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[VANITY] Tim Tebow vs. Tony Romo
12-11-2011 | My miserable self

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.


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KEYWORDS: christian; cowboys; football; nfl; quarterback; romo; sports; tebow
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When the game is on the line, you just know that Tebow will be clutch. When the game is on the line, you just know that Tony Romo will choke.

Not to dismiss the play of Eli Manning tonight, but Romo could have won this by completing a pass.

1 posted on 12/11/2011 9:06:55 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

Saints win today, cowboy lose, GREAT END TO THE WEEKEND!!!!


2 posted on 12/11/2011 9:09:23 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: re_nortex; All

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.


3 posted on 12/11/2011 9:09:48 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

? 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?


4 posted on 12/11/2011 9:10:26 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: VicVega
Saints win today, cowboy lose, GREAT END TO THE WEEKEND!!!!

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.

5 posted on 12/11/2011 9:12:33 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Tebow’s awesome. Romo’s a $%$#@!$%# Cowboy! Enough said.


6 posted on 12/11/2011 9:14:57 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: re_nortex

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.


7 posted on 12/11/2011 9:15:15 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu
And the remnants of Garrett icing his own kicker last week were used against him again this week - which might have just psyched him out of the NFL...
8 posted on 12/11/2011 9:17:36 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: parksstp
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?

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. :-)

9 posted on 12/11/2011 9:18:58 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: parksstp

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...


10 posted on 12/11/2011 9:19:23 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: discostu; re_nortex

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.


11 posted on 12/11/2011 9:19:50 PM PST by Enchante
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To: re_nortex

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.


12 posted on 12/11/2011 9:21:00 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: re_nortex

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!


13 posted on 12/11/2011 9:21:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 5thGenTexan
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...

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.

14 posted on 12/11/2011 9:21:39 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
When Brees takes to the field, there's palpable confidence exuded.

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.

15 posted on 12/11/2011 9:22:44 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: parksstp

Lack of defense. Inability to run for first down with the game on the line.Lousy closck management. Take your choice....


16 posted on 12/11/2011 9:25:51 PM PST by madrastex
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To: dr_lew

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.


17 posted on 12/11/2011 9:26:39 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Enchante
...but it hardly belongs all on Romo...

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.

18 posted on 12/11/2011 9:27:59 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
I believe that Jerry Jones really did sell his soul to get the three Super Bowl wins back in the 90's.

Well, that would explain the difference between the Cowboy effect and the Tebow effect.

19 posted on 12/11/2011 9:28:33 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: madrastex
Lack of defense.

It's probably just me, but it appears Rob Ryan gains 15 pounds a week just in the gut.

20 posted on 12/11/2011 9:30:57 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: FamiliarFace
The Devil and Mr. Jones
21 posted on 12/11/2011 9:32:19 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: VicVega

Some of it must also be in the fathead part!


22 posted on 12/11/2011 9:33:38 PM PST by madrastex
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To: mylife

I almost died laughing reading your post!


23 posted on 12/11/2011 9:38:23 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: re_nortex

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.


24 posted on 12/11/2011 9:39:39 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: cardinal4

25 posted on 12/11/2011 9:44:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 5thGenTexan; dfwgator
Thanks, of course, to Free Republic for this opportunity to vent in the form of this vanity posting. I'm still smarting from Nelson Cruz's miss in game 6 of the series:

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?

26 posted on 12/11/2011 9:46:00 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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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?


27 posted on 12/11/2011 9:46:35 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: VicVega

And the Houston Texans won in the final seconds of the game clinching their first playoff ever for this franchise!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/11/2011 9:49:52 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Yes, the Texans win was great. Congrats to them for getting into the playoffs for the first time.


29 posted on 12/11/2011 9:51:33 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: re_nortex

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.


30 posted on 12/11/2011 9:52:00 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Raider Sam
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 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.

31 posted on 12/11/2011 9:53:51 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: dr_lew

... your comment is genius.


32 posted on 12/11/2011 9:54:38 PM PST by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: 5thGenTexan
The bullpen blew two final strike saves that game.

Twice!

And twice I deleted the video (and every last byte of it) of what should have been the first World Series Championship here in Texas. I still hear echos of Joe Buck's “We’ll see you...tomorrow night” from that game.
33 posted on 12/11/2011 10:01:27 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: pgkdan
AWESOME INDEED!
34 posted on 12/11/2011 10:06:09 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: re_nortex
Compare and contrast the performance of Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos with that of Tony Romo of the Denver Broncos

Got a little too excited there, didn't ya?

If lame were rain, your silly, worthless vanity would be soaking wet.

35 posted on 12/11/2011 10:08:09 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: re_nortex

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.


36 posted on 12/11/2011 10:09:19 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: re_nortex

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.


37 posted on 12/11/2011 10:10:57 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: hole_n_one
Yep...don't post when durnk (not a problem since I'm a old-school Campbellite) and don't post when angry!

Or maybe I was hoping that Tony Romo would be part of a trade that would bring us Tebow. :-)

38 posted on 12/11/2011 10:11:23 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: notaliberal; All

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.


39 posted on 12/11/2011 10:25:57 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Re-flush Congress in 2012, some crap remains!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Romo was solid all night long. Cowboys ran up the scoreboard on the rushing offense alone.

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.

40 posted on 12/11/2011 10:45:40 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

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.


41 posted on 12/11/2011 10:58:55 PM PST by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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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?

42 posted on 12/11/2011 11:08:54 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

I watched the game. I don’t need some pundit to tell me what I just saw.


43 posted on 12/11/2011 11:58:15 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: re_nortex

That’s funny right there.

Smiling


44 posted on 12/12/2011 12:00:05 AM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: re_nortex

Now that’s interesting.

Very good point. Can one player lift that many others through inspiration ?


45 posted on 12/12/2011 12:02:54 AM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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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.

46 posted on 12/12/2011 12:06:06 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: discostu
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.

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.

47 posted on 12/12/2011 2:59:34 AM PST by montag813
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To: re_nortex
I'll just say this.

Bet there won't be any opponent players mocking him during the game anymore.

48 posted on 12/12/2011 3:13:21 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: re_nortex

Tony Romo is the Cowboys Donovan McNabb.


49 posted on 12/12/2011 3:16:36 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: re_nortex

Any guy who has had both Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood is probably spent for life. (pure jealousy)


50 posted on 12/12/2011 3:24:25 AM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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