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Tony Romo the announcer

Danny Kanell : 1/16/2022 10:43 pm
I feel like this needed a thread. Does anyone actually still like him anymore?

That was one of the craziest endings I’ve seen in a long time and Tony Romo wouldn’t shut the hell up for 1 second to let the play speak for itself. He’s drawing Madden lines seconds before the ball is snapped on some of the biggest plays in each of these teams’ season.

If that was the Giants I don’t know how I possibly don’t lose my mind listening to that diarrhea of the mouthed asshole.

End of rant.
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I usually like Romo as an announcer,  
Simms11 : 1/17/2022 9:24 am : link
but it did appear like he got caught up in the moment. He did get it right as well, but definitely had the sense he was kind of an impartial announcer there.
I think Romo is fine as announcer.  
penkap75 : 1/17/2022 9:28 am : link
And I think Eli is awkward in his Manning cast. But that may be due more to video delay between him, Peyton and their guest.
Noah Eagle and Burleson > Nantz/Romo yesterday  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/17/2022 9:30 am : link
I kept it on Nickelodeon for the most part and it was better for the second straight year. Flipped it to Nantz/Romo at the end and Romo got real annoying. But at least he's trying to have fun with the game and explain what the QB is thinking.

They won't pull Nantz from the NFL lead gig - he's too much of an institution - but it's time for him to go from the NCAA tournament. Give us Harlan and Raftery or put Nessler in there.
I liked him the beginning...  
BillKo : 1/17/2022 9:30 am : link
..but always said it's like watching the game with your buddy, and becomes too much joking around.

Sadly, I think Romo's stich is starting to bring Nance down IMO, who has always been an excellent announcer.
RE: He is so bad……yet he keeps his job.  
Gatorade Dunk : 1/17/2022 9:37 am : link
In comment 15557093 GiantBlue said:
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Amazing what crap we are fed.

He can be exhausting, and he's simultaneously still one of the better announcers in the NFL. But that says more about the overall level of the announcers than it does about Romo.

I also think one of the things that hurts Romo the most is how successful he was almost right away, and how one of the things that people took notice of was how well he did it at correctly predicting playcalls from his own presnap reads in the booth.

Now it seems like he wants to predict the play every play.
RE: He's great  
NJLCO : 1/17/2022 9:38 am : link
In comment 15557130 bronxct1 said:
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I really like Tony. I think Giants fans just want to hate him but he does a great job. You need to remember that fans on this forum are not really the audience networks are trying to target so they want announcers talking.

I like him too because he’s one of the reasons we have 2 more SB trophies
Thanks Tony
Over kill  
5BowlsSoon : 1/17/2022 9:40 am : link
Rant off
RE: Noah Eagle and Burleson > Nantz/Romo yesterday  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 1/17/2022 9:44 am : link
In comment 15557419 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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I kept it on Nickelodeon for the most part and it was better for the second straight year. Flipped it to Nantz/Romo at the end and Romo got real annoying. But at least he's trying to have fun with the game and explain what the QB is thinking.

They won't pull Nantz from the NFL lead gig - he's too much of an institution - but it's time for him to go from the NCAA tournament. Give us Harlan and Raftery or put Nessler in there.


Burleson deserves a raise for getting the Nick gig and killing it. Not everyone would be happy with that assignment but he was a total pro about it and has done such a fantastic job. The generally positive feelings regarding the Nick broadcast has a lot to do with Burleson being so comfortable and likeable in the booth.
Charles Davis  
GiantGrit : 1/17/2022 9:49 am : link
Is the best announcer in my opinion.

Romo can be good but he definitely needs to tweak some things.
Less talking and he would be very good in my view.  
chick310 : 1/17/2022 9:49 am : link
Even some of the favoritism I can deal with.

But after each play that goes against the Cowboys in the 2nd Half/4th QTR he really needs to drop the quick retort of how they can still pull this out.

That's when he becomes ridiculous and even Nantz tries to ignore him and change the discussion.
I had enjoyed every game he's called (that I heard) before yesterday  
Andy in Halifax : 1/17/2022 9:50 am : link
I think he's very good. But he should never call Dallas games, he was opening rooting for them as a fan. SF fans must have been pretty annoyed.
I don’t care about homerism with announcers  
UConn4523 : 1/17/2022 9:53 am : link
it actually kinda makes it more fun especially when they are on the losing side of it. I care when the commentary gets in the way with what I’m watching. I don’t need Romo to tell me there’s a false start (I saw it too) and then go on to tell me a story about false starts from his playing days. It’s too much.
He has regressed to the point  
LoveFootball : 1/17/2022 9:59 am : link
where I cannot listen anymore. It was fun for about a month.

FUCK THE COWBOYS!
Do not mention  
LoveFootball : 1/17/2022 10:00 am : link
Madden and Summerall in the same breath as clown show Romo!
He annoys the shit out of me  
eric2425ny : 1/17/2022 10:17 am : link
What’s with all of the yelling? He sounds like he smoked a pack of Newport’s by the end of the game.
You guys don't put the TV on mute?  
Del Shofner : 1/17/2022 10:32 am : link
I put on some music and watch minus the announcers.
There aren't any standout announcing teams anymore  
arniefez : 1/17/2022 10:42 am : link
There used to be a lot of good ones. I don't expect another Summerall and Madden team. That was a moment in time and a perfect paring.

But there were other good ones too, Enberg and Merlin Olsen were great. Jack Buck and Hank Stram were great.

I didn't think Drew Brees was very good at all. The networks need to do better.
He needs an editor  
JB_in_DC : 1/17/2022 10:47 am : link
I watch a lot of games with music in the background these days, they all talk too damn much.
Most of you have no clue what good broadcasters sound like  
Snablats : 1/17/2022 11:07 am : link
90% of them are lousy. We finally get a good one in Romo and you clowns hate him. If Romo is bad, then who right now is good?

Same with play by play. Nantz isnt good. He is, like Fowler and Tirico, a studio host trying to be a play by play man and sounding like the studio host he is


Both of Romo and Aikman teams are much better than the MNF team  
KingBlue : 1/17/2022 11:12 am : link
Talk about a team that talks too much and doesn't let the game breathe....Levy, Riddick and Griese are insufferable. Thank God for the Manning Broadcast tonight.
RE: Both of Romo and Aikman teams are much better than the MNF team  
ColHowPepper : 1/17/2022 11:34 am : link
In comment 15557574 KingBlue said:
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Talk about a team that talks too much and doesn't let the game breathe....Levy, Riddick and Griese are insufferable...

Agree and the chemistry between/among them is non-existent
His style is that of  
Dave on the UWS : 1/17/2022 11:37 am : link
an “every man fan” calling the game. Like if you or I were in the booth and got excited by what we are witnessing . I like that adds “color”
Your way off  
CaLLaHaN : 1/17/2022 11:43 am : link
I think he is the best NFL broadcaster right now. Very very smart and entertaining. Gives way more insight then almost every other commentator. He is very good.
Romo  
ColHowPepper : 1/17/2022 11:45 am : link
I get a kick out of his enthusiasm and, yeah, it got away from him at the end of the game; he was spot on in his analysis yet couldn't contain himself. His acumen pretty much unequaled for its accuracy and speed.

But posters above who say maybe he shouldn't be assigned to Dallas games may have a point.

In general, on balance, it may be that those on the board who gouge him, some of that may stem from being totally frustrated with Giants non-stop losing and can't accept that there are NFC and NFC East teams that are better, so eff them all and anything associated with them: We the Giants suck so eff everything and anybody who is doing better. That's not to say there is not legit critique of Romo's style and that he can mellow and improve.

Whoever above said he detected what he thought was some pique from Aikman about not doing the Cowboys' game, I agree. But I find Aikman now to be one of the poorest commentators around: his 'insights' are meh and I think he's living off his reputation established long ago.
RE: RE: He is so bad……yet he keeps his job.  
Brown_Hornet : 1/17/2022 11:52 am : link
In comment 15557436 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 15557093 GiantBlue said:


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Amazing what crap we are fed.



He can be exhausting, and he's simultaneously still one of the better announcers in the NFL. But that says more about the overall level of the announcers than it does about Romo.

I also think one of the things that hurts Romo the most is how successful he was almost right away, and how one of the things that people took notice of was how well he did it at correctly predicting playcalls from his own presnap reads in the booth.

Now it seems like he wants to predict the play every play.
IMV, this one is spot-on.
RE: Charles Davis  
sb from NYT Forum : 1/17/2022 11:56 am : link
In comment 15557457 GiantGrit said:
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Is the best announcer in my opinion.

Romo can be good but he definitely needs to tweak some things.


I agree, Davis is excellent.
RE: RE: Both of Romo and Aikman teams are much better than the MNF team  
chick310 : 1/17/2022 11:56 am : link
In comment 15557613 ColHowPepper said:
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In comment 15557574 KingBlue said:


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Talk about a team that talks too much and doesn't let the game breathe....Levy, Riddick and Griese are insufferable...


Agree and the chemistry between/among them is non-existent


I actually like the MNF team. Not top of the line but best one they have had in years.

Riddick does a pretty nice job.
Romo may be a good guy  
Jints in Carolina : 1/17/2022 12:00 pm : link
but he is an awful announcer. He never shuts the fuck up.

I long for the days of John Madden.
If Romo is awful, then who is good?  
Snablats : 1/17/2022 12:03 pm : link
Romo is the next generation of Madden - taking us inside the game with details others never give
RE: If Romo is awful, then who is good?  
Jints in Carolina : 1/17/2022 12:04 pm : link
In comment 15557659 Snablats said:
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Romo is the next generation of Madden - taking us inside the game with details others never give


Next generations Madden?

God help us all.
So if you hate Romo, then who do you think is good  
Snablats : 1/17/2022 12:16 pm : link
?
I usually quite enjoy romo  
ambr0se201 : 1/17/2022 1:29 pm : link
But he was getting crazy with the telestrator and was wrong alot.
Romo is so annoying  
PatersonPlank : 1/17/2022 1:31 pm : link
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His whiny voice, his over enthusiastic attitude about nothing, he just sucks
Madden is the greatest ever…  
Chris in Philly : 1/17/2022 2:01 pm : link
but he wasn’t exactly a bump on a log. He never shut up either, but what he said was entertaining. Sunmerall would set him up perfectly and step back. Nance doesn’t shut up either, so it’s an assault on the senses.
I think he is good, but he talks a lot for sure  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/17/2022 2:05 pm : link
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I watched the end on Nickelodeon  
TheEvilLurker : 1/17/2022 2:11 pm : link
It was better than last year and hilarious!
Romo is a good litmus test  
Azul Grande : 1/17/2022 2:29 pm : link
If you want to watch and better understand the game, he’s very obviously #1 or #2 (Collinsworth being the other).

If you want something else, he’s not for you I guess.
This basically sums it up:  
Gatorade Dunk : 1/17/2022 5:02 pm : link
RE: Romo is so annoying
In comment 15557810 PatersonPlank said:
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His whiny voice, his over enthusiastic attitude about nothing, he just sucks


RE: Romo is a good litmus test
In comment 15557889 Azul Grande said:
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If you want to watch and better understand the game, he’s very obviously #1 or #2 (Collinsworth being the other).

If you want something else, he’s not for you I guess.
Who’s better?  
trueblueinpw : 1/17/2022 6:47 pm : link
Almost any booth crew is better than Blomo and Nantz.

Aikman and Buck are fine, don’t really get the hate for Troy who I think is actually pretty hard on all QBs. Erin Andrews works with them and that’s a huge plus for me.

Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are very good. Olsen is much better than Romo.

The Manning Cast is better but probably not a fair comparison. Is that what Romo’s going for with all his bantering with Nantz?

Michael’s (or Tirico) and Collinworth are much better. Collinsworth could give Romo some lessons on how to learn to talk less. He’s gotten better over the years.

I like Charles Davis, he’s still a bit uneven but when he’s on he’s outstanding. He’s every bit as insightful with Xs and Os as Romo. Of course he waits for the play to be over before he starts drawing.

I think I heard Kurt Warner working with Kevin Harlan for a game this season. They worked together for years doing Westwood 1 radio and they’re terrific. For all the people saying that Romo is some kind of terrific analyst, for my money, he’s often less insightful than many others doing the same job. I think Kurt Warner is much better - makes great observations and his radio background really helps.

There’s a lot of good crews now. To be honest, a better question is who’s NOT better than Romo. I can’t think of very many.

RE: Who’s better?  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/17/2022 7:42 pm : link
In comment 15558299 trueblueinpw said:
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Almost any booth crew is better than Blomo and Nantz.

Aikman and Buck are fine, don’t really get the hate for Troy who I think is actually pretty hard on all QBs. Erin Andrews works with them and that’s a huge plus for me.

Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are very good. Olsen is much better than Romo.

The Manning Cast is better but probably not a fair comparison. Is that what Romo’s going for with all his bantering with Nantz?

Michael’s (or Tirico) and Collinworth are much better. Collinsworth could give Romo some lessons on how to learn to talk less. He’s gotten better over the years.

I like Charles Davis, he’s still a bit uneven but when he’s on he’s outstanding. He’s every bit as insightful with Xs and Os as Romo. Of course he waits for the play to be over before he starts drawing.

I think I heard Kurt Warner working with Kevin Harlan for a game this season. They worked together for years doing Westwood 1 radio and they’re terrific. For all the people saying that Romo is some kind of terrific analyst, for my money, he’s often less insightful than many others doing the same job. I think Kurt Warner is much better - makes great observations and his radio background really helps.

There’s a lot of good crews now. To be honest, a better question is who’s NOT better than Romo. I can’t think of very many.


Agree that the Harlan/Warner crew is excellent for radio. And really Ian Eagle rarely has a bad game with or without Davis.
RE: Who’s better?  
Snablats : 1/17/2022 7:44 pm : link
In comment 15558299 trueblueinpw said:
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Almost any booth crew is better than Blomo and Nantz.

Aikman and Buck are fine, don’t really get the hate for Troy who I think is actually pretty hard on all QBs. Erin Andrews works with them and that’s a huge plus for me.

Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are very good. Olsen is much better than Romo.

The Manning Cast is better but probably not a fair comparison. Is that what Romo’s going for with all his bantering with Nantz?

Michael’s (or Tirico) and Collinworth are much better. Collinsworth could give Romo some lessons on how to learn to talk less. He’s gotten better over the years.

I like Charles Davis, he’s still a bit uneven but when he’s on he’s outstanding. He’s every bit as insightful with Xs and Os as Romo. Of course he waits for the play to be over before he starts drawing.

I think I heard Kurt Warner working with Kevin Harlan for a game this season. They worked together for years doing Westwood 1 radio and they’re terrific. For all the people saying that Romo is some kind of terrific analyst, for my money, he’s often less insightful than many others doing the same job. I think Kurt Warner is much better - makes great observations and his radio background really helps.

There’s a lot of good crews now. To be honest, a better question is who’s NOT better than Romo. I can’t think of very many.

You think Olson is better? He isnt. Warner is decent on radio, Harlan is terrible. Romo is calling out things he sees at the line of scrimmage, Davis nor Collinsworth nor Aikman nor anyone else does it. Burkhardt and Tirico are studio hosts trying to be play-by-play men
Again, guessing the plays isn’t a good thing  
trueblueinpw : 1/17/2022 8:19 pm : link
You don’t think Kurt Warner or Aikman can call plays pre snap? They don’t do that because it’s not helpful to the viewers and there’s a chance they could be wrong. As an example, pick any Tony Romo broadcast where he’s wrong about half the time he calls a play.

For fuck sake, why would anyone want to know the play before it happens? How does that enhance the game? And btw, like most fans who watch football, I know when a blitz is coming or when a receiver is single covered. It’s not really that difficult to do and it’s especially easy if your sitting on the 50 yard line in the broadcast booth.

Is Romo better than Olsen? Only if you have ears and brain between them.
RE: Again, guessing the plays isn’t a good thing  
Snablats : 1/17/2022 8:56 pm : link
In comment 15558421 trueblueinpw said:
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You don’t think Kurt Warner or Aikman can call plays pre snap? They don’t do that because it’s not helpful to the viewers and there’s a chance they could be wrong. As an example, pick any Tony Romo broadcast where he’s wrong about half the time he calls a play.

For fuck sake, why would anyone want to know the play before it happens? How does that enhance the game? And btw, like most fans who watch football, I know when a blitz is coming or when a receiver is single covered. It’s not really that difficult to do and it’s especially easy if your sitting on the 50 yard line in the broadcast booth.

Is Romo better than Olsen? Only if you have ears and brain between them.

Im sorry you are so clueless. Stick to posting historical stuff on the Giants
RE: Madden is the greatest ever…  
Greg from LI : 1/17/2022 9:32 pm : link
In comment 15557842 Chris in Philly said:
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but he wasn’t exactly a bump on a log. He never shut up either, but what he said was entertaining. Sunmerall would set him up perfectly and step back. Nance doesn’t shut up either, so it’s an assault on the senses.


Madden didn't average 5000 words per minute either though. Romo has that hypersonic motor mouth delivery that I just can't stand.
RE: RE: Again, guessing the plays isn’t a good thing  
trueblueinpw : 1/18/2022 12:42 am : link
In comment 15558501 Snablats said:
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In comment 15558421 trueblueinpw said:


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You don’t think Kurt Warner or Aikman can call plays pre snap? They don’t do that because it’s not helpful to the viewers and there’s a chance they could be wrong. As an example, pick any Tony Romo broadcast where he’s wrong about half the time he calls a play.

For fuck sake, why would anyone want to know the play before it happens? How does that enhance the game? And btw, like most fans who watch football, I know when a blitz is coming or when a receiver is single covered. It’s not really that difficult to do and it’s especially easy if your sitting on the 50 yard line in the broadcast booth.

Is Romo better than Olsen? Only if you have ears and brain between them.


Im sorry you are so clueless. Stick to posting historical stuff on the Giants


You’ve confused me with Larry. Too bad you don’t have Tony Romo to draw you a picture or tell you who the player are here.
RE: Again, guessing the plays isn’t a good thing  
JB_in_DC : 1/18/2022 9:26 am : link
In comment 15558421 trueblueinpw said:
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You don’t think Kurt Warner or Aikman can call plays pre snap? They don’t do that because it’s not helpful to the viewers and there’s a chance they could be wrong. As an example, pick any Tony Romo broadcast where he’s wrong about half the time he calls a play.

For fuck sake, why would anyone want to know the play before it happens? How does that enhance the game? And btw, like most fans who watch football, I know when a blitz is coming or when a receiver is single covered. It’s not really that difficult to do and it’s especially easy if your sitting on the 50 yard line in the broadcast booth.

Is Romo better than Olsen? Only if you have ears and brain between them.


Agreed the guessing the play thing is like a cute parlor trick. Should not be a regular part of a broadcast. Especially in the playoffs. I think Romo has good understanding, and I get why people find him likable. For me, all sins are forgiven if he simply talked 50% less.
former cowboy announcers calling cowboy games....  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/18/2022 9:43 am : link
equals homer all the way.

he was less than Aikman in which he would be actively cheering his team on the mic but it was still dreadful.
RE: Again, guessing the plays isn’t a good thing  
BlueVinnie : 1/18/2022 10:38 am : link
In comment 15558421 trueblueinpw said:
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You don’t think Kurt Warner or Aikman can call plays pre snap? They don’t do that because it’s not helpful to the viewers and there’s a chance they could be wrong. As an example, pick any Tony Romo broadcast where he’s wrong about half the time he calls a play.

For fuck sake, why would anyone want to know the play before it happens? How does that enhance the game? And btw, like most fans who watch football, I know when a blitz is coming or when a receiver is single covered. It’s not really that difficult to do and it’s especially easy if your sitting on the 50 yard line in the broadcast booth.

+1
Nailed It.
RE: RE: ......  
Route 9 : 1/18/2022 4:38 pm : link
In comment 15557374 Brown_Hornet said:
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In comment 15557143 Route 9 said:


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Better than that cockface Joe Buck and that scrotum breath Aikman.

Do you really think about your junk when you see Aikman and Buck?

NTTAWWT


Someone's in love with Buck and Aikman.
RE: I think it's the play by play announcers  
Route 9 : 1/18/2022 4:39 pm : link
In comment 15557352 Gman11 said:
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that talk too much in just about every sport. Do they realize that we can see what is happening? We don't have to told every detail of a play because we can see what's going on.

I remember announcers like Ray Scott:
Hand off to Taylor. Three yards. Tackle by Johnson.

That's it. It's not radio.


The biggest waste of time are the sideline reporters. Completely worthless.
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