[This post has my name on it here, but was written by Jeff Freier of SB Nation New York. I am just bringing it to your attention.]
The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are enemies. It's natural, of course, because they've been division rivals for decades. But the enmity New Yorkers have for the Cowboys runs deeper than just sharing the NFC East. Giants fans hate the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, too, but the Cowboys? That hatred's on a whole other level. And it's not just Giants fans -- Dallas is both the most beloved and most loathed team in football. ...
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have been jammed down America's throats for decades -- he's even now rapping in a Papa John's commercial, for Pete's sake. But, let's face it, it's so much fun to hate the Cowboys. That's part of what makes sports entertaining -- having villains. And when the villain loses year after year, as if he were Wile E. Coyote attempting to catch the Roadrunner, then all the better. When that ACME safe falls on top of Jones or he runs off the side of a cliff, it's just that much more satisfying. It's good that Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are the way they are. Having a bad guy makes rooting for the good guy more fun. Especially when the bad guy ends up burnt to a crisp, the result of yet another backfiring scheme.
-- Read the rest at SB Nation New York. Trust me, you want to.