I went out to Cowboys OTA at Valley Ranch. Indy Car driver and Dancing With The Stars contestant, Helio Castroneves got to practice with Cowboys QB Tony Romo and corner Terence Newman.
John Sturbin of the Star-Telegram covers racing. He came out to cover the event and wore a New York Giants baseball cap. That is a huge unwritten no no in the media.
Cowboys All Pro TE, Jason Witten, shouted out two different times about Sturbin’s Giants hat. Of course the G-Men put the Cowboys out of the playoffs en route to winning the Super Bowl last year.
He thought it was disrespectful for Sturbin to wear it.
Never wear a cap with a logo of the sport you are covering.
I wouldn’t show up at Texas Motor Speedway with my Tony Stewart cap. I could wear a Cowboys cap and the drivers wouldn’t care. But I’ll tell ya, Joe Gibbs would. I found that out in 1993 covering a test session in Darlington. Gibbs didn’t care for the Cowboys jacket I was wearing on a cold winter day.
SI football columnist Jim Trotter got an earful from Jim Harbaugh for wearing Niners gear during a interview session when he was the beat reporter for the Chargers.
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