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Cowboys Fan Selling Allegiance On eBay



    In response to the Dallas Cowboys woes of late, one fan has taken it upon himself to withdrawal his loyalty to the team, and give it to the highest bidder--literally. The man put his allegiance up for grabs on eBay recently, offering to "begin rooting for, and become a die hard fan of , any NFL team of the winning bidder's choosing. "

    The reaction to this in Dallas will likely be mixed.

    The man who claims to be (or have been, more accurately) a lifelong fan of the Cowboys, has resorted to what could be aptly described as a sort of sports-fan-prostitution, for one, selling his supposed loyalty to the highest bidder.

    His arguments against Tony Romo--that he plays golf, and chases women--are categorically off-base, offenses of which almost every player in the NFL is guilty (though most aren't as good as Romo at either); and the idea itself isn't really original (a University of Michigan fan held a similar auction last year), though the guy does point this out in the post.

    That said, the auction should deftly illustrate the general sense of estrangement and alienation felt by a great deal of  fans--and aside from that, it's kind of funny.

    The guy does a solid job in the product (read: his loyalty) description in recounting the numerous transgressions on the part of ownership over the past two decades, from Jerry Jones' handling of Tom Landry, to his all-too-proud stance with respect to Jimmy Johnson, to the thirteen-year playoff drought, by which fans are still maligned.

    What's more, half of the winning bid will go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation, a world-renowned charity aimed at raising awareness of, and a cure for breast cancer.

    The fact alone that there's an auction of this sort out there is a reflection of the state of Cowboys Nation; that is, more than a few of them are pissed. And unless something changes, the loyalty-market might soon be flooded.