Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo’s lack of Super Bowl success was mocked during an XFL game between the San Antonio Bahamas and the St. Louis BattleHawks.
The first games of the league’s restarted season were played this weekend, and on Sunday, Brahmas kicker John Parker Romo (no relation) put the team on the scoresheet with a first-quarter field goal. ESPN announcer Matt Barrie side-punched the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
«Thirty-five more points and that’s it. Plus, by my calculations, you’ve got Romo playing football in Texas in February,» Barrie said.
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John Parker Romo punted for Virginia Tech. In 2021, he finished in the top 10 in the ACC in points and fifth in the conference in field goal percentage at 81.8.
Tony Romo can’t seem to avoid ridicule, even when he’s not announcing games or having anything to do with the league being featured on TV. He went 2-4 in six playoff starts. Dallas hasn’t reached the conference championship since the 1995 season.
The CBS color commentator was pummeled by scrutiny from NFL fans over the course of the 2022 season.
He spoke to BroBible about the criticism.
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«You’re always trying to do the right thing. In essence, more people now want to tell me how they think I’m doing. I have people coming up to me on the street a lot more than I did the first time.» a couple of years,» she said.
Romo broke off those conversations.
«At first they were mostly telling me how much they love listening to me and all these positives, so it’s fun,» he began. «When you’re young and you come out and you’re good, then you’re dealing with more expectations. You find that some people don’t like you and some people want you to do things differently and do this and that instead.» You have to stay true to who you are.»
«You can’t please everyone. I know because the number of people who reach out to me has quadrupled since the first two or three years. It’s just that the people who really love you aren’t going to keep dating.» his way of saying, ‘I love you’. You’re not going to keep tweeting, ‘He’s the best,’ every week, are you? So, that goes away, and then you hear more negative stuff, but that’s just noise.»
Meanwhile, San Antonio and St. Louis were among the teams celebrating the return of soccer to their home cities.
Saturday marked the debut of the revamped XFL.
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The Arlington Renegades outscored the Vegas Vipers, 22-20. The Houston Roughnecks beat the Orlando Guardians, 33-12.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.