On Friday, USA Today writer Mike Freeman posted an opinion piece on the Top 10 worst fan bases in sports, and if you haven’t guessed, your Dallas Cowboys made the cut. Freeman slotted the Cowboys at No. 2 and said:
Cowboys fans in December after being eliminated from the playoffs: (Saying from across the room) “I’m gonna switch and become an Eagles fan.”
The other sports fanbases that landed on the list were: Philadelphia Eagles fans at 10, Notre Dame Football fans at 9, University of Texas Football fans at 8, Golden State Warrior fans at 7, St.Louis Cardinals fans at 6, Red Sox fans at 5, Boston Celtics fans at 4, New England Patriots fans at 3, Dallas at 2, and Miami Heat fans at 1.
At first, after reading Freeman’s piece and seeing how the Cowboys were ranked, I was a little upset because I view the Cowboys fanbase as a passionate group that will ride for the team. However, after some consideration and heavy debate with my friends on a Friday night (while we drank root beers), he’s spot-on with his rank because there is that select group of people who ruin it for the fanbase.
Yes, it’s okay to be passionate about your team fandom, but going off every Cowboys-related site or social media platform, you find nothing but negativity around the team or arm-chaired GMs who think they can run the team better with their eyes closed.
And that’s never fun.
However, I don’t fault those fed-up folks because the team hasn’t won in 26-years, but this is why other people categorize us as the worst. Although this season may look like it’s going to be a circus already as fans have mostly predicted a down year, my advice would be to remain optimistic, but realistic.
Come post-season we have no clue what the team or NFC Landscape may look like, but just taking it game-by-game is the best thing you can do because if you call a Super Bowl Run right now, you may set yourself up for failure.
But until then, let’s try to work together to not land on these types of lists anymore
So what do you think Cowboy fans? Are y’all one of the worst fanbases?