From the LA Times . . .
You might not call them “America’s Team,” your friends might not call them “America’s Team” and maybe not a single person you know would call them “America’s Team,” but make no mistake, the Dallas Cowboys are clearly “America’s Team.”
How do we know this? Follow the money.
According to a Harris Poll last month, the Cowboys are No. 1 among adults who follow professional football. (The Colts, Steelers, Packers and Bears follow).
And you thought the Patriots were America’s Team? What have they done lately, besides win three Super Bowls in the last six years and go undefeated so far this season? (Yes, the Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1996).
But this “America’s Team” thing, it’s all about the ka-ching.
The NFL Shop, which is the NFL’s online merchandise store, lists the Cowboys first in memorabilia sales, ahead of the Bears and the Steelers.
The No. 9 jersey of Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo is the top-selling jersey this year.
If you don’t believe the cash register, maybe you’ll believe your eyeballs. When you take the five most-watched regular season games on television in the last 20 years, the Cowboys played in four of them.