- It’s very likely that you already know the story of Cowboys.com. The short version is that a representative for the Dallas Cowboys allegedly won it at auction for $275,000 but thought the price was just $275 and backed out. A group of domain investors later scooped it up in the silent auction for $370,000. You can read fuller versions here, here, and here. Not much was done with the Cowboys.com domain name over the last several, aside from very minimal monetization (from what I recall) and putting it up for sale via Sedo. According to a press release distributed this morning, that is changing: “Baltimore, Maryland based Cowboys.com Group LLC is launching a western theme based website to take advantage of the fastest growing segment in online dating. The website www.Cowboys.com will be the new home for gay & straight dating people looking to find themselves a cowboy. “We are extremely excited to have decided on a direction for this property. Gay dating is a primary target for this website however, we will also serve the needs of straight daters as well,” said Darren Cleveland, President/CEO of City Advertising whom is part of the owners group.”
Here is what I struggle with this morning: I desperately want to do a Top-5 Cowboys.com dating profiles but don’t want to sign up for Cowboys.com to be able to view them. It’s the Catch-22 to end all Catch-22′s. Just look at these profile teaser pictures at the bottom of their homepage:
The number of quality blogs we could pull out of just looking at the people who use Cowboys.com to find a rugged flannel man to ride them bareback rather than find Miles Austin’s injury status for this weekend is astounding. But signing up first to even be able to view these guys? Can’t do it. Can’t risk bombing my email with that much gay spam. Just can’t do it.
What is the right blogger decision in this situation? Make a blog ABOUT doing a Top-5 Cowboys list thus proving that you had the idea first but saving you from the embarrassment and hard work of actually making the list. I got nothin!