Thursday, September 28, 2006

Legion of Doom Nominee: Romo

Romo is the Lex Luthor of the LOD. I was just assuming that he was being withheld for honorific purposes. The man's pretty much openly racist, spit on opponents, sold drugs to teammates, was an OG in the Balco case, collapsed a teammates face in a roid rage, recently berated a youth football player he was coaching, and was generally considered the dirtiest player in the game.

PS There's no coincidence that the rejuvenation of the Raiders at the turn of the millennium had everything to do to the fact that the Raiders' prodigal son had finally come home. God I miss him.

More from Wikipedia:

Romanowski has been involved in numerous altercations with both teammates and opponents. In 1989, while with the 49ers, he brawled with offensive tackle Harris Barton after Barton had taken exception to a hit Romanowski had made on wide receiver Jerry Rice during a practice session. In 1995, while with the Eagles, he was ejected from a game — and subsequently fined $4,500 — for kicking Arizona Cardinals running back Larry Centers in the head. Three more incidents occurred during the 1997 season while he played for the Broncos: In the first, he was fined $20,000 after his hit on then-Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins in a preseason game resulted in Collins sustaining a broken jaw; in the second, Romanowski spat in the face of 49ers wide receiver J.J. Stokes in a regular-season game played in December on a Monday night; and in the third — in the AFC Championship game — Romanowski almost precipitated a full-scale brawl after he taunted Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart following an interception Stewart had thrown in the third quarter of the game, won by Denver. Two years later, while still with the Broncos, he was fined a total of $42,500 for three illegal hits plus a punch thrown at Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, and was also fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a football at Bryan Cox of the New York Jets, the ball hitting him in the crotch area.


Badcock said...

Very nice, Romo's in. He can sit in Lyle Alzado's old seat.

But we need to have a moratorium on just pasting in whatever fucking wickipedia says. Do a little fucking work, boys (and girls -- sorry Big Blue).

Because I'm sure we can all come up with something better than "the ball hitting him in the crotch area."

If people besides us might accidentally read this, it would be nice if it were original.

How about a little proof-reading, too, before you post things? Not that I'm being ironical ...

Anonymous said...

I think I would consider him more of the Baine of the LOD. Don King fits the Lex Luthor description better.