Year after year, I and other Dallas Cowboys fans go into the NFL season asking the same questions: Will this be OUR year? Will we make it to the playoffs? Will Tony Romo jump over his many hurdles? Will the Cowboys break my heart once again? For America’s Team, 2012 is no different. As usual, we are loaded with talent. I say WE, because I’ve been a part of this team since I was 8 years old. I’m more than a fan, and there are many like me. We pour ourselves into this team every season, and we are waiting for some kind of payoff. The 2012 Dallas Cowboys had a very good offseason. We drafted very well, and we picked up some much-needed help on defense. Since there is no lockout, we are well rested and banged up players we lost are rehabilitated. Costly injuries last year made a huge impact on last season. In a year where other teams are dealing with contract disputes and troubles with the law, it’s been relatively quiet for the Cowboys. I’m not a big fan of Jerry Jones as a GM, or of his incessant need to be the face of my Cowboys. However, he has done a good job this off season adding the right pieces, and letting go of underused players. The NFC East will be difficult, but I’m confident that the Cowboys will be in the mix. Here is more on the 2012 Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Football Studs: Tony Romo is a Fantasy Football stud! That’s right, I said it. I’m not going to bore you with his stats, but he is top 10 in yards and touchdowns. People should not let their hatred of Romo or the Cowboys sway them from drafting him (or any other Cowboy for that matter). Another is TE Jason Witten. He has consistently been one of the best TEs in the league–definitely the best in this division. WRs Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are capable of putting up great numbers for a fantasy team. The running game will be effective behind the running tandem of DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, who have home run hitter ability. Like I said we are stacked with talent! Lastly, the Cowboys defense is a much improved unit that will shut down offenses and score points. Continue reading
Yesterday was a GLORIOUS day! You should know by now that He Said She Said FOOTBALL are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our NFL teams. It was only fitting that we be apart of the excitement to see our favorite teams live and in living color. It turned out to be a great day for football, but it was also great for tailgating, and seeing football enthusiasts like ourselves, enjoy a mild sunny day watching their favorite teams battle it out. Fans from everywhere were there to take in this game. We even met a mother and daughter who traveled from Virginia Beach . It was a graduation gift for the daughter, her wish was to see her favorite team (the Cowboys) play in person. We also had the good fortune to witness this rivalry in the most regal way possible: in the SKYBOX at FedEx Field. There is no other way to watch a professional football game. Now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t watch a game any other way. The accommodations were awesome: all you can eat buffet, in-seat wait service, plush leather seats with climate control. And the view was amazing!! It was the best football watching experience that I ever had.
I believe I had the same hopes as most Redskins fans yesterday: “Please don’t let us get blown out at FedEx Field to these BUM Cowgirls!” With that goal in mind, and excellent seats as an incentive, I suited up in my Burgundy and Gold best and trekked up to FedEx Field. Of course it would have been awesome to be on the winning side of a 27-24 victory in overtime. Anytime a fan pays money for a sporting event, they are expecting to be entertained. It doesn’t get much more entertaining than a divisional showdown that goes into OT. FedEx Field holds 91,000 fans. Yesterday I would say the crowd was 50/50 (way too many Dallas fans!). What that meant was 45,500 people were yelling on every play-regardless of what happened. It was THE MOST FUN I’ve ever had at a football game! Trust–I’ve been to many (including this rivalry game in DC and in TX). This was the best one so far. Continue reading
Let me tell you how yesterday was supposed to go: church, finishing touches on our fantasy lineups, and Sunday Pre-game shows on ESPN/NFL Network. She was “wishing” the Redskins would pull out a win and I was certain my Cowboys would pull out a win. Well…none of that happened. Continue reading
We had SO much fun Monday night, that this week we decided we wanted to go where the people are again! A couple years ago, we watched a Monday night football game at BlackFinn when the New Orleans Saints played the Atlanta Falcons. (the year the Saints wind up winning beating Atlanta and winning the Super Bowl later). We had such a great time that we decided to go back!
We were NOT disappointed! If you know about me, you know I love talking trash and being around proud fans of their team. While I went primarily to check out my Redskins (and the official ESPN 980 post game show was being taped there), there were fans for just about every 1 o clock game on! Steelers, Texans, Cowboys, Philly, 49ers…and of course Redskins fans! Everyone was cheering (or jeering) at different games. They had the sports bar MUST HAVES: lots of huge tvs, lots of beer options, and delicious food! Check it out: