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tdships

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Cowboy fanatic since '66 growing up in NYC. Have lived and rooted for Boys all over the world - including listening to games over the phone from Hong Kong. Greatest highlight - attending SBXXVII at the Rose Bowl in '93.

This year - Return to Glory !

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  • MLB New York Yankees
  • NBA Indiana Pacers
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL New York Rangers
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Biases, Paradoxes and Rational choice

I often look for reference point for sports, applying the lessons learned in business and in life - aka 'the real world' against what I perceive the Cowboys are doing. I've come across a number of...

Steve Sabol - RIP

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I am a fan of the NFL due to 2 people - Tom Landry and Steve Sabol. God bless you, sir.

Why Your Team Sucks - Eagles

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From an excellent series over on Deadspin, a tour-de-force of Eagles misery - from the HC's well-chronicled shortcomings, to their QB's notorious past, non-SB winning ways and disreputable fan behavior. In other words - all our favorite things to say ourselves, someone has kindly organized and presented them for us. Warning - highly NSFW due to language. My favorite part are the fan comments. Always known from a lifetime of playing golf, the most vile, meanest and unkindest insults are self-directed. The fan section is brilliant. Warning #2 - Cowboys are next in the series, didn't even feel like posting the Redskins

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A Sound of Thunder

A butterfly crushed on a muddy boot that was never supposed to touch the ground. Ripples never come back

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SB Venue Report

It's been a great week here in Indy, building up to a very high energy weekend. I live downtown, so am very close to the action, and ventured to the SB village first TUE and then again last nite....

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Correlation: Pass Rush/Pass D?

I think the note on TR's 'best career season' on the FP put this in perspective for me. The proverbial 'eye test' tells us the DAL Oline is middling to below average - our Sacks Surrendered total...

An Eagle Fan's Lament

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My son sent this too me. Epic Click on the embedded title link. ***LANGUAGE WARNING this is absolutely NSFW*** But just too classic to not share. And because it’s the Sheagles, it’s too much fun. Apparently he has been posting these after every loss. This was absolutely me last season, except much more alcohol and maybe fewer ‘MF’ers’

The Drive

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Great analysis by Bob Sturm over at FSW on Romo's play during that late 3rd Qtr/early 4th Qtr to regain the lead vs MIA. Signature drive by #9, 'This drive was all Tony Romo (P. Simms).' Indeed.

Public Service Announcement

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Dallas Cowboy Store - Cyber Wednesday Replica Jersey Sale

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Quantum Leaps

I will reserve judgement on whether the absolutely enjoyable result of this past SUN is the sign of something positive or just a momentary respite in the slog of an up an down season. But there are...

NFL Game Pass?

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DET @ DAL is not on local TV, thought I would sign up for Game Pass and connect my laptop with an HDMI cable to my TV. However, when you click on the Game Pass link it takes you to NFL Rewind - which specifically states Live game broadcasts are not included. When you think about it, the Networks are paying big money and I don't believe they want the NFL offering another channel to the market. Am I reading this wrong or can you access games online Live? Not interested in non-authorized links as they tend to be choppy and can lag. But the alternative to going to s a sports bar and staying at home is pretty strong.

Preseason - Does it Really Matter?

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Article in this AM's Indy Star with a revealing chart at the end. The HTML Is a mess in the online version, but the content is significant. Since 2005, Colts W/L: Pre Season - 4/23 .148 Reg Season - 75/21 .781 Contend this is a perfect illustration that PS game results mean different things to different teams. As with the BPA fallacy for the Draft - a one size fits all approach is largely misguided. Upper tier teams simply have different priorities than mid-level clubs - same goes with bad squads. Colts simply don't care, they have an established culture of winning and use PS strictly to evaluate talent and avoid injury to key players. DAL is trying to emerge from the bad tier to get to the mid-level. Our culture towards winning is we seem to become allergic to it every other season. Love the fact we won, did so with the game on the line and with players we need to seek something from maing key contributions. But on Sept 10, we'll still be 0-0 no matter what happens prior.

NYT Cowboy Preview

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A pretty thorough and sometimes brutal assessment for the state of the Cowboys heading into the season. Surprised to read such a critical evaluation conclude with a 2nd place finish in the NFC East. Don't agree with an overly harsh assessment of Romo's ability to handle complex calls, or in-game situations. Certainly a direct counter to the tone of the Archer article preceding this. If I had heard this from anyone other than Tex, I might give it come credence...

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FA Finance Follies

I've been drawn to a couple of quotes from this field as the FA tsunami is about to take place: Economists studying the the bidding of offshore oil leases in 1970s thought winners bid too high.   T...

Congess getting involved?

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Well, if both sides won't like what the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has to say, they definitely won't like what Congress may. This notion that these owners are an aggrieved party being taken advantage of by 'greedy' and 'disgusting' players would be laughable if it wasn't so widely believed. Here's what happens in the real world when a business model is unsustainable - the model changes. Now, locking out your primary labor force, negotiating in bad faith in order to force concessions is certainly one way to go and the owners have every right to try it. Until they are found in violation by a Court of law and those particular tactics prove less than effective. The change in the model may very well be - teams in secondary markets that don't have sufficient Revenue streams, don't survive. Or move to where they can. But directing this at your Labor force - seems to be the wrong cure for the wrong illness.

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Assessing Impact as well as Talent

The debates have raged hot and heavy, fast and furious. BPA vs. Need, OT vs. DE vs. CB. FA strategy, etc. Everyone has an opinion while most have reams of data and lacking that - innuendo to...

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Cowboy Drafts - 10 year Review

Inspired by OCC's Emulation Post this AM, I clicked through to an analysis of Colts drafts by poster JesusNinja13 on Stampede Blue. Applying a few simple metrics, he made quick work of assessing...

Fed Judge Rules for NFLPA

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This has significant consequence in that the NFL may not be able to use TV Revenues in the event of a work stoppage. One of the reasons they wanted the lockout ASAP after the CBA expired was to get cases out of Doty's court. Now we know why.

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3 Questions with Stephen Jones

I live in Indy, which recently enabled me to shake hands with Troy Aikman at a fine dining restaurant the weekend of the Cowboy-Colt game. My stepdaughter works at this restaurant and, in fact,...

90's Cowboy Reunion prior to SB

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It's too bad this clip starts when it does. There's a segment about 2 min prior where Jimmy congratulates Jerry for what he has done to turn the Cowboys into the most valuable franchise in sports. That's what lead to the the discussion that ensues. I saw it Live about 2 hours before the game telecast and my jaw simply dropped in amazement. What might have been? Oh well, it was great to see the Legends of the 90's team(minus #22) sit back and reminisce.

We don't have time to be a Bad Time with the Dallas Cowboys

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Actually, Jerry, we've had way too long a time - with you. So in your 2nd attempt to nationally undermine your interim coach some issues come into stark relief. More Snake Oil from the Chief Flim Flam man, 'We're going to make history doing something that's never been done before.' Why don't you make some history yourself - and actually field a championship team that wasn't built by Jimmy Johnson? For 15 years you have lived off the 1st 7 years of your stewardship of our once proud franchise. What do we have to show in that span - a regular season record barely above .500, almost as many losing seasons as winning, a playoff record of.222 - going 1 and out 5 out of 7 times. I've had 15 years of your bad time, demonstrating repeatedly your lack of football IQ. I can only hope this lockout bankrupts you and some creditor trustee puts our team in the hands of some competent management - maybe Bernie Madoff. It would be an improvement

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The Theory Of Constraints

The Theory of Constraints states that achievement by an organization is limited by its most constraining process. Originally used for manufacturing, this has gained quite a following in my industry...

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Sphere of Control/Influence

Much has been written about the 'change' in Dallas Cowboy Offensive philosophy since Jason Garrett's appointment to HC. The running game has been embraced, desired balance has been restored....

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First Person: DAL @ IND

There will be plenty of play by play recap, I just want to give a feel for the ebb and flow of a remarkably up and down game. 1st Impression: Tailgate. Noticed walking to and at the Blue Crew lot a...

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My Life is now Complete

Our daughter works at a fine-dining restaurant in downtown Indy frequented by sports stars/celebrities because of the large suites upstairs for private dining. She usually doesn't work weekend...

NFL Labor/CBA Update

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Interesting article in the NY times at a time updates have been hard to come by. Couple of interesting new pieces of information, 1 from each side of the table: Players - NFLPA leadership seems to be more favorable towards the 18 game season, treating it as a bargaining chip whereas the players rightly see it as a health and safety issue. Have always contended the wild card in this negotiation is the unfamiliarity of new Union leadership - with G Upshaw, owners knew what they were dealing with. Owners - looks like the time line and doomsday scenario of heading into the summer without a CBA is less likely than feared. Sponsorship deals will be at risk sooner rather than later - driving parties to the bargaining table at the conclusion of this season. I make no pretense of understanding this beyond the level of a motivated fan. In my business experience, when 2 parties have a genuine motivation to come to terms, they find a way to do so.

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Pop Quiz 2

Since I don't have the expertise to combine both questions in the same FanPost, here's the follow-up question: Purpose of this is clearly not just to collect the data, but place the discussion in a...

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Pop Quiz 1

Saw this posed as a comment in the DMN Blog yesterday and tried to get a response as a comment in a thread. With little feedback, believe this needs more visibility to get better response. I feel...

Looks like Trouble

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From today's column by JFE in the S-T: '...I probably need to mention that I had two Cowboys players tell me Sunday that they were sick of a certain QB getting a free pass "from coaches and from you frauds in the media."' Fracturing and dissent in the locker room is the next lap on this rapidly accelerating swirl down the crapper known as the 50th Anniversary Season of the Dallas Cowboys.

Could B Fave be suspended by the Cowboy game?

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Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. As the story states, Goodell has set the precedent for this type of behavior with Rothlisberger

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