Understanding Dallas Fans In PhiladelphiaBREAKING NEWS, News, NFL Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Philadelphia; this is the city of brotherly love. Where Eagles fans embrace the sports culture, it’s all in or it’s nothing. There are Dallas Cowboy fans throughout our neighborhoods. This bothers me greatly, how about yourself? Help me my fellow brothers and sisters.
I struggle with the idea that someone could align themselves with the Dallas Cowboys while residing in Philadelphia. Yes, there are those that call themselves Dallas fans who are originally from the area or were raised in a household of Cowboy fans. My beef is with the fans which have no business aligning themselves with the star. To make matters worse, additionally they consider themselves “true” Philadelphia fans, cheering for the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers. Can such a fan really be a “true” all around Philadelphia fan? Look; I consider myself an open-minded person who is passionate about sports on all levels, but something just isn’t right about this.
Can a man cave be respected; when pictures of the 2008 Phillies parade and a portrait of Bernie Parent are sandwiched between photos of Emmitt Smith? It just doesn’t look right; feel right, but unfortunately all too common. A dad wearing a Brain Dawkins jersey while carrying his son who is sporting a Dez Bryant jersey? What is that child supposed to think?
Whether a family member, a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, mailman, bartender, a church member, etc., the list goes on and for too long of Dallas fans that we know. Hey Dallas fans, you want to compare all-time rosters and championship glory years? That is all fine and well, but this is not a conversation centered on success, this is loyalty. What has Dallas done lately? “One” playoff victory in the last fifteen years and Jerry Jones spills his billion dollar oil all over the playbook year after year? Hey Mr. Jones, stick to your private suite and stay away from the sidelines. The cameras do little to hide the wrinkles.
I’m calling out Cowboy fans who also love Philadelphia sports, who read articles looking for their opportunity to sound off. Stop hiding in your Aikman and Irvin jerseys because current players on the roster don’t warrant your hard earned money. Justify your choices; speak facts and leave out any mention of “America’s Team.
Am I going overboard with expressing how I’m dissatisfied with Philadelphia residents living as a Cowboy fan? For me to suggest they should abandon their own family for the Eagles family would be speaking with passion and not ethical principal. Loyal Philadelphia fans, I say imposters! Demonstrate love for three teams, and in a mere flash, football season kickoffs and they hate every single one of us?
In Philadelphia sports go deeper than the game that is played. The hatred for the Dallas Cowboy fans, a real issue, especially when they claim a love for the other teams which represent this city.
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