A very nice story about Tony Romo

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  1. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    A very nice story about Tony Romo

    http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2...medium=twitter

    Cowboys QB makes a fan's day
    By Tommy Braswell

    The Post and Courier
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010


    In the eyes of one Lowcountry family, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo earned his star last Saturday at the Azalea Invitational golf tournament at the Country Club of Charleston.

    Robbie Assey, a longtime Cowboys fan, got a hat autographed by Romo and later scored some personal time with his hero after Romo had finished competing in the tournament.

    Assey, who is 60 years old and has Down syndrome, lives at Sandpiper Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant. He has a brother, Tim, and sister, Jane, who both live in Mount Pleasant. Another brother, Jim, lives in Columbia. The three siblings rotate weekends "having fun with Robbie." Tim said Robbie is a sports nut who enjoys the Dallas Cowboys, the South Carolina Gamecocks and playing golf.

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    Photo provided by Jim Assey

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was in Charleston last week, spent some time with one of his biggest fans, Robbie Assey.


    The genesis of his meeting with Romo goes back several months when Tim took Robbie to Bulls Bay Golf Club for an afternoon of golf that included Bill Smunk, a past winner of both the S.C. Amateur and S.C. Senior Amateur.

    "When I met Robbie, he had a Dallas Cowboys hat on, so I asked if he was a Cowboys fan," Smunk recalled. "His answer was 'Tony Romo, No. 9, 318 yards.' He knew exactly what Tony Romo had done the weekend before. I asked if he liked Tony Romo and he said, 'I love Tony Romo.' I put that in the back of my mind, and thought if Tony played in the Azalea this year, maybe we could get an autographed hat or something."

    On Saturday morning, Smunk handed a hat to tournament chairman David Humphreys and asked if he could secure an autograph. Later that day as Smunk prepared to leave the course, he saw Robbie and Jim walking across the parking lot and handed the hat to Robbie, who proudly popped it onto his head. Romo had already finished his round, but Smunk told them if they waited near the outside staircase at the Country Club of Charleston, Romo might come by on his way out.

    Minutes later, Humphreys walked up and spotted Robbie with his new hat.

    "I asked, 'Is your name Robbie?' Then I told him to come with me. I opened the door to the card room and said, 'Why don't you go in there and say hello to Tony Romo?' He goes in there and grabs Tony around the legs and starts hugging him and won't turn loose. I think he was crying. I know the room got misty-eyed," Humphreys said. "It was one of the most heartwarming things I've ever been through. There wasn't a dry eye in there as far as I could tell.
    It was just a happy time."

    Tony, who was having lunch with his father and some friends, invited Robbie and Jim to sit down and join them while they had lunch. For the next 30 minutes, Tony and Robbie talked football and golf, with Robbie offering Tony a few football tips and recounting some Cowboys history.

    "He tells Robbie that the Cowboys are going to have a better year next year," Jim said, "And Rob jumps up and shows him how you throw the ball.

    Tony is a very young man, but he's a super human being because he took time with Robbie. He is a gracious gentleman. They were finishing up and he told Rob, 'I've got to have another hug.' He got up and gave him another hug and then Tony asked him to give his dad a hug, too. So he had hugs all around. It's really hard to imagine how it could have been any better, particularly from our side. It was a once-in-a-lifetime deal."
     
  2. jms493

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    April Fools???
     
  3. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    lol....nope. I know you wish it was...haha
     
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    I like this Romo story a lot better.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    hahaha...funny guy...lol

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  6. RynoAid

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    damn seahawks and their astroglide...
     
  7. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Being a diehard Eagles fan I only have one thing to say: F*** Tony Homo and the Dallas Cowgirls. I hope that big ass screen in Jerry's house falls on 'em, lol.


    Carry on
     
  8. RynoAid

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    2009 = 3-0.... suck it pheables fan...
     
  9. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Eagles fans are the scum of the earth. They all are *****

    See exhibit "A".....lol

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  10. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    That made my day.


    Ryno/G-Unit - I'm seriously still pissed off about those late season losses. I stalk Mega/OMFL to see if my Birdz beat the 'Boys. Normally, I would have a million and one things to say about the Jerrys but I'm still salty, lol.

    But don't worry in a couple of months my gums will be bumpin' non stop about my Birds, unless we trade McNabb then I might just punch myself in the face the whole season.
     
  11. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Yeah I am honestly suprised their trying to move McNabb out.

    Either way. Boys/Eagles should be great games in 2010.
     
  12. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    I don't either but us Eagle fans are very emotional about our team. Even I'm guilty for calling for someone's head if they f up a little. I've even stooped down to posting it online as well, lol (OS) calling for B.Westbrook's head after that bitchassness performance at the end of the year.

    But yeah Eagles/Boys (you had it backwards, lol) will be great in 10. Still don't know why the media doesn't recognize this rivalry as much. Giants/Redskins versus Dallas gets some hype. I guess they just don't truely understand how much our teams/fans dislike each others company.

    Tony Homo article: Not to impressed mainly because athletes do things like this all the time. Only the "stars" or the ones needing some good PR get recognized for it.


    Edit: Can't believe I actually used the word 'bitchassness' in a sentence and have it make complete sense(y)
     
  13. Koach Vonner

    Koach Vonner Walk On

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    Let's Go Cowboys!!
     

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