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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 09:22 AM
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Dallas Cowboys are Americas Favorite Team for the third straight year!
http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/pubs/Harri...

New York, N.Y. October 7, 2009 Not only do the Dallas Cowboys have a brand new stadium this year, they are also chosen yet again as Americas favorite football team among those who follow professional football. The Pittsburgh Steelers come in at number 2 (up from 4th last year) and the Chicago Bears are in at number three (up from number 6 last year). Rounding out the top five are the Indianapolis Colts (down from number 3) and the New England Patriots (down from number two).

These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,334 adults, of whom 1,194 follow professional football, surveyed online between September 8 and 15, 2009 by Harris Interactive.

Finishing up the top ten favorite football teams are the Green Bay Packers (down one from No. 5), the Philadelphia Eagles (up one from No. 8), the New York Giants (up one from No 7), the Tennessee Titans who jumped up 16 spots from number 25 to the number 9 spot and the Minnesota Vikings (up two from No. 12).

..snip

Funny, but the Dallas Cowboys have been ranked the most or second most popular every year since 1998!

:D

Truly America's Team!!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 09:47 AM
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1. Pass the salt
:popcorn:
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 09:52 AM
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2. What does that prove?
Other than there's a lot of rednecks in this country?....NASCAR and the Cowboys, the favorites of white trash everywhere..
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 09:57 AM
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3. You know, I have been a spectator on this forum
and I have seen the things said of you, and now this confirms it. You are a douche.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:00 AM
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4. The haters especially can't live without the Cowboys
I think they are the most obsessed team by the haters. To me, it's almost a mental illness. The people who cheered when the practice facility collapsed, when a paralyzed player was on the field in Philly, or wanting a Cowboy charter to crash. It is a sickness, I'm afraid. But you know what - they can't live without them!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:09 AM
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5. You are so right about that.
It's amazing the hatred displayed towards the Cowboys.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:15 AM
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6. It's not the team. It's the owner.
Jerry Jones makes my skin crawl.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:22 AM
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9. Agree to a point
I hate Jerry Jones, and I'm the biggest Cowboy fan on this board. Yes, moreso than Madinmaryland. I was going to Cowboy games in the Cotton Bowl years.

The hate, though, I have seen even before Jerry took over. But he has helped crystallize some of that, too, I believe.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:15 AM
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7. Really, it's a sickness
I had a friend who is a nurse. From the metroplex. She moved to New York city and worked there for a couple of years. Not a football fan by any stretch.

The day after the Cowboys lost to the New York Giants, she caught all kinds of hell from the staff. She didn't know what was going on. She didn't follow football - couldn't even name one Cowboy. They had her in tears. She still talks about that, and that was one reason why she came back. This all occurred in the late 80's.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:46 PM
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25. I blame the media for the hate -- really
IMO it started with all-American Navy hero Roger Staubach -- who came along just as TV realized what a money earner it had in pro football. And the media, as it will do, hyped him and Landry and the Cowboys ad nauseam until they built up an audience. It continued through Aikman and Smith and Johnson and persists in Romo and Jerry Jones and that billion dollar stadium. They did this at the expense of other teams who earned and deserved the recognition but didn't get it even when the Cowboys were playing flat. That tends to piss people off who follow other teams. To make matters worse, the media canonized all the cowboy/swagger/Texas big thinking cliches and then wrapped the American flag around it. If you're not on the Cowboys sideline it can be odious to observe.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:16 AM
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8. Makes no sense...you'd think people would vote for a team that won ONE
playoff game during those years.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:27 AM
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10. The Sox had a pretty strong following for what, 80 some odd years
Everyone talked about the Sox, even though they hadn't won anything since what, Wilson was in office? And yet they had such a strong fan base. Hell, even I was pulling for the Sox in 2004. But never again.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:29 AM
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11. Yeah, but the Red Sox were never evil like the Crimeboys...
...in the 70's it made sense, but not now...especially when they bomb out at the end of the season again.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:34 AM
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12. Oh, yeah, only choirboys play for other organizations
And let me tell you, there were more shenanigans going on in the 70's than the early 90's. There was a nickname going around Dallas around that time - the Cokeboys. Hollywood Henderson in particular was a raving lunatic.

Every problem, every damn traffic ticket, and the Cowboys are news. I am not going to defend their actions, but to think the Cowboys are the only franchise to have "criminals" on it is preposterous.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:41 AM
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13. No, they all have their share, but the Crimeboys are evil...
...ask trumadinmaryland.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:53 AM
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15. I wondered when forkbee12 would start on his schtick about "evil"
and "crimeboys"!!

:rofl:

Boy you sound alot like the poster that we don't mention any more, who is eating pizza!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:51 AM
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14. joey, joey, joey. Don't start throwing stones in your glass house!
Remember the stench of the patriots organization during the late 80's and 90's with the ownership of Victor Kiam.

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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 10:58 AM
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16. America also voted for Shrub twice...
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 11:36 AM
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17. Well, there would be some debate on that one
Gore won the popular vote, and he really won Florida as well. That was the Supremes that decided that one.

And, ahem, there were questions about Ohio in 2004.

And, Obama did win the vote in 2008.

So, what the heck is your point again?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 11:37 AM
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18. Well, they did vote for Reagan twice...n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:06 PM
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19. Not sure what your point is.
Just about every state went for reagan (twice).
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 01:34 PM
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27. People make mistakes...and vote for the wrong person...n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 04:40 PM
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40. Uhmmm...
Not when it comes to their favorite football team!

:D

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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 01:37 PM
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28. Sometimes the American public "gets it wrong" --see also GWB and choosing the Cowblows #1
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 04:33 PM
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39. That Americans can be stupid.
Really not that hard to grasp.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:13 PM
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20. Among those who follow football?
It's a strange comment, because barely half the people they polled follow football!

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:15 PM
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21. Among those who follow football. Yes. Those who do not follow football
were not included in the poll results.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:18 PM
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22. I guess I just read it slightly differently than you.
It says,

"These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,334 adults, of whom 1,194 follow professional football, surveyed online between September 8 and 15, 2009 by Harris Interactive".

Did they not count the results from the 1140 who don't follow football in that number?


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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:24 PM
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23. Sadly, yes
From the OP: "they are also chosen yet again as Americas favorite football team among those who follow professional football." (emphasis mine)
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:36 PM
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24. Well, it was worded misleadingly
When I clicked into the tables, it looked as if they didn't count the answers of the 1140 who don't follow it.

Very strange results. Clearly, the results are weighted by success and media exposure!!

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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 01:09 PM
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26. I wonder which is America's most hated team?
I'm guessing that would be the Cowboy's too
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 01:37 PM
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29. +1000
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 01:53 PM
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30. Its hard to believe
that New Orleans isn't in the top ten. Its the best city in the country to come to for a Football game. Maybe not for opposing teams but their fans have a great time. Hotels and bars all within walking distance of the SuperDome and 24 hour partying.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:06 PM
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31. Favorite Team, Boss, not favorite city. Remember the bags and the "Aints"
a few years back?

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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:39 PM
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32. The glory days of Saints football are right now
Popularity on a poll like this builds on many years of media exposure, and not recent success. And it usually has little to do with the city itself - how many Cowboys fans have ever been to Dallas?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:42 PM
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34. Favorite Team, not favorite team or hottest team at the moment.
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 03:10 PM
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37. sure, but winning makes a huge difference
We're talking about a national survey here... every team has local die-hards, but only a few can parlay longterm futility or being "colorful" without success into a broad-based, loyal following. And that quirky appeal thing seems to work much better in baseball than the NFL.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:42 PM
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33. Yeah, I remember myself
But I would think the city would be part of the total reason for voting for a team if you aren't from that city. Most out of town folks who come to watch their football team play in the Big Easy go home happy for being here.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:45 PM
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35. Funny, but I never associate football with the big easy. When I have been there,
it has not been for football!!

:beer:

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 02:53 PM
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36. We seldom go to any games
cause I'm lazy and don't like big crowds but we usually hang out at the Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street, drink Draft Bud and watch the game on TV. We chat with the visiting teams fans as they come and go and so many of them say that they go to one or two away games a year but always come to New Orleans if the Saints are on their schedule. I recall a beautiful site about 5 or 6 or 7 years ago sitting at the TI and looking south on Bourbon Street watching Dallas Cowboy clad fans with their heads down returning from the Dome after their team got spanked. I believe that happened two years in a row.

I think the Saints were loveable when they were losing and I think they are loveable now.

Why don't you come down in a couple of weeks, I think there's a Texas team coming to town. No doubt the Who Dats (fans) will have fun with Romo.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 03:26 PM
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38. "Boys Will be Boys" by Jeff Pearlman, Chapter One - Michael Irvin Slashes The Throat of a Teammate
So, I'm reading this book, and the first chapter tells the story of how Michael Irvin slashed the throat of Everett McIver, a teammate who worked his way into the NFL from practice squads of other teams and had a baby daughter with heart problems.

McIver made the horrible mistake of not getting out of the barber chair when Michael Irvin demanded that he do so. McIver who had been bullied often by Irvin refused because it was indeed his turn. Irvin shouted senority. A fight ensued, and Irvin slashed the throat of McIver.





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