Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned NFL broadcaster Tony Romo is well-known for his predictions coming true and he’s back at it again.
The CBS announcer has a reoccurring tendency to predict play calls before teams run their plays. Romo has been consistently on point with most of his guesses, but his prediction from two months ago has caught the attention of many.
Back in Week 12 of the NFL season, Romo called the Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs went on to lose the game against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, which tallied their second straight loss. With Tom Brady and Tampa Bay struggling a bit with a 7-5 record at the time, not many would predict a Super Bowl run for the Bucs. Well, not many people are the all-knowing Tony Romo.
Following the Buccaneers 27-24 loss, Romo made a bold claim. He told his broadcast booth partner Jim Nantz that the two teams they’d just watched would end up in this year’s Super Bowl.
“Do you want me to make a slight guess here? I think there’s a better-than-good chance… I don’t know what even that percentage is… that these two (teams) are gonna be here in Tampa.”
There you have it. As the broadcaster mentions, the Bucs were going to have to win on the road to reach the big game. However, Romo said he saw something out of Brady and Tampa’s offense against the potent Chiefs that led him to believe they’d be there in the end. We should’ve never doubted him. As ESPN reporter Jenna Laine said on Twitter, Romo is basically a fortune teller.
Tony Romo Hilariously Mentions WWE Legend During Tackle Replay
During Sunday night’s AFC Championship, Tony Romo made an amusing reference to a WWE legend. When watching the replay of a nasty tackle, he commented that it looked like a “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan move.
Duggan was a star back in the ’80s and ’90s when the WWE was still called the WWF. The wrestler typically kept a short, thick beard, wore blue tights, and always entered the ring with his signature 2×4 wood plank and an American flag. The fan favorite would scream “Hooooooo!” to the crowd and begin “U-S-A!” chants regularly.
Considering Duggan hasn’t wrestled regularly for years, Romo’s reference likely caught fans off guard. Yet, one look at Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland’s tackle and it all makes sense.
During the AFC Championship Game broadcast, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught a quick pass from Josh Allen. Breeland immediately wraps Diggs up and then proceeds to launch him in the air before slamming him to the ground. Romo noticed the suplex-style wrestling move and broke out the “Hacksaw” reference.
“Then, he really tries to do his best ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan. That reference there, that’s wrestling, not football,” Romo amusingly explained.