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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Romo in Cancun With Jessica?

I was disappointed that the Redskins lost their playoff game last night to Seattle. The talk in my supermarket's aisles in DC today was that had we won, we surely would have beaten Dallas next week. Not only because of the intense rivalry and the fact that we beat them last week, but because of Wilbon's report today that Tony Romo spent the weekend in Cancun with Jessica Simpson.

Tony Romo can't quite get through the NFL season without losing his football focus to focus on a pop star hoochie. Last season it was, infamously, Carrie Underwood. This season it is Simpson, whose well-televised appearance at the Cowboys' upset loss to Philadelphia sparked a new round of criticism from Dallas fans and exultation from its foes. As People reported,
Jessica Simpson was certainly as glamorous as any Dallas Cheerleader Sunday night, with her perfectly coiffed hair and miniature Tony Romo jersey emblazoned with a pink number 9. But she wasn't exactly a good luck charm.

Her new boyfriend struggled all game, throwing three interceptions and fumbling the ball twice as his heavily favored Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 10-6. At one point, the network even showed a montage of Simpson, 27, spliced with shots of Romo's bad throws. As commentator Joe Buck noted, "It's never easy to play in front of your girlfriend."

That seems especially true for Romo. The 27-year-old Pro-Bowler ended the game with a quarterback rating of just 22.2 – that's the worst ever in his entire career. (In comparison, his average rating this year is over 100.) His previous low? Last December, when then-girlfriend Carrie Underwood was in the stands.
My pick for next week: the Giants against Dallas.

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