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It is a well-known fact that football brings people together like few other things do in our society. In a world where it is commonplace for couples to spend more time at dinner scrolling through their phones than interacting with each other and where desk jockeys plug in headphones and keep their head down for eight to nine hours a day only to sit alone on our commute, the sport of football unites us.
It could be in the physical sense of cramming 14 people into your living room so close together that you can tell exactly when the last time they showered was. It could also be in the sense of sharing a common bond over your favorite team. The game of football just brings people together.
This is evident in a recent video of a man who was on the very edge of suicide, moments away from jumping off a bridge. Have a look below.
Early on you hear the man on the edge mumble “I don’t like Dallas.”
And later on, at the turning point of the situation you hear the officer tell the man “I’ll see you sometime next week one day and be like, ‘How bout those Redskins?’ I’m definitely gonna pull for em when they play Dallas because I hate Dallas.”
Incredible. I can’t imagine ever being in that situation. Three feet from someone that is attempting to commit suicide and they’re bonding over their mutual hatred of the Cowboys. The officer, Michael Blackmore, had the composure to small talk the dude off the edge. There was nothing deep about the conversation. The two were just talking about football.
Dallas fans may not have a lot to show in recent years but without that dumpster fire of an organization, who knows how this situation would have turned out. Good on you, Officer Blackmore. Fuck the Cowboys. .