We’ve known for some time now that there are more than a few folks, Cowboys fans and Cowboys haters alike, that don’t care much for Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. But according to a recently published survey by Forbes, the dislike of Romo may be more widespread than we’d imagined.
Romo ranks No. 10 on Forbes’ list of the Ten Most Disliked Athletes in America, a list that also includes names like Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o and Alex Rodriguez, crediting him with an “appeal rating” of just 27 percent.
“Takes lot of heat for a good quarterback who has never harmed anyone or been in trouble off the field,” the article reads. “That’s life with the high-profile Cowboys--when you don’t get to the Super Bowl, people find a way to blame the QB.”
After a rough start to the 2012 season, Romo finished with 4,903 yards through the air, 28 touchdown passes to 19 interceptions and a passer rating of 90.5. But impressive numbers aside, the criticism of Romo has persisted to the degree that, in the month and change since the season ended, two Cowboys Hall of Famers--Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman--have come out in defense of the Dallas signal caller.
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