Skip to comments.[VANITY] Tim Tebow vs. Tony Romo
Posted on 12/11/2011 9:06:51 PM PST by re_nortex
Compare and contrast the performance of Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos with that of Tony Romo of the Denver Broncos.
Not to dismiss the play of Eli Manning tonight, but Romo could have won this by completing a pass.
Saints win today, cowboy lose, GREAT END TO THE WEEKEND!!!!
Romo, of course, “plays” for the Dallas Cowboys. The mistake is my own — inspired by the performance of Mr. November tonight. Rob Ryan’s defense was not exactly inspiring when it counted.
? WTF happened? I wasn’t watching but saw a headline about 10 minutes ago that the Cowboys were in control of the game? What happened?
When Brees takes to the field, there's palpable confidence exuded. With Romo, there's only the question of what bone-headed mistake he's going to make.
The traditional December swoon of the Dallas Cowboys is now well underway.
Tebow’s awesome. Romo’s a $%$#@!$%# Cowboy! Enough said.
Romo got them into position for the FG, it got blocked. Really Romo was pretty solid all night, the team just didn’t put the bow on it.
Jason Garrett, the Ivy League "genius" from Princeton, mishandled the game yet again. There's a lot of responsibility to go around, but Romo is the centerpiece of this motley crew.
With the two minute warning on the horizon, Romo overthrew a wide-open Miles Austin that would have salted away the game. And, to add further insult, in an echo of last week, Dan Bailey kicked a 47-yard field goal that would have tied the game. The Giants called a time out to ice the kicker (this time it wasn't Jason Garrett). On the second try, it was blocked...and so...THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT...THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!
Oops...wrong Giants. :-)
Cowboys again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as only they seem able to with such regularity and make this lifelong fan wonder why I started watching again...
Really. I could not care less about the Cowboys, but it hardly belongs all on Romo.... a stop by the ‘D’ or a successful field goal at the end and Dallas could win either in regulation or OT.
Teams don’t win too many games in the NFL giving up 37 pts so it can’t all be blamed on Romo.
By any objective comparison Romo far outshined Tebow in his play, even allowing for “clutch” situations. Tebow is on a bubble. If it doesn’t break, I fully expect angels to come down and take him straight up to heaven after a 10-7 superbowl win on a last second 65 yard field goal.
So naturally, I’m rooting for the guy.
I work with a Romo fan, and another fellow that is Vietnamese.
On day there was a cricket missing a rear leg spinning around on the floor...
The viet guy points it out to the Romo fan and says “wook tony womo”!!
I almost died laughing!
I believe that Jerry Jones really did sell his soul to get the three Super Bowl wins back in the 90's. That last win against the Steelers in SB XXX seems so long, long, long ago.
True. I'm bias, but I would much rather have Brees than any other quarterback playing today.
Romo;s numbers are good, but, I've said more than 1000 times, he can't win the big game.
Lack of defense. Inability to run for first down with the game on the line.Lousy closck management. Take your choice....
One of the folks I was watching the game with said, “If you look closely, you can actually SEE the angels push the ball through the uprights.”
The only reason I enjoy the whole Tebow thing is the way he pisses off so many people in the NFL.
Looking at it objectively, you're right. Tonight wasn't like the opening season Jets game where the debacle was solely on Romo.
I just heard (on the Ticket, naturally) that Romo's QB rating was 141 tonight with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. That said, there are field generals (like Tebow which triggered this vanity) that just inspire the whole team. Romo's numbers were good tonight but he doesn't rally the team and make everyone play beyond themselves.
Well, that would explain the difference between the Cowboy effect and the Tebow effect.
It's probably just me, but it appears Rob Ryan gains 15 pounds a week just in the gut.
Some of it must also be in the fathead part!
I almost died laughing reading your post!
Romo can put up video game numbers but when the chips are down, he fails. I’d take Eli as my QB every day. As for Tebow...it’s working for now and his ability to come back in the 4th quarter is amazing. I’m not a believer in gimmicky offenses having staying power in the NFL though.
I was hoping that with the collapse of the Eagles and the Giants (until tonight), the Cowboys could have at least claimed the NFC East. Sigh. At least, I can relive this over and over again:
Gator - How are the Stars going to do?
Garrett is just afraid to play for the win. Everytime we have a lead and the ball with 3 or 4 minutes left, you know it will be at least two straight runs up the middle, probably a draw. Why dont we seal the game with Witten, or a waggle for Romo?
And the Houston Texans won in the final seconds of the game clinching their first playoff ever for this franchise!!!!!!
Yes, the Texans win was great. Congrats to them for getting into the playoffs for the first time.
I can give nelson Cruz a pass on that one - he had already pulled a groin by that point in the game and was probably moving too slow. Why was he having to run down a ball, anyway? The bullpen blew two final strike saves that game.
And he wasn't agile enough to adapt at the end when it counts. With Murray out, the gameplan should have changed once up by 12 points with five minutes to go. Felix Jones just isn't explosive enough.
One thing I'll say, especially in light of the subject of this thread, thank goodness we shed Marion Barber! As much as Tebow played a role in the 13-10 win over da Bears, Barber was an MVP standout for the Broncos today.
... your comment is genius.
Got a little too excited there, didn't ya?
If lame were rain, your silly, worthless vanity would be soaking wet.
As a Dallas native who is only capable of rooting for the home team (I am a hopeless homer, my town and my team are linked in my mind), I either root for them, or ignore the sport. I may have just got some extra free time on Sundays. I did not watch football for over 5 years.
Romo was solid all night long. Cowboys ran up the scoreboard on the rushing offense alone. Giants defense wasn’t altogether there most of the night. As I told someone earlier tonight, when you stop and think back over the course of the season, every team in the NFC East have managed to stumble at the same time. Giants iced the Dallas kicker in the end and that made the difference.
Or maybe I was hoping that Tony Romo would be part of a trade that would bring us Tebow. :-)
I think that it is great what the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow are doing.
They have 90% of the country praying! Two thirds of those are praying for Denver and Tim’s success and one third are praying for their failure.
At least he has changed the country.
As I mull it over and listen to the postgame, this was a breakdown with the defense. The doppleganger for the Cowardly Lion (Rob Ryan, so proclaimed by Mike & Mike) didn't call the right defense. With a 12-point lead established at the 5:44 mark, a stout defense would have neutralized both Manning and the Giants' rushing.
How about Cam Newton and the Panthers today? Big lead at halftime, down by 1 with 6 minutes left, yet the FG gets blocked, and ATL immediately responds with a quick TD. Had Tebow been QB, there would have been a Panthers comeback. Alas, down by 8, you knew the game was over. Newton completed 19 of 39 passes for 276 yards, with 2 TDs and 2 interceptions. Tebow was 21 of 40 for 236 yards, with 1 TD and 1 interception. Yet most pundits will tell you Cam Newton is infinitely better than Tebow.
Well said. If I dare quote from Glengarry Glen Ross in the context of Tim Tebow, "coffee is for closers." Tebow's inspired leadership is the impetus for Fantastic Finishes (which I wish they had for commercials). Tebow's stats certainly don't reveal the measure of the player...or, more importantly, the man.
As I was watching the blowout of the Packers and Raiders this afternoon, I kept an eye on the ticker. When I saw the score of the Bears up by 10 in the waning moments, I actually thought, "Tebow has 'em just where he wants 'em!" And, as a Cowboys fan -- I hate to say this...but -- once they went up by 12 with under six minutes, my first thought was how will they squander the lead this time?
I watched the game. I don’t need some pundit to tell me what I just saw.
That’s funny right there.
Now that’s interesting.
Very good point. Can one player lift that many others through inspiration ?
Evidently so, if his name is Tim Tebow. Above and beyond his unabashed Christianity, he has those "intangibles", an overused word in sports but quite apt for this remarkable young man.
True that. 370 yds, 4 TD, 0 INTs. Solid as a rock. Led them right down field in 40 seconds with no time outs to the Giants' 30. Should be enough to tie. Romo didn't lose tonight, he was beaten by Eli Manning, who is on fire like he was in 2007. If the Giants win the division, they will be very dangerous in the playoffs, and we could see a repeat of their 2nd chance win over the Pats in 2007, this time with the Packers.
Bet there won't be any opponent players mocking him during the game anymore.
Tony Romo is the Cowboys Donovan McNabb.
Any guy who has had both Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood is probably spent for life. (pure jealousy)