CARSON Wentz’s new deal naturally has pretty much any sportswriter (me included), talking about Dak Prescott’s contract situation, and how it’s at a standstill. You can’t talk about the consequences of signing Prescott, without bringing up his team. So these days I find myself not just writing about Prescott and the Cowboys, but thinking about them in ways I usually don’t have the time to.
Cowboys fans: You’ve already given me the traffic. Clicking away now means nothing. You may as well keep reading, as I twist the knife a little deeper.
Eagles fans: Sometimes I REALLY enjoy what I do.
Giants fans: You guys may get a kick out of this.
Redskins fans: You can read?! Good for you! You GO, girl!
It seemed like forever that we Eagles fans had to hear it from the rest of the division: “You’re the only team in the division that hasn’t won a Super Bowl! Nyah-nyah Nyah-nah!”
Well, then we won one. We completed the mission. So everyone could shut up, and stop saying that we CAN’T do something. Because we already did it. It’s done. But then we started getting new flack about how we still aren’t really in the winner’s circle, yet. It’s always something, right?
Funny thing about that winner’s circle though. While every team in the NFC East has won a Super Bowl, only three of us have won an NFL Championship game. The Eagles. The giants. And the Redskins. The Cowboys have never won one. Never even been to one. And do you know what the BEST part is? They can’t ever go to one. Meaning they can’t win one. CAN’T. Not ever.
Get your popcorn folks! Because here’s where it starts to get really GOOD!
Now that the NFL no longer plays an “NFL Championship” game, the Cowboys can never be in a position to win it. Since the league changed the name of the game, it means they’re forever stuck behind us in that category, right?
Everyone can admit that regardless what the championship game is named, it’s just that. A championship game. Thus, a league’s champion is just that: The League Champion.
What this means, is that Cowboys fans can either adopt an admission of forever being behind us in NFL Championships, or acknowledging that those 1948, 1949, and 1960 Championships won by the Eagles, are the equivalent of the Super Bowls.
Either the games are equivalent, and the Cowboys are still ahead of us 5 to 4. Or they games are different, and the Cowboys are ahead of us, 5 to 1 in Super Bowls, but FOREVER behind us, 3 to zero in NFL Championships.
You know what? We’ll let THEM pick which one they like. Either one works for Eagles fans. What’s great is that there is no middle ground to take. The games are either the same or they are different. There is no fence sitting for Cowboys fans. They HAVE TO come down on either side of that issue.
We’re behind in championships no matter how you look at it. However, we can eventually close the gap in “Super Bowls”. That’s what the game is known as now, and it’s doubtful the name will ever change again. (Plus, I doubt the Vikings will get suckered into sending them to three more Super Bowls.)
Now for the best part. We get to either watch Cowboys fans finally acknowledge history, or adopt an admitted position of being second rate, out of sheer stubbornness to give us due credit. Heads we win. Tails they lose.
WOW! This Carson Wentz deal is paying dividends already.