Dear The Landry Hat

For everyone out there that didn’t know the Giants and Patriots are in the Super Bowl, I am here to tell you they are. But if you have even flipped past ESPN on your tv or ESPN2, or MSG, or NESN, or the NFL Network, or you have even connected to the internet or seen a newspaper you would have already known this.

With 14 days between the NFC and AFC Championships, the Super Bowl becomes overplayed, overhyped, and ends up being a let down for fans not directy associated with a team playing in the game. So since every sports outlet in the world continues to analyze every last detail from the starting QBs to the choices of Gatorades for both clubs in their respective locker rooms, I thought I was give readers a break at least until a couple days before gametime and talk about other things football related, which brings me to my previous post, which called me out for not reporting Giants/Patriots, 24/7, 365.

Tony Romo is a big icon in the game of football, correct? And he plays for the Dallas Cowboys who happen to be division rivals with the Giants, correct? So when Tony Romo has every football analyst eating up his every footstep, I am obviously going to take the chance to poke fun at the celebrity QB. This is a sports blog after all isn’t it? And what is more fun than stirring controversy with the rival.

Now our good friend Dan from The Landry Hat, the Dallas Cowboys blog, did not appreciate the post about Tony Romo in the least bit. He hated it so much that he took the time to post a comment rant that is 744 words. Not only does Dan rip my sarcastic post, he rips the Giants, my writing abilities, and the blog’s integrity as well.

Dan starts his comment by saying he is not sure what I am talking about when I clearly state in the opening that the post is the breakdown of Tony Romo’s breakdown, his rise and fall over the past year. Pretty easy to understand, easy enough for a 33-year old journalist covering government and politics I would think.

I label the highlights of Tony’s young career as a starter as well as the negative aspects, but for some reason I must have not been clear enough that while there is praise for Romo and his quick jump to stardom, it is outweighed by his poor decisions. So, in light of not being able to comprehend simple English, Dan uses adjectives such as “assfuzz,” “retarded,” “jerkass,” “dink,” and “supergay” to describe me and my choice of words.

For reporting that T.O. told the media that Jessica Simpson was the cause for Romo’s bad play in the regular season game and that she was not a fan favorite in the locker room, Dan claims, “You are a scumbag liar here.” I guess every sports journalist, reporter, and anchor is also a scumbag liar. What a horrible industry.

After I included Romo’s 5 INT game, Dan fought back with, “Most people who throw 5ints give up. Like faggot Eli Manning, who has Troy Dilfer stats.” I was unaware that Eli Manning was a faggot and Troy Dilfer might be a person somewhere, but he doesn’t play in the NFL. Troy Smith and Trent Dilfer do however. Also for the record, Eli Manning has never thrown 5 INTs in one game. You know what he has done though? He has won postseason games and oh yeah he is playing in the huge sporting event that everyone in the world watches and tickets to it cost thousands of dollars. Oh right, the Super Bowl.

Possibly my favorite part of Dan’s evaulation of my post is his comment regarding T.O. crying in his press conference following the disappointing loss to the Giants. “This is called teamwork. This is called team chemistry. You should know what it is like to have a team with chemistry. You have one now. But we all know, we all do, that the NY Giants are not the better team. Dallas just didn;t have the right coaching schemes for this game. This was a coaching problem.” So, let me get this straight T.O. crying for Tony Romo is teamwork? I thought teamwork was working together to win games, to win championships. I could be wrong. And I thought the better team usually wins the game? Going by Dan’s theory the Patriots are 0-18 and the Cowboys have won a playoff game in the past decade. But T.O. did it because he loves Tony Romo and not because he is a nutjob. I mean this isn’t a guy who has fought with every coaching staff he has played for, called one of his QBs gay (Jeff Garcia), held out so he wouldn’t have to play with another one (Donovan McNabb), and was also involved in an attempted suicide story last year. Judging by this resume, T.O. is not only the definition of a team player, but he is overall a nice guy.

Dan proceeds to say, “Neil, who didn’t blog on this site for two weeks while his team was running through the playoffs in stellar fashion. You playing golf? You’re one of those golf shirt kids, right> Light sky blue golf shirt guys?”

I did a little research and the longest period of time I did not blog was 11 days from December 18-December 29. If you haven’t looked at the calendar that is the holiday season, but it also happens to be my girlfriend’s birthday, so I was away and without internet access. I believe the playoffs also start in January, so I am not sure how I missed two weeks when my team was “running through the playoffs in stellar fashion,” when the regular season was still going on. But yeah Dan, it is nice to see my team going through the playoffs and not doing the old one and done routine. I think from now on when a #1 seeded team is eliminated in their first playoff contest, it should be called A Landry Hat.

I do this blog for fun and to give Giants fan and football fans something different to read. This blog is not my job, though I have two and am still an undergraduate in college, so when I have some free time I post. I don’t have the life of 33-year old Dan, who’s professional journalism career must be blossoming judging by the amount of time and effort, he can put into a comment and not even a post for his site. Stop by The Landry Hat if you want to catch up on where Darren McFadden might go, since you know that story isn’t overplayed.

Dan is the reason Cowboys fan are prejudged as a certain stereotype. A bitter, embarrassed fan who is devastated his team, the NFC’s top ranked couldn’t even win a single playoff game, that he has to tell himself they were the better team until next September when they will once again be a great regular season show. But once that calendar turns and they fold like a lawnchair in next year’s postseason, maybe Dan can join Wade Phillips in the unemployment line.

I don’t play golf and I don’t wear golf shirts. I don’t even like the color light blue and I am not sure if light sky blue is even a color.

But, I do know one thing. The only thing worse than the Dallas Cowboys is their fans.

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