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Confessions Of A Cheating Cowboys Fan

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In a couple days, Cowboys training camp starts. This is something of a minor holiday for me, and it's pretty much practice. Believe it or not with as much time as I spend on the Rangers here, my passion for the Rangers, while enormous, pales in comparison to my passion for the Cowboys. For most of my life, I have lived and breathed Silver and Blue. Come late July, the Cowboys and the NFL are my life's obsession.

But not this year. Oh, sure, I care, but there's one little thing getting in my way more than usual.

See, if sports teams are relationships, the Cowboys have always been my wife, and the Rangers have been a best friend. And while I'd normally be giving the wife all the attention in the world right now, I find myself looking at the friend in ways I never have before. Really wrong ways, if we weren't talking about sports.

When the Rangers are busy winning bundles of games in Boston and Detroit, and when they've got a chance to put the division away earlier than I ever could have expected, and when they have a chance to do something really special, it's just very hard to pay much mind to football when they're not even playing exhibition games yet.

And I don't care. This is so much fun, the Cowboys are just going to have to deal with me spending less time with them. Besides, the Rangers are a cheaper date.

And I have to imagine I'm not the only DFW sports fan who feels this way. I don't think the Cowboys popularity vs. the Rangers is a sign no one will ever obsess about the Rangers. I think it's a sign that DFW sports fans are passionate and will root for the Rangers as soon as they're an awesome, young, talented team with a bright present and future.

Hey, what do you know? Follow through, Rangers.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.