Unless your last name is Steinbrenner or you wear a pinstriped uniform while performing your job, I'm pretty much a live and let live kinda guy when it comes to sports. Unless it's the Dallas Cowboys.
Growing up in Oklahoma as a die hard Redskin fan wasn't the easiest thing in the world; all the pinhead Cowboy fans living there never let me hear the end of it. Of course I got to gloat over the 3 Super Bowls the 'Skins won in the 80's and early 90's, but once Jones bought the Cowboys, hating them was easier than ever before.
He brought in Jimmy Johnson as coach, drafted Aikman, Irvin, and Smith and started winning Super Bowls left and right; they were more insufferable than ever. The ineptness they suffered the last 10 years or so was nice, but here lately they have re-emerged as one of the best teams in the NFC.
Seeing the Giants beat them IN Texas Stadium tonight and eliminate them from the playoffs brought back all that animosity I thought was now only reserved for the Yankees. Watching Jones and his botoxed head staring vacantly at the field while Eli Manning, yes Eli Freaking Manning, celebrated on that stupid star made me smile from ear to ear. What other owner goes down and stands right behind the head coach? Bob Kraft doesn't, and he's got 10 times as many reasons to be an obnoxious dink than Jones. Dan Syder, owner of the Redskins, is probably as big a weasel as Jones and I've never seen him do it. Even Steinbrenner doesn't sit in the dugout; though he's probably tried.
Point is the egomaniac drove away 2 of the best coaches of the last 50 years in Johnson and Bill Parcells. He hires guys like Dave Campo, Barry Switzer, and Wade Phillips as head coach, cancers like T.O. to play wide receiver, and gave his quarterback a $67 million dollar extension when he's never won anything and his claim to fame is he's dating Jessica Simpson. He's then SHOCKED they got out coached and outplayed by one of the most esteemed franchises in football.
I hope it's New England vs. Green Bay in the Super Bowl. I hope New England wins it all, just so I can see history made and for all of my Patriot loving friends I've got to know over the past year. It really doesn't matter, though.
Because I know it WON'T be the Cowboys.
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