Disappointing Photos Of Crowd At Dallas Cowboys Game Emerge Online–And People Aren't Impressed

I’m from Jersey and over here, pretty much everybody’s a Giants fan. Sure you have the occasional Jets fan who swears their team is the best, but they’re a rarity.

But even up here in the dirty-Jers, you’ll drive by a few houses flying flags that rep the Cowboys. I mean, I never knew we had such a sizable demographic of Dallas lovers in the tri-state area, so much so that people have even written about this strange phenomenon, but it turns out that Cowboys fans are everywhere.

Everywhere except this recent primetime game they had against the Redskins.

The teams’ middling records probably had something to do with the fact that there weren’t many people in attendance, but some people on Twitter had different theories.

But it was enough of a disparity from the other games that people definitely took notice. Surely traffic couldn’t have been that bad?

And this Eagles fan couldn’t help but gloat.

It just wasn’t a good look for the mighty franchise.

Fans were saying that they’ve been to high school football games with higher turnouts and honestly, I have too.

Are fair weather fans to blame?

Is there honor in standing by a losing team? Probably. I mean, think about how happy you’ll be once your franchise actually wins the championship.

Remember Bill Murray’s face when the Cubs finally took home the pennant after so many decades?

I’d say it’s worth having some loyalty. So you’ll see me ecstatic when the Raiders win the Super Bowl. The Steelers would be nice, too.

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Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislatures To Step Up And Do Their Jobs To Cut Down On Gun Violence

The murder of five Dallas police officers that came at the end of a week of protests has weighed heavily on citizens, pitting them against each other on social media and having them wonder if we’ll ever be able to move beyond issues that have plagued us as a nation for far too long.

The internet always has its say first, but today, amidst a climate of social and political discord, Dallas Police Chief David Brown reached into the same love he has had for his hometown that propelled him to become the man today, and spoke both out and up.

This is Police Chief David Brown.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

For anyone that has been too busy playing Pokemon Go for the last week, he leads the police force that just lost five officers during an anti-police brutality protest after the deaths of two African American men, one of which had a CCW permit, which by law allowed him to carry his firearm, and may have cost him his life.

During a press conference today, Chief Brown hit several points on the head, starting with addressing the topic of gun control:

“I was asked, ‘Well what’s your opinion about guns?’ Ask the policymakers to do something and then I’ll give you an opinion.  Put a law out there and I’ll give you an opinion about it, but to have me do that job, I’ll pass on that.  Get in that debate and get swallowed up by both sides who are entrenched in their positions?  I want no part of that.  Do your job.  We’re doing ours.  We’re putting our lives on the line.  The other aspects of government need to step up and help us.”

He expressed the problem he sees with Open Carry laws as well:Dallas Mourns Killings Of Five Police Officers

It’s increasingly challenging, when people have AR-15s slung over and shootings occur in a crowd and they begin running and we don’t know if they’re the shooter or not.  Its been the presumption that a good guy with a gun is the best way to resolve some of these things.  We don’t know who the good guy is versus who the bad guy is if everybody starts shooting, and we’ve expressed that concern as well.  I have every belief and trust that our folks are listening at the state on this issue, particularly when it involves protests.

He also spoke about why he became a police officer.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He went in depth about him joining to help Dallas through its crack epidemic in the early 80s, and invited those protesting to leave the picket line and to join him and the rest of the department in fixing today’s issues.

“We’re hiring.  We’ll put you in your neighborhood, and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”

“I’ve been black a long time,” he joked.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He grew up in Dallas, making sure to mention that he was in fact a 3rd generation Dallasite.

“We’re in a much better place than we were when I was a young man here, but we have much more work to do, particularly in our profession.  Leaders in our position need to put our careers on the line and make sure we do things right.  Not be so worried about keeping their job.  That’s how I approach it.  I hope that it’s an example for others to approach the way we conduct ourselves as police officers.”

Powerful words in a trying time, by a man that everyone on all sides of the conflict can relate to.  

What are your thoughts on the topic?

(h/t npr)

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