CBS analyst Tony Romo is known for his in-game critiques. Who knew, though, that he was going to reference “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan on Sunday?
For those who don’t know, Duggan was a professional wrestler whose biggest career push happened when he was in World Wrestling Entertainment. Duggan wrestled all over the United States in different “territories” as they were called years ago.
What led to Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, to even bring up “Ol’ Hacksaw” on the AFC Championship Game broadcast?
Take a listen as Romo comments after Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs gets taken down by Kansas City cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
As you can see, Breeland takes Diggs over in an almost suplex style move.
Other sports and pro wrestling fans noticed Romo’s reference, too, including one who also shared a throwback GIF to Duggan’s time in WWE.
Duggan was known for yelling “Hooooooo!” in the ring before pulling off a big move. His finisher was usually finding him in a three-point stance, knocking an in-ring opponent off his feet. “Hacksaw” would quickly cover the fallen foe and get the 1-2-3 victory.
Tony Romo Has Ability To Imitate A Number Of QB Stances
Another talent that Tony Romo has comes through imitating other quarterback’s stances in the pocket. It makes sense as Romo probably studied NFL quarterbacks throughout his career.
It took late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel to get Romo on camera doing these QB stances.
“I seem to recall being at a restaurant with you, at which time you did the stances of various quarterbacks,” Kimmel said. “You know what I’m talking about?”
“Never,” laughs Romo. “I don’t remember that at all. This is the first I’ve heard of this. I’ll go ahead and make it look OK.”
Well, Romo gets up and shows off his Tom Brady impression. He claps his hands together, makes a little hop, looks to the right and left, leaps again, looks around again and does a passing movement to the right.
Romo Also Impersonates Manning, Favre In The Pocket
Romo claps to signal for the snap, then holds up his arms and waves them pointing to the right and left. He claps his hands together again with arms still moving. Then he gets the snap, starts shuffling his feet around, then darts around before throwing the ball to the left.
Romo takes one more quarterback stance on and it’s from three-time MVP Brett Favre.
At first, he says something then asks for the ball. He drops both his arms along his waist, then starts moving around on his toes looking one way then another. He quickly finds a receiver, then passes the ball in that direction.
Just another of the many talents Tony Romo brings to the table. Maybe he’ll drop a “Stone Cold” Steve Austin reference on CBS’ next NFL broadcast.