Dallas News - Lots of things can bring humanity together. And now we can credit a hatred of the Dallas Cowboys with saving a man’s life. According to a report from The State in Columbia, S.C., a Columbia officer helped talk a suicidal man out of jumping off a bridge by bonding with him over their shared hatred of the Cowboys early Saturday morning.
In footage from his body camera, Officer Michael Blackmore can be seen talking to a man crying and saying he no longer wants to live. The officer tried to calm the man in a handful of ways before finding the right approach with football.
Eventually the man said “I hate Dallas,” cluing the officer in. The officer found out the man was a Washington fan and went with that angle. “I’ll see you sometime next week one day and say ,’How about those Redskins?’ I’m definitely gonna pull for them when they play Dallas because I hate Dallas,” the officer said. Blackmore and another officer were able to help the man get down from the edge of the bridge soon after that.
So many thing can tear people apart such as religion, politics, or eating catfish in the office. But one thing that will always bring people together is the hatred of the Dallas Cowboys. Unless you’re from Texas (or PG County, Maryland), you will always have the benefit of that bond with fellow humans, the bond of hating Dallas. And over the weekend, that hatred saved a life.
The man on the ledge muttered “I hate Dallas” almost out of thin air. Like if he was going to mutter one last sentence before taking that fall, he planned on it being “I hate Dallas”. A billion % respect that. That’s the type of hate you can’t teach. And letting that hate grow inside of him ended up saving his life. Just amazing.
He could have been on that ledge for many reasons (and being a Skins fan certainly doesn’t help the matter), but thanks to his devotion to hating the Cowboys, and the quick-thinking officer, he was brought to safety.