Monday, August 08, 2005

Cruisin' for Cowboys

I spent some time tonight looking through other Web sites to see what was going in the world of sports.

Stopped in the Dallas Morning News site and came up with this:

Eagles or Redskins?

From Jas7T: Well, if I have to choose, I hate the Eagles worse. It's MOSTLY because of their fans cheering when Irvin lay paralyzed on the field (as well as the thug attitude a lot of the players had during the Buddy Ryan days, as well as Ryan's attitude itself). As long and as bitter and heated as the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry has been, Skins fans would never do such a low and inhuman thing. Redskins fans have forgotten more about sportsmanship and behaving with class than those eagles fans will EVER know.

How is that for starting something? Have at 'em boys!


At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least we are not straw chewing hicks?

At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good.For too long,our hatred of The Boys was unrequited.They hated the Skins more.
Well,both the Skins and the Boys are under our boot,the tables have turned and they have a reason to hate us:because we own them.
The way they owned us all those years.
That ain't gonna change anytime soon.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True Eagles fans like myself disregard comments from fans of cellar dwellers. The Cowgirls distance in our rear-view mirror equals the distance from Philly to Dallas.

Fly Eagles Fly!!!!!!!

At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a LONGtime Eagles fan, and always thought that the Dallas Fans were unexplainably condescending given that it's only been a few years since they've (most of them) stopped breeding with goats.
Nevertheless, most true fans were concerned about Michael Irvin's injury, but only the few loud and crude ones got the attention.
I liked Irvin and thought he was fun to watch...maybe I even wished he were an Eagle.
I had a VERY bad experience attending an Eagles Dallas game at Texas Stadium in 1992. Five or six punk kids harrassed me for wearing an Eagles hat, and things almost got out of hand until another Dallas fan stepped in an let them know just how wrong they were.
So, Dallas has their own version of the Boobird, only they are not as savvy as a true Eagles fan.
Have fun this year watching the Birds in the Super Bowl!

At 3:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my take. Whatever fans were cheering when Irvin went down cheered because Irvin has screwed up real bad...... cheatin on his wife wth prostitutes, evidence of cocaine in the hotel room .He deserved and earned that day all by himself. Irvin the person was ridiculed not Irvin the player. Second,, Buddy Ryan at least did not run up the score against scabs. Dallas fans seem to forget that their team broke thru the union lines when the strike occured and your coach with his little hat on continued to run up the score vs our 4th nd 5th stringers. So what comes around goes around. In your face, that year and anytime we can.He messed with the wrong team and the wrong fans. HOW BOUT THEM EAGLES

At 12:11 PM, Blogger meredith said...

I actually live in Dallas and work at the local sportstalk radio station. My love of the Eagles comes up in conversation frequently around here, especially given the recent success of the Birds, and while most Cowboys fans don't like the Eagles very much, they don't feel the same kind of hatred that we feel towards them. They are still bitter that people cheered when Irvin went down at the Vet, but that's pretty much where it ends.

When it comes right down to it, people in Dallas are fairweather fans. With the Cowboys playing mediocre football for the last several years, their fans just don't have the passion that they had in the early-to-mid 90s. At the Monday night Eagles game at TX Stadium last season, the parking lot was 95% Eagles fans; Cowboys fans never tailgate. The stands were full of green jerseys, and you'd have been hard-pressed to hear a Cowboys cheer all night.

It's good to be an Eagles fan living in Dallas right now.

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, speaking of Irvin, I was at that game and I can tell you the REAL reason the fans started cheering was not the injury. Some punk named "pimp time" or was it "prime time" was out near Irvin while he was down on the turf with the medical staff kneeling over him and dumbass started to do the stupid dance he does to gain attention and the ref walked over to him and chased him off the field. THAT'S when the EAGLES FANS STARTED CHEERING. It wasn't the injury, it was the fact that pimp time got chased off the field!!

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irvin was arrogant, pompous and obnoxious as a player, as many Cowboys (and their fans) have been over the years. He also benefitted greatly by the refs looking the other way on his many push-offs to get open. He relished the role of the villian. Bottom line is that people like to see villians fall. He wasn't "paralyzed" anyway. Where has the obnoxiousness been lately? I guess they have SUCKED too bad.

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too was at the game, and want to say a few things. First, only a small percentage of the people in the stands actually cheered. And, as it became more and more apparent that Michael was actually injured, and not just having a hard time dealing with a clean hit, the cheering slowly stopped.

We cheer clean, hard hits all the time. Just ask Pepper Johnson. But, in the heat of the moment, nobody knows if the hit actually resulted in physical damage, much less a career and potentially life-threatening injury.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While answering questions from the crowd at the team's Fan Appreciation Day at training camp on Friday, [Joe] Gibbs said: "I know we don't have any Dallas people here – they are the ugliest people in the world."

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddy Ryan? How long ago was that!? This fan is obviously living in the past in the days when the Cowboys were actually a good team over a decade ago. I guess they don't realize that they were only overachievers in their only decent season lately. As for the "Irvin situation" 'Boys fans can admit they probably cheered a bit wherever they were watching or listening to the game that Owens got hurt in. Get over it Cowboy fans! Our team now is what your team was like in the '90s, always around the top of the NFC.

I've dealt with your fans throughout my military career (and they are "rude and obnoxious" fans also). Put up with us like we put up with you!


At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous:

Your team is NOWHERE near what the Cowboys of the 90s were. ONLY in the dreams of you and Iggle idiots are they what the Cowboys were. Name me one Hall of Fame player on your team right now, and don't talk to me about McNab.

The Cowboys of the 90s had as many as six or seven future Hall of Famers on that team, not to mention a potential Hall of Fame coach in Jimmy Johnson. Win a Super Bowl and then come talk to me. The Cowboys weren't on top of the NFC as you said ... they were on top of the entire NFL for five or six years.

If we're talking about now, no realistic Cowboys fan would say Dallas is better than Philadelphia.

But before you celebrate too long, realize that with the T.O. situation right now and McNab not getting any younger, your window of opportunity for winning a championship is closing each day.

And by the way, the Eagles have been nothing more than a mere nuisance every few years for the Cowboys and their fans. The real rivalries are those with the Redskins, 49ers, Packers and Steelers.

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