Recently, our fearless leader Rex Ryan, found himself in a little hot water. To sum up what he said, he gently recommended that Cowboy fans not wear their jerseys or caps to the game. Of course, the media got ahold of this little gem and suggested that Rex was inciting violence against Cowboy fans. This s not what Rex was going for with his comments. He quickly retracted his statement and tried to explain a little better what he was trying to say. You have to spell it out sometimes for these reporters.
Rex wants this stadium to come alive with energy and pride. He wants us to cheer so loud, that if you are a fan of the other team, you would be embarrassed to wear your team's gear. He wants this stadium so loud that you would never even know there were any Cowboy fans there. I feel sort of ashamed that he even has to ask, or say anything. Bart Scott put it perfectly in an interview with Gary Myers.
"I think the last stadium was a lot louder and maybe some of the die-hard fans can't afford tickets any more," Bart Scott was saying Thursday, referring to the PSLs that priced some longtime fans out of the stadium. "We have to challenge the people that's in the stadium now to get off their iPads and tweets and represent the stadium and get loud and make it a home-field advantage for us."
I have to agree with Bart here. There were way too many games where our stadium felt like it was sleeping. I went to two games last year, and I wasn't impressed with the fans' performance in either. We shouldn't need Fireman Ed to tell us when to stand and cheer when our defense is on the field. Even when he does try to get everyone up, there are a big chunk of people that don't. The next time you guys are at a game, let's do our part as fans, and get everyone pumped and excited. I, like Rex, would like to see us with an actual home field advantage at home.