A Pittsburgh Steelers fan in this office (who will remain Anthonameless) can’t stand to hear the Dallas Cowboys called America’s Team.
Anthonameless grew up in Pittsburgh and watched the Steelers get lucky in a couple of games against the Cowboys back in the 1970s.
The Steelers might have won a game or two, but the Cowboys were crowned king.
NFL Films narrator John Facenda used his dulcet tones to perfection when he began a 1978 Cowboys highlight film with these fateful words, from which the greatest nickname in public relations history was born:
The Cowboys are the Notre Dame of professional football.
No matter where they play, their fans are there to greet them.
Their faces are recognized by fans all across this country.
The sum total of their stars are a galaxy.
They are the Dallas Cowboys … America’s Team.
Now Anthonameless is trying to downplay this Yardbarker report that says the Cowboys are the most popular NFL team on the internet, with the most Facebook fans and web site visits.
The internet is the world wide web, so the Cowboys have now graduated from America’s Team to The World’s Team.
Anthonameless said, “But you’ve got to wonder how much internet chatter about the Cowboys is from Cowboys-haters like me.”
His significant other, who will also remain Dananymous, shot back: “You wouldn’t be a ‘fan’ on FB since you are a hater, and you wouldn’t be going to their website so … nice try!”
Nice try indeed.
The World’s Team. Sounds sweet to my ears.