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Who Came Up With the Phrase "America's Team"

1/31/10 in NFL   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

This is for all the Cowboy haters who think they are so full of themselves that they called themselves "AMERICA'S TEAM". -- WRONG--

Bob Ryan, now Vice President and editor-in-chief of NFL Films, coined this for the Cowboys while preparing and editing the team’s 1978 season highlight film.[8] He was quoted as saying:

During the Cowboys' first game of the 1979 season, a nationally televised game against the St. Louis Cardinals (which Dallas won 22-21), the television announcer for CBS introduced the Cowboys as America’s Team and the name stuck.

Dallas' Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry originally did not approve of the appellation of America's Team. He felt that it would give opposing teams extra incentive to play harder. Eventually he gave in and actually came to like the name.
So much for saying it was Tex Schramm or any other person in the Cowboys organization. 
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2/4/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

I posted this blog...for the people who always claim to know what is and isn't....especially a certain Cowboy hater on this site....

2/4/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

lol seems your just a big old hater.......

2/4/10   |   Sidenstricker_T

hate dallas...and the patriots...and the jets and giants!!!! GO PANTHERS!!

2/2/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61919 respect

The Colts...America's Team!