The Dallas Mavericks are signing Tony Romo to a one day contract and it’s awesome…so enjoy it.
Before Friday night’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs, Mark Cuban spoke to the media about his owners meeting, the upcoming NBA draft and other topics around the league.
Right before the media could walk away, Cuban voluntarily said that they “have some surprises coming up roster wise.”
After talking with Cuban more, he told us that they would be looking for a “pass first” point guard who could come in right away and log a few minutes.
Less than 24 hours later, news broke that the “pass first” player is none other than Cowboys great, Tony Romo.
Reaction from around social media started to pour in as the majority of fans didn’t even know how to react. How is this going to happen? Will he even play? Is this even real?
It’s real and it’s awesome.
I don’t get the hate, backlash or complaining.
The Dallas Mavericks sit with a 32-46 record that is the 9th worst record in the NBA. Once they were eliminated from playoff contention, the Mavericks have lost seven of their last eight games with three games left in the season.
On Friday night against San Antonio, Dallas rolled out a lineup of Nicolas Brussino, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, Jarrod Uthoff and A.J. Hammons for the majority of the second half.
The tank job is in full force and it hasn’t been fun to watch.
Now, Dallas comes into their final home game on Tuesday night with a Denver team that should be eliminated from playoff contention also. You can only imagine the tanking that will be going on in that game.
So what could you possibly do to bring excitement and desire to a game between two teams that will be putting their worst talent combinations on the floor? What could you do to drive up ticket sales and media buzz for your last home game?
Enter Tony Romo.
Suddenly, there is an excitement to the game. Whether you agree with the decision or not, televisions will be turned on and tickets will be bought just to see Romo warming up before the game and in uniform on the bench.
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Honestly, it is a brilliant marketing move for Mark Cuban & Co.
But I love it. I mean, why not?
If you are going to honor him before the game and pay tribute to his time as a Cowboy, what is the difference if he puts on a uniform and sits on the bench? Fans will love it. The media will love it. The whole building will love it.
At the moment, Romo is not slated to get any playing time, but you can only imagine the “WE WANT ROMO” chants on Tuesday night. Even though they say he won’t play, I wouldn’t put anything past Mark Cuban on that night.
Also, what better way to cover up obvious tanking by signing an NFL quarterback to your active roster for one day?
I love that the Mavericks and Tony Romo are making this happen. Tuesday night, in what many assumed would be a boring night, is shaping up to be a fun night in Dallas.