Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Caught up in the Excitement

I'm a Texas girl, born and raised. However, I'm not a Cowboys fan. I solely base this on the owner, and yes I let that cloud my vision for liking players and teams. I'm completely okay with this fact. Some owners have driven me to like teams more than I normally would. One of the reasons that I really like the Green Bay Packers is that they are owned by the people. Something about that makes me think they are doing it right. Okay, back to my original thought. I don't like the Cowboys. However, I have to deal with this team on occasion.

Luckily, it's the good ol' boys for the most part (aka players from the 70's), and they are all stellar people. I was lucky enough to go to the game with coworkers, as we were gifted seats from a former Cowboy. Needless to say, the seats were amazing. It was my first time at JerryWorld, and I was surprisingly impressed. I expected to be disgusted with the stadium. I mean, we call it the DeathStar here. It was however, much more massive than I expected. I don't know how all those people fit in there. It's really a feat of engineering and architecture. So, with my usual sneer already dissipating with the stadium impressing me, my guard started breaking down.

The Boys played great, in fact they scored more than they had in 4 years, breaking their game high score in 2007.  And I started cheering . . . for the Cowboys. It was the strangest thing. I got excited. It was fun watching these rookies run the ball so well. I still made jokes and laughed at Romo, but that was never going to change. I stood up and cheered at touchdowns and interceptions. Who was I?

One of my coworkers did the same. She blamed the atmosphere. It was a interesting concept. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I was enjoying cheering the Cowboys on. Maybe it was the atmosphere. There was so much excitement and love for the Cowboys. It was like you couldn't not become a part of it.

I don't really like the NFL, I really love college football, but there was something about being in that stadium. Cheering on a team I don't like. Excitement really is contagious. If it weren't for the owner, I probably would be a Cowboys fan now.


  1. I agree about getting caught up in the excitement. If I'm at a sporting event, even if I don't particularly care for either team I'll pick one to cheer for. It's much more fun that way and it's easy to let the true fans excitement bolster my own.

  2. Does this mean I have to be glad the owner is there so you don't become a fan? Don't do it!

  3. This is Jaime btw...stupid blogger wont let me comment....

    Funny how one person can make you love/hate a team. I felt the same way about the Green Bay Packers. I thought I hated them, but it turns out I just hated Favre. Haha! I didnt realize it until he was gone, though it doesnt hurt that Rodgers is their QB....I love that guy! (and not just for fantasy football purposes, lol)

  4. I've never been a cowboys fan but I can imagine that stadium bringing it out in you for sure! It's amazing! Apparently in a year or two Alabama will play Michigan there for opening game and my husband wants tickets so bad he can taste it... me I just want to go to Dallas and see the sights! :)