12.08.2008

One More Cowboy Note

I actually got sucked into the Cowboys again last week and was looking forward to yesterday's game against the Steelers. And, man, it was a good one. I'm still not sure how they lost it, but they did. Hard. But nothing compares to my teenage years when the Cowboys/Steelers met in two Super Bowls. Call it "good old day syndrome" if you will, but those were great days. (Super Bowl XIII was replayed on the NFL Network the other night and I watched every second.) The Dallas Morning News ran a story on Sunday reviewing those glory days. And then came these two paragraphs. Then, I felt old.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm like you, Barry ( teenager in the 70's) except that I was born & raised in Pittsburgh and have suffered for 25 years of football seasons in the DFW area! I saw the same/similar article where Cliff Harris said he STILL thinks about those Super Bowl games. Just a note for the Steeler Haters who aren't aware: Pittsburgh is a lot like Ft Worth and NOT Dallas in many ways....the people, the make-up of the area and people are actually very friendly. The "city" is more like a big town and it's made up of a series of neighborhoods, usually divided by ethnicity. The area looks A LOT like the Austin area with lots of hills and trees. It's really a very cool town where Cowboy fans are always welcome

Anonymous said...

yeah, I do payroll for a small firm. College grads come in with birthdates the same year I graduated from HS! And last week one of them had never heard of Jerry Lewis. Imagine having cable TV your whole life so you could avoid the telethon!

Anonymous said...

cowboy / steeler rematch 12/12/2012

Collectionsite said...

Barry we are old ! I worked at Three Rivers Stadium in the 1970's. It was a great part time job as a teenager in High School.

I even worked the World Series and got to meet (and hug) Howard Cosels wife.... Good Times but a really strange story ;)

Terry Bradshaw and the Iron Curtain with our Terrible Towels. And boy we did hate the Cowboys.

Collectionsite said...

11:42 You are 100% correct about "The Burg". Very blue collar close knit ethnic communities and it does look like Austin. And although we did hate the Cowboys you are right Cowboy fans were always welcomed.

Now Clevland was another story.

M-M said...

I still get a sick feeling when I think about the dropped touchdown pass in the endzone to a wide open, I think it was Jackie Smith.

Anonymous said...

Spent a good part of that winter ('79) at sea. During that Super Bowl, I was in the Canal Zone in Panama, jonesing for some football, and the Cowboys in particular. A friend from El Paso and I went to a bar and watched the game, going back to the ship in disgust and disappointment after watching Jackie f'ng Smith drop that for-sure TD in the end zone. UGH!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid I could name all the players and their numbers. #1 Septian all the way up. Today I could care less.

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

So could I 2:15. My Dad had season tickets. We lived in Plano and we would get on the bus at Valley View Mall in Dallas and ride to the stadium. I don't remember what it cost, but the parking was so much better than walking from that far-a-way parking lot.

I knew all the players and their numbers. Of course, it was easy to remember who the head coach was in those days.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Pittsburgh in those days. I remember my dad and I having two favorite teams on any given weekend: The Steelers and what ever team was playing Dallas. I'd actually love it if the NFL started a "traditional rivals" series that pitted these two teams against each other more than twice in 10 years.