In recent years, fantasy football has surpassed actual team loyalty in the Pedigo household. The fun and camaraderie I experience in playing fantasy football is unmatched by my fandom of a few professional football teams. As a young kid, I was introduced to John Elway and the Denver Broncos by family I have in Denver. It took a decade or more and several heart breaking losses in the Super Bowl before that love came through for me. I have admittedly also been a regular ‘band wagon’ fan of the Cincinnati Bengals over the years. I felt the blow when Joe Montana broke the hearts of Bengal fans all over the world in 1989 as much as anyone else. Saying that, my favorite and undisputed NFL team since 1987 is the Dallas Cowboys. When the Cowboys entered my sports viewing realm, I had no idea that they were ever supposed to be good, because they weren’t. it wasn’t until jimmy, Troy, Emmitt, and Michael arrived that the Cowboys became the Cowboys for me. The Cowboys Super Bowl wins in my pre-teens were as much fun as I have ever had cheering for a professional team. Times have been tough in “Big D” since the early 90s, but I have hung in there with them, which makes this post that much more difficult.
Today, the Dallas Cowboys are receiving an award that I hoped they would never receive. They are joining the ranks of Rick Pitino, Tiger Woods, Patrick Tierney, Nate Lowe, and other various political celebrities. Due to there 45-7 loss last night to the Packers, due to their 1-7 record thus far in 2010, and due to their owner, Jerry Jones, running them into the ground, America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys are this week’s Looker of the Week!
The award is not being given to the team as much as it is their owner, Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones’ ego is not allowing the Cowboys to succeed. It is more important to Jerry Jones to have the biggest TV in the world hang from the ceiling of his stadium than it is to have a head coach that can lead his team. Jerry Jones ran jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells out of Dallas in order to hire wade Phillips. Wade may be a fine American, but he is closer to an assisted living facility than he is the Super Bowl. Jerry Jones looks like he is surprised at all times (due to massive plastic surgery), but could he be that surprised another team loaded with talent is failing him? It happens year after year in Dallas and it will not stop until the Joker, I mean Jerry Jones, sells the ’Boys to someone who does not want to be bigger than the team. In a year in which Dallas hosts the Super Bowl in Jerry Jones land, the Cowboys might not win as many games as they have past Super Bowls. I officially HATE Jerry Jones.
All is not lost Mr. Jerry Jones! It is an honor to present you and your underachieving Cowboys this week’s Looker of the Week! I would immediately start holding your breath now to receive your t-shirt and your complementary stickers. Die Jerry Jones!