Nearly every Sunday we can watch a choke job of some kind, and they all vary in severity. Sometimes it’s just a kicker being the goat after missing a potential game-winning field goal, but much more often it’s Tony Romo throwing a game away.
Like Chris Cooley, when I watch these collapses I immediately want to fit the choker in a cage match.
During his weekly radio appearance on the LaVar and Dukes show the Redskins tight end said that while his team was holding on for a 17-10 Week 4 win over the Rams he was periodically glancing at the out-of-town scores. Cooley liked what he saw as Dallas’ second half debacle unraveled and the Cowboys coughed up a 24-point lead with Romo throwing three interceptions.
From the D.C. Sports Blog:
“It’s SO good. I was watching the scoreboard in St. Louis, and I didn’t see that they’d lost really until they end, I thought they blew them out so I kind of stopped paying attention. It’s amazing, AMAZINGto watch him choke like that.
“I’m just saying, I’m up 24 points in the third quarter, if I’m the head coach, I feel like I could probably just take a knee for the rest of the game, punt it away and there’s no way that Detroit’s gonna drive on you that many times,” Cooley continued. “The only way you’re gonna give up that many points is turnovers, right? It’s hilarious to watch him throw pick sixes, too, back-to-back. I loved it. But it wouldn’t be as good as my cage fight.”
Cooley taking pleasure in seeing a division rival fail spectacularly isn’t surprising. He’s also always been a quirky, outgoing character, so candid words shouldn’t be surprising either, at least not until that last bit about the cage match, which is a reference to an inside joke during Cooley’s appearance on the show last week.
He continued and evaluated Romo’s potential cage fighting skills.
“For me to beat Tony? I’m gonna be honest, I don’t know what kind of cagefighting skills he has. I would probably try to incorporate my wrestling ability, like when I was in high school. Obviously it’s been a while, but I didn’t like to beat people fast. I like to embarrass ‘em a little bit. Like, take a 24-point lead, and then just play with it a little bit.”
That’s some serious zing.