As a kid growing up I was a major NFL Football fan. My beloved Dallas Cowboys were as close to my heart as anything else in life. Over the years I never missed a game. In 1997 when I moved to Mississippi I purchased Direct TV for the sole purpose of getting all the Cowboy games.
I began loosing interest in Professional sports in 2000. With free agency in football the loyalty issue was lost. No longer was a player a part of a team for years. Roger Staubach was a Dallas Cowboy, Troy Aikman was a Dallas Cowboy, Emmitt Smith, well that was it. I lost interest when Emmitt went to play for the Cardinals.
In February of 2001 I just happened to catch the Daytona 500. I had always been a fan of racing and Nascar, although I did not pay as close attention as I had to the NFL or NBA. Since that race I have not missed a Nascar race. I stopped watching the NBA except for the playoffs or an occasional San Antonio Spurs game.
Now I find myself at the crossroads of November. Nascar has 2 races left, the NFL is in full swing, and the NBA is starting their season. I started playing in Fantasy leagues about a year ago and this has spurred a little interest in the games again.
So I guess I will start watching my Cowboys again when possible, and I am sure I can get a few Spurs games on National broadcasts since they are the reigning Champions. If I can just get past the “thug” appeal of the players, I might actually enjoy some games.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005