Every Monday, Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King writes his weekly article, Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). This week, King asked for readers to submit a 200-word essay on the reason why fans love their teams to firstname.lastname@example.org. I encourage you to submit your own, but for now, here is my submission.
Why I Love the Dallas Cowboys
The year is 1984 and two Ohio State alumni have just had a son….in Bolivia. That son was me, a lollipop of a kid with bright blue eyes and shock-white hair, in a country where the only thing to call someone with those features is “gringo.” It was in this environment, this soccer-centric landlocked country in South America, that I became a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.