Monday, November 8, 2010

Packers crush the Cowboys ~ Things can't be fun in Dallas

I was in Dallas last weekend and I heard the radio guys' reactions to the Cowboys season.  I laughed out loud when I heard one of the men groan when Wade Phillips was at the mic talking.  He wasn't thrilled that Wade was at the mic talking, because obviously it meant that Wade was still the coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

I've heard Jerry Jones say that's he's "standing by his man" and that Philips will remain coach for the rest of the season.  With Romo out with a broken clavicle and Jon Kitna "playing" quarterback, things have got to be unbearable in the locker room, on the field, etc.  I can't fathom what it must feel like to be a part of the Dallas Cowboys organization, when the tean has a record of 1-7.  Further, it just can't be fun to be a Cowboys fan right now.  All my friends who are Cowboys fans are extremely frustrated.  It must be incredibly awkward to be Cowboys fan and know that in a few months that Super Bowl XLV is coming to town, especially since it was almost expected that after last year's performance, that the Cowboys would at least be in contention for a post-season...

I went to the new Cowboys Stadium in January to watch the Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Wildcard game.  I bought a hat at the game, and have no idea where that hat is now.  Needless to say, I won't be needing it this year so I have more than enough time to look for it.  The Cowboys won the game I attended and went on to play the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis.  Ultimately Brett Favre and the Vikings ended the Cowboys' season.  Incidentally, I was at that game also.  ****  Check my earlier posts from January, if you're curious.

I barely watched the game tonight.  I'm not a Green Bay Packers fan, and I knew that the Dallas Cowboys would lose.  I ran into my friend, Tommy, on my way home from the Washington Capitals game and he said he thought that the Cowboys would cover tonight's spread.  That made me laugh.  I have no idea what the spread was for tonight's game, but I would've spotted the Cowboys 10 points easily and still taken the Packers.  ****  The final score was 45-7, and the Packers won.  Tommy, I told you so!

I'm not saying that I think the Cowboys are quitting for the rest of the season.  I'm not going to pretend that I've been following them enough to care.  I'm just saying that after watching Green Bay play against the Redskins (i.e. even though the Packers lost) and the Vikings (i.e. even though the game went down to the wire), it was obvious to me that the Cowboys would get blown out tonight.

The only thing that really made an impression on me today was Clay Matthews Jr.  I really want him to shave his head.  His stringy hair drives me nuts.  That's my 2 cents.

Here's a picture of me at the new Cowboys Stadium.  If you haven't been there, you're missing out.  GO!!!! 

****  Hmmm, what a difference a week makes!  The irony.  I just checked and it looks like Jerry Jones MIGHT be changing his tune.  It wouldn't be the first time a man changed his mind after a week...  Here's a link to the article, if you want to cut and paste it into a new window: wonder.  Can you hear me laughing over here?


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