Gun to My Head Blog: Tony Romo vs. Troy Aikman

Andy SimpsonAnalyst IJune 18, 2008

With a gun to my head, I'd choose Tony Romo

I typed "Troy Aikman" the first time, but my argument was that Troy was one of the most accurate passers in NFL history.  As a Cowboys fan though, I don't want accuracy.  I don't want efficiency.  I want a gun-slinger.  I want "Dandy" Don Meredith, Roger "the Dodger" Staubach, and Tony Romo. 

I want the guy who calls for the original "Hail Mary."  I want the guy who turns a 20 yard bad snap into an additional 10 yard loss and then a 35 yard scramble for a first down.  I want to root for a hero who scares me just a little bit.  I want to root for the guy who takes a weekend off to go to Mexico with his celebrity girlfriend.

I guess what I'm saying is that with a gun to my head, I'd follow the guy who seems more like I might be if I were in his shoes.  Tony Romo is the guy who seems like he's playing with someone else's money and enjoying his 15 minutes of fame (ripoff from the Sports Guy). 

Troy Aikman was the most successful quarterback in a great line of QBs in Dallas, but I gotta go with Romo.  What about you?


The writer is not related to the lady-friend of Mr. Romo (see profile picture for confirmation).