Fox Sports character and radio host Colin Cowherd believes he is aware of why Tony Romo has allegedly regressed as CBS’ lead NFL analyst.
“I’ve used this for years when I would interview people and I was going to hire them,” Cowherd defined throughout the newest version of his podcast, as shared by Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post. “If I had lunch or coffee with them, I always asked them if they loved golf. ‘Oh, I love golf. Do you love golf?’ And if they said yes, I wouldn’t hire them. Because I always had this theory that as guys age, many of them get addicted to golf.”
Cowherd was reacting to a report about CBS trying an “intervention” for Romo final offseason as a result of he sounded no less than considerably unprepared whereas calling sure video games.
CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle later said in an announcement that declare “is a complete mischaracterization,” however New York Post sports activities media columnist Andrew Marchand wrote that Jim Nantz, Romo’s broadcast accomplice, and CBS executives met with the retired quarterback final yr relating to his performances.
Such supposed messages apparently did not get by, as Romo earned widespread criticism throughout and after final Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s no secret Romo is an avid golfer who has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open on a number of events.
During an interview with Golf.com in October 2020, Romo mentioned at the moment he typically spent “six to eight hours” on golf programs per day exterior of soccer seasons.
Per Tim Schmitt of Golfweek, Romo has received the American Century Championship superstar golf event on three events.
“Romo wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd added. “He literally wants to be on the Tour. And what’s the first thing (Green Bay Packers quarterback) Aaron Rodgers does in the offseason? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys, and we all have somebody in our social circle like this, they got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years. Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”
Romo signed a 10-year contract with CBS again in 2020 reportedly price $17.5 million per NFL season.
Like others have all through the 2022 soccer marketing campaign, Cowherd additionally supplied excessive reward for Fox No. 1 analyst Greg Olsen.
“When I listen to Greg Olsen, he sounds like he’s been studying for those three hours for six days,” Cowherd remarked. “Romo sounds like sometimes — and he’s entertaining — he’s winging it.”
While the state of affairs is taking part in out a lot in another way than Romo most likely imagined, the previous Dallas Cowboys star is lastly producing loads of headlines forward of a Super Bowl.