The “where does Tony Romo go” saga is going to dominate the off-season, at least until he is cut and signs with another team. The Texans have been mentioned prominently, because….well, they need a quarterback. The other team that gets the most run? The Broncos. And the latest story says that is where he will wind up.
Romo is a terrific player when healthy, but whichever team gets him will have to deal with that caveat. “When healthy.” He has been injury prone at the tail end of his career, has not played significant in football in over a year and will likely wind up hurt again. But for the Broncos and Texans, a healthy Romo takes them from also-ran to status to contenders.
As of today, it looks like the Broncos. Stay tuned, however. It’s only March 1.
West World: Things might have taken a significant turn in the Western Conference last night with Kevin Durant’s injury. It’s too early to tell the severity, but it does not look good. The Warriors are still the team to beat without him, but their path might have just tightened up considerably. UPDATE: He has a sprained MCL and is expected to be back for the playoffs, so never mind on shaking things up in the West.
On to the three shames of the week:
Picture imperfect: The screwup at the Oscars got Warren Beatty lots of unfair criticism. Turns out what really happened is a Price Waterhouse worker was distracted because he was taking a picture of Emma Stone.
OK, Emma Stone is damned near perfect. Charming. Beautiful. Fantastic actress. Who wouldn’t be distracted? Then again, this is Hollywood. Beauty is everywhere. You had one job, dude. Shame bell No. 1.
Jesus wept: Sometimes, organized religion can baffle you. This group, which tried to “beat the devil” out of its congregants, took it to another level. Including children.
Somehow, I don’t think this is what Jesus had in mind.
Shame bell No. 2
Star search: So almost one in three Americans would leave the planet for one of the new discovered ones just to avoid Donald Trump. Forgetting the fact that it is impossible…who the hell decides on this poll? There are plenty of good countries that people can go to. A planet we know nothing about? What if it’s one of those dumps Riddick got stuck on? Is it really that bad?
Shame bell No. 3
QUOTE OF THE DAY
(Just in case you wondered what kind of planet you might end up on).
“There are bad days, and then there are legendary bad days. This was shaping up to be one of those. Whole damn planet wanted a piece of me. Can’t stay in the open. Can’t risk another attack. It’s always the punch you don’t see coming that puts you down. But why didn’t I see it? But why didn’t I see it? Of course they were gonna try and kill me. Death is what they do for a living. So the question ain’t ‘What happened?’ The question is ‘What happened to me?'”
— Vin Diesel as Riddick
HOTTIE OF THE DAY