John Parker Romo

Poor Tony Romo, he can’t even catch a break from the XFL crowd.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback reinvented himself as a superstar announcer with CBS. However, in recent years, audiences have soured on Romo’s schtick and there were even rumors that his bosses held an “intervention” with him during the last NFL offseason to try and get him back on track.

However, before Romo’s reputation was in the broadcasting booth, he had a reputation for failing to lead the Cowboys to any meaningful playoff victories. And that reputation followed him into this weekend’s XFL action.

Announcer Matt Barrie was calling the game between the San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis BattleHawks when San Antonio kicker John Parker Romo kicked a field goal to put his team ahead. That’s when Barrie said, “And by my math, you’ve got a Romo playing football in Texas in February.”


Naturally, the comment caught the attention of football fans watching the game.

For the record, John Parker Romo is not related to Tony. The former Virginia Tech kicker is hoping to make a name for himself in the XFL and he did a commendable job on Sunday, kicking multiple field goals as part of San Antonio’s season opener, though they lost in shocking fashion.

[Awful Announcing]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to