If it wasn’t already clear that Redskins tight end Chris Cooley was joking when he said on Monday that Cooley took pleasure in Tony Romo’s Week Four choke job, Cooley says that he indeed was joking.
“There’s no personal thing with Tony Romo,” Cooley said on a podcast with Jimmy Traina of SI.com, via Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com. “I do a radio show with Chad Dukes and LaVar Arrington [on 106.7 The Fan] every Monday and we joke around and we have some fun and they ask me questions. People are just surprised when I talk like a regular person, I guess.”
And a regular person who plays for the Redskins naturally would be glad to see the Cowboys blow the biggest lead they’ve ever blown.
“They said, ‘Did you like watching them choke?’ And I said of course I like watching them choke,” Cooley said. “The biggest thing is, they beat us last week. So, obviously. But I still enjoyed that the Cowboys lost.
“I play for the Washington Redskins. I don’t see why anyone would think that I wouldn’t enjoy that.”
It’s just as natural for some to take issue with Cooley’s candor, even though we don’t have any problem with it. Talk like that spices up the game, making the ultimate reality show even more, um, real.