Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, including Kelsi Reich, center, perform during the second half of the Cowboys' NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Reich's boyfriend, Bills' David Nelson, presented her with a football after he scored a touchdown during the first half of the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
We’d imagine that for the most part, there are two kinds of football fans in Houston: Cowboys fans, and Texans fans who have a special kind of disdain for all things Cowboys, particularly the team’s fan base in their city.
This is reflected in the list of the 50 most disliked figures in Houston sports history, published by the Houston Chronicle today.
Not only does Jerry Jones make the list--"He’s the Cowboys’ owner, it’s our sworn duty to hate him. So what if he fought for Bob McNair getting a seat at the NFL’s table and so what if he made Wade Phillips available to the Texans. Thanks, Jerry!" the Chronicle says--but so do the Cowboys cheerleaders and one “Cowboy” Bill Lamza, president of the Dallas Cowboys fan club and a regular on Houston sports radio.
That these three made the most hated list isn’t all that surprising. Nor is Mark Cuban’s presence. But we can’t place too much stock in a list that includes Dirk Nowitzki--because, come on, who could possibly dislike Dirk Nowitzki?
Well. Maybe Heat fans.
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