September 30, 2007

Tony Frickin' Romo
— Ace

I have a theory which might cause some controversy. The theory, still being tweaked and subject to revision, goes like this: A franchise largely lives and dies on the strength of its quarterback.

I really hate Dallas. It sucks that they won the latest QB lottery. There's a drawing every three or four seasons and only one team takes home the prize.

Posted by: Ace at 10:05 AM | Comments (49)
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1

All that hate's gonna burn you up kid.


 


 


Posted by: Dave in Texas at September 30, 2007 10:12 AM (FXakj)

2 GO DALLAS GO...GO DALLAS GO!!!

Posted by: Robert at September 30, 2007 10:20 AM (oHBxM)

3 WHOOO...Dallas just intercepted!!!

Posted by: Robert at September 30, 2007 10:23 AM (oHBxM)

4 The QB can only function with a good offensive line, though.  Does anyone know how Dallas is doing in that department?

Posted by: Eric at September 30, 2007 10:26 AM (V/eiq)

5 Another Touchdown...Dallas!   34 to 7!

Posted by: Robert at September 30, 2007 10:27 AM (oHBxM)

6

How many years has Romo been around? One, right? I remember a guy named Maddox who was a Steeler. He set their several offensive records for them his first year. Then he fell apart. Curt Warner anyone? How bout another Steeler; Cordell Stewart.


Romo will be for real after several seasons of sustaned success and not before.


Posted by: Captkidney at September 30, 2007 10:33 AM (B191j)

7 I'm not a big fan of the Cowboys, but man Romo is good. He dismantled my Bears the other night,and this Rams game is Uggggly.

Posted by: MagicalPat at September 30, 2007 10:36 AM (LEqaD)

8 Didn't the Redskins win the Super Bowl with Billy Kilmer?

Posted by: Ralph L at September 30, 2007 10:52 AM (CQ7Bh)

9 Hate will lead to the darkside, Ace. You don't want to be on the darkside, do you?
Ace?

Posted by: Stormy70 at September 30, 2007 10:56 AM (Y+o71)

10 Romo must be beating those Lambs with his blackness...
/channeling Micheal Irvin

Posted by: burnitup at September 30, 2007 11:01 AM (fu/qP)

11 Eric,
The front line is pretty solid this year. They are consistently holding back the rush all 4 quarters of the game and giving Romo time and lanes.

The Cowboys whole offense is doing an Energizer Bunny imitation.

Posted by: Random Numbers at September 30, 2007 11:06 AM (xsAVP)

12 Now if only Dallas could win the holder lottery, they'd be all set.

Posted by: Big S at September 30, 2007 11:20 AM (caEPI)

13 Everyone forgets Romo flubbed snap last year that killed the playoff season for the Cowboys. He choked...bigtime.

Posted by: Bart at September 30, 2007 11:21 AM (r5xF2)

14 Favre wins.

Posted by: tehdinj at September 30, 2007 11:21 AM (Bp9Kr)

15 Everyone except Big S, apparently.

Posted by: Bart at September 30, 2007 11:22 AM (r5xF2)

16 BTW Ace, Romo was an undrafted free agent.  That QB "lottery" you mention is usually a case of spotting and developing talent, so the fix was in on this "draw".

Posted by: Random Numbers at September 30, 2007 11:23 AM (xsAVP)

17 "How many years has Romo been around? One, right? 

Romo will be for real after several seasons of sustained success and not before.



Posted by: Captkidney at September 30, 2007 03:33 PM (B191j)"

This is Romo's 5th year in the league. His first starting from game 1. All the credit isn't his though. A lot belongs to Jason Garret at OC. He's doing a fantastic job so far.

Posted by: Kowboy at September 30, 2007 11:33 AM (kJiXe)

18 And didn't Jerry Jones decide not to sign Romo to a new contract before the start of the year?  If this keeps up, Mr. Romo is going to be offered an awful lot of money by a lot of teams.

Posted by: Drew at September 30, 2007 11:46 AM (hlYel)

19 "
And didn't Jerry Jones decide not to sign Romo to a new contract before
the start of the year?  If this keeps up, Mr. Romo is going to be
offered an awful lot of money by a lot of teams.


Posted by: Drew at September 30, 2007 04:46 PM (hlYel)"

He'll be signed before the season's over. And if not, he'll be franchised. That keeps him in Dallas for 2 more years.

Posted by: Kowboy at September 30, 2007 11:58 AM (kJiXe)

20

I really hate Dallas.


With that one line, you've redeemed yourself in my eyes.


Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at September 30, 2007 12:28 PM (/rgAZ)

21 Curt Warner anyone?

Uh, he was a running back.

Posted by: Heather at September 30, 2007 01:11 PM (TBUcc)

22

The thing I love about Romo is that he came out of a nowhere school (Eastern Illinois), and never got any of the attention that Heisman Trophy flops like QB's Jason White and others got. The Cowboys saw potential and were willing to wait for it to develop. He will get his money and a couple Super Bowl rings to go with it.


Go ahead and hate the Cowboys! They can't feel it!


Posted by: John F Not Kerry at September 30, 2007 01:24 PM (4gHqM)

23 Curt Warner anyone?

Uh, he was a running back.

Posted by: Heather


Heather, with that kind of football knowledge, you might just get asked out by a few of the morons here, at least until they find out you have a cat. Not that that would bother me, but I'm taken.


Posted by: John F Not Kerry at September 30, 2007 01:28 PM (4gHqM)

24

Twenty years from now when you utter "beclowned" into the video dictionary, the clip will be from St Louis at Dallas - starting :56 to go in the second quarter with the Cowboys facing 3rd and 3 from their own 47 yardline.


As much as I disliked Bill Parcells, thank God he brought Sean Peyton, alumnus of Eastern Illinois and "finder" of Romo, with him to Dallas.


On an unrelated note, Tony Roma's here in Dallas serves some tasty ribs.


Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2007 01:39 PM (dJPpF)

25 Dolphins lose again...maintaining their perfect LOSING record.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 30, 2007 02:05 PM (bEmmq)

26 MWAH HA HA HA HAAAAAAA,

Posted by: Dave in Texas at September 30, 2007 02:27 PM (FXakj)

27

What about grossman?


He's so awesome I want to eat a .44.


Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2007 02:33 PM (QTv8u)

28

Romo is for real.


The possibility that he may be tapping Carrie Underwood makes him even more real.


Posted by: TXMarko at September 30, 2007 02:51 PM (I9gij)

29 She's his beard.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at September 30, 2007 03:26 PM (/rgAZ)

30

You people dont know pain. I am a Falcons Fan. So no matter,even when we win the .......ahem QB lottery we still lose the QB lottery. Though in the end it is hard for any QB to win when the rest of the team hates the guy with a passion. The rest of the team thought he was soft. F'ing Vick


Posted by: Lance at September 30, 2007 03:40 PM (8dEoO)

31 Cowboys rule.

Some of you should check out CMTs Cheerleaders. It is a show about how they pick the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. I find it strangely fascinating,  it is like an alien world of plastic surgery and botox, with straight ironed hair.

And by some of you, I mean the less perverted among us.

Oh, wait...no such thing.

Posted by: Stormy70 at September 30, 2007 04:16 PM (Y+o71)

32

The reason that so many people like Romo is that he genuinely seems to be enjoying himself and awed by what he's doing.  You get the impression that we would be doing this for free as long as the perks were still there.  (See Carrie Underwood comment above)


Posted by: slug at September 30, 2007 04:27 PM (40lD9)

33

I have another theory.  Franchises have no idea who can be a successful quarterback.  How long did Romo sit on the bench?  How many chances did Rick Mirer get?  Kurt Warner came from an arena league team to win a superbowl.  Okay, maybe that's a bad example.  Marc Bulger only got to play after him because Kurt got hurt. 


Tom Brady only got to play because Bledsoe got hurt. 


 


Posted by: Steve O at September 30, 2007 04:47 PM (LFHbc)

34

Tom Brady only got to play because Bledsoe got hurt. 




Posted by: Steve O at September 30, 2007 09:47 PM (LFHbc)

And Romo got to play because Bledsoe was ineffective. As a lifelong Boys fan all I can say is I hope the result of replacing Bledose in Dallas is the same.

Posted by: Kowboy at September 30, 2007 05:00 PM (kJiXe)

35 DA BOYS!!!!

I've always liked Romo, from his play in the previous pre-season games. When he FINNALY (should have started instead of Testically) got the reigns, he's proved what I saw.

Tuna was tellin us, "its only 2nd and 3rd stringers he is playing" but he was better than Tuna ever wanted to admit.

While I like Bill, I have to say the Cowboys work much better now.

Posted by: JarvisW at September 30, 2007 06:36 PM (faim5)

36 The trick is that just like the Pats, you have to have Drew Bledsoe first, then your previously unknown backup can come in and kick ass... well, unless your the Bills because the football gods still hate you for ruining the potential of an all texas superbowl with that Reich driven comeback in the playoffs back in the day. Sure it was ballsy, but now.. No superbowl for you... Back of line.....

Posted by: Rob B. at September 30, 2007 06:53 PM (/w0iR)

37 Marc Bulger only got to play after him because Kurt got hurt.

Hell, Kurt only got to play because Trent Green got hurt (by cheap-shot artist Rodney Harrison).  At least Green had a manly knee injury and not a pinky sprain...

I once dated a guy who went to HS with Trent Green, too, but he didn't have any good stories.

Posted by: Heather at September 30, 2007 07:06 PM (TBUcc)

38

>Didn't the Redskins win the Super Bowl with Billy Kilmer?


No, they lost SuperBowl VII to Miami- their undefeated year. Jurgensen was QB. Kilmer snapped his Achilles tendon that season.


Winning Super Bowl QBs for WAS are Joe Theisman (v Miami), Doug Williams (V Denver), and Mark Rypien (V Buffalo).


Posted by: Barry in CO at September 30, 2007 09:29 PM (kKjaJ)

39 Oh- and the Dallas Cowboys are part of the "Axis Of Evil".

Posted by: Barry in CO at September 30, 2007 09:32 PM (kKjaJ)

40 As a life long Cowboys fan, I have to disagree with that statement Barry.


Only Jerry Jones is part of the Axis.



Posted by: JarvisW at September 30, 2007 09:40 PM (faim5)

41 I know that this is racial heresy, but I would trade McNabb for Romo right about now. Too bad Jerry Jones isn't that retarded.

Posted by: Dr. Remulak at September 30, 2007 10:13 PM (Fab1X)

42

Remulak,


After last night, I don't think even the Browns (no pun intended) would trade for McNabb.


Posted by: John F Not Kerry at October 01, 2007 03:30 AM (4gHqM)

43 Everybody please feel sorry for me.  I've been a SF 9ers fan since 1966, when I was a wee lad.  This year, my team was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs during the preseason.


Posted by: OregonMuse at October 01, 2007 05:07 AM (dtQ3T)

44 The Cowboys are Americas Team!

My last name is Dallas so I was a Cowboys fan since birth. Here is to hopeing for their 6th superbowl win this year to regain the tilte of most superbowl wins of any team. It just doesn't feel right sharing that with the Steelers...

Posted by: Darksbane at October 01, 2007 05:37 AM (R4YU4)

45

Most of us in Dallas absolutely despise Jerry Jones. He's a crooked, Clinton-lovin', wife-cheatin', power-hungry jerk. I know this from personal experience with him. NOTE: Jerry Jones bought me quite a few drinks when I hobnobbed with friends of his. Despite the much-appreciated alcohol, he's still a jerk.


Dallas will never forget how he fired Tom Landry, who we still rank somewhere above Mother Teresa and somewhere below Jesus.


On the other hand, it's still nice to see the Cowboys win.


 


Posted by: Michael McCullough at October 01, 2007 05:43 AM (aiUgz)

46

I once dated a guy who went to HS with Trent Green, too, but he didn't have any good stories.

As a Dolphins' fan, I don't have any good Trent Green stories either.


Posted by: physics geek at October 01, 2007 08:07 AM (MT22W)

47

Most of us in Dallas absolutely despise Jerry Jones.


Agree to and concur.


Posted by: blogRot at October 01, 2007 11:08 AM (EKMxC)

48

OregonMuse,


I have no pity for you whatsoever. Who stopped my Cowboys with the f'nest fluke play in playoff history? F'n Joe Montana! If the 49ers lose every game from now until eternity, it isn't justice enough. That enough sympathy for you?


Posted by: John F Not Kerry at October 02, 2007 08:56 AM (4gHqM)

49

Most of us in Dallas absolutely despise Jerry Jones.

Agree to and concur.

Dallas has a tradition of hating the owners of their sports teams while simultaneously lining their pockets.


And Rob B, the Sports Gods have an antipathy for Buffalose in general.  First the Bills lose to Dallas - TWICE in a row! - and then the Sobbers lose to Dallas in a disputed - but legal - goal.

Last season the Sobbers lost again, to the Ducks of all teams. 


Buffalosers just can't get a break.

Posted by: Random Numbers at October 05, 2007 10:55 AM (xsAVP)

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