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Old 11-18-2007   #1
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Sport's writing legend (and authority on the HISTORY of the sport of boxing) Bert Sugar penned a book entitled "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys and Who Elected Them America's Team Anyway?" Sugar's book was a collection of essays by former NFL players.
The term "America's Team" was given to the Cowboys by Steve Sabol of NFL films in a piece that they did on them in the 1970s. Tex Shram (the GM at the time) took the title and ran with it.
I find the "America's Team" moniker odious. If they're truly "America's Team" then why is the trophy one receives after winner the Superbowl called the VINCE LOMBARDI and NOT the Tom Landry? I say we have an election and crown a NEW "America's Team".

Who would YOU guys ELECT America's Team? Which team embodies EVERYTHING positive that this country stands for? Are lengthy criminal backgronds, an arrogant swaggart, and rampant drug use what America's all about? I hardly think so. Someone give me your thoughts.

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i got no problem with the term for the Cowboys, they took it and ran with it, everyone bought it, kudos to them. and they probably do have more fans than any other team.
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I'll probably get flamed for this, but I'd actually say the Colts.

Classy coaching, great work ethic all the way around and they have consistently improved virtually every aspect of their game throughout the past years.

Part of that though is I respect Tony Dungy from what I've heard of him.
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The Cowboys still make more money and sell more merchandise than anyone. When they play away they have more fans there. There basically are Americas Team no matter what people say. Love or hate. They can't help it that they named that video after them. They were marketing studs to run with it.
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they can be America's Team. The Texans are the team of Texas.

If we're all going to grab names irregardless of the truth, lets grab one that matters.
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Frog hit it the nail on the head

NFL films coined them the phrase

they are America's team because there is no in between. You love them to win or you love to see them get beat, either way America watches
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I'll probably get flamed for this, but I'd actually say the Colts.

Classy coaching, great work ethic all the way around and they have consistently improved virtually every aspect of their game throughout the past years.

Part of that though is I respect Tony Dungy from what I've heard of him.
I'll second that.
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They can have America, I'll stick with Texas' team.
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The Cowboys still make more money and sell more merchandise than anyone. When they play away they have more fans there. There basically are Americas Team no matter what people say. Love or hate. They can't help it that they named that video after them. They were marketing studs to run with it.
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I'll probably get flamed for this, but I'd actually say the Colts.

Classy coaching, great work ethic all the way around and they have consistently improved virtually every aspect of their game throughout the past years.

Part of that though is I respect Tony Dungy from what I've heard of him.


I was watching something on one of the Jesus channels (I can't remember which) and They were doing an interview with Dungy. I had NO IDEA that the man was as active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as he was. He prays before every game and puts God into all aspects of his life. He said that his faith in the Almighty is what carried him through when his son committed suicide. I like the guy, he's a class act. Besides as a Pittsburgh Steeler playing corner/special teams he helped HUMILIATE the Cowgirls in one of their superbowl losses. HA HA HAAAAAAA! Peanutbutterjelly..... withabaseballbat.
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New England Patriots.

I think you have a case. I don't like the Patriots OR Tom Brady...but I have to be honest. I hear "Patriots" I'm getting a mental picture of the brave men who were outnumbered at Lexington & Concorde and fought a better trained and equipted British Army to give birth to this country.
For some reason NOW when someone mentions "Cowboy" I think BROKEBACK MOUNTIN' (Mountain). The Patriots' colors are red white and blue. The Cowgirls colors are blue and that Faaaaaaaabulous metalic silver! Hmmm. Which of these teams would I RATHER have represent America? That's a toughie...for the mentally challenged.

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I feel that the Cowboys will always be America's Team. Thats just are nick name. Dallas the most valuable sports franchise in the world. And I think that would be like any MLB team calling themselfs the "The Bombers". And the nickname was given to the Cowboys due to having a large number of fans outside its immediate local area. And it still hold true.
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I think you have a case. I don't like the Patriots OR Tom Brady...but I have to be honest. I hear "Patriots" I'm getting a mental picture of the brave men who were outnumbered at Lexington & Concorde and fought a better trained and equipted British Army to give birth to this country.
For some reason NOW when someone mentions "Cowboy" I think BROKEBACK MOUNTIN' (Mountain). The Patriots' colors are red white and blue. The Cowgirls colors are blue and that Faaaaaaaabulous metalic silver! Hmmm. Which of these teams would I RATHER have represent America? That's a toughie...for the mentally challenged.

How can you watch this video and not think brokeback?? Please do not nominate Brady and Belichick as the new America's team. As much as I hate the Cowboys, this would be worse.

I'm with Jerek on this one - Indy
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How can you watch this video and not think brokeback?? Please do not nominate Brady and Belichick as the new America's team. As much as I hate the Cowboys, this would be worse.

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they can be America's Team. The Texans are the team of Texas.
If we're all going to grab names irregardless of the truth, lets grab one that matters.
As much as I love the Texans, I find this optimism funny
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Sport's writing legend (and authority on the HISTORY of the sport of boxing) Bert Sugar penned a book entitled "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys and Who Elected Them America's Team Anyway?" Sugar's book was a collection of essays by former NFL players.
The term "America's Team" was given to the Cowboys by Steve Sabol of NFL films in a piece that they did on them in the 1970s. Tex Shram (the GM at the time) took the title and ran with it.
I find the "America's Team" moniker odious. If they're truly "America's Team" then why is the trophy one receives after winner the Superbowl called the VINCE LOMBARDI and NOT the Tom Landry? I say we have an election and crown a NEW "America's Team".

Who would YOU guys ELECT America's Team? Which team embodies EVERYTHING positive that this country stands for? Are lengthy criminal backgronds, an arrogant swaggart, and rampant drug use what America's all about? I hardly think so. Someone give me your thoughts.

Tex was a master at marketing and if I remember right that was way back in the day of Roger....I rarely see or hear the nickname tossed around anymore.

Funny how nobody ever complains about Tex's other marketing idea that is still in vogue...that would be the current NFL cheerleading squads. Dallas was the first to uh jazz up the costumes a bit.

I've always found these teams to have tremendous backing. Home or away.

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They were America's ''Most Wanted'' Team in the 90's.
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Tex was a master at marketing and if I remember right that was way back in the day of Roger....I rarely see or hear the nickname tossed around anymore.

Funny how nobody ever complains about Tex's other marketing idea that is still in vogue...that would be the current NFL cheerleading squads. Dallas was the first to uh jazz up the costumes a bit.

I've always found these teams to have tremendous backing. Home or away.

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Exactly. Did you guys ever see the games in Arizona...it was a home game. It is like that in alot of stadiums....many Dallas fans. I just think that many of the teams with the best followings are the ones with the most consistent histories....the ones you named. The Pats are new money right now.
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They were America's ''Most Wanted'' Team in the 90's.
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