Imagine former NFL star and current color commentator Tony Romo invites you over for a movie night — you’re gonna say yes, right? You pretty much have to: Romo was a good quarterback, a great broadcaster, and generally seems like a swell guy.
But let’s be real — movie night with Tony Romo would be the absolute WORST.
Since taking a job at CBS to replace Phil Simms, Romo has made a name for himself by predicting what will happen before a play transpires.
In other words … he’s a spoiler machine. Earlier today, he even correctly predicted a touchdown in the Patriots-Saints game.
Goodell’s contract expires in 2019 and many assumed an extension would be in place before the season began. Now the negotiations have hit a snag. It’s believed Jones is operating as a seventh voice on the committee, standing for the 26 owners not represented on the committee and reportedly believes the commissioner should take a pay cut.
One source even countered, insisting, “This is about money and a guy (Goodell) making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job.”
The initial reaction is to assume Jones is standing up for fans who hate the direction of the NFL under Goodell’s leadership, but that’s not the case. Owners are happy with the commissioner, they just want him to make less money.
“Jerry’s not saying, ‘Don’t hire Roger.’ He’s saying, ‘I hate this (proposed) deal, redo it,'” said one source.
Neither Jones nor the NFL is commenting on the report, and it’s unlikely any contract snag will result in Goodell not being the commissioner in the future — but debates are being had internally on whether Goodell is making more money than he deserves.
Retired Cowboys QB Tony Romo was bounced from U.S. Open qualifying earlier this week, but it’s fair to predict he will move past the “stink for a while” stage.
That’s from no less of a golf expert than former world No. 1 Jason Day.
He was asked Tuesday at the The Players Championship about Romo’s golfing skills. Day was uniquely qualified to comment because friend and fellow Australian David Lutterus was paired with Romo at the U.S. Open local qualifier Monday in Aledo, Texas.
The media-room exchange at TPC Sawgrass:
Q. True or false: Jason Day will one day tee off with Tony Romo. I’m sure you saw he’s qualifying for the U.S. Open this week?
His all-around contributions made him an indispensable member of a Lions team that was the class of the league for much of his career, winning titles in 1952, 1953 and 1957 and losing to Cleveland in the 1954 championship game. The Lions have lost 12 of their 13 playoff games since their triumph over the Browns in the 1957 title game.
“Yale Lary was a true American hero,” Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker said in a statement . “He was defined by his heart and character that made him one of the game’s greatest players. Yale led by example and raised the level of all his teammates that resulted in multiple league titles for the Detroit Lions. Those same traits were on display during his service to our country as a member of the United States Army. Yale Lary lived a life of character that will serve as great inspiration to generations of fans.”
A Fort Worth native, Lary starred at Texas A&M before the Lions selected him in the third round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He was part of the ROTC program in College Station, leading to his recall to active duty in 1954.
Lary also played baseball at A&M and continued to play in the summer during his NFL career. He played parts of four seasons for a variety of minor league teams, including the Beaumont Exporters and the Macon Peaches.