December 19, 2008

Dallas Cowboys: America's (Most Watched) Team: Two graphs generated by the Nielsen TV ratings company demonstrate that 12 years after their last playoff win, the Dallas Cowboys are the most watched team in the league. "NFL games airing in primetime are breaking records this season, and they share one common denominator: the Dallas Cowboys," Nielsen states. Cowboys games this year have become the most-watched cable TV program in history and Sunday Night Football's most-watched game. Another record's likely when they play the Baltimore Ravens Saturday on the NFL Network.

posted by rcade to football at 03:44 PM - 6 comments

Maybe they need to put more soap operas in prime time.

posted by graymatters at 05:12 PM on December 19, 2008

The love of Jessica Simpson's life isn't throwing often enough to the guy that brings out the best in Drew Rosenhaus.

The Dallas head coach, who will need a new job shortly, can't decide whether to become Charlie Weis' stunt double or the new mascot for Michelin Tires. The key to both of those jobs is not only the girth factor, it's also the ability to appear clueless.

The owner is waiting to see which notorious character he will be playing in the next Dick Tracy movie. There are several options available. Some requiring remarkably little costume and makeup work.

Adam Jones may have to step away from the team for the rest of the season so he can help Bernie Madoff cope with the intricacies of home detention.

What's not to like?

posted by beaverboard at 07:23 PM on December 19, 2008

I watch Dallas for 3 reasons.I like to see them get their butts kicked. I love to see Jerry Jones cry. And the final reason is there is no other football games on.I also think they may be the most hated team. J Jones,Pacman & TO are the 3 biggest A-holes in football.

posted by Doehead at 08:07 AM on December 20, 2008

I grew up a Cowboys fan when Staubach was QB and battling Morton for the starting job. Things were so much simpler then. I do begrudge the guy that put the tab of "America's Team" on them.

With that said, it has become a circus with Jerry Jones. At first, I began to dislike him for running off Jimmy Johnson, who at the time was the best thing that ever happened to the "New Age Cowboys". Then he continues to have the light shine on him.

My problem is this. He claimed that he enjoys the headlines, to include the nonsense that went on with the drama after the Pitt. game. He seems to thrive on that and he even admitted that he has an office there at Valley Ranch for media. I guess he is more about the money aspect of it than winning and loosing. I used to believe he really cared buy buying up as much talent as he could. But, he undervalues the team chemistry aspect and that is why they haven't won a playoff game in so long. It is a collection of star players and not a great team.

Sad, sad times. I look for them to win one of the last two games, but not sure if that will be enough to get them in.

posted by Mickster at 11:31 AM on December 20, 2008

I hate to say this as a Cowboys fan, but I don't think it's possible for them to be the NFL's most hated team. They haven't won a playoff game in 12 years. You have to beat teams in make-or-break games to really get the hate going.

posted by rcade at 12:38 AM on December 21, 2008

Rcade, while I agree that the recent play of the Cowboys may have lessened some of the hate, I still can not think of a team that generates anywhere near the hate that the Cowboys do. Even cases of intra-divisional/geographical rivalries (Green Bay and the Vikings, for example), don't rise to the level of hatred for the Dallas team.

Just too much to love about hating them.

posted by dviking at 12:16 AM on December 22, 2008

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