Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones cannot brag about his team’s recent success in the playoffs, so he had to boast about something.
On second thought, he really could have kept those thoughts to himself.
Jones recently held a press conference to announce AT&T Stadium will host the 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards next April. Instead of just bragging about the beautiful stadium, or everything Dallas has to offer, Jones made a horrible analogy involving his football team.
"As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years," Jones said (via The Dallas Morning News). "We have not gone, yet we’re the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they’re up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement. We want to use that as best we can to make this award show the greatest ever."
That observation should do wonders for season ticket sales.
There is a difference between being popular and good. A random search on YouTube will produce several popular videos, but that does not mean it is quality entertainment.
Jones also does not realize many people enjoying watching Dallas because of its annual collapse. Dallas has finished 8-8 the past three seasons, while quarterback Tony Romo’s record in December is 14-19.
Dallas may be a popular team, but Jones should be uncomfortable settling for that insignificant accolade.
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