Ten gallon hats, true love and one unhappy millionaire: A tale of URLs gone awry

With all this talk about sexuality and sports, one high-profile athlete has finally emerged from the proverbial closet.

That athlete… is the Dallas Cowboys.

The following story has to be a stiff thorn in Jerry Jones’ side, which is better than something else that might be sticking in his backside if he were to frequent the website that bears his team’s name.

According to a recent Yahoo article, the NFL’s most recognizable franchise tried to purchase the URL Cowboys.com.   Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?  They already own DallasCowboys.com, but unfortunately not the neighboring URL with Dallas in the name.

So let’s say you were a Dallas fan and decided to visit Cowboys.com to see how your team fared this weekend.  You wouldn’t find any box scores, stats or tidbits about the game, but you would find other information on balls, holding and contact.  Cowboys.com, which Jones has wanted to purchase since 2007, is a gay, online dating service where you can find “a man to ride off into the sunset with.”  Yeehaw!

Not exactly the image Jones wants associated with his brand although after a rocky start to the season, I would imagine a number of those online cowboys have a better passing rating than Tony Romo.

Look, I’m not one to judge here.  If you want to cuddle up to a private showing of Brokeback Mountain with a loved one, even if your loved one is a husky, flannel-clad , cowpoke (pun intended), more power to you.  We all deserve the right to be in love, and wear flannel.

I just find it funny that Jones, one of the most pompous men on the planet, a guy who was recently seen on national television having his son-in-law wipe off his spectacles, and a man who has more money than he can spend in a lifetime, can’t get what he wants, which is a simple website address.

I guess the moral of the story is money can’t buy everything after all.  We’ll see if Mitt Romney learns that same lesson in November.

20 thoughts on “Ten gallon hats, true love and one unhappy millionaire: A tale of URLs gone awry

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  2. Every time I look at Jerry Jones , it reminds me about the good and the bad , as it relates to the NFL . The franchise is worth close to $2 billion , and it is one of the most profitable NFL franchises . But beyond that , Jones and the Cowboys haven’t a god damn thing that’s tangible to show for it all , by way of on the field success over the past decade .

    Speaking of purchases , the ownership group of the Dodgers are now said to be interested in purchasing Philip Anschutz’s company AEG . The hospitality company owns the Staples Center , Nokia Theater , 35% share of the Lakers , MLS soccer team , the LA Galaxy , as well as the minority interests in six other MLS teams. Also it just happens to be the parent company of Live Nation (concert promotions company as ticket wholesaler ) as well as several sports venues around the globe. Reported asking price will be somewhere between $6.5 billion to $8 billion . Nice piece of” cheddar “ if you can afford it !

    Tophatal ………..

  3. Al…

    How much of that profitability has actually do with Jones and how much has to do with the fact that the team was popular before he even got his hands on it?

    The Cowboys are an incredibly mediocre team this year and that’s paying them a compliment.

  4. Chris

    Considering he bought the Dallas Cowboys for under $400 million , and instantaneously set about marketing the franchise in the way that he has. I would say it was all Jerry Jones ! You seem to forget he made his millions in the oil industry as a wildcatter and oil engineering company supplier .

    Apart from the tv revenues the franchise receives via the NFL , Jones has gone out and negotiated independent contracts with independent television affiliates across the country for Cowboys’ content . So you tell me what other NFL owner shows that type of acumen ?

    Do you realize also that the Cowboys actually have their own apparel company, that markets everything that is franchise related ? Therein , those monies they do not have to share with the rest of the NFL . So you tell me, what other NFL owner shows that type of business acumen ? Name one, if you can ?

    Tophatal ………………

  5. LSU and Florida ? Will you be chomping at the bit, while watching the game ?

    The Braves are killing me at the moment , they had 2-0 lead thru’ three and now they’ve allowed the Cardinals back into the game with a 3-2 lead . Screw that ! If they lose this game , it means Chipper Jones walks away after a fantastic season .

    This is all bull#hit , with Roger Goodell allowing certain members of the Saints’ coaching staff to be in attendance for Saints vs Chargers this Sunday , merely because Brees is on the brink of breaking Unitas’ consecutive games’ record with a touchdown pass thrown . A suspension should mean a suspension , and not some of this half as#ed bull#hit that Goodell is allowing the Saints to subscribe to ! This is why the NFL no longer has any fu##ing credibility !

  6. So Keyshawn Johnson believes that the Jets should sign both TO and Chad Johnson ? Who’s Keyshawn’s GP and what has he been prescribing his patient ? Any thoughts ?

    Tophatal ………….

  7. Yea, Al, but Cowboys fans aren’t going to stop becoming fans simply because Jones owns ’em, or at least the majority of them won’t. Jones bought ’em in 1989 and even though he was a part of the Emmitt-Troy-Irvin years, that franchise was already pretty damn popular.

    By no means am I cracking on his business sense. He’s a billionaire. I’m just saying it’s pretty funny someone bungled that website deal.

    And re: LSU-Florida, Al, I’ll be chilling on my sofa, planted in front of the big screen, cold beer or two ready and hopefully cheering my boys on to a hard-fought victory. Gainesville should be absolutely insane this weekend. All the more reason to avoid it.

  8. Yeah, man. The Braves are choking this one away. Shoddy defense too. Either way, I hope Tony LaRussa has a ride home.

    I don’t get that whole Saints thing either. Sounds like a conjugal visit to me.

    And maybe that’s Keyshawn’s way of saying he wants the Jets to sign him too. That’s all that team needs is more drama.

  9. Chris

    He’s teaching his son , Stephen , the ropes , so anything is possible. I mean, it was the son who recently botched a $25 million deal real estate deal .

    Need I say anymore on the matter ?

    Keyshawn really needs to stop popping those pills don’t you think ?

    The Braves looked bad in just about every aspect of their game against the Cardinals .

    On the other hand the Rangers’ offense against the O’s was simply mediocre ! Beltre and Hamilton went 0-8 in their at bats .

    Tophatal …………

  10. Chris

    He’s teaching his son , Stephen , the ropes , so anything is possible. I mean, it was the son who recently botched a $25 million deal , real estate deal .

    Need I say anymore on the matter ?

    Keyshawn really needs to stop popping those pills don’t you think ?

    The Braves looked bad in just about every aspect of their game against the Cardinals .

    On the other hand the Rangers’ offense against the O’s was simply mediocre ! Beltre and Hamilton went 0-8 in their at bats .

    Tophatal …………

  11. Al…

    What did you think about the infield fly rule called in the Braves game?

    And how about them Rangers? Best team in baseball all season-long and now they’re home for the winter. Pretty disappointing end to their season, one would think.

    If the Orioles and A’s met in the ALCS, how many players out of their starting lineups could you mention?

  12. Al…

    Right after that call, Twitter exploded with people saying the exact same thing, that Selig had brought in the replacement refs.

    I agree that wasn’t the reason the Bravos lost but still, not a way to end a game.

    And a GREAT win for the Gators against LSU. Ranked in the top four for the first time under Muschamp. Who knew? Hey, if Urban Meyer can win a national championship in his second year, why not Mus?

  13. Chris

    I got way ahead of myself on the Gators LSU game and then some . LOL,LOL,LOL !!! Muschamp and his coaching staff have perhaps one of the best defensive units in all of the SEC .

    As for what took place in the divisional round game between the Braves and Cardinals . These things happen but as I alluded to , it wasn’t the sole reason for the Braves’ loss in the game.

    I’m not yet ready for the NBA season but I’m gearing up towards it !

    Full court press

    Idiot fans are griping that Tebow was only used in 7 plays during the Jets’ loss last night . Seven snaps too many , as far as I’m concerned ! The team has more issues , that go way beyond what Tebow is capable of doing , which isn’t much to begin with , as evidenced by last night .

    Tophatal ………….

    Tophatal ……….

  14. The Rangers led the AL West for 178 of the 187 days that baseball was in play , and on the last day of the regular season in their very last game they were embarrassed . In doing so , they lost the AL West divisional title .

    There are seven billionaires , that are part of the Rangers’ syndication that make up the ownership group that might now be rethinking their investment in the organization. I hear Nolan Ryan has suggested that they dig up the ballpark and explore for oil ? In the off season the decision will be do they re-sign Josh Hamilton and how much do they pay him by way of a multi-year deal ?

    Tophatal ………………

  15. That was a hard-hitting ballgame, Al.

    It’s good to see the Gators playing with some discipline. It’s also good to see us be able to run the ball between the tackles. Urban who?

    And Tebow’s gonna have his fans, man. The Jets are just not all that good. Not even Timmy can save ’em at this point.

  16. Ouch, man!

    The Rangers led the division for that long?

    I heard some of Ron Washington’s post-season press conference. Sounded like one step away from the deep end.

    I think they bring him back but I also think if he doesn’t get things done next year, they might look at other options.

    I’m definitely looking forward to the bidding war on Josh Hamilton but in the end, I think they retain him.

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