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A good and valid hate

By Evan Bliss

It's not a bad thing to hate. Your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, priests, rabbis, nosey neighbors, elected officials, sandwich artists, will all tell you "it's not good to hate" and "don't have hate in your heart". What they don't tell you is that hate is good, as long as you hate something that is deserving and evil. Best example: the Dallas Cowboys. Due to hate's potency, one must validate this hatred: where it comes from and why it's necessary for everyone, mainly Skins fans, but everyone really, to feel this hatred.

I don't want to spend too much time on the city of Dallas, but what has the city of Dallas contributed to our nation? There are sizable lobbies in Texas that have been trying to secede every year since it's star hopped on our flag. Carolina BBQ is better and why eat Tex-Mex when you can eat All-Mex. Maybe we should let Texas secede, then add Puerto Rico since 49 states sounds strange. Then Roger Goodell would get his wish for an International Football League.

The city of Dallas isn't enough to truly brew a nice batch of Cowboy hatred so the rest will be brewed by their beloved Cowboys. America's Team? Not for long (see above). The self-proclaimed America's Team is more accurate. In recent history there's "The Triplets" of Smith, Irvin, and Aikman, who are as lame as their nickname. Emmitt's always sporting that huge sly grin, because Daryl Johnston and his offensive line earned all of his yards, but he's happy to take the credit and the HoF bust. Since Emmitt's been yoinked, will someone now please take Michael Irvin off TV? He is consistently incoherent, blathering incessantly about nothing, trying to fire up people sitting on their couches. If I wanted to get yelled at, I'd do something worth getting yelled at, Mike. I like Aikman now, but only because I've seen the youtube clip of LaVar Arrington ending his career so many times. Romo is reason enough to hate the Cowboys. Dating celebrities, trying to qualify for the PGA at the U.S. Open, singing at Cubs games, and I thought seeing him twice a year was too much. I do love his play in December and think he should remain the permanent holder for field goals and extra points, but that unabashed and unjustified swagger needs to get off my TMZ.

Fortunately we play Dallas at least one more time this year, since I've poured only a shot's worth of an entire distillery of Dallas hatred, so I'll be able to expand upon this later, but in conclusion, hating Dallas is a good and valid hate, unlike getting back at your parents by buying a Cowboys jersey.

By Box Seats blogger  | September 9, 2010; 11:47 AM ET
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Best opening paragraph ever!

Posted by: scorrelli | September 10, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: earthling | September 11, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Good post on hate of Dallas. In my humble opinion, the axis of evil in sports are the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | September 11, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

A very accurate and hilarious depiction of the District's collective hatred for the Cowboys. You're spot on with my new-found affinity for the Lavar-savaged Troy Aikman--HA! Feels so good to hate them today after the big win. Great job, Evan.

Posted by: HailYeah | September 13, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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