On the front page of this sad
excuse for a major city newspaper, under the headline at the
top of the page "Everyone's a Winner" with a
sub-heading in large letters saying "The Cowboys are
at the top of their game. And that's good for everybody. Their
success is felt far and wide and measured in dollars and
And then the rest of the
article in normal sized print saying, "Are you feeling
good about the Dallas Cowboys this season? You're not alone.
The team's success has a real effect on how we go about our
lives. The Cowboys can stir emotions and spirits in such a way
that individuals, and in many cases
businesses, are more productive. And it's not just a local
thing, either. When you're 13-3 and in the NFL playoffs and
are America's Team, the impact can be far-reaching. Call it
success by association."
We read this and thought this
is the most embarrassing thing we've seen in the Star-Telegram
since the last time they used their patented "Green
With Envy" verbiage.
But, the front page wasn't the
end of it, the Sports page managed to out-do the Front page in
an article with the headline "Cowboys' success makes
the world a better place". We'll copy and paste the
first and second paragraphs from the paper, "Are the Cowboys, who are called America's Team, really the team that represents America? Or could they actually represent in the general awareness something more abstract, a goal perhaps, or maybe a go-west-young-man ideal, maybe even the American Dream?
Having made the most Super Bowl appearances and won the most nationally televised Monday night games, the Cowboys are arguably the most conspicuously successful football team in history. Last year, Forbes even crowned the Cowboys the most valuable sports team in the world. So if the Cowboys don't literally represent America, they could represent, in a word, success -- that is, they could represent exactly what every American wants."
No, we are not making this
stuff up, go
here and read the entire embarrassingly deluded article in
the online Fort Worth Star-Telegram.