I better get this off my chest now. I’ve been wondering what the heck has been delaying the announcement of this list of names related to shipments of HGH and steroids and the like. It could be anything – but it’s probably nothing. I had an interesting conversation today with one of the writers over at TSF – we were talking about intuition and feeling waves. I know – not exactly prime sports talk, but in the larger context it made perfect sense.
So, I felt three waves on this…
1) This announcement is taking forever. I guess there is always legal wrangling and word at TSF was that the baseball union and NFL were able to establish different agreements based on relationships and humility (need to find that link). Time will reveal. The baseball season is OVER in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. All that’s left are more under the radar “feel good” stories in Colorado or Arizona, aka the World Series. Those stories could easily be tainted by an announcement involving key players. Who knows. I don’t expect much of that. The thing is, though, that football is THE sport – and it’s football season. The biggest game of the season will be played on Sunday in Dallas, Texas.
The game features the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys. There is a lot of money and interest swirling around this game. Perhaps this epic battle is somehow related to the delay. Probably not. Still, there is no denying the appeal of this game. ESPN is already hyping this game (which needs no hype) as the Duel in Dallas. And much of this hype has very little to do with either Randy Moss or Terrell Owens. Writers have looked at the financial side of the question for Romo. They’re calling it the Perfect Storm.
Where have I heard that before? – Here and Here. Rick Ankiel. Of course. The other wild, young Stallion who makes Americans want to be better people through the sheer beauty of his eyes – or something like that.
2) Steve Young said something interesting the other day. He said that Romo was stronger than he thought. I wonder why Steve Young didn’t think Tony Romo was strong in the first place. He is an NFL quarterback. He is not slight in the mold of a Jeff Garcia. Perhaps the strength is all natural. Perhaps the strength was derived from services provided by suspended Dallas quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. Wilson, you’ll recall, had his name released the day after Rodney Harrison. Patriots and Cowboys linked to HGH and steroids one month ago; biggest game of the season; must see TV; merchandising; buzz, buzz, buzz. The buzzers are going off!
3) A single post in the comments on ESPN:
Jayemel (10/10/2007 at 12:05 PM)
I wish Tony Romo the best of luck as he has inherited the media image that was revoked from Tom Brady this past offseason. Perfect storm, squeaky clean, underdog made good, role model…can we let these guys just play football from now on or what?
A simple plea for sanity. No doubt it will go unheard. The cash registers need to ring.
Tony Romo is the feel good story of the NFL this season. While Bill Belichick has been branded and Bonded, only the elevation or resurrection of New Tony Romo and Old Tony Romo (Brett Favre, according to Brian Urlacher) have inspired the release “feel good” hormones in Post-Ankiel America. For some reason, America simply can’t get worked up over Randy Moss. It would be a disaster for Mr. and Mrs. Feel Good if Tony Romo’s name is on that list. It might even occasion a recalibration of all our calendars.
2007 – The Year of the Fall of the Holy Romo Empire.
If Romo’s name is on the list, I won’t be surprised because the bell rung three times. If his name is not on the list, that will be just fine and perhaps he can reap the benefits of his “Perfect Storm.”
Nothing like a petrified Sox fan to make my day.