Getting booed is nothing new to Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner and general manager confirmed Sunday night that he has been booed many times since he purchased the team in 1989.
Early in the second quarter of Sunday’s 29-24 loss to the New York Giants, the Cowboys Stadium crowd booed Jones several times as he was shown on the venue’s gigantic big screen monitor. They were obviously frustrated by the 23-0 score.
“Well, I’ve been to boo school, so to speak,” Jones said. “Seriously. That’s certainly, I’m sure the fans had the same feeling I did. I was frustrated. I knew that we had dug ourselves a hole that was going to take super effort to get out of, but I understand it.”
“Well I know that our fans didn’t connect that sensitivity at all,” Jones said of the boos coming during a promotion about cancer awareness. “I know they didn’t and I share their frustration and understand how it’s directed. I just understand that. I was disappointed that we played like that. I didn’t anticipate us coming in here and playing like that. We had a great chance to beat this team.”
That’s where you’re wrong Jerry. You really don’t understand it. This goes deeper than one play, one game for Cowboys fans. What the Cowboys Nation is booing you for, is the way you have constructed a mediocre, losing-type team here in Texas. The average Cowboys fan doesn’t think you have what it takes to understand how to build a winning team. They hate that you don’t listen to the fans, and what they want. Bottom line is, Cowboys fan hate what they are seeing, and the product on the field. THAT’S why they are booing Jerry. It’s because of you!
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Giants win Game 4 in extra innings, sweep Tigers to win World Series
From Hardball Talk
The Giants are your 2012 World Series champions.
The Giants topped the Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit to finish off a four-game World Series sweep. This is the Giants’ second World Series title in the past three seasons and the seventh in franchise history.
Game 4 was a back-and-forth affair, including go-ahead two-run homers from Buster Posey and Miguel Cabrera and a game-tying solo blast from Delmon Young. The Giants ultimately took the lead in the top of the 10th inning after Marco Scutaro punched a two-out single in front of Austin Jackson in center field to score Ryan Theriot. Sergio Romo struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to finish off the victory, freezing Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera for the final out.
The Giants are the first team to sweep the World Series since the Red Sox finished off the Rockies in four games in 2007. They are the first National League team to sweep the World Series since the Reds defeated the Athletics in 1990.
From the Newberg Report:
The instant that a Giants win ended on a Romo throw for the second time of the day, the 2013 baseball season got underway for me. I didn’t really care who won the World Series until the Giants went up two games – after that all I wanted was a sweep, so that the tournament that the Rangers should have been playing in for more than nine innings could stop.
As of this morning it’s no longer tampering for clubs to approach players entitled to free agency. Players can formally negotiate only with the clubs they ended the season with until Friday night, but the rules allow contact from other clubs right away, so to the extent that there are teams interested in exploring the possibility of mutual interest with Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Mike Adams, Ryan Dempster, Roy Oswalt, and Mark Lowe – plus Koji Uehara once he exercises his contractual right to choose free agency over arbitration and Scott Feldman once Texas declines his 2013 option – those communications can get started this morning.
We know that the Rangers and Hamilton aren’t going to roll their sleeves up together this week, as they agreed earlier this year to let Hamilton survey the market before coming back to Texas to discuss a new contract. By Friday afternoon, the Rangers will tender him a one-year, $13.3 million offer, a formality that won’t lead to anything other than a supplemental first-round pick in June if he ends up signing with another club, but that’s the only news Texas and Hamilton will make this week. Hamilton will decline that offer within seven days after it’s made, but that doesn’t mean he can’t sign with the Rangers thereafter.
This week’s decision on Napoli will be trickier, as the club might make him the $13.3 million qualifying offer but only if it’s comfortable with the possibility that he’ll accept it. Going into the season, it was all but a lock that the first-time free agent was going to get a multi-year deal this winter, maybe not in Miguel Montero or Victor Martinez territory but possibly close – Texas reportedly offered him three years and $38 million last winter – but whatever proposals come his way after his disappointing 2012 may prompt him to take one year and $13.3 million, hoping that he bounces back in 2013 and can reenter free agency a year from now, when the class of available players is expected to be unusually weak.
Again, if Texas makes a qualifying offer by Friday, Napoli will have until the following Friday (November 9) to accept it. The catcher picture could start to materialize here quickly.
The Rangers certainly won’t make qualifying offers to Adams, Uehara, Feldman, or Lowe, and they’re not allowed to do so with Dempster or Oswalt since neither righthander was with the Rangers for all of 2012. They could still sign any of them, but if they don’t there won’t be any draft pick compensation.
The World Series is over – thank goodness – and the business of putting together a club capable of competing in next year’s gets started right away.
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