Will Tony Romo Be the Next Peyton Manning?

He Has the Makings of the Next Advertising All-Star

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As much as I hate the Dallas Cowboys, I have to agree with David Sweet, who says Tony Romo might have what it takes for a lucrative off-the-field career in advertising and such. He's got it all: a come-from-nowhere story; an ability to handle pressure; dates with hot celebrities such as Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson; a winning smile; and, it seems, a sense of humor and an ability to poke fun at himself.

Sweet, though, seems to make two mistakes in his column.

First, he argues that Romo could get another publicity jolt after Thursday night's game against the Packers. Sure he would. If anyone in the country would actually see the game. But thanks to the boneheads who run the NFL Network and cable operators, next to no one will see the most important NFC matchup of the season thus far. Sweet acknowledges that the audience will be limited. But limited isn't quite the word. Less than a third of the country will see it.

Second, he neglects to mention Peyton Manning, the Colts quarterback who currently stars in approximately 98% of all commercials running during football season. Heck, I half expect Manning to start doing spots for Kay Jewelers.
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