Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is always good for a solid quote. On Tuesday morning, during an interview on 105.3 The Fan, Jones addressed the current state of the Washington Redskins.
Show co-host Shan Shariff, of “New School with Shan and RJ,” asked Jones how much he paid attention to the Redskins and his buddy, Dan Snyder, in D.C. As Barry Petchesky of Deadspin points out, what Shariff got was a play out of the classic video game Oregon Trail.
Following, ladies and gentlemen, is a trip inside the mind of how Jones views an NFL season (via Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Blog):
“Barry Switzer, our coach, used to tell the team, I’m your wagon master, we’re back in the covered wagon days, we’re going to California. We’ve got to cross the Mississippi River to get there. A lot of you are gonna die. We’re gonna have new faces as we go along the way, we’re gonna burn some of these wagons for firewood, float the Mississippi with others. This train is gonna get to California. I’m gonna try to be on it; I hope you’re on it.”
Can’t you see it now: each season Jones loads up his wagon in August to make the trip to the elusive Super Bowl, only to be wiped out by the cold and injuries to players. Tony Romo takes a couple of Hail Mary shots late in the season, but they inevitably fall short, killing off the Cowboys for another year.
Not that we think about it, Jerry Jones is living Oregon Trail.