Are we rooting against Jason Garrett? Absolutely …..

November 10, 2010 |

Together, both franchises have accrued a total of 52 wins and 28 losses, since Garrett decided he didn’t want to lead either team. And, together, both franchises have returned to the playoffs.
As we know, Jason Garrett is an offensively-geared guy. That’s his specialty. I can only imagine he laments missed opportunities to cultivate and command the development of either Joe Flacco or Matt Ryan. Toss in Ray Rice or Michael Turner, and he likely harbors further frustrations.

The Ravens and Falcons have obviously prospered under their new head coaches. Each team has a respective regular season record of 26-14, since John Harbaugh and Mike Smith assumed control. Both teams are 6-2 and primed for a showdown tomorrow night.

I wonder if Jason Garrett will catch any of tomorrow night’s affair? Any chance his recently increased workload allows for some Thursday night football?

He ain’t watching that game.

Call him too busy. Call him distracted. Call him committed. Call him whatever you desire …..

But, he’s not leaving the friendly confines of that “bubble of optimism” provided by Jerry Jones. He’s not exposing himself to the regrets he’s trying to leave behind.

We all make bad decisions. We spur the advances of others and reject people, just as someone has rejected us. That’s life …..

But, those who suffer rejection often end up wishing bad luck upon those who rejected them.

If you still doubt me, think about the this next question …..

When is the last time you heard a caller say nice things said about these guys on a sports talk radio program?

26 Jul 1997:  Quarterback John Elway of the Denver Broncos during the Broncos 31-10 win over the Buffalo Bills at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira (L) celebrates in front of home plate umpire Ted Barrett after scoring against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

For them, it was business. But, here in Baltimore, we took it personally. We’ve wished bad luck and misfortune upon their careers and hoped for misery along the way.

In some distinct ways, the jilted sports fan can find similar company with the rejected prospective boyfriend, employee or athlete. Once again, it’s just human nature.

So, don’t tell me you’re not rooting against Jason Garrett. That’s bunk. He rejected this team and this town. And, if your heart is attached to the Ravens or Baltimore, you’re bound to take it personally.

When the Cowboys suffer another beatdown, and Jason Garrett endures his first loss as head coach, we’ll take some satisfaction from it. It will probably happen on Sunday and we’ll all crow about it on Monday.

That’s just the way it is …..