Tony Romo has endured his share of critics this offseason: Terence Newman, Terrell Owens, and uh, Eminem. It's time to add Brandon Jacobs to the list. In an interview with Brandon Tierney on ESPN 1050 in New York, the enjoyably honest Giants running back admitted he's not impressed with the Cowboys starter. "I don't think he's that good a passer, to be honest with you," Jacobs said. Jacobs believes that Romo can't survive as a pure pocket passer. Much of Romo's success comes while improvising on the run. "I'm not a fan of Tony Romo, no. Keep him in the pocket, he's not that good. . . . His luck will be gone sooner or later. If you were to keep Tony Romo in the pocket he's not that effective." (profootballtalk) Comment
The Mets-Phillies rivalry might soon get a new wrinkle. Pedro Martinez confirmed Thursday in the Dominican Republic that his agent is in talks with the Phils that would enable the former Mets ace to switch sides and join Jimmy Rollins and the defending World Series champions for the remainder of this season.(New York Daily News) Comment
"When you look at the world of sports right now, nothing in this country is bigger than the NFL," Dana White said. "There was always that big argument whether baseball was bigger than football or whatever. There's no argument. The NFL is huge. I don't (care) if you didn't watch one football game all season, everybody watches the Super Bowl. But I know for a fact -- I don't think -- that we're going to be the biggest sport in the world." (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Comment
Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly preliminary heats Thursday at the ConocoPhillips National Championships & World Championship Trials at Indiana University. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
NFL fans paid their last respects at a public memorial for Steve McNair.
1934 -- In the second MLB All-Star Game, Carl Hubbell of the Giants strikes out five future Hall of Famers in succession: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. 1971 -- Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro, whose promising career was cut short by a vicious beaning to the head, retires at 25. 1999 -- The U.S. Women's National Team defeats China to win the 1999 Women's World Cup.
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