Earlier today, when I was perusing the Dallas Morning News (online edition of course), I came across this headline:
I’m sure most of Dallas has already seen this article, but it’s ridiculousness compelled me to comment on it anyway.
When I saw that headline, my first instinct was to ask who was blocking for him and if Roy Williams was playing wide receiver. And then I thought, “wait, why the hell is Tony playing beach football? Didn’t he see what Robert Edwards did to his knee playing beach football at the Pro Bowl?” So, naturally I clicked on the article. Now I wish I hadn’t wasted my time.
I don’t know if I should be surprised, but in their Cowboys’ coverage, DMN actually used TMZ as a source. If that’s not absurd enough, they took a Sean Payton joke completely out of context and used it as headline fodder against Romo. I don’t really like laying into the media, but it’s beyond shoddy journalism to post a story like that. The guy was on vacation, screwing around on the beach. Even if it were worth reporting in Dallas’ main new source — it is absolutely not by the way — why present it like that? It’s not like Tony was playing in some meaningful football game and performed poorly. But, hey, they got us to click on the article. I guess that’s all that matters.
I want everyone to look at this picture and be reminded of what it was like before Tony came along: