It’s Sunday afternoon, and if you’re a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, chances are you are beyond stoked right about now. After a topsy-turvy nailbiter of a game, the Dallas Cowboys ended up on the winning side.
What about those who root for divisional rivalries, such fans of the New York Giants? Should they not be cringing at the thought of the Cowboys winning today? After all, another win for Dallas could put their team further down the line of any hopes for a playoff spot. Only as today’s game came to a close, my friend Pamela, who happens to be an avid Giants’ fan was ecstatic about Zeke’s stellar performance. What’s wrong with this picture? Or is this just the way it is, and it’s no longer the norm to root for only your team, but also include your fantasy players among those for whom you cheer?
Why did the present Commissioner of the National Football League suggest that sports betting was so bad for the game, because people would lose sight of their passion for their teams? Most likely because at the time he said it, it made sense as he saw the potential for people to root for the team they bet on, as opposed to “their” team. When I was a little girl, there’s no way a Giants’ fan would ever root for anyone on the Cowboys.
Football has changed in o many ways and who can say if it was better back in the day? It’s a matter of opinion, and like most things that we tend to judge, if viewed using various angles, there’s more than one side.