How to be Tougher than Tony Romo
Current mood: intense
[This is a blog about sports, that has nothing at all to do with sports - don't be scared off!]
Romo is the quaterback for the Dallas Cowboys, the key player of
"America's football team". He's been a top performer, a clutch
player, bringing them back in tough games - all while getting pounded
by raging linebackers and blitzing safeties. Oh, he's also the
longtime boyfriend of Jessica Simpson.
Yeah, that's the kind of guy that could make other men consider their inadequacies and even their own mortality.
But wait a minute. This week we have learned something...
TONY ROMO IS A TOTAL WUSS!!!
Y'see, Mr Romo got a boo-boo on his widdle pinky finger and is now out of work - for a whole month!
any of us desk jockeys broke a pinky finger, we'd be expected to show
up the next day - and we better not spoil the plant safety rating by
taking any lost-time over it.
The guy who really puts Romo to shame is an amateur jock, an NCAA division II collegiate football player from Colorado.
"Trevor Wikre had a choice: Lose his pinkie finger or lose his football season.
"I said, 'Cut it off,' " Wikre says. He took no time to ponder. "I knew right away," he says. "It wasn't a hard choice.""
21, is a guard for Mesa State College, a Division II school in Grand
Junction, Colo. He had told teammates a couple of weeks earlier how
much he loved them as brothers.
"I said, 'I'd take a bullet for you,' " he says. "Well, this was my chance to put words into action. This was my bullet.""
"How about sipping from a wine glass with pinky finger demurely extended?
"That's not me," Wikre says. "I'm a beer guy. No fanciness here."
6-3, 280 pounds, is majoring in K-12 education and adaptive physical
education. He wants to be a phys ed teacher for special needs children."
Local story, with video
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