Great News! Tony Romo Still Considers Brett Favre His BFF!
Thank God! I can finally begin getting a good night’s sleep again now that I know Wisconsin-bred Tony Romo ain’t mad at Brett Favre for joining the Vikings.
“I’ve gotten used to it; you see him with the Jets last year, you see him with the Vikings this year,” Romo said. “He’s one of the best to ever play the game. I think that sometimes people might forget how special [he is]. At the end of the day, the guy’s a talented football player.”
Whew. Imagine the death spiral Romo’s season could have gone into if he would have had to deal with his heart being broken by his idol. He could have become so distraught he might not have led the Cowboys to the playoffs, or if he had, might have done something completely moronic to blow a sure Cowboys victory.
Hey, wait a second…
At least Romo is philosophical about his childhood hero’s defection into enemy territory. He even compares Favre to Michael Jordan.
“Is Michael Jordan not Michael Jordan because of Washington?” Romo asked. “He came back, he was still a good player, very productive, but you hold such a standard – can you ever reach the level you were at in your prime? I don’t know. That’s why they all come back, to try and do that.”
So, have no fear, Cowboys fans, ten years from now, you might have Tony Romo refusing to retire year after year just so he can come back and botch snaps on field goal attempts well into his 40s. It will be just like now, but he’ll have gray hair. And be dating Loni Anderson.
In light of the news and in honor of the late Casey Kasem (he’s dead, right?), I’m sending out this special long distance dedication on behalf of Tony Romo to Brett Favre.
Tony Romo’s got nothin’ but love for ya, Brett, do your thing boy.
Just keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars, ya goofy gunslinger.
Dallas Cowboys’ Romo still holds Vikings’ Favre in high esteem [The Dallas Morning News]