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I guess the New York Giants didn’t want to pay enough money to get Michael Strahan out of retirement. Actually, it wasn’t about the money, but Strahan told Foxsports.com he didn’t want to play.
The Giants tried to lure him out of the Fox Sports booth since they lost defensive end Osi Umenyoria for the season.
That’s good news for Cowboys tackles Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams.
Strahan told Jay Glazer:
“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan said from Greece. “But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.
“I have gone back and forth on this because as a player you’ll always want to play, you’ll never lose that urge to be out there. But I could only do this if I could commit 100 percent, physically, mentally, emotionally and I can’t do that. I’ve tried to convince myself and my body to give it one more year, but in the end I just don’t think I could turn it on like I need to again.”
Strahan and the team held discussions and he says the money was enough to do the deal. But in the end, it became a matter of whether or not he wanted to put his body through the rigors of another NFL season.
Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News brings us this nugget in his weekly column.
Giants general manager Jerry Resse takes a shot at the Dallas Cowboys 13 Pro Bowl players saying:
“The team is the face of the New York Giants,” GM Jerry Reese said. “That’s who we are. That’s what we took out of last year. If you play as a team, you go places. Play as individuals and you make it to the first round of the playoffs, then get knocked out. That’s just the way it is. Teams get through the ups and downs and the adversity of a long season.”
This is a clear shot at the Cowboys. They meet November 2 at the Meadowlands and December 14 at Texas Stadium on NBC.
Check out my Saturday column in the Star-Telegram. I roast Bill Parcells for laying the blame on Tony Romo as the reason his quit coaching.
He never won a playoff game or a NFC East title in his tenure in Dallas.
Yep, that headline will grab ya. That’s what blogger Chris Baldwin of TravelGolf.com wrote.
This is the headline of his blog: Attention whore Tony Romo falls into a pond at Lake Tahoe Celebrity Classic, how typical of dunce Dallas Cowboys quarterback
In fact here’s the whole thing…
Tony Romo is making a public spectacle of himself on another golf course. This time, Romo went Woody Austin.
Yes, Aquaman has company. Say hello to the doofus Dallas Cowboys quarterback/attention whore Tony Romo as he falls backwards into the pond on the first hole at Edgewood Tahoe. That’s what Romo did in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship (which is a boring name for the best celebrity golf tournament out there) on Saturday.
Romo tried to hit out of a bunker with an awkward lie and found himself tumbling into the pond, where he landed on his butt (otherwise known as the smartest part of Romo’s anatomy). Romo told the Associated Press, “I got wet up to my belly button.”
With Romo, stuff like this is almost predictable.
The guy just can’t help himself. He’s going to find a way to make himself the center of attention while showing the lack of smarts that stops him from ever winning a single playoff game. Whether it’s bragging about shooting that 84 at Torrey Pines – that took him an unfathomable nearly seven hours to complete. Or butchering “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field. Or falling ass first into the water.
That’s Romo. Leading with his head.
Being stuck with his guy couldn’t have happened to a better set of bandwagon fans. And it must be nice for Jessica Simpson to feel like she’s the smart one in a relationship. No wonder why she doesn’t want to give Romo up.
Wow! Chris sure does have some hate for Tony Romo. Can’t the guy just have fun and take advantage of the invites he gets without all the haters going after him?
Should the guy live his life in a closet?
I don’t know why the public thinks this kid should be at Valley Ranch 25 hours and 8 days a week. Sorry, they have an off season. Romo has some thick skin because some shots like this are just unfair.
Almost 12 minutes of solid gold from Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News on nbc5i.com.
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The Super Bowl upset win in February and a new bride in April. 2008 has been a good year for the Giants quarterback.