Michael Irvin weighs in on beef between Tony Romo, Deion Sanders
The broadcasted beef between Tony Romo and Deion Sanders not surprisingly raised some eyebrows, including those of Michael Irvin, who is no fan of the two former Dallas Cowboys greats feuding.
“I didn’t like that at all, man. I didn’t like that last night,” Irvin said during an interview on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan, as transcribed by The Dallas Morning News. “I saw it, I saw it. Here’s the kicker for me. I love Tony, I talk with Tony all the time. I love Deion. But it’s like, for so long Deion, you’ve made a living off telling people that my job is covering. Now when someone uses it within the framework of what you said …
“So when Tony used it and for him to come back that way yeah that’s crazy. It’s having fun, guys. You’ve gotta be able to laugh at yourself. I think we lose it with that. I tell people this all the time, I tell Steve [Smith] on TV, I tell people on TV all the time: nobody’s tuning in to see your misery. Everybody’s tunes in to get away from their misery, so don’t give them misery. Let’s have fun. Let’s have this fun on this TV and try to help people get away from their situations. Let’s not bring this mess on the air, and sometimes you kind of get away with it.”
The feud started when Romo called out Sanders’ tackling talents, or lack thereof, while calling Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Kansas City Chiefs game on CBS.
Sanders responded later Sunday, firing off some devastating shots, specifically about Romo’s lack of success in the postseason.
More than anything, though, Irvin — who knows a thing or two about feuding with fellow analysts — just wishes his NFL Network colleague wouldn’t have clapped back at Romo.
“But yeah that was crazy,” Irvin said. “I didn’t think comment Tony made was bad to be honest with you. And everybody says it, even Deion says it. So I don’t know. It wasn’t like he said he couldn’t play. He just said hey that’d make Deion proud or something.”