Modus operandi for a Dallas Cowboys‘ blogger:
- Surf the net looking for anything you might remotely disagree with.
- Leave a comment that voices your displeasure with the article or post.
- Despite contradiction(s), stand by your opinion and defend it with the voracity of a wolverine.
- Invite 30 of your fellow Cowboys fans to attack the party that had the audacity to make a comment short of glowing about your team or one of your players. Even worse, your fellow Cowboys fans should attack at dawn if the offender has stated that one of their own is a great player or the best at their position because, as we all know, only Cowboys players can be considered the best at any position no matter who they are.
- Finally, post your own version of the truth on your own blog when it suits you.
Okay, Carolina Panthers fans, this started innocently enough. I posted an inoccuous article on Steve Smith (I would include a link but it’s the article just below this one).
The problem is that the first comments received came from a Cowboys blogger. Here’s what he had to say. (I’m sparing you the hassle of going to the comments of that post.)
Please. Steve Smith needs to get over himself. Win a Super Bowl. Lead your team. Don;t blab out your own personal goals. Help your team reach the ultimate goal. Disgusting.
He didn’t stop there. My guess is that he forgot something and decided to come back and leave another thought.
Unstoppable? He is not unstoppable, John. My god, this is homerism at its worse.
There was absolutely no way I was going to let that one slide. So, I responded.
Dan, really. Dude, you don’t mean that. There’s no way you mean that. Steve Smith? Win a Super Bowl and get over himself? This coming from a fan of the team that employs the BIGGEST ME-ME-ME player in the last 25 freaking years if not EVER??? When was it that Terrell Owens won a Super Bowl? For that matter, when did Pacman Jones win a Super Bowl? Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson?
And homerism? You are accusing me of homerism? Uh hem!!! Jason Witten is the best tight end in the league??? Really? Wouldn’t have anything to do with him being a Cowboy now would it? (http://thelandryhat.com/2008/06/08/five-best-tight-ends-begins-in-dallas-not-kansas-city/)
Finally, re-read the article again. I wasn’t being a homer. What I was pointing out was what Steve Smith still needed to accomplish to become the best wide receiver in history.
Damn! I swear Cowboys fans are all alike!
So, why am I even mentioning this? I’ll tell you why. This isn’t the first time, and likely not the last, that this has happened.
Recently, there was the comment that Jonathan Stewart is fat. Yes, he said fat!
Is there a pattern developing here? I can’t be sure but I can assure you of this – because I responded in this manner, I’ll be hearing from him either in the form of a comment here, a post on his blog or about 30 comments from wayward Cowboys fans everywhere.
They travel in packs to hide their insecurities about a team stacked with talent but lacking at quarterback and head coach, especially if someone says anything about Jason Witten other than, “He is a god of tight ends.”
So, the prediction is that the next 24 to 48 hours will bring many comments (probably attached to this post) and at least one post on the Cowboys blog in question. The first shot has been fired and there ain’t nothin’ like a good blog war!
It is the modus operandi of the Cowboys bloggers, ya’ know.