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Minnesota Vikings’ coach Brad Childress was fired today.  After an abysmal performance against the Packers (losing 31-3 yesterday), what everyone’s been waiting for for weeks has finally happened.  Coincidentally, when Dallas Cowboys’ coach Wade Phillips was fired earlier this season, it was also after the Cowboys lost miserably to the Packers.  The Vikings & the Cowboys were both tabbed as among the pre-season favorites but both have drastically underperformed, with matching records of 3-7.

Fans have been calling for Childress to be fired for weeks now.  Even the players haven’t been supporting their coach.  They anonymously were quoted as saying they didn’t have his back because he didn’t have theirs.  Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will take over as interim head coach & has already answered the big question & his answer is yes, Brett Favre is still the starting quarterback.  It seems to have worked for the Cowboys, as they have won the 1st 2 games under their new coach so let’s see how this goes for the Vikings.

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The Dinner Tab heard ’round the nation

Posted: September 29, 2010 by NattieLiz in Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Little baby brat Dez Bryant  finally received his pay back. The Dallas Cowboy rookie signed a 3.8 million dollar contract this year and is most known for his refusal to go through the Cowboys rookie hazing of carrying the pads of a Dallas Vet during training camp. He was quoted as saying, “I’m not doing it. I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads”.

Well as they say.. pay back is a You Know what.  Roy Williams was the vet that Bryant dissed during summer.. and he excused it by saying that Bryant could pay him back with a dinner and a new pair of shoes. Well that dinner went down Monday night. Bryant invited the Offensive players to dinner at Pappas Steakhouse, but Williams wanted the message of pay back to be clear…So he invited the Defense too. The bill for not carrying pads: $54,896.

The players basically ordered the entire menu and took home bottles of wine… some as much as 9,000 dollars.  Damn!! wonder if he said, He was brought here to play football, not buy every one dinner…. Well done  Williams, I like your style.

We’re all a little depressed about summer ending & the cold weather coming in but there is always a bright side to every situation!  The glass is indeed half-full & I’d say this one is just about filled to the top because ladies, football is back!  In case you missed it, the NFL Hall of Fame inductions happened over the weekend & the big names this year were Emmitt Smith & Jerry Rice (yes, those former Dancing with the Stars contestants did play football once upon a time.)  With that comes the annual Hall of Fame game AKA the first pre-season game of the year!  We got our first look at T.O. & Chad Ochocinco on one team but there really wasn’t anything worth mentioning in their play.  The Bengals took on the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio (where the HOF is located) & the Cowboys won 16-7.

 

The rest of the pre-season games will begin on Thursday & stretch through the rest of the weekend.  Some notable games are the reigning Super Bowl champ Saints against the Patriots & Panthers versus Ravens on Thursday.  We will see the Vikings minus Brett Favre against the Rams on Saturday.  Also we will get the first look at the new Giants Stadium as the 2 NY teams battle in NJ as the first Monday Night Football of the pre-season.  Pre-season games really don’t count for anything but it is always fun to see your team in action to start the new year.  It also gives you your chance to trash talk as we have all missed doing ever so much!  If you want to see your starters, be sure to tune in early though, because all of the back-ups come in to get their work in by the second half.

The regular season will kick off Thursday, September 9 in what should be a great game: Vikings versus Saints in obviously their first matchup since last season’s NFC Championship game.  So get your fantasy teams ready & your jerseys on because it’s football season (almost!)

A Hairy Time in Training Camp

Posted: August 8, 2010 by amyaubrey in Dallas Cowboys, NFL
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He won’t have a “Why We Love” article written about him anytime soon but we’ve gotta give it up to Tim Tebow.  He knows he is not above a little rookie hazing.  Unlike diva Dez Bryant, Tebow has been seen sporting a very monk-like hairdo since Broncos camp started.  Tebow is very religious, so I think that’s where the idea of the haircut came from.  The Cowboys didn’t want any rookies showing them up so the Offensive Line did similar for their rookies.  I’m not really sure what’s worse.

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JJ is the Man

Posted: July 30, 2010 by NattieLiz in coaches, Dallas Cowboys
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Jimmy Johnson made The University of Miami, the most hated football team in the ’80’s. He led them to a College Football Championship. He then moved to The Dallas Cowboys and earned them 2 Super Bowl wins. He is the ultimate coach. But is he the ultimate SURVIVOR??

That’s right, Jimmy Johnson is going to be a contestant on the upcoming CBS reality show: Survivor, Nicaragua.

Johnson, 67, started filming in June and will be back for FOX NFL Sunday’s this season. He tried out for the show in 2008, but failed the physical test, and has since lost the necessary weight. Now that is determination, we expect nothing less from this winner! Good Luck JJ!!! Make us proud!

Survivor: Nicaragua” will be broadcast in September on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Slow Your Role

Posted: July 26, 2010 by NattieLiz in Dallas Cowboys, NFL
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 Anyone who has ever been in a part of a new team knows that part of your new deal is the inevitable “Rookie Hazing”. It’s a right of passage: guys who get their heads shaved at the start of football season, the girls that are forced to wear stupid outfits and get sloppy drunk, and baseball players having to drunkenly run the bases at midnight (one I have personally witnessed, while in skirts I might add)…The variation of hazing might be different, but the spirit of the tradition is the same: You are the new guy, and to be accepted in this team you have to prove yourself worthy. Every one before you had to go through it, and you will give the same hassle to the rookies that come after you. 

But what happens when someone refuses to go along with the tradition? Over the weekend Cowboys newest addition, Dez Bryant, refused to carry the pads for veteran Roy Williams.  According to ESPNDallas.com, this is how it all went down on Sunday: 

 Roy Williams attempted to hand Dez Bryant his pads after a Sunday practice and Bryant flat out refused to carry his gear. The story quoted Bryant as saying the following, “I’m not doing it,” Bryant said. “I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads.”

He added,” If I was a free agent, it would still be the same thing. I just feel like I’m here to play football. I’m here to try to help win a championship, not carry someone’s pads. I’m saying that out of no disrespect to [anyone].”

Hmmm I’m pretty sure if I was an NFL vet I would feel like this guy was being a disrespectful brat. Every respectable athlete knows that being a rookie means paying your dues. Dez should think twice about going into camp as a rookie with this kind of reputation. Williams said, “Everybody has to go through it. I had to go through it. No matter if you’re a No. 1 pick or the 7,000th pick, you’ve still got to do something when you’re a rookie. I carried pads. I paid for dinners. I paid for lunches. I did everything I was supposed to do, because I didn’t want to be that guy.”  The question is no longer about rookie traditions, but more about Bryant’s character. All the great players at one point had to carry pads, what makes Dez so special?
It would be in Bryant’s best interest to get that attitude in check now, because it doesn’t look like the Cowboy vets are going to back down.   Roy Williams told ESPNDallas.com he would enact phase two of rookie “hazing.” “We’ll find out. Definitely going to find out,” Roy Williams said. “I don’t know. I’ve seen guys take people’s credit cards and go fill up their cards and wife’s cards and everything. There’s a lot of dirt that goes on in that locker room.”           Hmmm using Credit Cards… Carrying pads doesn’t sound so bad now does it, Dez?