The Definition of Microwave Dallas Cowboys Fans

This same concept can be applied to ALL 32 NFL fan bases

Barry Gipson

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The microwave oven was invented accidentally when a test for a magnetron melted an engineer’s snack in 1946. Raytheon engineer Perry Spencer had a “knack for finding simple solutions to manufacturing problems,” a current engineer at the same company says. Today, more than 90 percent of American homes have a microwave. Image created with CANVA.

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The Dallas Cowboys became an NFL team in 1960. Fifteen years earlier the microwave was invented by Perry Spencer. What’s the connection? We are currently living among Dallas Cowboys Microwave fans on social media. Nobody cooks from scratch anymore.

Since 2016 I have read millions of comments on Facebook by Dallas Cowboys fans. What’s the common denominator? Many fans on social media want microwave results when it comes to our team. On one hand, I get it. Any meal worth consuming takes time to prepare, cook, and serve.

Percy Spencer — an American engineer — worked with Raytheon Laboratories to develop the first functional microwave oven. He worked closely with compact cavity magnetrons (a microwave oven’s core component) found in live radar sets during World War II, during which time he noticed a candy bar melting in his pocket.

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Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys fan, and veteran sharing advice and more for the '24 NFL season. A pivot in content.