Tony Romo made the right decision, but don’t expect him to be a top broadcaster on day one
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. He’ll replace Phil Simms.
Colin pointed out that sports media is filled with lots of average and “pretty good” former athletes turned analysts, but there are few greats.
Don’t expect Romo 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.”
The NCAA title game was not bad basketball
Social media was buzzing last night with a good old fashioned pile-on over the officiating of the Gonzaga/UNC title game. The echo chamber ruled that the game was unwatchable, and the refs were awful.
Colin disagrees. He thought the game was choppy, but enjoyed that both teams didn’t just sit behind the arc, gunning threes.
Both teams have bigs that play in the post, they play hard-nosed defense, and the fouls the refs called, for the most part, were legitimate. It’s how you officiate physical basketball. It always has been. People just aren’t used to watching that style of play anymore.
That was not bad basketball… We’ve all been fooled into believing good basketball is 72 threes.”
Cris Carter – FS1 NFL Analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio to talk about transitioning from the NFL to broadcasting; the change in lifestyle; and when he stopped thinking about coming back to play.
Steve Lavin – Fox Sports college basketball analyst joins the show to give his take on the title game; if the refs should be catching heat today; and if Carolina’s team of veteran players is the blue print for success in the one-and-done era.
Albert Breer – MMQB writer joins the show to talk Romo to the broadcast booth; why the free agent market wasn’t what he expected; why the Texans would have been the likely destination if he kept playing; and