Cowboys-Giants Divisional Playoff Game Finally Here!

game-sim.jpgToday is the day all of the unnecessary media hype can finally stop, but most likely won’t, as the G-men come to Texas Stadium for the second time this year at 4:30 ET to play the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional game.   Whatever happens, win or lose, it has been a good season for both teams which seems to be severely overlooked these days in the “win-or-be-bashed” attitude of the sports media.

That’s right, I’m finally mad about all the garbage being printed/aired about this and most sports events in this country.  I guess reading my local newspapers’ sports section this morning did it.  First of all, AP writer Jaime Aron, Romo did not grow up watching and idolizing Brett Favre.  This was all the media could talk about before the Dallas-Green Bay match-up this November.  By all accounts, he grew up a huge hockey fan and barely watched football, and last time I checked, Favre didn’t play hockey.  Yes, Romo was aware that there was a QB for the Packers named Favre. 

Second, Romo and others did exactly what they were told to do and what was a very good idea, in my book, by going on vacation to Cabo and relaxing.  I would say if your head coach says take a 3-day weekend, relax, get away from football and clear your head and come back refreshed and ready to practice, that sounds like the perfect way to me!  Golf and sun with friends in a remote location where most people probably don’t know you, great idea Romo or whoever thought of it.  If he or others had gone to strip clubs or other bars, got into fights and gotten arrested, then I’d say that was a bad idea and harmful and distracting to the team.

Third, if they should lose to the Giants, which they won’t, Jones isn’t going to reconsider the hiring of Phillips or his contract to Romo and fume for the rest of the year.  Dallas, through the leadership of both Phillips and Romo tied the best season record for any Cowboys team at 13-3 and got a first-round bye, which in my way of thinking is almost the same as winning a playoff game, and home-field throughout.  Not bad for a bunch of guys who Jones seems to have doubts about in the media. 

Fourth, this past week five Cowboys players were selected as All-Pro by this very same media and one, Greg Ellis, earned honors as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.  Throw in the fact that a record twelve Cowboys are in the Pro-Bowl, and it would seem to me that all of this criticism is practically derelict and extremely self-motivated by the press and others.

Now, the game is about to be played and I know that my tirade will have no effect of the subsequent squall of media blitz afterwards, but at least I got it off my chest.  I know that our media is self-serving and extremely biased about the news and most every other aspect of mass communication, but can we please just watch the game in peace without hearing your constant and usually uninformed comments!

GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!


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