Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Turns out that, somehow, the Cowboys are still America’s Team.
At least according to the results of a new poll released this week by ESPN. In the poll of 1,500 American sports fans 12+, administered over a 12-month period that ended in March, the Cowboys were voted the No. 1 favorite sports team, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
The poll also reinforced the NFL’s popularity, placing seven teams in the Top 10.
The New York Yankees were fourth, followed by the Denver Broncos at No. 5 and then the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat, who finished three spots ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Just imagine how popular the Cowboys would be if they didn’t keep finishing 8-8. Like the Kardashians, the Cowboys are much more relevant than they are talented.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.