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Old 01-19-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I just off the phone with a friend of mine who lives in Albuquerque who owns a sports card shop there. He has had his fair share of Cowboy fans come in the store today shrugging their shoulders. Says one, "It's bad enough we lose by 31 points, but Brookings?" Seems to be a familiar saying.
I agree with them! This is one Cowboy's fan that wishes that Brookings would shut up his whining. I've never bought into this "running up the score" stuff anyway. I say score as many points as you can! If you can't handle it, take up golf or something...LOL.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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I think that was the original plan, but you can get clotheslined while playing Red Rover, and nobody wants to get hurt in the last 2 minutes. That's why the Cowboys didn't blitz Favre on 4th down, but instead sat in a circle and talked about their feelings.
Maybe they could even all hold hands and breakout into Kumbaya during the last minute.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Novacek nevrer ran up the score did they. They were coached by Jimmy Johnson (an excellent talent evaluator) who had some post game remarks saying this is the NFL Playoffs, nut up.

They did at least once that I remember and it was against Favre and the Packers. I dont remember which year but there was a game that was like 18-6 with Dallas up where the Dallas kicker had kicked 6 field games in the game and the NFL record was 7. They let the kicker kick a field goal with only a few seconds left so he could tie the record even though they had a 12 point lead and there was no way Green Bay would of came back and won.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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'Skins fan here... GUILTY as charged!! However, the Cheatriots vs. Skins score was in the upper 40s or 50s if I'm not mistaken.

I will man up and own up to it though, you got me!!

OH I see so if it's 31 or below its ok, but if its over 40 then its classless??? LOL JK man

+1 rep point for you for manning up!.... No pun intended with the "manning" reference. LOL
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Nice reflection on how the team deals with adversity from one of its "leaders".
Well-said, sir

Your dislike of Dallas shall suit you well here in Jersey
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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People also seem to forget Dallas was passing with 5 minutes to go and a comfortable lead against the Eagles (who had no timeouts) 2 weeks in a row. Dallas also would call timeout and try to score instead of kneeling every time they played the Eagles in the 1970's when they had a double digit lead. Did any Eagles fans or players whine? Maybe so, but nowhere near the extent of Brooking's tirade but for the most part no. We took it like men and now we're sitting back with our arms crossed and smiling, satisfied karma may exist afterall
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm a Cowboys fan and had no problem with it. Complain to the offense for not taking it downfield and to the defense for letting that score happen.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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With the tight-end Shiancoe making the catch, I wonder if the Cry-boy trailing him on the coverage was coincidently Brookings. Probably had already quit on his own team and was embarassed with his lack of effort.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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As a former HS football player I understand both sides of this argument. There is an unwritten code of honor built in to all facets of social gatherings and most can be applied to sports. Running up the score after the game has been secured could be considered as classless. Kinda like getting with your brothers ex girlfriend.

I think Coach Mack Brown is one of the classiest coaches of all time. Wont run up the score after the game has been secured.

The Vikings made a statement. Blood was drawn and it should be a helluva game when the Cowboys go back next season.
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