Tony Romo and Deion Sanders

While calling the Chiefs-Cowboys game that Chiefs corner-back Marcus Peters is not a good tackler, Tony Romo, Cowboys quarterback turned CBS broadcaster, took a shot Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame corner-back who was known during his playing days for avoiding contact.

“Peters doesn’t want to tackle,”  “He makes Deion Sanders look good at tackling.”
– Tony Romo

“Tony, I tried my best to take the high road, but I don’t know the address to the high road,” Sanders said. “So, I got to come at you, man. Ten years as a starter, you’re 2-4 in the playoffs. You ain’t won nothing. I tried to bury the hatchet. Both of us work for CBS. I went and shook your hand, I said, ‘Tony, you’re doing a great job this year.’ I thought that would be it. But nevertheless, you keep on shooting at me. Tony, what’s going on, man? I got a gold jacket that I didn’t buy. Dak says hi. And bye. Tony, leave me alone, man. I’ve got a lot of ammunition, man. How many interceptions, 19 in 2012? Come on, man, you threw to everyone but me. Tony, come on, man. You know you never won the big one. You know you never won the big one. So, stop. Leave me alone. I tried to take the high road but I don’t know the address.”
– Deion Sanders
I didn’t like that at all, man. I didn’t like that last night. I saw it, I saw it. Here’s the kicker for me. I love Tony, I talk with Tony all the time. I love Deion. But it’s like, for so long Deion, you’ve made a living off telling people that my job is covering. Now when someone uses it within the framework of what you said … So when Tony used it and for him to come back that way yeah that’s crazy. It’s having fun, guys. You’ve gotta be able to laugh at yourself. I think we lose it with that. I tell people this all the time, I tell Steve [Smith] on TV, I tell people on TV all the time: nobody’s tuning in to see your misery. Everybody’s tunes in to get away from their misery, so don’t give them misery. Let’s have fun. Let’s have this fun on this TV and try to help people get away from their situations. Let’s not bring this mess on the air, and sometimes you kind of get away with it.
– Mike Irvin:

Funny thing is Tony was absolutely correct and everyone knows it. Even Deion has said himself that his was a terrible tackler. At this point I think there is only one way to resolve this dispute, put on the pads gentleman.


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