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Troy Aikman blasts Cowboys fans

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06:19 PM ET 10.12 | Sports fans are a rabid and passionate people when it comes to the teams they love. Nothing shows that more so than the sheer volume of a stadium when the home team is in the building. Troy Aikman, who won a handful of Super Bowls in front of rocking crowds of Cowboys fans, is claiming that this idea of home field advantage doesn't exist in Dallas. Much to the chagrin of Dallas sports fans, Aikman went as far as to stop just short of calling the culture of sports in Dallas fair-weathered.

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Troy AIkman, AP Photo/Marc Serota Troy AIkman, AP Photo/Marc Serota
October 12, 2012  08:14 PM ET

Sounds about right....

October 12, 2012  08:20 PM ET

Houston Texans fans are more loyal than Dallas Cowboys fans.

October 12, 2012  08:21 PM ET

Dump a few misfits. Whose's Tory??

October 12, 2012  08:27 PM ET

Tory Aikman...

Nice.

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October 12, 2012  08:41 PM ET

Not sure where this came from, and fan noise is always a debatable issue (except in Arrowhead and CenturyLink (???) stadium) but I was cursed with about 18 months of living in St. Louis when the football Cardinals were still there. I'm pretty sure every member of that team would tell you that getting to stand around on the 'sunny side' of Texas Stadium represented a pretty significant home field advantage.

October 12, 2012  09:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Troy shouldn't be talking about the fans, he should be talking about the inept coaching and GMing in Dallas.The fans are shell-shocked from years of failure.

The Houston Texans fans are very loyal to their team unlike the Cowboys fans who whine unless their team goes to the Super Bowl. We have finally got a winner after many years of frustration.

October 12, 2012  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not sure where this came from, and fan noise is always a debatable issue (except in Arrowhead and CenturyLink (???) stadium) but I was cursed with about 18 months of living in St. Louis when the football Cardinals were still there. I'm pretty sure every member of that team would tell you that getting to stand around on the 'sunny side' of Texas Stadium represented a pretty significant home field advantage.

St. Louis is a great baseball town but not much of a football city.

October 12, 2012  09:17 PM ET

Sounds like Troy has held a grudge against Cowboy fans for quite a few years now.

October 12, 2012  09:35 PM ET

I would agree with Troy especially with the new stadium; there are so many "bells and whistles" to distract you; a lot of people just spend their time looking around, oohing and ahhing the place (even during the game!!)...

October 12, 2012  09:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not sure where this came from

I'm sure it has something to do with their 14-12 home record at the new stadium.

October 12, 2012  09:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

St. Louis is a great baseball town but not much of a football city.

Actually, St. Louis is a hell of a football city. The worst record over a five year span in NFL history, plus a potential lame-duck season, and we STILL show up at the games. Take that "not a good football city" to Tampa, or San Diego, or Cincinnati, or Buffalo, and stop swallowing the national line that, just because we love baseball, we don't support the Rams.

October 12, 2012  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I would agree with Troy especially with the new stadium; there are so many "bells and whistles" to distract you; a lot of people just spend their time looking around, oohing and ahhing the place (even during the game!!)...

Cowboys fans are smug and arrogant.

October 12, 2012  10:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I would agree with Troy especially with the new stadium; there are so many "bells and whistles" to distract you; a lot of people just spend their time looking around, oohing and ahhing the place (even during the game!!)...

Cowboys fans are smug and arrogant.

October 12, 2012  10:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Actually, St. Louis is a hell of a football city. The worst record over a five year span in NFL history, plus a potential lame-duck season, and we STILL show up at the games. Take that "not a good football city" to Tampa, or San Diego, or Cincinnati, or Buffalo, and stop swallowing the national line that, just because we love baseball, we don't support the Rams.

My most memorable early 80's memory of the St Louis Cardinals football team was the four guys who staggered their way up to their seats in the row of front of my Dad and me carrying a huge cooler that required all four of them to move. During the game two of them would stand up and dead lift the cooler over a third member while the fourth guy opened the spigot on the side. The whole cooler, as best as we could figure out, was filled with alcohol and ice and the fourth guy was given a fire hose shot while everyone chanted 'chug mofo, chug!!!!' They rotated the cooler around and kept it even, but it remains the most awesome alcoholic intake I have ever seen (and that includes stints in East Tennessee and West Virginia).

Animal House might have been a fantasy, but Busch Stadium in the 80's was a reality.

October 12, 2012  10:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

My most memorable early 80's memory of the St Louis Cardinals football team was the four guys who staggered their way up to their seats in the row of front of my Dad and me carrying a huge cooler that required all four of them to move. During the game two of them would stand up and dead lift the cooler over a third member while the fourth guy opened the spigot on the side. The whole cooler, as best as we could figure out, was filled with alcohol and ice and the fourth guy was given a fire hose shot while everyone chanted 'chug mofo, chug!!!!' They rotated the cooler around and kept it even, but it remains the most awesome alcoholic intake I have ever seen (and that includes stints in East Tennessee and West Virginia). Animal House might have been a fantasy, but Busch Stadium in the 80's was a reality.

I never said that St. Louis fans couldn't drink with the best of them. I said they support their baseball team and not the football team.

October 12, 2012  10:07 PM ET

Troy maybe right. What are Cowboy fans known for?

October 12, 2012  10:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Troy maybe right. What are Cowboy fans known for?

Whining about their football team.

 
October 12, 2012  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I never said that St. Louis fans couldn't drink with the best of them. I said they support their baseball team and not the football team.

And I disagreed with you. Mostly because you're wrong.

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