On Friday, a Rockets dancer got a special proposal surprise during Houston’s game against the Pistons. It was set up to be a routine entertainment break with Clutch, the Rockets mascot, would dunk over Casey the dancer. She was then blindfolded to make things more suspenseful — although, if this wasn’t a proposal surprise, the worst that could’ve happened would be getting pushed into a gym mat by a mascot.
But there was no dunk. Instead, Clutch got Casey’s Air Force boyfriend, Travis, on the court, and when her blindfold was taken off, all she saw was him on one knee, presenting an engagement ring. And she said, yes!
Unfortunately for Romo, he drew the shitty end of this deal. However, Romo is no hapless victim here. Throwing the season-ending pick in a home playoff game to a division rival cornerback who has a name like a Secretary of State in the Rutherford B. Hayes administration will linger longer in peoples’ memories than pulling off a 2011 Week 12 game-winning drive against the Dolphins.
Quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is the single most scrutinized position in all of sports. No matter how loud the whispers of Romo’s success become, they will never drown out the screams of his failures, even in retrospect. This may seem unfair. It might appear that Romo caught a raw deal. It may seem as if Romo doesn’t deserve this legacy. But as a well-known head of security and transportation for a grassroots Baltimore pharmaceutical corporation once eloquently stated, “Deserve got nothing to do with it.”