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Tony Romo visits Texas legislature with an agenda in mind


The Texas Legislature honored former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on Wednesday, bringing him to the Statehouse for a dog-and-pony show that, from Romo’s perspective, carried a deeper agenda.

Via the Dallas Morning News, legislators were “fawning” over Romo at the Texas statehouse. Romo received praise and a resolution and middle-aged men were wearing his jersey and/or a Cowboys helmet (which is rarely a good look). And Romo ultimately had bigger issues in mind.

Romo wants Texas to embrace daily fantasy sports. A news conference on the subject was scrapped, but that doesn’t mean Romo wasn’t working the room with the goal of generating votes.

Given the fawning, it probably could be an easy sell. However, the bill has been stalled; perhaps not even the bipartisan appeal of Romo will be enough to break the logjam that would bring fantasy sports for money to the Lone Star State.

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11 Responses to “Tony Romo visits Texas legislature with an agenda in mind”
  1. miamibeak says: May 3, 2017 5:41 PM

    it was just reported that just before Romo’s session with the Texas Legislature was over and he had convinced them to legalize fantasy sports, he threw an interception.

  2. cryeaglescry2020 says: May 3, 2017 6:17 PM

    Fantasy sports…huh? Like government actually doing ‘government’ for the people?

  3. therealraider says: May 3, 2017 6:28 PM

    Romo needs to bust out his checkbook if he wants to be taken seriously.

  4. phinatic29 says: May 3, 2017 6:58 PM

    promoting gambling Tony? there has to be money in it for Romo obviously or else why would he push it?

  5. In the Weeds says: May 3, 2017 7:40 PM

    He should create a “fantasy government” game.
    My Bill Nye/Elon Musk ticket would be expensive–but it would beat a Michelle Bachman/Pat Robertson ticket all day.
    Just determine their market and current value by what they say day-to-day, and have the “year” end every first Tuesday in November.
    $20.00 to get in, and winner take all.

  6. merde4brains says: May 3, 2017 7:43 PM

    Here’s my agenda for the Texas legislature — turf-out every last politician. Everyone.

  7. bigbluefandom says: May 3, 2017 8:28 PM

    The guy never won anything and idiot legislators fawning over a football player! How about pay your teachers more (one of the lowest paying States when it comes to teachers).

  8. skiski7 says: May 3, 2017 10:44 PM

    Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft own part of the daily fantasy websites, look it up

  9. rugolin says: May 4, 2017 5:51 AM

    Tony Romo is promoting a for profit enterprise where the business model is rigged against the small bettor who does not stand a chance against high volume bettors aided by optimization software and computer algorithms. Thanks Tony.

  10. ibillwt says: May 8, 2017 7:31 PM

    I don’t get it. What did Tony ever do? Don’t me wrong, I like him just fine. Seems like a nice guy and was a serviceable QB for quite a while. But man, the bar is low for sports hero worship in TX.

  11. ibillwt says: May 9, 2017 11:53 AM

    The guy never won anything and idiot legislators fawning over a football player! How about pay your teachers more (one of the lowest paying States when it comes to teachers).
    Agree Tony under-performed, but teacher performance is even more dismal. Why double down? Clean house there too.

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