Controversy and Regret: A Look at Bill Romanowski
"Romo" may have had a reputation as a dirty player but he simply had an unbridled passion for the game of football and a fear of failure that bothered him relentlessly. Even in practice, this beast was full speed ahead.
Bill Romanowski was one of the most intense and controversial players in the league during his time. Infamous incidents included spitting in former 49er J.J. Stokes' face during a Monday Night Game against the Denver Broncos and a fight with former Oakland Raider teammate Marcus Williams, that led to a serious injury. However, Romanowski is one of the more misunderstood players of our generation.
Romanowski simply wanted to be the best he can be. Even as a young player, he emulated the likes of Herschel Walker, who once said that his mind is a general while his body is an army. Those words would forever be etched in Romanowski's soul.
The fear of failure propelled Romanowski and the teams he was on to four Super Bowl titles, five Super Bowl appearances with the 49ers, Broncos, and Raiders and an undying quest to keep his body in the best shape possible. After a fruitful career in professional football, Romanowski retired due to the many injuries he sustained during his tenure in the NFL.
Romanowski started his NFL career as a third round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers. During his time as a 49er, he won two Super Bowls with the likes of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, and many other 49er greats. His rookie season ended with a thrilling 20-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. Following his rookie season, the 49ers were back in the big game, this time thrashing the Denver Broncos 55-10 at Super Bowl XXIV.
After being traded by the 49ers to the Philadelphia Eagles, Romanowski expressed anger towards the organization for sending him to Philadelphia, a natural reaction to being traded. However, Romanowski would go on to back to back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998 with John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Romanowski ended his playing career as a member of the Oakland Raiders.
Romanowski’s pure passion of the game of football has carried him to a successful life as a business man. With the same focus he had for the game, his personal goals are strong like his football persona.
The former San Francisco 49ers' linebacker has done plenty during retirement. From working as an NFL analyst to starting up his own nutrition company, the man simply known as "Romo" is keeping busy.
Romanowski has also appeared in movies such as “The Longest Yard” and has worked as a football analyst but his passion and calling is Nutrition 53.
Nutrition 53 features products such as Neuro 1, a mental performance formula, a dietary supplement protein powder called Lean 1, and a night time formula known as Sleep 1. These supplements have been selling quite well and cannot be found at your local nutritional store but can be found here.
Romanowski has no doubt left his mark on the NFL. Despite the many controversies, Romanowski is not the man many think he is. Bill Romanowski's legacy should be of unbridled passion for the game of football and not the mistakes he made when he was younger.
Who was the biggest influence in your evolution as a professional football player?
You played on a number of teams, from rookie to veteran status. Is there much difference from one club to another, in terms of going through training camp and the regular season?
After being traded to Philly from San Francisco, you expressed some anger towards the organization as read in your book. Have those sentiments died down throughout the years?
Where did you experience the most joy in playing the game of football, and why?
Are you still involved with the game of football in any way? If not, would you like to be? How?
Do you stay in contact with players like Ronnie Lott and others from your Super Bowl teams?
Do you ever think about being a linebackers coach in the NFL?
How did it feel to play with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Joe Montana and John Elway?
What do you see in Patrick Wills?
What made you decide to start your own nutrition company?
Are there any new products being released by Nutrition 53?
Check out Bill Romanowski's best selling book, ROMO - My Life on the Edge: Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons, to learn more about the man behind the myth.
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