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Friday, September 16, 2011

Tony Romo: Candy Coated Misery?

            Carrie Underwood emphatically denies that her hit song Cowboy Casanova was about Tony Romo. In a 2009 interview with an RTT News reporter, her exact words were: “I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit.” Hmm. Really?

            I have my doubts, because I think the song fits Tony Romo perfectly. Why, you ask? Right up front, I have to tell you that I have never met the man. I have no personal interest in him whatsoever. I don’t care at all what he does in his private life, although I might advise him to refrain from ticking off someone who is liable to write an unflattering song about him. I am a Dallas Cowboys’ fan, though, and that’s where my interest lies.

Consider these lyrics:

He’s a good time cowboy Casanova; leaning up against the record machine 
He looks like a cool drink of water but he’s candy coated misery 
He’s the devil in disguise, a snake with blue eyes and he only comes out at night 
Gives you feelings that you don’t wanna fight 
You better run for your life

I see that look on your face, you ain’t hearing what I say 
So I’ll say it again ‘cause I’ve been where you’ve been and I know how it ends, you can’t get away 
Don’t even look in his eyes, he’ll tell you nothing but lies 
And you wanna believe, but you won’t be deceived if you listen to me and take my advice

Run, run, run away don’t let him mess with your mind 
He’ll tell you anything you wanna hear
He’ll break your heart it’s just a matter of time


            Now think about the Cowboys’ most recent game. It was last Sunday night against the NY Jets. For the first three quarters of the game, Tony Romo was at his best. The look in his eyes promised us victory. Did he deliver on that promise? No. What Cowboys’ fans got could definitely be called “candy coated misery”. We were pumped up, confident that our team was finally going to win a game. And after last season, we really needed it.

            We stayed loyal to Tony and the Cowboys all last year. We watched them lose game after game. We made excuses for him. Tony was distracted by Jessica Simpson and had lost his focus. Tony was injured and therefore wasn’t at the top of his game. Finally we had to resort to making excuses for the team. Tony Romo was out for the season.

            But Sunday’s last-minute loss was one broken promise too many for Cowboys’ fans. All we want is for Tony Romo to stop messing with our minds and breaking our hearts. Oh, we want to believe that he’s “the one” who’s going to lead the Cowboys to the Super Bowl, but are we allowing ourselves to be deceived?

            I guess that remains to be seen. You won’t be seeing any pictures of me in my official NFL-gear Tony Romo Cowboys’ jersey for a while, though. I’m still a Dallas Cowboys’ fan, but I’m over Tony Romo. We need a REAL quarterback!


Read Carrie Underwood’s interview: http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?id=1155137

Listen to Cowboy Casanova: http://www.cmt.com/videos/carrie-underwood/437636/cowboy-casanova.jhtml 

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