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Just Press Rewind: Another Romo Rerun
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)-Tony Romo aka “Tony Two Steps” did it again.
Brett Favre style.
Everybody knew it was coming.
Especially, when he started changing the play at the line of scrimmage.
Even Stevie Wonder could see it, when he pointed in the direction in which he was going to throw his third interception of the game in the Cowboys heartbreaking 28 to 18 lost to Washington on Sunday.
“Be patient. Relax. Here, it comes.”I told myself as I watched the game while eating a bag of popcorn.
And just like a bad Disney football movie, Romo, in slow motion, it seemed, lobbed a floating duck right to Washington’s linebacker Rob Jackson’s hands for an easy pick six in the fourth quarter.
Oh, you got to love it.
Just look at the seer terror on the face of owner Jerry Jones captured by the NBC cameras.
It’s over baby.
Romo, who is 1-6 in win-or-go home contests in his career, just brought tears to a lot of loyal Cowboy fans.
And like I have previously stated in an article entitled Doing The Same Ole Two Step on BASN, Tony Romo takes two steps forward, then two steps back. Which means, in the end, you’ll be right back where you started from when he is under center directing traffic.
In the case of the Dallas Cowboys, who ended the season with a (8 and 8) record, it means not making the playoffs for the third straight season.
Seriously, Tony Romo, despite throwing for almost 5,000 yards this season, has a bad case of the Charlie Brown Syndrome.
The Charlie Brown Syndrome
Yes, that’s right, Charlie Brown Syndrome
Because, no matter how much faith he has that Lucy is not going to snatch that football away when he tries to kick it, he still tries anyway.
But unfortunately, when it’s all over, he finds himself laying flat on his back cursing for falling for Lucy’s “football gag” once again.
This is the same type of false hope or faith that Dallas Cowboy fans have in Tony Romo.
Because no matter how good Tony Romo is, he, some how, ends up letting them down.
Yes, Tony Romo is Charlie Brown.
If you don’t believe me, here’s a description of cartoonist Charles Schultz’s cartoon character Charlie Brown provided by Wikipedia.
Charlie Brown is a lovable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities. Charlie has a “permanent case of bad luck,” and is often taken advantage of by his peers. He is thoughtful and intelligent, but Charlie Brown is constantly hindered by his own self doubt, or by others tearing him down. He is a failure in many of his pursuits, such as baseball, and is often blamed for everything, even when it isn’t his fault. However, he is relentlessly determined to win, and, while he often gets rejected, continues to bounce back optimistically.
After reading this, all you have to do is replace Charlie Brown’s name with Tony Romo’s and you have the perfect NFL scouting reporting on the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
It might be funny.
But, it’s true.
Despite my efforts, to make light of a serious situation, Romo’s inability to win the big game, continue to haunt him as well as Cowboy fans.
Maybe, the lights are too bright for him.
The pressure too intense.
And the stage too big.
Whatever the reason, he continues to fall short every year, which leaves Cowboy fans still celebrating the Super Bowl victories of Troy Aikmen, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin while falling for Romo’s “football gag” just like Charlie Brown.