November 06, 2010

Nation Taking No Joy in Cowboys' Pathetic Collapse: "As the Dallas Cowboys struggle with a 1-6 season, sports fans nationwide have been saddened by the bad fortune that has befallen the franchise long revered as one of the NFL's crown jewels, and known throughout the football world as America's Team," reports ONN. "'It's really been tough to watch, especially for a team that had so much potential heading into the season,' Appleton, WI shopkeeper and longtime Packers fan Erik Hoyer said."

posted by rcade to football at 02:39 PM - 7 comments

I thought some reporter was cruising the mental wards, until I moused over the link...well played, rcade...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:32 PM on November 06, 2010

Kind of made me look to see if there was an onion substitute for the ball/puck 'o' in the Sportsfilter header.

posted by Spitztengle at 05:22 PM on November 06, 2010

I had this buddy in the military from philly, and he was/is an Eagle fan. He would tell me about their 'Dallas hate' parties they had. As a Cowboy fan I take joy in knowing that America's team is on the mind of rivals. Take for instance, me and my ex will get in an argument in the evening and I'll wake up to a nasty email the next morning. In the header the email was sent somewhere around 4 or 5 in the morning. I know if she is losing sleep, I'm doing my job just as, if your a Giants fan and you are DVRing highlights of a Dallas loss its nice to know that we have you thinking about us.

posted by sgtcookzane at 05:57 PM on November 06, 2010

Man I love the Onion, always good for a hearty laugh.

Best line: Thirty-two percent said that the season has been emotionally taxing for people who grew up worshipping Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith, and that those people should probably go fuck themselves anyway

posted by dviking at 08:34 PM on November 06, 2010

As a Cowboy fan I take joy in knowing that America's team is on the mind of rivals.

This year, maybe not so much.

By the this.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:51 AM on November 07, 2010

As a Cowboys fan, I think they haven't given opposing team fans enough reasons to hate them. It has been 15 years since the last Super Bowl trip. Nobody fears the Cowboys, even in their new $1.1 billion stadium.

posted by rcade at 08:32 AM on November 07, 2010

The timing of this article was delightfully fortuitous as the Packers pushed them to 1-7 last night with their massive 45-7 trouncing. Nice to see the Onion folks don't forget their Wisconsin roots.

posted by evixir at 01:35 PM on November 08, 2010

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