I was just reading Gil Brandt's live chat at NFL.com and came across this:
02:01 PM ETI am a huge cowboy's fan, I was wondering what is your prediction for them next year?
Gil Brandt, NFL.comCody, I think the Cowboys have a chance to be a playoff team. The NFL East is tough as always, but if Tony Romo rebounds they have a chance to get back to the playoffs.
Don't we hear this every offseason and for most of the regular season until December when the Boys usually implode and once again disappoint their fans? I just can't see Tony Romo as an elite level quarterback. Am I missing something here? Sure, he has his moments sometimes, but how did he ever play his way into becoming one of the most talked about QBs in the game? Could it simply be because he is dating a gorgeus movie star?
Do the Cowboys get this much attention for the sole reason that their fan base is probably the largest of all the 32 teams and the MSM sportswriters are just dishing out the Cowboys articles and observations in order to sell their crap to what they see as the most profitable market of fans? I know the history of the Cowboys franchise and the past success they've had (which greatly outweighs the past success of the Saints), but their play during the past 12 seasons has been mediocre and inconsistent at best. I base this loosely developed opinion of mine mostly on these points:
- Terrell Owens has proven himself to be a cancer on any locker room.
- Wade Phillips has never led a team to the promise land.
- Romo is overrated.
- Jerry Jones has been making peculiar player decisions the past few seasons that never seem to yield positive results.
I fail to see how they could possibly be successful next season. What am I missing here? Just to be clear, I'm not aiming this rant at Gil Brandt as he seems like a respectable guy, but more at the national sports media as a whole. Since there's nothing really going on with the Saints right now, we'd might as well debate the merits of what appears to be the NFL's current most overrated team.