“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Allen and Makeda might be the only people that will understand my association between Nick Carroway's words and my thoughts on Tony Romo this week and I'm ok with that. We all know who I'm going to be talking about today. I thought about making this post just one ode to Romo, to defend him against all the haters out there, but then I suspected I'd get 8 million HTTR comments and I just can't. So let's move on with the normally scheduled program.
Tony Romo (QB, Cowboys)
Here’s all I have to say: Romo outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday. Peyton Manning, who is collectively agreed as the most elite quarterback in the league, who throws touchdowns as easily as most people wash their hands, who is going to win the Super Bowl this year, that same Peyton Manning threw for 92 less yards and 1 less touchdown than Romo on Sunday. Oh and that Peyton Manning, he threw his first interception of the season on Sunday too. Tony/Anthony Romo is a great quarterback. He is not Peyton Manning but he is a great quarterback. It’s fun for a lot of people to hate on him because he plays for the Cowboys and it’s fun for a lot of people to hate on the Cowboys, but Tony Romo is a great quarterback. He's not an elite quarterback and he won't be until he improves his performance in the last few minutes of games. But you know what? Even great quarterbacks can sometimes throw interceptions at the end of games (re: Tom Brady against the BENGALS this week). Don't ignore the really really good (506 yards, 5 touchdowns, one of the highest QB rankings ALL SEASON) because he made a mistake. Tony Romo is a great quarterback. I stand by my guy.
Ray Rice (RB, Ravens)
Thanks for not making me ENTIRELY regret drafting you in the 1st round. Now go do it again.
I've fought this for a while, because no one wants to be tied to a sinking ship, but the NFC East is some hot trash. The Cowboys are leading the division with a whopping 2-3 record, followed by the Eagles (also at 2-3). Although since Michael Vick has predictably gotten hurt, it seems as if the Eagles are about to begin their normal slide into suckiness (sorry I'm not sorry, Keets). The Giants STILL HAVEN'T WON A GAME, and while I could launch into a rant about how Eli should get most of the shit given to Romo, I'll refrain. At least one team will add a W this weekend, although it will only come at the expense of another team in the division. If the Cowboys don't win this division and go to the playoffs this year, I might unpack that Vince Young Titans jersey and jump ship.
T.Y. Hilton (WR, Colts)
This one was actually pretty easy for me. At some point on Sunday, Hilton caught a touchdown and I heard the announcers say his name as T.Y. which surprised me, as I always thought his name was Ty. Following standard procedure for me, I started Googling his name because it was imperative that I find out what T.Y. stands for. This effort proved even more exciting and world-changing that the Ogletree search of Week 1. Do you know what T.Y. Hilton’s real name is? I’ll give you a clue. There’s no “T” or “Y” in it. T.Y. Hilton’s real name is Eugene. Yes, the same name that conjures up imagines of this guy:
Why does he go by T.Y. you might ask? You’re going to have to Google it yourself because the answer is so completely mind-boggling that I don’t want to be responsible for the brain cells you’ll lose as you try to understand it.