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"America's Team"

Posted on: January 4, 2010 1:35 am
 
Anyone who has seriously studied the history of American pop culture has to laugh at anyone who gives creedence to the Cowboys claim of "America's team".

This title implies only the employment  of a savvy promotions director.

The Rolling Stones' tour director Sam Cutler first coined the phrase America's Greatest Rock n Roll Band in 1969.  By the time this term was revised in 1975 people had gone from laughing at their self proclaimed title to acknowledging it.

The Cowboys of the 1970's employed the same tactics.  They were the first to refer to themselves as "America's Team".  After a few years the public forgot who first invented the term, and started using it as if it were factual.

Howard Stern performed a similar act in the mid nineties when he refered to himself as the "King of all media".  The term was laughed at, but eventually was published without any challenge to the claim.

To sum up, the Cowboys are a popular, winning franchise.  But for anyone who actually believes that they are "America's Team", I would like to point out that I am America's sexiest bachelor.

Category: NFL
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Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 12:06 pm
 

'America's Team'

Noone seriously thinks that Dallas is "America's Team."  It's laughable!



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2010 12:19 am
 

'America's Team'

I had a computer die on me and another that was attacked by a virus in the last two months.  Therefore I couldn't get on for a while.

I'm back now though (unless some other hacker screws me up again).


big d brandon
Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2010 11:14 pm
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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2010 7:48 pm
 

'America's Team'

Take a closer look at history.  The Cowboys began calling themselves "America's Team in 1970 or 71.  It was this self imposed arrogance that George Allen used as a motivational tool for his "Over the Hill Gang" in 1971.  1978 may be the first time that a writer had genuinely refered to them without scoffing at the title, but it had been publicised in Dallas for many years before that article.

I'm not hating, just being true to history.

The same thing happened with the Redskins and their "Hogs".  The term was originally a marketing ploy to help these guys make t-shirts to help add to their strike shortened salaries in 1982.  But after a few years of dominant blocking the press went with it.

To Dallas' credit, a nickname won't gain recognition unless a team has success.  Dallas certainly has.  I just want people to understand what this term really means.


big d brandon
Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2010 3:02 pm
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