hired a lawyer who was an idiot and tried to sue the Cowboys for Breach of Contract on a ticket they didn't sell and thus didn't provide a contract. So they removed the Cowboys for the suit and compensated the organization for needing to present a defense to a crime they couldn't have committed.

I was not aware of that portion of the story. Thanks, Steve Harvey!

You know the lawyer is in trouble when he states that having to pay the Cowboys like 20 grand was "a win for the plaintiffs" in his mind.


Holy crap.  If I face palmed reading that, I would be dead from blunt force trauma.  That makes my head hurt.  This lawyer sounds like he got his law degree from a CrackerJack box.

Di Atribe: harleyquinnical: "Opulence, I has it" attitude of JJ

If JJ had a tiny giraffe, that would make me actually like him.


Okay yeah, that might endear him to me a little more.
 
2014-01-03 08:09:34 PM  

Di Atribe: *This is why it pisses me off when people call me a bandwagon fan. My first 3 years following the team, we were 5-11 every season. I'd just really like to be a fan of my team & get to talk about my team like everyone else without being called names. It shouldn't be that hard.


Become a Bills fan. No risk of bandwagon claims here.
 
2014-01-03 08:14:48 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: So the first job was with a bunch of racists in Ohio and the other was with a bunch of secessionists down in Texas.


Office in Ohio, clients in Texas (among other places).  And to clarify they weren't secessionists per se; they were exceptionalists.  They think Texas is special because it can legally secede (it can't).  It's not the only facet of the exceptionalism; it's just relevant to any discussion about "America's Team".

Slow To Return: Now can you explain the hatred for Tony Romo?


I'm guessing for fun here, but he was undrafted, so unless he wins a Super Bowl, I suppose Cowboys fans will see the team's failure to meet their expectations as due to a lack of talent at QB.  They want a #1 pick like Peyton Manning in there.  Undrafted starters at QB are pretty darn rare.

triptheory: A salesperson who came here periodically, hung out with other salespeople, and left probably has a smaller view of Dallas than one who has gone to HS,

[TL;DR] over the course of 25 years.

You do realize that goes for anyplace in the world, right?  I spent weeks there.  Just how long the fark do you expect me to stay there, and why do you care?  There are reasons to hate any place, but whereas I'm OK with someone finding the flaws in my home state irreconcilable, with Texas there's this annoying pervasive belief that if you don't love the place there's something wrong with you.  Hey, some anonymous Farker didn't like your state; what's the loss?

Agent Nick Fury: Evidently it must be true when they say African Americans are more racists than whites in America.


Maybe, but the white QBs you mentioned are also high-profile media-hyped names.  If there's one thing that can galvanize the hipsters of the sports world it's ESPN telling them who to like.  Anecdotally, I know a lot of people who absolutely detest Tom Brady (and frankly most of the haters are white), but if you press them for a reason it's really only because he's got a few SB rings.  RG3 and Cam Newton haven't won anything; give 'em a few rings and you'll probably see some pretty healthy disapproval.  Russell Wilson hasn't won a ring yet either, nor is his PR toxic, and honestly 9% isn't all that much.  I don't know for a fact that 9% is all bigots but it seemed plausible enough to offer as a hypothesis.

If anything the numbers are kind of encouraging, overall.  Maybe there's hope for humanity?
 
2014-01-03 08:15:00 PM  
Is this one of those Dallas Cowboy threads where all the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and complain that there are too many Dallas Cowboys threads and then start circle jerking each other off until there are 200 posts and then the moderators go to their moderator meeting and comment on how popular all the Dallas Cowboys threads are because they all get over two hundred posts and Drew tells them to post more of them and then the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and say "oh no, not again" and then all start talking to one another (even though the thread has pretty much died out) and then pretty soon there are two hundred posts again?

I'm just asking.
 
2014-01-03 08:18:44 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: Is this one of those Dallas Cowboy threads where all the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and complain that there are too many Dallas Cowboys threads and then start circle jerking each other off until there are 200 posts and then the moderators go to their moderator meeting and comment on how popular all the Dallas Cowboys threads are because they all get over two hundred posts and Drew tells them to post more of them and then the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and say "oh no, not again" and then all start talking to one another (even though the thread has pretty much died out) and then pretty soon there are two hundred posts again?


If you reply to this post you'll just be fulfilling your own prophecy.
 
2014-01-03 08:47:00 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: Is this one of those Dallas Cowboy threads where all the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and complain that there are too many Dallas Cowboys threads and then start circle jerking each other off until there are 200 posts and then the moderators go to their moderator meeting and comment on how popular all the Dallas Cowboys threads are because they all get over two hundred posts and Drew tells them to post more of them and then the Dallas Cowboy fans come in and say "oh no, not again" and then all start talking to one another (even though the thread has pretty much died out) and then pretty soon there are two hundred posts again?

I'm just asking.


I see you learned nothing. Adding to the post count.
 
2014-01-03 08:48:25 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: Dallas Cowboy fans come in and complain that there are too many Dallas Cowboys threads and then start circle jerking each other off until there are 200 posts


I don't see any fans circle jerking each other. Where do you see that?

Oh and 200th post, biatches.
 
2014-01-03 08:49:40 PM  

Treygreen13: I see you learned nothing. Adding to the post count.


DAMMIT TREY
 
2014-01-03 10:03:36 PM  
Di, I was trying to make a joke regarding age of majority. I clearly have brain freeze from going outside and breathing too heavily.
 
2014-01-03 11:12:47 PM  

roc6783: Di, I was trying to make a joke regarding age of majority. I clearly have brain freeze from going outside and breathing too heavily.


Did you mean age of consent? Oh dear. The Canadian invasion has gotten to you, too. Stay warm, darling. I still love ya, even if you are kind of a weirdo. ;)
 
2014-01-03 11:19:15 PM  
Thank you for the warm wishes. If there was a way to stick your face on the crazy 'bama diver coming through your Christmas gift, ala the Andy Reid kool aid GIF, it would be the greatest thing in history, just saying.
 
2014-01-03 11:22:38 PM  
FYI, age of majority is when you are legally allowed to do certain things, and yes I intentionally mixed it with age of consent in my attempt at humor. It is that cold. There is even a whole thread I can biatch about in thanks to the NFL.
 
2014-01-04 03:40:44 PM  

Di Atribe: Majority? No. But it is the largest slice. It'd be silly to think that, in a league of 32 teams, any team could hold over 50% of the fandom.


I'd be fine with "most popular." And by quite a large margin.
 
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