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News: NFLN spokesman: Romo’s omission from top 100 players raises more eyebrows than any other

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    By Barry Horn / Reporter
    bhorn@dallasnews.com

    NFL Network’s 2013 poll that asked players to vote for the best of their contemporaries has come and gone with no mention of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo among the league’s top 100 players.

    After finishing 72nd in 2011 and 91st last year, Romo was shutout this season. He joins the San Diego Chargers Phillip Rivers as the only quarterbacks to fall from such grace. Rivers’ descent was steeper. He was No. 26 two years ago, No. 61 last year and an afterthought on the most recent list that was finalized with this week’s unveiling of the top 10.

    Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for NFL Network, said no omission raised more eyebrows and received more reaction than Romo’s. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who averaged 94 receptions and 10 touchdowns over the last two seasons, has been a distant second.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...ers-raises-more-eyebrows-than-any-other.html/
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  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    i have no interest in this list, since alot of players have been on record saying they didnt vote and dont know of any players who did vote. This was a joke of a list.
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  3. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure which is the bigger fail, Romo and Graham being left off the list, or an average at best te in Pitta making it
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  4. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I think the CowboyZone Romo haters commisioned this list to somehow try and justify their stance.
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  5. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Given that Tony's publicly said on more than on occasion that he, Wit, Ware, Austin, etc have never seen the list people are voting from, I wouldn't be shocked if the Dallas PR team didn't even circulate it. Going way out on a limb, it might even be the case that they like the press he gets from not making the list more than they'd like it if he were on it and someplace in the 50s....
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  7. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I don't pay much of attention to top whatever, but to say Romo isn't top 100 player is a joke.
  8. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    You may have a point. If they (meaning the Cowboys) like press Romo gets for not making the list is a possible conclusion, then I'd say that the buzz NFLN gets for having Romo not listed is something the NFLN loves!
  9. Hussein

    Hussein Member

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    The methodology for this thing is just stupid.
  10. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    28% of the NFL players voted. IMO that is not a big enough representation of what the players think to have a top 100.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't know if it's true for sure, but we've discussed in earlier threads that, even then, the players are only naming their top-20 players, and there's enough variance in that list to get to 100. Who knows how they're handling the rankings in the event of a tie. You might have 20-30 players in such a scenario with a single vote. And the list may break in such a way that some of them make the top 100 and some of them don't.

    Either way, this list is like a puppet show or a episode of Blue's Clues. It's something to delight and entertain small children. You're not supposed to notice the strings or figure out the clues ahead of time. You're supposed to watch it and clap. Like the Skins fans did when they're one-legged rookie made the top 15, or whatever it was.
  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Romo's omission was a crime...
  13. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Not sure either but 28% is based on numbers from the article.
  14. jchocolate82

    jchocolate82 Member

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    The list should Honestly be voted on by scouts and coaches... The list would at least have more credibility than
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  15. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    It's a ridiculous list. Then again, today's thuggish, illiterate athletes can barely read the names on the list, so what was expected here?
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  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    28% isn't terrible.

    Still, some glaring flaws are:
    • Players can vote for themselves (so just one guy voting himself #1 nearly gets him into the top 100 based on the sample rate and assuming he at least gets a few other votes)
    • They only voted for the top 20. That really raises flags on guys like Dennis Pita--it would would mean at least one person (prob more) voted him in the top 20 players i the whole league). On the other hand, it's easy to see how Romo (for example) would not be voted in someone's top 20. You can't recevie any votes for this fake top 100 list unless at least a few people (probably several) vote you in their top 20.
    • Cronyism
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  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I wasn't sure you could vote for yourself or your own teammates. Again, given that Tony has said on more than one occasion that the Cowboys he's talked to haven't been asked to vote on this list, you're probably missing out on several votes for players like Tony, Witten, Dez, and Ware who otherwise might be a lot higher. 4-5 votes in that scenario likely make a ton of difference.

    Not to mention what I said above: when votes in the bottom 50 are likely separated by ones and twos...in the event of a tie, who makes the list? What if you have 10 guys knotted up at the bottom of the top 100 with 2 or 3 votes each? How do you separate? You go with the most interesting story.
  18. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I don't care if the players did vote - these lists are meaningless. I've never paid attention to them. Will Romo being in the top 100 make him play better? No. Just play the game already.
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  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Making this list ranks up there with getting voted into the pro bowl.
  20. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I give list voted on by players much more weight than list created by fans and media.

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