October 14, 2010 by falcon7204
Even though they’re in the American League Championship Series, the Texas Rangers still get very little love from the Dallas/Fort Worth media. The Dallas Cowboys, currently mired at 1-3 and looking to beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday or see their season go down the drain, still get more coverage than the Rangers, who are actually in the playoffs and looking to go to the World Series. The Rangers are carrying 38 years of playoff baggage (namely, no playoffs for 35 years, then 1-9 against the Yankees in the late ’90s), but that should make this the biggest sports story of the year – the only MLB team to never have won a playoff series has finally won one. The media coverage from national outlets like ESPN is greater than that from the DFW media, and that stinks. What do the Rangers have to do, win the World Series and then come back in February and win the Super Bowl? Let’s face it, the Rangers didn’t get to the ALCS because the rest of MLB felt sorry for them. There’s a reason why they’re called American League West “champions,” and it has everything to do with the fact that they are champions. Which is more than I can say for the Cowboys of years past. What’s their championship drought, 12 years? The last NFC East championship they won was 1998. The last NFC Championship was 1995, also their last Super Bowl championship. Yet the Cowboys still get more press than the Rangers.