Adjudicating the Fight Between Fans on the Site

What amuses me about all these comments (and I thank everybody for them) from my last post is how much the Redskins and Cowboys actually have in common. The Cowboys fans come on and talk about their commitment to excellence.  We talk about how great Gibbs is and how we’ve gone to the playoffs recently.  Blah, blah, blah.

Here’s the funny thing though. Since 2000, both teams have made the playoffs twice. In fact, both teams are exactly 58-70 in that same span.  Both teams reached into the past to take a shot at a coaching legend.  Both teams have been recently forced to look for the next, younger person to take the team to the next level. We both have young and erratic quarterbacks, and hard hitting defenses.

In reality, there’s little seperating these teams and organizations.  Yes, the Cowboys are probably a year ahead of us on the rebuilding schedule.  They are on the inside track to go to the Super Bowl this year.

But seriously.  What does either organization have to crow about?  Neither of us have done much recently.  The Cowboys have a chance to change that this year.  And I believe the Redskins, if we make the right head coach decision, are now in a place with their roster, cap situation, front office personnel, etc. to take more steps forward next year.

So, feel free to throw stones at each other.  I’m all for it.  I love it.  But just remember, in this century we’ve had EXACTLY the same amount of success. No one has a monopoly on it.

Oh, and if you want to get really pissed, remember this: In the same time span the Giants were 68-60 with five playoffs appearences and the Eagles were 83-45 and went to the playoffs six times and went to a Super Bowl.

So keep it up, guys.  Just keep some of those facts in mind, and maybe we’ll all be equally passionate, but just a tad nicer about it. Hail Skins!


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  • http://thelandryhat thelandryhat

    Give me an effing break. Is this some kind of hoax post? You are completely stretching this. And Dallas has made the playoffs three times since 2000, Dave. How can you even try and compare Tony Romo to Jason Campbell right now, Dave? Erratic? Who made the Pro Bowl? Who broke every single Dallas passing record? I don’t get it. This was Romo’s first full season as a starter. Campbell played 13 games this season. 12 TDs and 11 INTs for 2700 yards. Romo started 10 games last season: 19 TDs and 13 INTS for 2900 yards. Come on…you Skins fans need to stop trying to make Campbell out to be better than what he is right now. Promise? Sure. But Quincy Carter showed that same promise (had better numbers) in 2003 when he took the Cowboys to the playoffs in Parcells first season. Then he started smoking crack rocks.

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    Well Said, Hat. The only thing erratic about Tony Romo is his libido.

  • dwagner

    I stand by the erratic Romo comments.  If he wasn’t iffy than the entire Cowboys nation wouldn’t be frightened every time he went to Mexico with a pop star.

    As for the playoff appearence, I apologize.  I used and they place an asterisk next to playoff appearences.  However, they missed one.

    Either way, think about it this way.  We have the same record for the century and you had to go 13-3 this year just to TIE us.  So yeah, you’re a little bit farther along in your process right now, but these teams are very equal in their recent past.  You have no special claim to greatness.

    Have fun if you make it to the Super Bowl.  You will deserve it.  But don’t make it out as though you’ve been this dominant team for years.

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    No special claim to greatness?!!! The redskins were a dynasty in what set of years? Even with a losing record the Cowboys are today and have been for years the most watched football TEAM in america. The Patriots went 16-0 have created a dynasty for themselves and still don’t have the rating numbers the Cowboys put up week after week. Here is team that is called the Patriots, sport the the American colors on their uniforms and cannot claim or get anyone else to claim that they are Americas Team. Who is?… Thats right, THE DALLAS COWBOYS. THATS PRETTY SPECIAL.

  • http://thelandryhat thelandryhat

    America’s Team!Who else has that moniker?

  • gehenna

    I think I just vomited a little in my mouth. America’s team is so pathetic. Any nickname you give to yourselves doesn’t count, and if your standard for greatness is tv ratings, I guess you’re also a Yankee’s fan.  But hey, you go ahead and keep worshiping that "special" team of yours.  Keep spouting out the mastubatory propaganda. They even have a web site devoted to that; it’s called 

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    Gehenna, Because the Cowboys don’t absolutly suck major ass like the Washington Mediocrity, I can’t really say that I know how you feel; however, I can imagine that it must be frustrating to have to sit through so much nasty pigskin play. The level of suckiness the redskins play year after year has left you a very bitter football fan. Your soooooo mean. The redskins made you that way. You need to come on over and dedicate yourself to Dallas. You will be a better person, you will have less stress, You’ll have Tony Romo, T.O., Jerry Jones, Marion the Barbarion, and most importantly, you will be a WINNER. Instead of waiting for training camp to start, wondering who that impatient idiot Danny Snyder is going to bring in as coach, you could be getting your popcorn ready for sunday. I got mine ready already. I got tons of it. I guess what I’m trying to say here is: Walk on road, walk on left side, safe. Walk on right side, safe. Walk in middle, sooner or later you get the squish just like grape. You keep on Hailing the the middle of the road washington Mediocrity, you get squish just like grape. <grin>Oh…I’m sorry, you already did. See thats why you need to leave the darkside and come back to the good side of the force.

  • gehenna

    I’m sorry. I must have been watching a DIFFERENT Dallas Cowboys team over the past eleven years.  Because the team I saw in Dallas hasn’t won a playoff game once that entire time.  We’ll see what happens on sunday, big guy.  I wonder if you’ll dare to show your face after your team loses.

  • gehenna

    Let’s see if "Godsfavoriteteam" has the balls to show his face to eat his words.  # of playoff wins in the last 11 years? Cowboys: 0  Redskins: 2.  The cowboys sucked so bad they couldn’t even beat Eli Manning! How pathetic!

  • Godsfavoriteteam

    I just got it confirmed. I have been waiting for this story to unfold and I was right all along. I had been writing a very long speech admitting defeat but it looks likes I don’t have too. Top sources have revealed that Tony Romo was stopped just before running out of the tunnel at Texas Stadium and his life was threatend by a small underground crime family based in New York that had put major money on the giants. He was asked to throw the game or else. The poor guy threw a game he new he could win, we all new he could win for the Giants, for himself, for the fans, for you, and football lovers everywhere. Thats American! We can all learn from him, do what he does, listen and watch all the good that he creates. I’m proud of Tony as I am sure all of you are too. There is no need to answer this post. We all know that he made Fans of you this season. We all know the real Cowboy fan in you is screaming to get out. I say let it out,  keep the negative comments comming. For now on the negative comments about Dallas and about me will be looked upon as positive Love for Jerry Jones and his NFC EAST #1 franchise. Sadly, this will be my last post and the last time I will come here untill next season. Gotta get to work. All talk gets nothing done. So remember, LOts of negative comments please….lots and lots of them mean you love the Dallas Cowboys!!!! Thank you. Dan Snyder.

  • gehenna

    That’s just pathetic. Can’t even own up to his mistakes.  And of course he takes off before he has to read anything. Pa-thet-ic.

  • justin

    I think thealndryhat is smart and respectful .I do know and call some cowboys fans friends.but the game is about results not campbell as far along as romo?no any one who answers yes is either delusional or stupid.but the redskins have been to the playoffs two of the last three years actually winning until romo can produce results in the playoffs he is nobody. 

  • justin

    And as far as the americas tag they did a poll and outside of the teams major fan base 25%of the country are cowboys fans. no other team can boast that high of a percentage…but 40%of the country said they hated the cowboys no other team was even near not in the america I love.