Posts Tagged 'playoffs'

TravelGolf.com: “Romo Attention Whore”

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.

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Sporting News Says Wade Phillips Is On The Hot Seat

One of my favorites, Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com came out with a list of ten coaches on the hot seat for The Sporting News.

I understand his reasoning, but things can and do happen.  What if Tony Romo breaks his leg and the team has to win with Brad Johnson as the starting quarterback?

I’m a fan of Wade.  I think he did done a darn good job of getting 13 wins out of last year’s club.  They were learning a new defensive and offensive scheme.

The offense didn’t have it’s #2 wide receiver in Terry Glenn and the defense was never at full strentgh because starting corners Anthony Henry and Terence Newman rarely played together because of injuries.

Unlike Bill Parcells, Wade made sure he got Terrell Owens the football and always tried to make sure it was about the team and not him.

Here is Florio’s take below:

1. Wade Phillips, Cowboys. Coaches from playoff teams aren’t usually on the hot seat. Then again, not many coaches preside over teams that haven’t won a playoff game since 1996, are expected to go to the Super Bowl in 2008 and have the next head coach, Jason Garrett, ready to step in at a moment’s notice.

Wade Phillips has the temperament to withstand the pressure. Besides, he’s no stranger to being fired. But it doesn’t make the pressure any less real.

So if the Cowboys don’t make the postseason, or if they don’t win a game or two once they get there, Wade won’t be back in 2009.

Cowboys Will Screw Up By Going On HBO

The Cowboys are about to screw up…BIG TIME.

Tomorrow the club will have a press conference to announce that HBO and NFL Films get another shot at reality TV with America’s Team.

Hard Knocks is the NFL’s attempt at trying to “go behind” the scenes at training camp.

That’s it Jerry Jones, make it a big circus again. This is the type of move that will sink the 2008 season. Name a team that has won a championship doing this?

The Cowboys looked like slappies in 2002 when they did Hard Knocks in San Antonio.

Jerry Jones was on TV cutting players. Dave Campo looked silly playing with Shamu at Sea World and rookie wide receiver Randal Williams never lived down a comment from his mother in which she described reasons why she didn’t want him running on the streets of New York City as a boy, one was “he could be gay”.

Then quarterback Chad Hutchinson was playing his guitar with teammate Richmond Flowers in their room. Both guys looked corny and proved they couldn’t play a lick.

After going 5-11 some players felt teammates were “acting” for the camera. That alone is a reason to tell NFL Films and HBO “no thanks”.

profootballtalk.com says, “Storylines the show is likely to focus on for this year’s version of the show include the hands-on approach of owner Jerry Jones, how rookie running back Felix Jones adjusts to his first camp, restricted free agent running back Marion Barber’s contract negotiations and the relationship between wide receiverTerrell Owens and quarterback Tony Romo.”

I don’t see how head coach Wade Phillips will look good in this. Campo looked for Boo Boo the fool in the 2002 series.

Does quarterback Tony Romo need anymore cameras in his face? Does Pacman Jones need to have camera following him to the Spearmint Rhino strip club in Oxnard after practice?

I had high hopes for this group, not anymore.

newy@newdawg.com

95 Thousand Of You Stayed Up For Stars Hockey

95 thousand TV viewers around DFW stayed up late to watch the Stars beat the Sharks in Game 6 according to Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News.

I was one of them. 1:24 am is what my cell phone read when Brendan Morrow scored in the 4th Overtime.

 

Mavs Have A New Coach….

Says Mike Fisher of dallasbasketball.com:

Rick Carlisle will be the next head coach of the Mavericks, DallasBasketball.com has learned.
“It’s very safe to say it’s going to happen,” a source told us late Friday. “Rick’s the guy.”

Carlisle, 49, coached the Pistons from 2001-03, going 100-64 an earning 2001-02 NBA Coach of the Year honors. In four ensuing seasons with Indiana, Carlisle was 181-147.
More to come throughout the day, including our addressing of some details of the deal and what Carlisle brings to Dallas – strengths, weaknesses, baggage and accomplishments, item-by-item. …

Scruggs and Caplan Break Down The Avery Presser

Click here to watch Star-Telegram Mavericks beat writer, Jeff Caplan, and yours truly break down the Avery Johnson press conference.

Did Avery really want the Jason Kidd trade to go down?

Is Dirk Nowitzki really the guy to take them to a championship?

Where does this club go from here?

And why the Mavericks should call the Charlotte Bobcats about players?

 newy@newdawg.com

I Just Talked To Avery Johnson

The Mavs coach was on his way home to the Woodlands when we spoke by phone. 

Avery Jr. was taken off on a stretcher.  He was playing football at school and got hurt.   He wanted to check in on his kid.  That is more important than having a press conference with the DFW media.

He will meet with the media tommorrow at 11am.

Avery was not mad.  “It’s time,” he said without any anger in his voice.    The 2006 NBA Coach of the Year will walkaway with over 12 million in pay.  Mavs owner Mark Cuban has to pay a lot of money to make him go away.

Johnson told me he did not want to make it battle of words with Cuban.  He said he wasn’t angry.  He will be interested to see what the next coach does.

Avery didn’t say it, but I know him and his pride says this, “See how good the Mavs are without me.  Let’s see if the next coach will win 60, 67, and 51 wins and make the NBA Finals.”

Avery Johnson did not want to trade Devin Harris for Jason Kidd.   He didn’t say it, but he said “Devin was like a son to me.  He’s my second son.”  

Read the tea leaves…this was a move Dirk Nowitzki wanted.  It was a move Mark Cuban wanted and Avery played the good solider.

Avery wants to leave things on a high note but he needed to leave.  He said it was time to go.  I know his message got stale in the Mavs locker room.   He’s not the first coach to have that happen.  Pat Riley lost his job with the Lakers in the same fashion.  

We’ve seen it go down in Dallas-Fort Worth before, remember Buck Showalter of the Texas Rangers?

“Control freaks” are what we call them.

Avery will get another job.  He will be fine. 

newy@newdawg.com