I am always conflicted about my feelings towards Tony Romo. I hate the Cowboys and I relish anytime he has a crappy game and they lose. However, as much as I try, I actually kind of like Romo. He seems like a genuinely decent guy. And I ALMOST feel bad for him at times. Of course never enough where I actually want to see him prove himself and win a playoff game. And God forbid, a Super Bowl. I shudder to think what the Cowboys fan base would turn into if they won six championships.
But this post isn’t about my love/hate relationship with Romo. This is about some of the ridiculous things Romo seems to do, including his latest decision.
You can’t entirely fault Romo for the Cowboys loss to Seattle in the 2007 playoffs. Sure he was the one who fumbled the snap. He was the one who tried to run it in for the goal and came two yards short. But it was easy to give Romo the benefit of the doubt on that one. It was his first year as a starter, he was playing on the road, and despite all that the team still only came without one point of winning the game. However, that game seemed to be just a preview of what the next two years would be like. He still has plenty of time to turn it all around but Romo totally reminds me of a someone who cannot play well under pressure.
Bust mostly Tony Romo’s problems seem to be his poor decisions off the field. Not to get all gossip blogger on everyone but going from Carrie Underwood to Jessica Simpson wasn’t the best decision. Jessica isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, and her dad is more than a little bit creepy. Whether he meant to or not, Romo came across as someone who cared more about his celebrity status than the game. Whether it really threw him off his game or not, going on a romantic get-away to Mexico right before an important playoff game wasn’t smart. Of course, Simpson really had nothing to do with their playoff loss to the Giants in 2008. It was all about the awesomeness of New York! (You know I had to add that in.) But either way, it wasn’t smart. The Cowboys fans are a pretty intense bunch. Being photographed gallivanting on the beach and then losing to a division rival a week later is not going to sit well with them.
Now Tony Romo has done something else that has left me asking, WHY?! I am talking about his funnyordie video. For starters, it isn’t particularly funny. You are a football player Romo, not a comedian. Start acting like one. Romo has messed up quite a few times in his real job. I just think that he should focus more on being a football player and doing something productive for his team, instead of running around Hollywood and making cheesy videos. Actually win a playoff game and then have some fun!