ESPN Breaks The News That Tony Romo Will Be Out For The Next Four Weeks

Monday, October 13, 2008

ESPN just broke the news before noon, that Tony Romo is going to miss the next four week's with a broken pinky finger. Apparently the credit is going to Michael Smith today, which is surprising since Ed Werder actually leaving at Valley Ranch, and here's the video....

The channel has already made the switch to "Cowboys and Romo TV", and look for it to stay that way for the rest of the day. We've already heard from a handful of analysts, and while it's definitely a big story, but by the time we get to Monday Night Football....we'll be in overkill territory.

P.S.- ESPN is also breaking the news that Big Brown is going to be retired, and Tommy Bowden has been fired, as well.


The Cowboys weren't going anywhere this year even with Blowmo, now all this does is give the media and their fans an excuse for why they are going to suck even more and not living up to all the hype. OVERRATED, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 12:48:00 PM  

Yeah, blame it on Yoko Romo!

JamesCraven said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:03:00 PM  

The Buzzsaw Known As The Arizona Cardinals(from here on out to be known as TBKATAC) comes through for me once again. And yes, I stole that from Leitch.
Now, if they could only do something about Warner's fumble-itis and the running game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:18:00 PM  

This news only shows that the sports Gods do, in fact, listen to our prayers.

GMoney said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Didn't Mort say last year that Eli Manning was going to miss at least 4 weeks with an injured shorlder? Yeah, that shoulder really looked injured on the way to the Giants winning the supre bowl. So, anytime an ESPN "insider" like Mort, Clayton, Smith, breaks an inury story like this, I take that with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:32:00 PM  

If Jay Glazer had broken this sotry, I would have felt better because Jay, actually gets this stories right.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

is Ed Werder leaving Valley Ranch or living there?
why would he actually leave?

it's probably a broken pinky on his left hand.
wonder if he'll go to mexico for a second opinion.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

Does anybody else really despise when announcers and other talking heads on ESPN and other sports broadcasts put an "a" in front of a players name? Michael Smith said "Now you don't have the playmaking ability, the mobility outside of the pocket that a Tony Romo brings you."

NO! As far as I can tell there is only one Tony Romo on the Cowboys. You are missing the playmaking ability and the mobility outside of the pocket that Tony Romo brings you.

I can't think of any announcers or analysts who don't use that terminology. You can't go a single game without hearing someone talk about "a Tony Romo," "a Tom Brady," "a Donovan McNabb" or any other player.

Am I the only person in the world who is bothered by this. It's even worse when describing a type of player. Like "the Celtics could use to pick up a PJ Brown this season." What the hell?! Are you too lazy to describe that type of back up big man that can come in a pick up some slack on defense and give you a solid offensive effort and great leadership? Who hard was that!

Sorry, had to vent there.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

Earlier this morning on ESPN: [a receiver from Houston] is the best player you don't know about. If there's a better player, I don't know about him.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 2:24:00 PM  

Romo has a broken pinky? The Cowboys' punter was injured on that blocked punt in OT. That tidbit came not from ESPN but from the AP account of the game.

Also, Tommy Bowden may not have been the only casualty at Clemson. WYFF4 in Greenville/Spartanburg reports the offensive coordinator was fired as well. Press conference at 5:15 ET.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

If Stephania Bell is talking about an injury on ESPNews, it must be true.

@Anon 2:34: Bowden's gonna be replaced by a 6-game midseason run of The Dabo Show.

Oct 13, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

Michael Smith doesn't know that "BYE" isn't an NFL team. He keeps saying Romo will miss 4 games.

Scott said...
Oct 13, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Anon 2:14

Generally when a sports announcer uses "a (player name)," s/he is referring to a player that performs like the player s/he has named. It doesn't bother me, but I can see how it might bother some, as the reality is that it is not proper English. In Smith's case, I tend to agree with you. Using it there doesn't really make much sense.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

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