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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.

[img.fark.net image 485x723]

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.

[img.fark.net image 485x723]

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.
 
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