Things About Tony Romo You Didn't Know You Needed to Know
USA Today's the latest media outlet to go Romosexual, with a lengthy piece about how the Cowboys QB is giving the team "the same confident aura it had when Aikman engineered three Super Bowl championships in the '90s." It's all fairly familiar stuff at this point, save for a few items of trivia, such as this note: On his cellphone, Romo recently replaced his greeting with Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line." The reason he wears No. 9? It's an homage to Roy Hobbs, the character Robert Redford played in Barry Levinson's adaptation of the novel The Natural. And he keeps in his locker a copy of Tom Callahan's book on Johnny Unitas, Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas. He also likes pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, the feel of the ocean, the taste of champagne and makin' love at midnight in the dunes of the cape.
Also, Bill Parcells actually knows how to use the Internet; only, he recently told Romo to "Google up" some info about a particular QB who played well before fading away. (Because nothing's more motivating than a cautionary tale.) And who knew Roger Staubach had a blog? But here it is: Monday Morning CEO, where he wrote on Wednesday that "Tony's making it look way too easy." Only, it's not as good as the blog of one "Really Drew Bledsoe," who just today updated his TonyHomo.com with some stellar "highlight" video clips and the following note:
"Today at practice I tied Homo's shoelaces together because I'm a pretty good practical joker. He just lifted his cleats up, acted pleasantly surprised, and threw them over his shoulder walking towards his car...In retrospect I shoulda tied them together while his shoes were still on or something. Whatever, it was still hilarious."
Hilarious. --Robert Wilonsky