I was amused by the “Cowboys season review” article by several of the Star-Telegram sports writers Jan. 5, that gave actual grades to each of the areas of the football team, and “5 ways to improve.”
How can people who sit behind a desk, collecting data on games feel that that collecting data can turn them in to experts? Jason Garrett who grew up in a football family, and has spent his entire life studying football, must understand the game better than a desk person.
Years ago while flying as a pilot on a major airline, passengers gave us credit for being a great pilot based on runway touchdown, and then criticized us for learning to fly at Sears when we landed at Laguardia in New York, on a short slippery runway with everything virtually perfect, ending with a hard landing that was definitely needed to get the wheels spinning to provide braking instead of hydroplaning. They judge every flight by the runway touchdown.
I see the sports writers doing the same thing, basing the game on the touchdown. If they were held to the same standards as they hold players and coaches, there would be no sports section of this paper.
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— Gerald Grieser, Hurst