KissFM- A family from Amarillo took their 10 year-old son Roman to last weekend’s football game at AT&T stadium between the Cowboys and Lions. The tickets were a surprise from Roman’s grandma because he is a huge Detroit Lions fan.
Roman and his family made the trip from Amarillo to Arlington, TX. Before the game started Roman participated in a contest that was being held on one of the stages outside of the stadium. The game was musical chairs and the last person to get a chair would win a brand new PS4 Madden game. Roman ended up being the winner, but when the MC noticed he had a Detroit Lions jersey on she asked to do it all over again because he was a Detroit Lions fan.
After they made Roman complete a re-do of musical chairs, the other guy Roman went against won this time — and, yes, he was a Dallas Cowboys fan. The MC said they both would receive prizes. The staff gave Roman a Batman DVD and handed the other guy the PS4 Madden game.
Oh, cry me a fucking river Roman. How old are you, 10? It's time I teach you a little lesson that your shitty parents were too lazy to teach you. I know what you are thinking. No, I don't want to teach him about where babies come from, or tell him Santa isn't real, or tell him that his parents are just as likely to get divorced as they are to stay together. I want to let him know that life isn't fair. Shit happens, even to the best of us. That is no more true than it is when you bring home field advantage into the equation. The Lions lost because the Cowboys benefited off a favorable call in front of 100,000 of their own fans, and you missed out on your 'Madden' game because you had the wide eyed optimism to think you could win anything dressed in the opponent's colors. Won't be entering any more contests on enemy ground, will you Roman? You're lucky you got out of there without getting publicly shamed all over every inch of Jerry's 600 square foot Jumbotron. I don't discourage those that travel to see their team on the road. I have done it more times than I can count. This is society, however, and we have rules. Your neighbors don't walk into your house and put their dirty feet up on the coffee table, and you shouldn't get on stage and flaunt your Matthew Stafford jersey in front of the Dallas faithful.
How am I supposed to feel bad for this kid? He is ten years old and he has already experienced a Lion's playoff game live. That's more than 98% of the truly battered and beaten fans of that franchise can say. If Grandma can afford a $300 ticket to a a football game in the house that Jerry built, she can most certainly afford a $50 video game. Don't think for a second that I believe in this kid's supposed 'die hard fandom' either. Be a real Lion's fan for me one time Roman. Bitch incessantly about how one penalty flag turned non-call was the reason you lost. Throw out conspiracy theories about how Jerry Jones was in the ref's pocket. Don't bitch about not winning a video game for a system that you don't even own. Stop being a brat. Sulk your head and drowned your pain in a few bottles of O'douls, It's time for you to get accustomed to what being a Lion's fan is REALLY about.
Furthermore, they technically didn't steal the game from him. They just made him play musical chairs again and this time he lost. One for two doesn't exactly scream that Roman was the superior musical chairs participant to me. If this kid is crying about anything, it should be that he wasn't given an opportunity for a game 3. Instead he is bitching about not getting a free video game. Where's that competitive spirit son?
Thank God the future Mrs. Stafford is stepping in to undo any progress we made teaching this kid a life lesson. She doesn't have anything better to do, like, oh I don't know, making sure her fat faced fiancé doesn't soil his diaper on national television. Not only is he going to get his video game now, but he's also going to get the system to play it on, as well as a signed Calvin Johnson helmet. God bless America in the 21st century. A kid misses out on a $50 video game and a bunch of strangers have already raised $2,000 for him via an online fundraiser. I forget, did this kid get 'cheated' out of a video game or his annual car insurance payment? That's the lesson we should be teaching the next generation. Something shitty happens and all you have to do is pout about it on the internet and get paid back ten fold. No wonder all our elders are complaining about 'kids these days'. Roman's got granny dropping a couple C notes on playoffs tickets, while a majority of the city he cheers for can't even afford to keep the lights on. Stop being greedy, kid. Thats's certainly a habit you don't want to get used to with Puff Matty quarterbacking your team.
Can't wait until he hits puberty and realizes he won the the real prize all along, the company of these fine females.