I had stumbled upon this article from Yahoo! Sports blogger Doug Farrar, who we had on yesterday, and meant to bring it up on the show. The fanbase of America’s Team is in such disarray, that one member is reaching out to the White House to fix their problems.
Steven, a Cowboys fan who lives in Georgia, drafted a position on a White House website that asks President Obama to remove Dallas owner Jerry Jones from his post. It states:
We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress.
I can’t blame him. 2012 might be the most disappointing in a myriad of disappointing seasons for the Cowboys over the last fifteen years. In that time, Dallas has won one playoff game (losing six others), while winning more than ten games just twice in the regular season. After six-plus seasons with Tony Romo as the full-time starter, clearly it’s time for the franchise to move on. But, who knows if Jones will be willing to own up to his mistakes and blow up the Cowboys’ underachieving core.
Can the President save football in Dallas?
The bigger story here is that something like the We The People website exists. Apparently, like Steven, any American citizen can get on this website and draft whatever petition they want. According to Farrar, as long as the petition gets 25,000 signatures, the White House will “take it under advisement”.
If I drafted a petition to get fans to stop saying “we” and “us” when referring to their sports teams, would it get the necessary signatures for the White House give that their attention? How about preventing people from wearing socks with sandals, and eliminating the word “bro” from the English language?
The possibilities are endless.