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slostenracing
11-20-2008, 09:57 AM
I know I couldn't believe anyone who played for Jerry Jones could either. :laugh:


In a rags-to-riches story that might sound like the premise for a Hollywood production, a homeless man found himself being treated to the movies by multi-millionaire Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo recently, The Dallas Morning News reported on Thursday.

The man, who asked to be identified only as "Doc," was cashing in change at a Cinemark Theatre in Dallas when a stranger walked up and offered to pay his way into the movie. The homeless man said he had planned to spend his day handing out fliers for a nearby consignment store and accepted a rain check before recognizing the generous gentleman.

"Was that Tony Romo?" he asked the theater worker.

It was, and Doc rushed across the street to the store and requested the day off. By the time he got back to the theater, Role Models, in which two men are sentenced to 150 hours mentoring kids, had already started.

Romo, who confirmed the story to the newspaper but didn't want to elaborate, waved Doc over to sit by him and his friend. Doc mentioned that he hadn't showered in a few days.

"Don't worry about that," Romo said. "I'm used to locker rooms."

And so the $67 million quarterback, who made news by changing a couple's tire on a roadside on the way home from a game in September, and the homeless man sat next to each other and shared laughs for 90 minutes or so.

"For me, it was a blessing," Doc said. "It came at just the right time. It gave me some encouragement and faith in mankind. I just wanted to say thank you."

Sourcizlle (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8821264?MSNHPHMA)

Bronco_Armada
11-20-2008, 01:23 PM
I hate tony romo a little less right now. :D

Ravage!!!
11-20-2008, 03:05 PM
He's also stopped on the side of the road, and helped a man and his wife change a tire. They didn't know it was Tony Romo until they were watching TV and his face came up during an interview.

You may not like the Cowboys like I do.... but you have to like this guy. He seems pretty genuine and a down to earth good guy. :salute!:

**edit... didn't see that it mentioned the tire change until just now :( **

slostenracing
11-20-2008, 04:10 PM
He's also stopped on the side of the road, and helped a man and his wife change a tire. They didn't know it was Tony Romo until they were watching TV and his face came up during an interview.

You may not like the Cowboys like I do.... but you have to like this guy. He seems pretty genuine and a down to earth good guy. :salute!:

**edit... didn't see that it mentioned the tire change until just now :( **

It's a Midwest thing, he grew up in nowhere, Wisconsin probably raised to do things like this. A lot of people (not me included) in this little stretch of US like to help out strangers.

Bronco_Armada
11-20-2008, 04:35 PM
He's also stopped on the side of the road, and helped a man and his wife change a tire. They didn't know it was Tony Romo until they were watching TV and his face came up during an interview.

You may not like the Cowboys like I do.... but you have to like this guy. He seems pretty genuine and a down to earth good guy. :salute!:

**edit... didn't see that it mentioned the tire change until just now :( **

As much as I do not like him or the cowboys, I will admit that the rest of the NFL (at least the scum) should really look at what Romo is doing and follow.

Maby Adam Jones should hang around with Romo a bit. :coffee: