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Would you be a fan?

August 15, 2012 - Blaine Hyska
Football season is a great time of year.

I enjoy the fantasy football idea, though I’ve never participated in an organized league, and probably never will.

Actually, fantasy football is simply the experience of being a fan. Sports fans have been doing it for years.

You’ve got your team, and you follow all their moves. You dream/wish/hope that your team will dump this freeloader, draft an offensive lineman, pick up this free agent, play this running back more, and bench that starter.

Your team, naturally, never seems to agree with your advice, but you’re still a fan.

Who says you can’t do that in real life? Talking heads of the sports world believe team owners should not be allowed to play with their toys. Sit down and shut up, they say. Sports announcers/commentators say owners should hire the general manager and then take a seat in the skybox.

I think that’s stupid.

To me, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys is a great example how to run a team. He owns the team and frequently offers advice (orders) to his managers/coaches. The media blasts him for his “recommendations” all the time.

I say, why not?

You may not like Jerry Jones, or the Cowboys. That’s fine. Jones may not be a football genius. That’s OK, too.

But tell me. What would you do if you plunked down several hundred million dollars to fulfill a dream of a lifetime — ownership of a NFL team? Would you stand in the background with you mouth shut?

Or would you be a fan?



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