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Tony Romo finishes second again at American Century

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For a while, Tony Romo suffered the slings and arrows of those who said he couldn’t win a playoff game.  Now celebrity golf fans will say he can’t win the big one in their sport either.

(Yes, we’re kidding.  Nobody takes celebrity golf that seriously.  We think.)

Romo finished second at the American Century Golf in Lake Tahoe for the second straight year, this time barely missing the title.  Actor Jake Wagner won the tournament, with the key sequence a made birdie putt at No. 17 while Romo, playing with Wagner, missed his putt.

All in all, the finish can’t diminish a strong offseason for Romo.

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40 Responses to “Tony Romo finishes second again at American Century”
  1. tomsd1 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:14 PM

    How long was the putt he missed?

    Talked to Tony a couple of times when he was playing in Drew Brees Classic here in SD.

    And he is a good golfer. Just hope he does better in football. :)

  2. wtfchiefs says: Jul 17, 2011 8:32 PM

    As usual, Tony Romo in the headlines again for something other than football or winning.

  3. irishgary says: Jul 17, 2011 8:40 PM

    I think calling a failure a celebrity is a reach.

  4. daljjz12 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:45 PM

    Congrats to Tony, GO COWBOYS!

  5. melonnhead says: Jul 17, 2011 8:50 PM

    Romo won the Drew Brees-hosted Cox Celebrity Golf Championship in May. He donated the $25,000 purse to the Brees Dream Foundation. The $50,000 he won today will also go to charity.

    Way to go, Romo.

  6. stairwayto7 says: Jul 17, 2011 8:52 PM

    Typical Romo…chokes in the clutch!

  7. nyctexan says: Jul 17, 2011 9:00 PM

    I wonder how quickly this thread will turn into Cowboys/Romo bashing. Let’s observe…

  8. pencilfart says: Jul 17, 2011 9:05 PM

    decent qb, to bad he plays dallas.

  9. ninerdynasty says: Jul 17, 2011 9:13 PM

    choker!!

  10. macjacmccoy says: Jul 17, 2011 9:26 PM

    Always a bridesmaid never a bride

  11. pencilfart says: Jul 17, 2011 9:27 PM

    @tomsdi, did you talk about the debt ceiling and why it matters?

  12. thephantomstranger says: Jul 17, 2011 9:49 PM

    Jack Wagner? I thought it was a celebrity tournament.

  13. pencilfart says: Jul 17, 2011 9:59 PM

    I gave myself a thumbs up…How do you like me now?

  14. flik44 says: Jul 17, 2011 10:16 PM

    Did he sit on the ground and sob as his caddy consoled him?

  15. daljjz12 says: Jul 17, 2011 10:17 PM

    hey hey tony romo when healthy is the best qb in the nfl, best accuracy and mobile, dallas this year are super bowl champs for sure, and besides botching the snap years ago, hes an extremely cluch player

  16. pencilfart says: Jul 17, 2011 10:29 PM

    does pft have a rule against drunk commenting?

  17. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 17, 2011 10:31 PM

    Tony will always finish second.

  18. melonnhead says: Jul 17, 2011 10:56 PM

    I think calling a failure a celebrity is a reach.

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    Don’t you think you’re being a little hard on Sterling Sharpe?

  19. goforthanddie says: Jul 17, 2011 10:59 PM

    Actor Jake Wagner?
    Who?
    I guess they use a VERY loose definition of “celebrity”.

  20. duanethomas says: Jul 17, 2011 11:05 PM

    @melonhead. Its obvious you’re a ROMOsexual.

    That guy is a middle of the road average QB from Western Illinois or whatever. His dream was to be a starting NFL QB, make a lot of money, be well known and to get the pretty blonde. He has achieved that goal.

    He doesn’t have the desire to win a SuperBowl. None, Nada..and he never will.

    Maybe you can join him on the golf course in January, and watch the playoffs after he finishes 18 holes.

  21. goawayeverybody says: Jul 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    Cue the Tony Romo haters.

    Anyway, did you know: Tony Romo’s passer rating has been above 90 in each of the 5 seasons he’s been Dallas’ quarterback. That’s pretty awesome.

  22. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 1:02 AM

    duanethomas, are you still hurting from that lesson I gave you on celebrity QB’s? Doesn’t want to win the Super Bowl. Yeah, sure. Whatever you say, hater. Check that… make it “dumb, uninformed hater”.

  23. jcg23 says: Jul 18, 2011 2:43 AM

    The guys 3rd all time of all QBs in ratings, TD/INT %, you name it. Wasn’t even drafted, has played only 4 seasons and is somehow a failure when it took the precious Peyton 8 to win a SB and how many to win a playoff game?

    Give me a damn break.

  24. joetoronto says: Jul 18, 2011 5:43 AM

    daljjz12 says: Jul 17, 2011 10:17 PM

    hey hey tony romo when healthy is the best qb in the nfl, best accuracy and mobile, dallas this year are super bowl champs for sure, and besides botching the snap years ago, hes an extremely cluch player
    **************************************************
    lol, what!?

    Physically, the guy is an awesome QB. Mentally, dude is a midget.

    Clutch my ass.

  25. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 7:55 AM

    In the fourth quarters of games with a score differential no greater than seven points, Romo has completed 165 of 263 passes for 2,418 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his career. That’s good for a 101.5 passer rating. Only Peyton Manning has a better passer rating (103.7) than Romo since 2006 in those situations. Time to acknowledge that no QB is an island.

  26. duanethomas says: Jul 18, 2011 8:35 AM

    melonhead, lets wait until the season and watch Romo put up big stats in the regular season and if they make the playoffs come up small again. I do look forward to seeing the shots of of new pretty blonde wife in the box. A Real Celebrity.

  27. ezdoesit209 says: Jul 18, 2011 8:38 AM

    Some people just love to hate… there’s absolutely nada Tony Romo or any other celebs can do to prevent the backlash.

    MEANING: Jealously/Envy is one hell of a drug!

  28. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 9:00 AM

    duanethomas do you have something personal at stake regarding Tony Romo? Does everybody that hasn’t won a Super Bowl suck in your opinion? You say that Romo doesn’t want to win a Super Bowl… I’d like to see what convoluted logic led you to that opinion. I mean who doesn’t want to win a Super Bowl? It means more money, more recognition, more blonde hotties, the things that you say drove Romo to the level he’s currently at.

  29. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 9:05 AM

    As usual, Tony Romo in the headlines again for something other than football or winning.

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    Don’t be jealous that nobody cares about Matt Cassel. He may still win a playoff game someday.

  30. phinfan says: Jul 18, 2011 9:13 AM

    I wonder if he botch a field goal

  31. nodecafplz1 says: Jul 18, 2011 9:28 AM

    Difficulty in hating Tony Romo?

    He’s a Dallas Cowboy.

    You’re welcome.

  32. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 9:33 AM

    My comment about Romo donating $75,000 in winnings to charity in two months has 9 thumbs down votes so far. That means that 9 people need awesome lessons!
    :-)

  33. polegojim says: Jul 18, 2011 9:47 AM

    I’m no Cowyboy hater, but sadly, Cowboy bashing is SOOOOO easy these days.
    You can thank Jerry.

    On the other side there are emotional Cowboy fans with little defense against the sniping, except for tears, rants, and rage.

    Ever since Jimmy’s departure, the Cowboys have been no more than a Six Flags rollercoaster ride. Ups/downs with a sudden stop at the end.

    There is one thing that the Cowboys can do to avoid the backlash, the shots, the bashing…
    Win in the post season. What a novel idea.

  34. jw731 says: Jul 18, 2011 10:20 AM

    Sniff sniff……..that’s my celebrity golfer QB man…sniff. It’s not fair……..sniff

  35. CKL says: Jul 18, 2011 10:49 AM

    Another case of Romo getting too much bashing. Personally I think it’s pretty impressive that he is doing something that’s basically a hobby and he is that successful at it. And I’m a Pats fan so I don’t have any skin in the game.

  36. melonnhead says: Jul 18, 2011 11:33 AM

    There is one thing that the Cowboys can do to avoid the backlash, the shots, the bashing…
    Win in the post season. What a novel idea.

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    Novel idea, but that doesn’t reflect reality. He’s the Cowboys QB, so even if he wins a Super Bowl it won’t quiet his critics. Troy Aikman won three and it didn’t quiet his critics. Actually, it made it worse. There’s really no need to defend against the sniping because the sniping is groundless in the first place. It’s just fun to point out how groundless it is. Don’t take it as a defense. Take it as a counter-assault of facts against an offensive that typically has no basis in fact.

  37. 1bigtex says: Jul 18, 2011 12:52 PM

    The dude goes out and shoots a 66 with the TV cameras on him in a sport that he plays part time and yet a bunch of clowns who couldn’t break 100 if you held a gun to their heads feel the need to bag on him. He’s not getting into fights, or driving drunk, or mouthing off on Twitter, or being accused of sexual assault. Give it a rest.

  38. polegojim says: Jul 18, 2011 8:43 PM

    @CK – that’s actually very funny!!!! Did you mean golf or football?

    @1bigtex – I’m actually shocked that you Big Texas boys continue to defend his weak , woosy butt. There was a time that he’d of been whooped LONG before now. Have you lost your edge or just become emotional. “He’s my quarterback man… sniff sniff.”

    @melonhead – BS. Troy Aikman is immensely respected for his performance. Tony Romo is immensely disrespected for his indolent attitude and weak, weak, weak, mind. Did I mention weak mind?

  39. 1bigtex says: Jul 19, 2011 11:22 AM

    @ polegojim

    “indolent”? Really? Organized the best attended players only workouts in the league and yet, you claim he’s lazy and slouthful? Try again. And BTW, weak-minded individuals don’t shoot 66 on national TV. That takes talent and mental strength.

  40. ltomlinson2101 says: Jul 19, 2011 5:12 PM

    Tony Romo can’t even come in first for the job he is paid to do, let alone another sport.

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