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My first rant is going to piss a lot of Cowboys fans off. But I don't give a damn. And if you are a smart fan it shouldn't bother you anyway – it needs to be said. I am so sick and freaking tired of hearing Cowboys fans talk about how big of an idiot Jerry Jones is and how awesome Jimmy Johnson is, or was.
It's been more than 20 years since that egomaniac Jimmy Johnson “quit” and hauled ass on all of us. HE'S GONE. GET OVER IT. MOVE ON. But what really pisses me off about all of it is the jock-sniffing of Cowboys fans for Jimmy Johnson while acting like Jerry killed the Cowboys.
Now, I'm talking to ignorant Cowboys fans that still worship everything Jimmy and hate everything Jerry. The word ignorant is a harsh word, I know, but don't get your panties in a wad and cry about it. “MOM!!! THE BIG MEANIE BLOGGER CALLED ME IGNORANT!!!” But here's the simple definition of the word ignorant: Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). And tons of you are just that when it comes to the Jimmy vs. Jerry debate. Feel better now? No? Suck it up. The truth hurts a bit, doesn't it?
[su_service title=”Post Update” size=”16″]5:15pm on July 10th: In response to some critics of the post on the DallasCowboys.com forums, I have updated the list below to more accurately reflect fact vs opinion, with supporting evidence where available. All links will open in a new tab/window.[/su_service]
So please, allow me to educate some of you:
- Jimmy Johnson is an egomaniac that only cares about getting credit and looking good
- Jimmy Johnson openly talked to the media about interest in coaching the new expansion team out of Jacksonville, the Jaguars, in the middle of a Super Bowl run in 1993
Jimmy Johnson had just signed a 10 year contract extension when he did this– Jimmy still had five years on his original 10 year contract (Source: Johnson Signs 10-year Contract)
- He had complete and total control of all things football while at the same time bitching that Jerry was “meddling” (Source: Dale Hansen: Jimmy Johnson Talks Dallas Cowboys at about 1:23)
- Jimmy had it in his calendar (straight from his mouth) that he was going to leave the Cowboys after 5 years anyway, even knowing he signed a 10 year contract as stated above (Support: Jimmy: Don't blame Jerry for mid-dynasty divorce)
- Jimmy hauled ass while the getting was good. They were fresh out of the draft picks that they stole from the Vikings and free agency was about to pick his team apart
- Knowing this, Jimmy forced Jerry's hand at the annual owners meeting to fire his arrogant ass after totally embarrassing him in front of all his colleagues for oh……….about the 500th time (Support: Barry Switzer: Blame Jimmy Johnson for his departure from the Dallas Cowboys, he cheated on Jerry Jones)
Having all that security, what could possibly set Jimmy off? Oh dear God, he saw Jerry on TV announcing that he (not Jimmy) made a trade for Tony Casillas. Well cry me a freaking river hair boy! If that doesn't describe insecurity issues then I don't know what does. And after all this crap goes down, he cries like a bitch when Jerry suggests that 500 coaches could coach that team to a Super Bowl. He then uses that as his way to abandon a shipping sink like the rat he is. He set all of this in motion himself. This isn't just my opinion either. This is spoken by long-time Dallas personnel like Gil Brandt and Larry Lacewell.
In the end, Jimmy came out looking squeaky clean while Jerry came off like the asshole that wanted all the power. This is not about what Jimmy did while he was our coach. That greatness can't be denied. But what also cannot be denied is that he was a lowlife attention whore that wiggled his way out of a tough situation and left Jerry footing the bill.
If I'm Jerry? I'm throat chopping his ass Wahoo McDaniel style. (Google Wahoo McDaniel, it's worth it)
That's all fact. Not opinion. And yet there are so many Cowboys fans to this day that still worship this man and claim he's one of the greatest and should be in the Hall of Fame. To this I do not say no – I say hell no. He went to the Dolphins without Jerry's checkbook, or the Vikings draft picks, and did nothing but lose his last playoff game 62-7 to the Jaguars. Ironic that the team he wanted to coach while in Dallas handed him his ass and ended his career in Miami. If one of those two ends up in the Hall of Fame you can bet your ass it's gonna be Jerry Jones and not Jimmy Johnson.
How many Super Bowls does Jimmy have without Jerry? ZERO. How many does Jerry have without Jimmy. ONE. And he did it with one of the 500 coaches that he talked about. That coach also just happened to be one of the dumbest people to walk an NFL sideline – Barry MFN Switzer!
So to all you Jimmy Johnson jock-sniffers, just sit back and stroll down memory lane and let the facts zoom right over your head. And if it makes you feel better, just keep telling yourselves that he's the greatest and the Cowboys would have won five more rings if not for Jerry's “meddling” ways. I'll stay here in reality knowing that Jimmy screwed the Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and all of us fans.
So to you Mr. Johnson, I say enjoy raking in whatever cash you can with your squeaky clean image. Keep doing commercials for other guys who don't measure up. But I know the truth. You can't bullshit a bullshitter, Jimmy. At least not this one. But sleep well knowing you have thousands of ignorant fans fooled to this day.
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