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January 22, 2009

America's Team Idol: Hopefully, background checks will be required.

posted by BoKnows to football at 06:50 PM - 9 comments

Absolutely the funniest comment I've read so far:

this just in, the entire Detroit Lions receiving and DB corps have signed up to try out. contributed by pastryduck (from USA Today blog)

posted by BoKnows at 07:01 PM on January 22

This is typical of the Cowboys. They are more interested in publicity than playing good football. I remember one of the studio analysts after the Philadelphia loss saying the Cowboys needed to stop selling their brand with Hard Knocks, etc. since they already had the top brandname in sports. Instead, they need to focus on playing football. How true, but it ain't gonna happen as long as Jones thinks he can get his face in front of a camera.

posted by graymatters at 09:19 PM on January 22

Though I'm a Cowboys fan, that was my first thought too, Graymatters. The last thing the team needs now is another publicity grab. They should focus on building a team worthy of opening that palatial new stadium in Arlington next fall.

posted by rcade at 09:25 PM on January 22

There has to be some JUCO stud that will blow them away when they work him out. So many guys out there with potential that don't get a realistic shot at competing at the collegiate level.

But if that doesn't happen, I'll say this: Osama Bin Laden is 6'5", and knows how to create separation and work effective routes in the midst of tight coverage.

Furthermore, he has an uncanny ability to go in and out of bounds at will while play is in progress without getting flagged.

But the Cowboys won't sign him. His posse's too big and his agent said he has to bunk in the basement or mezzanine level during camp. He can't get a good night's sleep above grade.

Personally, the only show I'd watch that had Michael Irvin in it would be if they took all the Terrell Owenses and Ocho Cincos in the country and put together a program called Survivor: Lunatic Wideout.

posted by beaverboard at 09:52 PM on January 22

The Cowboys are all about publicity, and always have been. I'm sure I'll watch the show, unless I have something better to do (the odds of that have to be pretty high).

As for focusing on being a team capable of winning a playoff game, they won't succeed with that until they get rid of Wade "Son of a Bum" Phillips as their coach. He couldn't control Doug Flutie and some mediocre Bills teams, so how the hell does anyone think he can keep control of a house of cards like the Cowboys?

posted by dyams at 10:04 PM on January 22

In today's Dallas Morning News, there was an article about how Tony Romo was reconsidering his leadership style, and how he was going to change for next year's season.
Seems he'll start out by playing with a contestant from a game show.

No way does this make sense for the Cowboys. They needed to remove the spotlight from spring training, not intensify it.
But, given that I hate the team, I'm all for this.

posted by dviking at 10:33 PM on January 22

I'm a huge Cowboys fan and absolutely love Michael Irving for what he done while with my 'Boys but please, please don't do this!! I know that Jerry Jones is going to be one of the judges and everything but I honestly do not see any good coming out of this unless Vince Papale died and was resurrected as one of these contestants.

But, given that I hate the team, I'm all for this

Still holding on to that whole Herschel Walker fiasco? Just let it go.

posted by BornIcon at 12:00 PM on January 23

It's somehow significant that the production company also produced The Biggest Loser. Could this one be titled The Biggest Loser II?

posted by Howard_T at 01:26 PM on January 23

Okay, maybe I could let go of the Herschel Walker fiasco...two more rounds of therapy and I should be fine...however, that alone will not change my opinion of this group. The owner is an egotistical nutjob, over the years they've coddled one felon (convicted or otherwise) after another, and they've been force fed to us as "America's Team".

Living here in Dallas, it's just too much fun to cheer against them!

posted by dviking at 05:32 PM on January 23

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