Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Cowboys

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at The Atlantic. That means he’s smarter than you (and I). Over here he has something to say about the state of the Dallas Cowboys. He begins thusly: “The Dallas Cowboys are not very good.” And then he gets to the part that matters:

These guys really are something beyond a sports team. I first really understood this, a few years back, when the new stadium was unveiled. The Cowboys suffered a humiliating loss, at home, on their inaugural night. But all anyone talked about was the scoreboard, the seating, the positioning of the cheerleaders. People were making money. The game was irrelevant.

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