This Sunday two teams will punch their tickets to football’s ultimate prize, the Super Bowl.
In layman’s terms, that means this Sunday is Conference Championship Sunday. New England will battle Jacksonville first and Philadelphia will host Minnesota to wrap up our day on the couch.
These will be the last game of the season for the two losers, but it’ll also be the last game for a certain winner. The AFC Championship Game will be the last time Tony Romo calls an NFL contest until the 2018 season, seven or so months from now.
Romo has, quite frankly, been a godsend to the NFL this season. During a year that’s seen many stars go down to injury, ugly battles between various levels of the league, and a ratings decline (everything is still fine)... Tony Romo has been marvelous.
Fans gravitated to his ability to predict plays early on, but Romo quickly became more than a trick. What people love about watching games he and Jim Nantz call on CBS is that they learn something. They feel like they’re watching with their friend. It’s an element that has been sorely lacking on that side of the NFL’s production.
As we do in fact near the end of Romo’s season (next year his last game will be Super Bowl LIII, for what it’s worth), it’s certainly well-worth looking back at what his best moments were.
A few notable ones:
Romo predicts the future.
Tony Romo's going to be so good at this. pic.twitter.com/uCj4cxomJX— Jack Fritz (@JackFritzWIP) September 11, 2017
Romo predicts the future... again.
Tony Romo nails another one. Now he's just showing off. pic.twitter.com/dONFODL3tV— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) September 17, 2017
His warm-up routine in Tampa Bay.
Tony Romo warms up to Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers/Coldplay. He is our hero. (h/t Candice Romo Instagram) pic.twitter.com/zLQOyoJCep— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) October 6, 2017
CBS animating Tony Romo in the image of him originally announcing his new job.
Romo described a cat running on the field. Seriously.
Tony Romo comes home.
Tony Romo Cowboys tribute pic.twitter.com/exxtyXJkCO— Athlete's Soul (@AnAthleteSoul) November 6, 2017
Romo talks a kicker missing the net.
Romo equates Bill Belichick to the Grinch.
No idea how I missed this Romo line during the season. Hilarious. pic.twitter.com/OsRpJB7ORI— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 19, 2018
Here’s to Tony Romo’s rookie season. It feels like 2003 again! What was your favorite moment from it, BTB?