i've made it known how i feel about Troy Aikman as a color commentator. when he says "heck of a" fifty times a game or says something unfunny and then laughs at it another fifty times, i feel compelled to find two bowling balls, stick my head in between them, then bang them together repeatedly. i can't take it and i eliminate the volume.
but unfathomably, i've come to the conclusion that Tony Romo is worse. remember a handful of years ago when people were so enamored with his ability to call plays out right before they happened? like he's mr. omniscient? yeah, well the expiration date on that schtick was about 2019 for me. i've been over it for a long time.
last weekend was the tipping point.
he was so painful during the Bills-Bengals game that i once again searched feverishly for my remote and my bowling balls. and honestly i felt sorry for Jim Nantz, who is a consummate professional. at one point during the game he passed the baton to Romo and the camera showed him standing there like a dope chewing something. after about 3 seconds of awkward silence he finally uttered something that had zero substance attached to it, which is often the case nowadays. when you already possess a low IQ like i do and some buffoon on tv lowers it even further, that's dangerous to society. but that's what happens when i listen to Tony Romo for four quarters. he is just flat-out brutal.
just to make sure i wasn't an island by myself, i scoured the internet. sure enough, i found an article that i would have written myself if i didn't have a low IQ. i read this and thought, "yes, yes, 1000 times yes."
but before i post the link, and not that anyone cares, but the duo i absolutely can't get enough of is Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen. i would opt for those two over Nantz-Romo and Buck-Aikman 365 days a year and 366 on a leap year. it could be the Chicago Bears vs. the Chicago Bears and there would be sound for 3 hours.