If anyone watched the AFC Championship Game, the one with slightly less egregious but still controversial calls, you knew exactly what was about to happen when either the New England Patriots or Kansas City Chiefs had the football, especially in the fourth quarter. That’s because Tony Romo was on a different level than anyone watching the game at Arrowhead Stadium.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned CBS Sports football analyst has been a treat since hanging up the cleats and exchanging the pigskin for a microphone. In other words, Romo’s career after the NFL has been a success. He sees plays developing better than anyone watching the game, and he’s quick to tell the national television audience what will happen on the next play.
So with CBS owning the rights to Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on February 3 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Romo will join play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz in the booth for the biggest game of the season.
And since he has been nothing short of wizard when it comes to picking things these days, it’s only natural someone would ask him his Super Bowl 53 prediction. Thanks to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, we now know how he feels about Sunday’s showdown.
Perhaps this is getting a little ridiculous. Nobody should expect the four-time Pro Bowl selection to know everything. Yet, it’s impossible not to believe his Super Bowl prediction considering he gets things right more often than not.
“I’ll go 28-24 and the team that has the ball at the end has 24 and doesn’t score,” he said.
There you have it. Tony Romo’s Super Bowl prediction is here. Either the AFC’s Patriots, led by head coach Bill Belichick, or the NFC’s Rams, led by head coach Sean McVay, will be winning the Super Bowl with a 28-24. Additionally, either Tom Brady or Jared Goff will have a chance to win the game, but will come up short.
Chances are Romo is not allowed to predict a winning team since he is working the game, but that’s not going to stop a lot of people for having that score in their heads during the entire Super Bowl.
Can you imagine what social media will be like if Romo’s Super Bowl pick is actually correct?
Editor’s Note: First published on Jan. 29, 2019