Early this morning, the news broke that Tony Romo has decided to leave Dallas behind for the analyst spot on the #1 CBS NFL broadcast team.
CBS agreed to drive an ice pick into the back of Phil Simms to free up the position.
Today in The Herd, Colin discussed Romo’s transition to the broadcast booth, and why viewers shouldn’t expect him to be a top broadcaster on day one.
Colin thinks Romo made the right long-term life decision, given his serious injury history, but NFL color analyst is one of the hardest jobs in sports broadcasting. Like any trade, it takes time to learn.
Sports media is filled with lots of average and “pretty good” former athletes turned analysts, but there are few greats.
Will Romo be a great broadcaster? He could be. Just don’t expect him to be Troy Aikman the first time he puts on a headset.
“My gut feeling is, day one, Tony Romo will not be great. And it is a little bit of a roll of the dice to replace your #1 guy with somebody who’s never done it before.”
Here’s Colin’s rant on Romo heading to the booth: