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Broncozoidical
10-04-2013, 01:22 PM
I listen to a lot of sports talk radio, watch what I can on sports TV like many to keep abreast of what's going on from week to week, cuz I love football that much. That being said, I'm really annoyed (putting it mildly) when I hear local sports casters refer to the Dallas Cowboys as America's team. :fight: In fact it infuriates me!!! I'm not going to point fingers or say names, they know who they are.

Of all the sports casters I've been listening to the past few days across the nation and of course it's not all of them, none that I'm aware of, have referred to the Cowboys as America's team. They realize the Cowboys haven't been America's team since the 70's ... So why on earth do the some of the local sports casters disrespect Broncos nation by respecting the Cowboys with this false identity?

Please stop and refer to them for what they are the Cowboys.

I for one am an American and I've never been a Cowboys fan. :goz:

Thank you! :logo:

broncoslover115
10-04-2013, 01:29 PM
They are and always have been considered America's team. I don't necessarily think its a sign of disrespect, just a name that has hung on.

However, they haven't done anything in years to be considered America's team though. But I guess the name lingers due to marketing.

Houshmazode
10-04-2013, 02:07 PM
1. It's Broncos Country.

2. Oh well.

AZ bronco
10-04-2013, 02:40 PM
the phrase 'americas team' is now said tounge in cheek (sarcasm).
dont let it bother you.
radio heads deliberatly try to ruffle feathers, they are all a bunch of skip bailiss wannabees.
the olympic team is americas team, leave it at that.

elecshoc
10-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Yeah nothing to really get up about. Just a nickname from the past. So what just call them cowgirls if you like. That's what my sister inlaw calls them in from of her mom cause she knows it ruffles her feathers, that may make you fell better. Otherwise once the dust settles on Sunday it's on to the next game. It's just until then you have to deal with that noise.

GNWbronco
10-04-2013, 04:02 PM
How seriously can you take local sports casters in Western Nebraska? Note to Broncozoidical: I've also made the same comment regarding Seattle sports radio and Boston sports media.

Doogansquest
10-04-2013, 04:03 PM
*sigh*

As explained before, they aren't "America's Team" because they are winning, or celebrated, or still have the same fanfare they once did. It was a nickname given to them during an NFL Films yearbook to describe just how massive the Cowboys had become to the public. It's just a freaking nickname. Are you bent out of shape because you wanted that nickname?

It's not a title they earned or anything. They are referred to by the media as "America's Team" because it's a nickname that has stuck with them. It's one thing when the nickname is applied to a specific group of players (like the "Bad Boys" of the late 80's/early 90's Pistons); this nickname, however, was given to a brand (re: the Dallas Cowboys). The nickname doesn't apply to specific players from a specific era.

It doesn't matter if it chaps your hide. They were originally given the nickname, so it is theirs. America's Team belongs to Dallas. It doesn't mean it's America's favorite team, or America's best team.

Again, it's not a title granted to whichever team is winning.

Broncozoidical
10-04-2013, 04:42 PM
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you Doogansquest. It's only a few sports casters that want to continue with the label.

I agree with AZbronco , America's team should be our Olympic teams ... at least until the NFL succeeds in going international. Cause you know they want too! I guess come Sunday the Broncos will hopefully strip them of the nickname.

Have a good day sir!:goz:

Doogansquest
10-04-2013, 05:26 PM
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you Doogansquest. It's only a few sports casters that want to continue with the label.

I agree with AZbronco , America's team should be our Olympic teams ... at least until the NFL succeeds in going international. Cause you know they want too! I guess come Sunday the Broncos will hopefully strip them of the nickname.

Have a good day sir!:goz:

It's not about agreeing with me. It doesn't matter what I think on the subject. It's the nickname given to them by NFL Films, which then the public and a bunch of the media adopted. I think most still use it just for nostalgic reasons.

Our Olympic teams are labeled USA, because they represent a country. What we think they SHOULD be labeled also doesn't matter.

It's just...a freaking...nickname. Not a title. Not something they won. Why does everyone think I'm trying to play devils advocate? The nickname wasn't up to me; it's just a FACT that the Dallas Cowboys were assigned that moniker for a very specific purpose, and it stuck in a number of circles.

No one, I repeat - NO ONE - is saying they are America's favorite team, or America's best team, or the most recognized team in or from America. No one is saying they will represent America every time a professional football game is played at the international level.

It's just a nickname.

Like the WWE: Shawn Michaels was still called "The Heartbreak Kid" even when he became a 40 year old, balding guy wrestling against the new young studs who were more popular than he was.

No one took the nickname from him, because it's his nickname. Not a title of greatness, or an achievement. It's his nickname, which was given to him by others, and thus it belongs to him.

The Dallas Cowboys didn't self proclaim to be "America's team." It was first given to them by NFL Films and the collective media. There's no way to take it from them, or earn it from them. It's not a belt you win in a title fight.

The Broncos can do nothing but beat them. The only accolades the Broncos can earn is a championship. Any nickname they get will be their own (e.g. Orange Crush). They don't need to take someone else's.

ruksak
10-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Why do you hate America, Broncos nation?

psychobilly
10-04-2013, 06:08 PM
Whether they have earned the nickname or not is immaterial. The Cowboys are an American icon, thought of by the rest of the world as a symbol of America if you will. They have been popularized by the Dallas soap opera from the 70's and 80's which has been aired far and wide. They play on Thanksgiving. I have a hunch that most folks in other countries can only name one NFL team, and I bet it's the Cowboys. It doesn't bother me one iota what they call them. The only thing I care about is kicking their butt on Sunday.

hawaiiiancrush
10-04-2013, 06:17 PM
Agreed, the only thing i care about is the W ON SUNDAY!!!!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
BRONCOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

52-21 WE KICK THEIR BUTTS GOOD

Broncos-TX
10-04-2013, 06:19 PM
Marketing tool I'm sure Mr.Jones will keep promoting. Good moniker for the team since the NFL wants to attract more international fans.

Broncozoidical
10-04-2013, 06:36 PM
Marketing tool I'm sure Mr.Jones will keep promoting. Good moniker for the team since the NFL wants to attract more international fans.

Good point ... Darn it!!! I keep losing sight of the national and international commercialism of the NFL!

Silly me.

KillerKwab27
10-05-2013, 12:13 AM
1. It's Broncos Country.

2. Oh well.

thank you. BRONCOS COUNTRY. Please. We are not a nation. We are Broncos Country. Our fanbase is so confused. Look up at the banner!! It says it right there... Broncos country!

18to88
10-05-2013, 02:59 AM
Someone on the Fan said the Pats are the new America's team because much like the Cowboys in the 90's, the 2000 onwards Patriots 1. win and 2. everyone loves to hate them.

gobroncos313
10-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Actually geographicly speaking the broncos are americas team. If you take the land area on a map of the us where most people are bronco fans it is the largest area of any other fam base.

Broncozoidical
10-06-2013, 07:00 AM
Thank you for that!!!:goz:

mray
10-06-2013, 07:40 AM
Who cares?

After Sunday, they will be called 2-3.

CoryWinget81
10-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Like when Mike Evans and Drew Goodman both said our first lost would come on the road at the Giants.