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Installed as favorite, Romo falls short in American Century Championship

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The Open Championship (which apparently has become sufficiently pretentious to justify dropping “British” from the title) wasn’t the only golf tournament this weekend.  In Nevada, a gaggle of celebrities gathered for the annual American Century Championship, televised by NBC.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo opened as the favorite.  But he didn’t win.

He wasn’t even the highest-placing quarterback.

Former hockey player Dan Quinn won the tournament, with former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien finishing second.  Former Broncos quarterback and current Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway came in third.  And former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver finished fourth.

Romo, who previously has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open (at some point, it probably will just be “the Open”) was fifth.

The good news for Romo is that he finished ahead of former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who came in sixth.  If Theismann had beaten Romo, Romo never would have heard the end of it.

Along with the rest of us.

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24 Responses to “Installed as favorite, Romo falls short in American Century Championship”
  1. jbl429 says: Jul 22, 2012 9:54 PM

    So…you’re saying he choked?

  2. talkintrashallday says: Jul 22, 2012 9:57 PM

    Romo falls short of expectations?….where have we heard this before?

  3. nyninerfan says: Jul 22, 2012 10:01 PM

    Tony Romo choked? So unlike him.

  4. bradygazelle says: Jul 22, 2012 10:06 PM

    What else would you be doing a week before camp starts. What a jerk.

  5. divan22 says: Jul 22, 2012 10:22 PM

    Little known fact: when a QB’s numbers are consistently outstanding, that QB is outstanding.

    That means Tony Romo is outstanding. Only a buffoon who doesn’t realize that football is a TEAM sport could think otherwise.

  6. armchairqb says: Jul 22, 2012 10:28 PM

    Sounds a lot like his experiences in the NFC East … installed as the favorite, only to lose out to Eli Manning in the end.

  7. rushbacker says: Jul 22, 2012 10:46 PM

    John Elway is still a badass.

  8. 3octaveFart says: Jul 22, 2012 10:49 PM

    “Romo falls short”

    He’s used to it.

  9. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jul 23, 2012 1:01 AM

    It’s always been the Open Championship and has never been named the ‘British Open’. Only Americans call it that.

    If you don’t know anything about golf Florio, then please try not to be funny and make asinine comments about it…you are the one being pretentious.

  10. DCBlueStar says: Jul 23, 2012 1:23 AM

    Idiots. All of you. You’re morons. Never seen people on someone’s #$%& so much unless they were fans.

    Congratulations, you buffoons.

  11. squashyjoshy says: Jul 23, 2012 1:26 AM

    - Romo, who previously has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open (at some point, it probably will just be “the Open”) was fifth.

    Uhh, golf already has ‘The Open’. It was played this week. Not gonna lie, it’s a bit disappointing to read this stuff on a formerly great site that once had venom. Maybe if NBC carried the golf today you would know.

  12. slick3 says: Jul 23, 2012 2:13 AM

    A harbinger of things to come?

  13. everyonethinksitimsayingit says: Jul 23, 2012 2:18 AM

    Why is romo playing golf a week before camp? Shouldn’t he be taking a page out of the “elite” michael vick’s book and engaging of talks of a dynasty for his team? Or maybe he should submit documents to court regarding Dez’s arrest, getting involved in something he had nothing to do with, just like Drew Brees, who can give his opinion on the existence or lack thereof of a bounty program even though he doesnt sit in defensive meetings. Or he could study film all day like Peyton has for years, winning one super bowl with Rex Grossman’s help and choking in another. SHAME ON YOU ROMO!!!

  14. bobhk says: Jul 23, 2012 2:37 AM

    divan22 says:
    Jul 22, 2012 10:22 PM
    Little known fact: when a QB’s numbers are consistently outstanding, that QB is outstanding.

    That means Tony Romo is outstanding. Only a buffoon who doesn’t realize that football is a TEAM sport could think otherwise.
    ———
    Little known fact: when a QB consistently comes up short when it matters the most, late in the season/games, he’s not that great despite his stats unless they are of historic proportions (e.g. Dan Marino).

    Let’s face it. While Romo is fairly good, he’s nowhere near outstanding or great.

  15. londonbengal says: Jul 23, 2012 4:58 AM

    Playing golf ?????

    WTF. He should watching film, practicing holding snaps or something football related.

    He’s got years to do golf after he’s done with football, and if he don’t improve this year, that might not be too far away……

  16. mpoles says: Jul 23, 2012 5:04 AM

    The Open Championship has never properly been called the “British Open”. “British Open” is just an unofficial name to distinguish it from lesser tournaments in other countries. ESPN calls it “The Open” because it _is_ THE Open.

  17. nowillrepeat says: Jul 23, 2012 5:08 AM

    A Billy Joe Tolliver sighting!!!

  18. nokoolaidcowboy says: Jul 23, 2012 5:26 AM

    I’m a little more concerned that he looks paunchy in that photo.

  19. seanb20124 says: Jul 23, 2012 5:33 AM

    Rypirn is suing the NFL for concussion injuries, but can still crush it on the links.

  20. 49erstim says: Jul 23, 2012 7:08 AM

    Brace yourselves for the ensuing S-Storm of jokes about Romo being favored and not winning. Ah….I see it has already begun!

  21. 12strikes says: Jul 23, 2012 7:32 AM

    He better win soon, his window is closing.

  22. deeceefan says: Jul 23, 2012 10:38 PM

    The list of sports in which Romo isn’t clutch is growing.

  23. electionconfidential says: Jul 24, 2012 7:17 AM

    Looks a little chubby…

  24. stats5 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:23 AM

    Aaron Rodgers played in the tournament also, and finished worse than Romo. After Rodgers gagged at home in the playoffs, maybe he should be worrying more about football. Why all the hate only for Romo? Are Rodgers and GB fans happy with the one fluky title as a #6 seed two years ago, so now they don’t care that he isn’t concentrating on football?

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