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ESPN Prepared To Make Tony Romo Highest-Paid In History

Ben in Tampa : 1/20/2020 4:13 pm
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ESPN is preparing an offer that would make Tony Romo the highest-paid sportscaster in TV history, with a multi-year deal that would pay him between $10 million to $14 million annually, said sources.


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If signed by ESPN, Romo could succeed Booger McFarland as the analyst on ďMonday Night Football,Ē said sources. Romo could also potentially quarterback ESPNís NFL game coverage if parent Disney acquires a Sunday afternoon game package from rival Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports during the next round of NFL TV negotiations in 2020-2021.


For reference, the big extension he signed with Dallas in 2013 averaged about $16.4 million / year.
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I know Romo has some detractors  
ATL_Giants : 1/20/2020 4:16 pm : link
when it comes to his work in the booth.
But this would be an enormous improvement for ESPN.
I guess any chance to land him....  
MOOPS : 1/20/2020 4:16 pm : link
as our placekick holder coach are pretty much out the window now.
I saw where CBS has rights of refusal  
jvm52106 : 1/20/2020 4:17 pm : link
meaning they could match the offer. Considering where things could stand in the broadcasting rights negotiations CBS might not have football anyway...
RE: I know Romo has some detractors  
NDMedics : 1/20/2020 4:18 pm : link
In comment 14787278 ATL_Giants said:
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when it comes to his work in the booth.
But this would be an enormous improvement for ESPN.


I agree but it's really nowhere but up from Booger.
ESPN must be doing well again  
bigblue5611_2 : 1/20/2020 4:20 pm : link
After all those layoffs they a had.
If it makes that jackass  
Steve L : 1/20/2020 4:23 pm : link
Booger go away, Iíll pitch in my salary as well. God that guy is terrible.
He's the best right now  
arniefez : 1/20/2020 4:24 pm : link
I don't care what he's paid not my money. But I think he's making a mistake leaving Nance - not a favorite of mine - but the perfect setup guy for Romo. He'll need a much better play by play than Tessitore. Not sure ESPN has one.
Get rid of Tessatore while they're at it too.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/20/2020 4:25 pm : link
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RE: ESPN must be doing well again  
giantsfan227B : 1/20/2020 4:28 pm : link
In comment 14787283 bigblue5611_2 said:
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After all those layoffs they a had.


Must be selling a shit ton of Disney+ subscriptions.
I enjoyed him yesterday on the playoff commentaries  
morrison40 : 1/20/2020 4:31 pm : link
Especially his dig at the officials for the delay in calling the 12 men on the field penalty.
I know money talks and BS walks...  
BillKo : 1/20/2020 4:38 pm : link
...but the ESPN lineup for MNF is really secondary now to SNF.

As the color man on the top team (whether it be Fox or CBS), he's seeing the best game that network as to offer that week.

He'll be paid well, but be doing some really DOG games on MNF.
RE: Get rid of Tessatore while they're at it too.  
DCGMan : 1/20/2020 4:38 pm : link
In comment 14787289 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I dislike Tessitore more than Booger.
Going from Booger to Romo  
Saos1n : 1/20/2020 4:47 pm : link
Talk about an upgrade
01/20/20: Fly on the Wall at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting  
JohnF : 1/20/2020 4:53 pm : link
Larry: How ya doing, Joe?
Joe: Strangest thing today...
Larry: What's that?
Joe: I just got over 2,000 applications from ex NFL players today for the school this afternoon. Do you know what's going on?
Iíll chip in if it means I never have to  
Section331 : 1/20/2020 5:01 pm : link
listen to Booger again.
Romo is a joke  
XBRONX : 1/20/2020 5:02 pm : link
First cant stand his raspy voice. Yesterday,I didn't know Conklin was a guard. He didnt know a penalty was a first down.Other times he is so obvious. Adds a few things time to time but he is nothing special. ESPN must be desperate.
Industry insiders believe he's staying with CBS.  
RDJR : 1/20/2020 5:02 pm : link
His loyalty to the network that gave him a chance and his relationship with Jim Nantz are the big factors. Romo made a lot of money with the Cowboys and certainly doesn't need the money. Although, I'm the first to say that it's always about the money.
RE: Romo is a joke  
bradshaw44 : 1/20/2020 5:13 pm : link
In comment 14787340 XBRONX said:
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First cant stand his raspy voice. Yesterday,I didn't know Conklin was a guard. He didnt know a penalty was a first down.Other times he is so obvious. Adds a few things time to time but he is nothing special. ESPN must be desperate.


His voice does bug me. I almost wonder if he has an ailment.

Other than that, I like his insight.
Do You Ever Watch a Game?  
Samiam : 1/20/2020 5:34 pm : link
Or not watch a game because of who is announcing the game?
I like Romo  
GruningsOnTheHill : 1/20/2020 6:55 pm : link
and I say this as a Giants fan. He seems like a good guy with 0 douche qualities.
RE: ESPN must be doing well again  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/20/2020 6:57 pm : link
In comment 14787283 bigblue5611_2 said:
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After all those layoffs they a had.


They can thank Disney and Marvel for the loan
RE: Do You Ever Watch a Game?  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/20/2020 7:00 pm : link
In comment 14787374 Samiam said:
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Or not watch a game because of who is announcing the game?


Iíve turned MNF off w Booger if itís not a game I care about. And even if I do. Its painfully stupid blabber
Matty  
Samiam : 1/20/2020 7:05 pm : link
Turn down the volume
RE: RE: Do You Ever Watch a Game?  
Spider56 : 1/20/2020 7:13 pm : link
In comment 14787468 LauderdaleMatty said:
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In comment 14787374 Samiam said:


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Or not watch a game because of who is announcing the game?



Iíve turned MNF off w Booger if itís not a game I care about. And even if I do. Its painfully stupid blabber


+1. Both booger and tessitore are terrible.
Yea I have turned off MNF as well though this year is better than last  
bhill410 : 1/20/2020 7:33 pm : link
Life is too short for me to watch football on mute like a lunatic.

Also as bad as Romo was his first couple of games is imo how good he has become. I still love collinsworth but he is easily my second favorite now. Tho I have always been partial to Aikmen and Buck as well.
Romo could be a great one he just needs  
montanagiant : 1/20/2020 7:41 pm : link
To at times let the game speak for itself at times. That will probably come with experience
I like Romo  
SomeFan : 1/20/2020 7:48 pm : link
but as far as the announcers go they have ZERO impact on whether or not I watch a game. Does it change anyone's viewing habits as to a game?
RE: Romo could be a great one he just needs  
mdc1 : 1/20/2020 7:52 pm : link
In comment 14787513 montanagiant said:
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To at times let the game speak for itself at times. That will probably come with experience


he suffers from TMI ...use a graphic like his predecessors but not each down and distance.
He's the best in the business..  
moze1021 : 1/20/2020 8:01 pm : link
This is great news.
RE: I know Romo has some detractors  
Mdgiantsfan : 1/20/2020 9:41 pm : link
In comment 14787278 ATL_Giants said:
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when it comes to his work in the booth.
But this would be an enormous improvement for ESPN.


Personally speaking I hope this happens. I rather he be on MNF which I donít watch much of versus CBS games. Iím not a fan of his broadcasting.
RE: Romo is a joke  
Hsilwek92 : 1/20/2020 10:03 pm : link
In comment 14787340 XBRONX said:
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First cant stand his raspy voice. Yesterday,I didn't know Conklin was a guard. He didnt know a penalty was a first down.Other times he is so obvious. Adds a few things time to time but he is nothing special. ESPN must be desperate.


Did Romo bang your mom? Girlfriend? Both?
I don't get it  
since1925 : 1/20/2020 10:08 pm : link
I watched the KC-Tenn game and he gave us nothing special except that every series was the biggest one in the game.

But it's ESPN's money and I believe in what ever the market can bear.
I like it  
MTinPNW : 1/21/2020 2:54 am : link
He's very good
RE: RE: Romo could be a great one he just needs  
LS : 1/21/2020 9:12 am : link
In comment 14787518 mdc1 said:
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In comment 14787513 montanagiant said:


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To at times let the game speak for itself at times. That will probably come with experience



he suffers from TMI ...use a graphic like his predecessors but not each down and distance.

He talks way too much.
Not a fan...  
trueblueinpw : 1/21/2020 9:17 am : link
Donít really care for Romo but heís obviously much better than the current ESPN crew which is the very bottom of the barrel. Surprised Kurt Warner doesnít have a national TV gig, heís pretty good on the radio.
RE: RE: I know Romo has some detractors  
giants#1 : 1/21/2020 9:26 am : link
In comment 14787281 NDMedics said:
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In comment 14787278 ATL_Giants said:


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when it comes to his work in the booth.
But this would be an enormous improvement for ESPN.



I agree but it's really nowhere but up from Booger.


Booger > Witten
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