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(CBS Sports)   The Dallas Cowboys: America's (Least-Favorite) Team   (cbssports.com) divider line 22
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2014-01-03 11:39:31 AM
3 votes:
2014-01-03 11:20:59 AM
3 votes:
"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 02:01:30 PM
2 votes:
the correct answer is the new england patriots.
2014-01-03 11:41:33 AM
2 votes:

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2014-01-03 11:37:13 AM
2 votes:
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 04:16:42 PM
1 votes:

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 03:23:47 PM
1 votes:

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 02:21:28 PM
1 votes:
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 01:46:29 PM
1 votes:

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 01:05:05 PM
1 votes:
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 12:16:08 PM
1 votes:

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 12:09:35 PM
1 votes:
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 11:59:05 AM
1 votes:

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 11:56:07 AM
1 votes:

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 11:48:55 AM
1 votes:

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 11:47:06 AM
1 votes:
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 11:45:50 AM
1 votes:

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 11:31:21 AM
1 votes:
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2014-01-03 11:10:58 AM
1 votes:
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 10:09:25 AM
1 votes:
Roger Staubach wears women's underwear. I just thought y'all should know that.
2014-01-03 10:05:00 AM
1 votes:
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 09:50:53 AM
1 votes:
It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team".  Especially when you're from Texas.
 
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