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Drew Pearson Rips Dirk Nowitzki For Supporting Tony Romo

Man, that Drew Pearson is one opinionated individual. Just last month he was ripping Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, now he’s moved on to ripping people for not ripping Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys great was appearing on KESN-FM’s Ben & Skin Show when he blasted Nowitzki for the Mavericks leader issuing a sympathetic tweet directed to the heavily-scrutinized Cowboys quarterback and fellow Dallas star athlete. If it wasn’t enough to overreact by taking Nowitzki to task over a harmless tweet, get a look at how he denigrated the game of basketball during his mini-rant (via Game On!):

Hey Dirk, this is football, this ain’t basketball. This is a real game where a lot of emotions play a lot more heavily into what you’re doing out there as a professional. I respect Dirk, there’s no question, and I know where he’s coming from because he has sustained the criticism and now the criticism has stopped because they won an NBA championship. So what he should be telling Tony is if you want to stop the criticism, quit making those kinds of mistakes and lead your team to a championship.

Interesting. Football is a “real game” that involves a player’s emotions playing into what’s going on in between the lines a lot more heavily. While most of what Pearson says has some validity, I am pretty sure most would agree that emotions play just a big of role in a player’s performance on the court as it does on the gridiron. If that wasn’t the case, Darko Milicic would be a perennial All-Star.

Not everyone is impressed that Nowitzki has Romo’s back [Game On!]