Tony Romo + Golf = Bad Decision?

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Last time we saw Tony Romo in action he was sprawled out on his back October 25 at Cowboys Stadium, victim of a vicious sack that resulted in a broken collar bone. Eventually placed on injured reserve, Romo missed the Cowboys' final 10 games of the disastrous season.

Even though he's been cleared by team doctors to resume normal physical activities, won't it be a tad troubling to see him playing ... golf?

Before football?!

Romo, as he did last year, will team with John Daly in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am February 7-13 in northern California. The event begins the day after Super Bowl XLV.

I love me some Romo. I still think he's underrated as a quarterback, still in the same class as Aaron Rodgers (certainly not ahead of Green Bay's star, but likewise not far behind) and still good enough to lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl.

Getting engaged to hottie Candice Crawford notwithstanding, he makes some interesting off-field decisions. Golf isn't a contact sport and he has the right to live his personal life on his own accord, but it just doesn't look good to see him swinging a club before we see him throwing a pass.

This bother anyone?

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Robharmon70
Robharmon70

Your comment about him being on the same level as AR is what bothers me the most. The stuff I see on the Internet, I mean, really?

Kergos Ass
Kergos Ass

Your stupid and your mommy still dresses you funny....

Jondoe
Jondoe

I saw him throwing a pass at the last game on the sideline so what are you talking about?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Seems as if most of y'all understand there isn't any football going on currently for my football club. Except for lil RW, evidently he knows of some ota's I'm going to miss or something. (turns hat back around and lines up for a putt)

Jackt
Jackt

Only the fact that it looks like he has put on several pounds since he got hurt. His belly looks pretty large. Hope he is in shape before whenever the next season starts.

Pampafsvii
Pampafsvii

It must be the pix or the shirt he has on--Is that a Beer Belly he is supporting??

BLD
BLD

What the hell is wrong with you people.... I'm glad he plays golf. Good game, competitive, requires focus and concentration and training your body to perform under pressure. If he had no outside interest outside of football I would be worried about him as a human being. Most of the elite quarterbacks play golf in the off season. Just very few are in Romo's league competitively. And speaking of that, isn't it preferable that he wants to compete on the highest level he's capable of rather than just swilling beer with his buddies playing $2 nassaus?

No ones ever accused Romo of not knowing the playbook or not being in condition to play. He may not be Tom Brady but's he's pretty darn good. Having an elite quarterback is a crapshoot. About 6 teams have one which means that 20 someodd teams don't. We're fortunate to have one as good as we have.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Ordinarily, I wouldn't mind Romo participating in this event. Unlike most, I think he gets a bad rap and way too much is made of his off-the-field activities. However, given the fact that he is coming off such a major injury in an area that would be directly impacted by a golf swing, I don't think it's a good idea for him to tee it up right now.

sports talker
sports talker

I think his full contact offseason basketball rec league is more a concern than playing some golf. There seems to be zero upside to a thing like that and I don't know why the Cowboys allow him to do it. Lance Berkman tore his ACL a few seasons back with the Astros playing flag football in the offseason. Kitna was a pleasant surprise this year, but let's be real: without Romo this team isn't making the postseason.

Trying to qualify for pro golf tournaments does bring in to question his focus and commitment to the Cowboys. He also seems to love attention as he's been a gossip magazine whore since the days of dating Jessica. Focus on football, Tony.

Pstlchck
Pstlchck

Yes it's crazy, but it also shows what is more important to Tony! And it isn't football

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

No other QB's are playing as in they're not playing in the Pro Am is what I mean. The list of Amateurs is basically celebrities. How is Romo a celebrity again?

Biggun
Biggun

As Mr. Doback said: I don't, give, a FUCK.

Seriously, who gives a shit if he plays golf in the offseason? No risk of further injury, then no problem with it.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

As some of them other fellers said, I'm going to treat Richie with some respect and see how things turn out. Still, I'll toy with him on the twitter, though.

Ain't seeing no problem with Tony playing some golf. Golf is a Scottish-born sport, and if yer a Texan, you must respect the Scots. Some of their boys fought alongside me in The Alamo. Then, a month and a half later, helped General Sam whoop ol Santa Anna at San Jacinto.

McDoom
McDoom

"Even though he's been cleared by team doctors to resume normal physical activities, won't it be a tad troubling to see him playing ... golf?

Before football?!"

It's the OFFSEASON. Where praytell do you expect him to play football? The Arena league? The Pro Bowl? Or maybe he should be practicing with his team right? Because all non playoff teams are running two-a-days in mid January. What a dumbass post.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Again, something the Musers had right. Or at least Craig.

Romo is in a 2nd tier group of QBs that are good, not great. And he's on the older side of said group. I don't know Aaron Rodgers, but Romo, sir, is no Aaron Rodgers. Romo makes questionable decisions on and off field because his driveway doesn't go all the way to the street. His hamster fell off but the wheel is still spinning. In other words, he's kinda dumb.

Rooster
Rooster

meh.

In other news, Josh Hamilton caught a cold last week which obviously shows he has a weakened immune system.

Must be a slow news week.

P1 Ben
P1 Ben

To quote the great Peter Griffin: OH MY GOD! WHO. THE. HELL. CAAAAARES??!!!!

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

"This bother anyone?"

Why end the post with a question when we know you won't respond back?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Doesn't bother me as much as I hope he doesn't get really good. I want the guy to be good at football, not moonlighting trying to make the tour or a local PGA event. If I'm his boss, I'm kinda pissed that I paid for a whole year, the Super Bowl isn't here yet, and the guy is getting paid to play golf. Another great move by Tony's PR team. Romo defenders coming in 3....2.....1...

sports graffiti
sports graffiti

it's a good point about being happy with Romo. Remembering the post Aikman dreck the team tried out at QB gives Romo a whole new appreciation. Of course, if this team could evaluate talent better then Romo wouldn't have been on the practice squad or the third string and we could've been spared some of those dreadful QB tryouts...

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

According to RW's rankings, he's not in the top 10 usually.

msugordo
msugordo

Drew Brees played in a celebrity event at pebble beach no one complained... Tom Brady plays in celebrity golf tournys and no one complains i think the issue is that here no one wants their celebrity QB of the Dallas cowboys to go and play golf... at least he wont get hurt and its not against the law... ben rothlisburger rode motorcycles even when it was against his contract and had an accident could have killed him... he allegedly raped a girl. i mean at least tony isnt out acting like big ben ohh but ben is focused on football all off season. please

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

As Dale Doback said: I don't give a fuck.I'd also like to add to that by saying "I don't give a fuck if my QB is the best golf player in the NFL, I would really love it if he was in the top tier of QB's." Make sense? No other QB's are playing. Play around here as much as you want. There's something basically wrong when a month ago you couldn't suit up even as a backup and now you're out playing golf. Comprende?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Who the F are you? don't come on here calling people dumbasses you freaking jerkwagon. There are a lot of people that have a problem with it, namely Cowboy fans that want to see their team win. Of course he can't play football right now. I'm sure Mavs fans would prefer Dirk or Roddy B playing golf instead of for their countries during the summer. I think there's an aura of arrogance that the Cowboys fan can't stand. They feel like Romo is too out there into celebrity stuff or trying to qualify for an event while OTA's are going on. Dumbass.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I don't know how to characterize him, I think a caller put it best on the Fan about him having no pedigree. You can look at small program quarterbacks as much as you want(i.e. Flacco, Kurt Warner) but the fail rate is higher than coming out of a big program. Don't get me wrong, I highly doubt that Stephen McG will ever get to Romo's level, and it is questionable that Romo will ever be "elite". Look at the top qb's: Manning(s), Brady, Brees, Rivers, Rodgers, Roethlisberger... Romo isn't in their league. As a Cowboy fan, that pisses you off, but it is what it is. I think we as Cowboys fans get pissed in the sense there is a competitive fire that sets these guys apart from Romo that we might never see. His time is running out to be or have greatness.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

These articles are all fluff until the double secret announcement of the signing of Andre Iguodala.

luniz
luniz

And all those peoples that have a problem with Romo playing golf are idiots. The guy likes to golf and likes to be active in the offseason. There's not a starting QB in the league that doesn't take part in offseason charities including golfing and wiffleball or softball or what have you. The people that have a problem with Romo golfing are the people that are going to dislike him anyway. And those people are idiots.

Tom Foolery
Tom Foolery

Speaking of pedigree what great college did Roethisberger come from?

Stillacowboysfan
Stillacowboysfan

The pedigree comment is interesting. Side note - all the QBs you mention as elite are avid golfers! Tony Romo is not the only QB playing golf right now - actually all but 4 QBS are probably doing something other than football.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Well said. Romo went to a small college. There had to have been a reason. Romo wasn't drafted. Again, probably a reason. He barely survived multiple cuts and rode the pine for multiple seasons. With reason. All those things get ignored when "fans" act like Romo is QB greatness. Is he talented? Yes. So was Ryan Leaf. So was Alex Smith. So was Tim Couch. What makes a talented QB great is intelligence. Studying film, understanding it's a chess match, reading the defense, and making split-second decisions. Some guys have that vision, some don't. Romo doesn't have that vision, he relies on instinct. Instinct combined with talent can make you good, but it doesn't make you elite. Manning/Brady/Brees are the smartest guys on the team. Rodgers looks to be too. Can anyone say that about Romo?

The guy tolerated a long-term relationship with Jessica. When you can get your choice of hot, smart Dallas girls, why do you tolerate her stupidity unless you're a moron too? The two probably never came close to winning a Trivial Pursuit game.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

His unnamed "sources" say that's a given, you know.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Last time I checked? Miami, OH. They actually had games on TV. Can't say I ever saw Mr. Romo on TV. That wasn't the question?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I think the problem Cowboys fans have is that we know he plays golf, that's fine and hell I would too. The issue is, how about not being Mr. Celebrity golfer? Are there any other qb's that are playing in it? Nope. Go look at the list. Play golf all you want, but being out there and a noted celebrity playing in a golf classic when less than a month ago you were put on IR, ah, not smart.

Jondoe
Jondoe

Instinct+talent from a small school=elite Brett Favre....

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