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Jvig43
11-19-2008, 11:33 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/111908dnspocowblogromo.161a4cd.html

Idk if anyone else will find this interesting but im happy to see people dont let fame go to their heads. Nice to see stories like these besides the, man gets hit by a car and no one helps the guy.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
11-19-2008, 11:35 PM
Wow. You know, as much as I dislike the Cowboys, I can't help but like Tony Romo. And this just makes it harder to hate him.

mqtirishfan
11-19-2008, 11:37 PM
Damn it, now I like Tony Romo.

Burns336
11-19-2008, 11:39 PM
You will all fall victim to Romo's charm.

CC.SD
11-19-2008, 11:40 PM
Jessica Simpson has nice ta-tas

Very true, but she'll be fat in five years.

Jvig43
11-19-2008, 11:44 PM
Very true, but she'll be fat in five years.

At which point in time we will all be googling over some new amazing looking girl. The fad will continue.

Brent
11-19-2008, 11:57 PM
couple bucks isnt that much for a guy who makes millions a year.

fenikz
11-19-2008, 11:58 PM
There are a lot of guys like this around the NFL, when Warner 1st came to Arizona i basically hated him but charity event after charity event after charity event you can't help but start to love these players. It's too bad that ESPN only plays 1 feel good story a week as apposed to running non stop stories about Pac-Man, Mike Vick or what ever degrading story they got for the week

Jvig43
11-19-2008, 11:59 PM
Its more of the gesture i guess, the act of good will which sadly is disappearing now a days.

LonghornsLegend
11-20-2008, 12:01 AM
This might seem small, but just think about what this probably means to the homeless guy, love to hear about people doing small gestures that mean the world to someone else, no matter who it is, Warrick Dunn, Tony Gonzalez, alot of good hearted NFL players out there.

CC.SD
11-20-2008, 12:06 AM
At which point in time we will all be googling over some new amazing looking girl. The fad will continue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txuxKn84o7I

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ZZZiiiingenyAAAAAAAAAA

Paul
11-20-2008, 12:10 AM
A couple bucks is nothing for Romo, obviously. But to invite him to sit with him and his buddy during the movie was a pretty cool thing to do. Things like this and helping the couple change their tires earlier this seasons makes it hard to be pissed at him when he plays like ****. I probably still will, but I'll try not to curse him as much.

GB12
11-20-2008, 12:13 AM
There are a lot of guys like this around the NFL, when Warner 1st came to Arizona i basically hated him but charity event after charity event after charity event you can't help but start to love these players. It's too bad that ESPN only plays 1 feel good story a week as apposed to running non stop stories about Pac-Man, Mike Vick or what ever degrading story they got for the week
They play far more than that and I can't stand it. I hate when ESPN does that crap. Stick to the sports, not what happens off the field.

Vikes99ej
11-20-2008, 12:15 AM
Making people with the name Tony look good everywhere. I approve.

WMD
11-20-2008, 12:16 AM
He's putting out this nice guy image, but I guarantee he has at least 6 dead bodies buried in his backyard.

kwilk103
11-20-2008, 12:19 AM
There are a lot of guys like this around the NFL, when Warner 1st came to Arizona i basically hated him but charity event after charity event after charity event you can't help but start to love these players. It's too bad that ESPN only plays 1 feel good story a week as apposed to running non stop stories about Pac-Man, Mike Vick or what ever degrading story they got for the week

bad news stories=good ratings/interesting

good news stories=bad ratings/boring

Giantsfan1080
11-20-2008, 12:26 AM
NFL players do this all the time. As of now Romo is the one to get publicity for it.

d34ng3l021
11-20-2008, 12:39 AM
Damn. I was about to come here and complain about having another Cowboys topic, but that was real nice of him. I like him a lot as a player, and not just cause of stories like these. He seems like a genuinely good guy who plays and has fun.

Ward
11-20-2008, 12:40 AM
He's putting out this nice guy image, but I guarantee he has at least 6 dead bodies buried in his backyard.

This is true, and the football Drew Henson is one of them.

Vikes99ej
11-20-2008, 12:54 AM
This is true, and the football Drew Henson is one of them.

Nick Lachey? I haven't seen him in a while.

giantsfan
11-20-2008, 12:59 AM
He's putting out this nice guy image, but I guarantee he has at least 6 dead bodies buried in his backyard.

Are we talking hookers or guys hitting on Jessica?

D-Unit
11-20-2008, 01:07 AM
Romo is really stepping up as a leader and example for this team both on and off the field. There's a reason why this makes news. ...it's not the norm. Romo is a great example for all of us.

Vikes99ej
11-20-2008, 01:08 AM
He's the anti-Brady in some aspects, and that's why I love him.

steelernation77
11-20-2008, 01:33 AM
In a book I recently read Casey Hampton's brother talks about how Big Snack changed some random woman's tire on the side of the highway in Texas.

Funny how it wasn't on ESPN for a week.

BlindSite
11-20-2008, 03:13 AM
Reminds me of when UBER DOUCHE BAG Drew Rosendouche revived that kid who drowned.

Romo seems like an unlikely superstar, seems like that geeky kid on the football team who no one thinks would kick ass.

I dunno how anyone couldn't like the dude banging jessica simpson.

Mr. Stiller
11-20-2008, 04:47 AM
In a book I recently read Casey Hampton's brother talks about how Big Snack changed some random woman's tire on the side of the highway in Texas.

Funny how it wasn't on ESPN for a week.

You get Jim Wexall's book?

Go_Eagles77
11-20-2008, 06:11 AM
If Romo was really nice he would have bought him a house, car and paid off his mortgage.

ChezPower4
11-20-2008, 06:45 AM
In a book I recently read Casey Hampton's brother talks about how Big Snack changed some random woman's tire on the side of the highway in Texas.

Funny how it wasn't on ESPN for a week.

Because he's a linemen and not a franchise QB.... who cares about those fat guys anyway. Except when they break the law or say something dumb.

bored of education
11-20-2008, 08:37 AM
This makes me wanna go to Mexico with Romo and spend nights on the beach with him!

LonghornsLegend
11-20-2008, 08:44 AM
Romo, who confirmed the story but didn't want to elaborate,


Just wanted to point that out, I can see it's getting some press now but Romo doesn't really do this stuff for press, but he can't do anything without it being reported.

Twiddler
11-20-2008, 08:48 AM
Just wanted to point that out, I can see it's getting some press now but Romo doesn't really do this stuff for press, but he can't do anything without it being reported.

I'm not saying that he didn't do it for good reasons, but that doesn't automatically did it entirely out of the goodness of his heart. You hear things like that when most players do stuff like this. Again, I'm glad he did it and am not saying that he isn't pure with his intentions, I'm just saying that most players would play it off as something they don't want to deal with in the press.

Regardless of his true intentions whatever they may be, its still a great thing that he did.

UK_Cheesehead
11-20-2008, 08:58 AM
Fair play to Romo, it's hard to not like the guy when you see stuff like this. Agree he isn't the only one but if it's the only story that gets published he can't help it.

Credit where credit's due, plus he's banging Jessica Simpson, so he gets even more kudos for that.

ShutDwn
11-20-2008, 09:19 AM
NFL players do this all the time. As of now Romo is the one to get publicity for it.

NFL players invite homeless people to movies with them? How many normal people do that?

devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
11-20-2008, 10:16 AM
Just wanted to point that out, I can see it's getting some press now but Romo doesn't really do this stuff for press, but he can't do anything without it being reported.

I think that may have a lot to do with his Wisconsin roots. I am from Illinois, but got to school in Wisconsin. You can see a large difference in the way people act. Wisconsin people are very friendly and genuine compared to my fellow Illinois folk, who are quite the opposite, especially the people from Chicago. Tony seems very similar to the Wisconsin people that I have come into contact with in that he is very humble and kind. Hats off to Tony on realizing that he has been given a great opportunity and has made the best of it.

giantsfan
11-20-2008, 10:43 AM
NFL players invite homeless people to movies with them? How many normal people do that?

Hobo's make great patsies and movie are great spots to hatch evil plans. Tony's probably jealous of Eli's success and hiring the hobo to go tanya harding on him.

steelernation77
11-20-2008, 10:47 AM
You get Jim Wexall's book?

Yeah, it was a pretty nice insight in to some of the players. I assume you read it as well?

HawkeyeFan
11-20-2008, 11:00 AM
As much as I hate Romo, very classy move nonetheless.

TitleTown088
11-20-2008, 11:02 AM
couple bucks isnt that much for a guy who makes millions a year.

It's not about the money. After buying his ticket, he sat next to the stinky guy too. Shows he dosen't think himself above anyone else because he makes the big bucks. Sounds like a nice guy to me.

bantx
11-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Not only did he buy him a movie ticket and invited him to sit with him, but the movie was role models! Go Romo.

Sniper
11-21-2008, 02:38 PM
I dunno how anyone couldn't like the dude banging jessica simpson.

Because he went down in quality when he dumped Carrie Underwood.

CashmoneyDrew
11-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Because he went down in quality when he dumped Carrie Underwood.

Thank You! You get a downgrade in my books going from Underwood to Simpson. But Romo does seem like a genuinely nice guy and I'm glad he's down to earth.

Sniper
11-21-2008, 02:53 PM
Thank You! You get a downgrade in my books going from Underwood to Simpson. But Romo does seem like a genuinely nice guy and I'm glad he's down to earth.

As much as I hate the guy, I agree. He seems like a really nice guy. However, there is no excuse for kicking Underwood to the curb. Ever. Under any circumstances.

princefielder28
11-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Tony Romo is a very classy man

josh07039
11-21-2008, 10:20 PM
I think Romo is a decent guy from various things I've heard. However, this is a nice but meaningless gesture. He could've taken him to movie and given him $100,000 and it wouldn't have hurt Romo at all.

Bruce Banner
11-21-2008, 10:26 PM
He knew this would make the press.

His motives were obvious.







Fee fi fo fum

Paul
11-21-2008, 10:28 PM
I think Romo is a decent guy from various things I've heard. However, this is a nice but meaningless gesture. He could've taken him to movie and given him $100,000 and it wouldn't have hurt Romo at all.

I doubt the homeless man thought it was a "meaningless gesture" :rolleyes: . I think people want to focus on the $5 he spent on the tickets and ignore that Romo invited him to sit with him during the movie. I'm not saying he deserves a parade for doing one good deed, but calling it "meaningless" because you want to concentrate on the monetary part of the whole thing is a bit shallow.

Bruce Banner
11-21-2008, 10:30 PM
I doubt the homeless man thought it was a "meaningless gesture" :rolleyes: . I think people want to focus on the $5 he spent on the tickets and ignore that Romo invited him to sit with him during the movie. I'm not saying he deserves a parade for doing one good deed, but calling it "meaningless" because you want to concentrate on the monetary part of the whole thing is a bit shallow.

This kind of **** happens on a daily basis, no reason to print it just because he did it.

bantx
11-21-2008, 10:35 PM
This kind of **** happens on a daily basis, no reason to print it just because he did it.

People go buy homeless people tickets to the movies and then tell them to come sit by them while they watch the movies? Its not like Tony went out looking for looking for it to be printed.

Bruce Banner
11-21-2008, 10:36 PM
People go buy homeless people tickets to the movies and then tell them to come sit by them while they watch the movies? Its not like Tony went out looking for looking for it to be printed.

Yes, believe it or not people actually do these kind of things.

bantx
11-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Yes, believe it or not people actually do these kind of things.

You just sound like a Tony Romo hater. Thats fine but you dont need to sound like a dick.

Paul
11-21-2008, 10:42 PM
This kind of **** happens on a daily basis, no reason to print it just because he did it.

I'm quite aware that a number of less high-profile do good deeds every single day, but Romo just happens to be in a situation where everything he does is going to be in the news, good or bad, it just comes with the territory. And I know you hate Romo and you'll question his motives to the death, but isn't there a small possibility that he is genuinely just a good guy?

Bruce Banner
11-21-2008, 10:52 PM
I will admit......I am not a huge fan of Tony, but I don't think we should make this any bigger than it really is.

Mr. Stiller
11-22-2008, 06:07 AM
Yeah, it was a pretty nice insight in to some of the players. I assume you read it as well?

Nope, I'm going up to the local mall on Nov. 23rd to get it and his autograph.

T-RICH49
11-22-2008, 01:01 PM
Damn it, now I like Tony Romo.

rofl I feel the same way

Jvig43
11-22-2008, 01:06 PM
I will admit......I am not a huge fan of Tony, but I don't think we should make this any bigger than it really is.

No one is making a big deal about it, i put this up just as a nice read about someone high up that didnt let all the attention go to his head. And he didnt do it for media because he didnt comment on any of it. Did you read the article?

Bruce Banner
11-22-2008, 02:05 PM
No one is making a big deal about it, i put this up just as a nice read about someone high up that didnt let all the attention go to his head. And he didnt do it for media because he didnt comment on any of it. Did you read the article?

You don't get it. Never mind.

LonghornsLegend
11-22-2008, 04:56 PM
I will admit......I am not a huge fan of Tony, but I don't think we should make this any bigger than it really is.

I think your making a bigger deal out of it then anyone, it's a good story and a nice gesture end of story, who has made more out of it then that? Not one person has insinuated that Romo was the first or last person to do something nice.

Bruce Banner
11-22-2008, 05:00 PM
I think your making a bigger deal out of it then anyone, it's a good story and a nice gesture end of story, who has made more out of it then that? Not one person has insinuated that Romo was the first or last person to do something nice.

Just when I thought I was done for the night.

It shouldn't have been a story. That is all I am saying. Obviously I can't control whoever publishes such things, but I will still say it, no matter how futile it is.

The Unseen
11-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Nice gesture. Doesn't change any of my overall opinion of him. The thing is, though, I have an overall good opinion of him. While this was a cool thing to do, it's not earth-shaking. Plenty of NFL players give to and work with charities. Not saying it's bad or anything, but it's common. Heck, in the grand scheme of things, helping a guy see a movie <<<<< helping a charity for people with diseases.

Ward
11-22-2008, 05:06 PM
Nice gesture. Doesn't change any of my overall opinion of him. The thing is, though, I have an overall good opinion of him. While this was a cool thing to do, it's not earth-shaking. Plenty of NFL players give to and work with charities. Not saying it's bad or anything, but it's common. Heck, in the grand scheme of things, helping a guy see a movie <<<<< helping a charity for people with diseases.

Like this (http://www.pegasusnews.com/events/2008/apr/30/92544/) and this (http://www.dosomething.org/blog/celebsgonegood/jessica-simpson-cheers-tony-romo-other-stars-swinging-charity)?

That was a pretty light search, too. You're not really implying he doesn't do those things, but I'm posting regardless.

bearsfan_51
11-22-2008, 05:15 PM
Like this (http://www.pegasusnews.com/events/2008/apr/30/92544/) and this (http://www.dosomething.org/blog/celebsgonegood/jessica-simpson-cheers-tony-romo-other-stars-swinging-charity)?

That was a pretty light search, too. You're not really implying he doesn't do those things, but I'm posting regardless.

Hello Ward.

Ward
11-22-2008, 05:22 PM
Hello Ward.

Is this going to be awkward? Like when you run into a one night stand awkward? Like accidentally seeing grandma naked awkward?

bearsfan_51
11-22-2008, 05:32 PM
Is this going to be awkward? Like when you run into a one night stand awkward? Like accidentally seeing grandma naked awkward?

I'm not sure, everytime I see your grandma naked it's deliberate.

Staubach12
11-22-2008, 05:44 PM
I would love him more, but I'm not really sure I can beat the shrine in my closet.

yodabear
11-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Romo is a good guy. Its unfoutunate though that he is confirming that Nice guys don't win anything since the he hasn't won a playoff game.

The Unseen
11-22-2008, 08:18 PM
Like this (http://www.pegasusnews.com/events/2008/apr/30/92544/) and this (http://www.dosomething.org/blog/celebsgonegood/jessica-simpson-cheers-tony-romo-other-stars-swinging-charity)?

That was a pretty light search, too. You're not really implying he doesn't do those things, but I'm posting regardless.

I know you're not really arguing with me, but that re-inforces my point. He does all these good things - why get particularly warm and fuzzy over him giving a dude a movie ticket?

Ward
11-22-2008, 09:07 PM
I know you're not really arguing with me, but that re-inforces my point. He does all these good things - why get particularly warm and fuzzy over him giving a dude a movie ticket?

I hope no one's assuming blame is on him asking for this story to be big. If I understand the details correctly Romo wasn't going to say anything to the media about it.

Also, I think that being a celebrity automatically makes even something as small as that newsworthy. I don't think this is a small thing to do, regardless of celebrity status. I'm willing to bet 99% of Americans aren't out touching someone less fortunate's life every day.

The Unseen
11-22-2008, 09:17 PM
I hope no one's assuming blame is on him asking for this story to be big. If I understand the details correctly Romo wasn't going to say anything to the media about it.

Also, I think that being a celebrity automatically makes even something as small as that newsworthy. I don't think this is a small thing to do, regardless of celebrity status. I'm willing to bet 99% of Americans aren't out touching someone less fortunate's life every day.

Agreed. I just think that if we make a big deal of celebrity's charitable actions, there's bigger stuff to make a deal out of. Although it's hard to quantify what's a bigger deal than something else is if it all makes news anyways, so my point could be moot.

Burns336
11-22-2008, 09:26 PM
I know you're not really arguing with me, but that re-inforces my point. He does all these good things - why get particularly warm and fuzzy over him giving a dude a movie ticket?

The NFL has a lot of great people that give back and do things more significant than buying a movie ticket.

I think it has more to do with the fact that the Charity stuff or the NFL commercials that show people building houses and things are structured and somewhat expected, at least to me. It's the same stuff you hear all the time.

In this instance, and with the tire changing story, it sticks out because it isn't structured. It isn't a sponsored event that is supposed to be publicized. It's kind of a cool story.

He's a better man than me, I can say that much.

Bengalsrocket
11-22-2008, 11:41 PM
I think it has more to do with the fact that the Charity stuff or the NFL commercials that show people building houses and things are structured and somewhat expected, at least to me. It's the same stuff you hear all the time.

In this instance, and with the tire changing story, it sticks out because it isn't structured. It isn't a sponsored event that is supposed to be publicized. It's kind of a cool story.

He's a better man than me, I can say that much.

I agree 100% with this. While certainly donating thousands of dollars to a charity is "giving up" a lot more than just a single movie ticket, it's in front of cameras and there are usually people behind the curtain helping you out with your decision.

I hate to be cynical but in my experience there are a lot of people who don't really sacrifice much by donating tons of money to a charity.

Also, money is the least of most celebrities worries. On the other hand, time is valuable to all people. From what I gather, Romo was about to see a movie with one (or multiple) of his friends. By inviting this complete stranger he puts his time at "risk" (I loosely use the word risk, but at the same time it's possible for his night to be ruined by an annoying fan).