Speed Read: Romo, Jones Have Different “Picks”

Usually, Tony Romo saves his worst for last, shining as the season begins but falling apart in December and January. But hey, last night was kind of a big game - it was the first “official” game at the new Cowboys Stadium, and it was a national TV audience against the arch-rival New York Giants. So I guess you can’t blame Romo for reverting to his late-season form and throwing up all over himself in the Cowboys’ 33-31 loss.

Tony Romo vs Giants

Romo threw three picks - including one that was returned for a touchdown - and generally looked more spooked than a race horse that’s just been hit with a firecracker. But despite this, the Cowboys actually led late, and it looked like Dallas might pull out an improbable victory. Read more…

Man United Funeral for Children Killed in Crash

The DAILY MAIL documented the funeral of two British children killed in a car crash earlier this month, allegedly by a drunken goalkeeper for a Championship (the second-highest league in England) team. The player, Luke McCormick, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.

Funeral, Manchester United-style

The boys killed in the crash, Arron and Ben Peak (ages 10 and 8), were huge fans of Manchester United. In their honor, the family gave them a funeral with a Manchester United theme. The pall bearers wore United kits, most attendees wore red, and their dual coffin was emblazoned with Manchester United’s colors and logo.
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Man U Knockout: When Bathroom Stalls Attack

Manchester United must feel particularly paranoid this week. Yes, they lost to Portsmouth in the FA Cup quarters after missing on numerous point-blank chances and then seeing their backup keeper sent off, placing defender Rio Ferdinand in the box to flail at the winning penalty kick.

Darren Fletcher

(Watch out for that… what?)

However, that pain must seem rather tame to Darren Fletcher, the Man U midfielder, after the Old Trafford home locker room attacked him last week after a Champions League match and knocked him unconscious. To wit, the bathroom stall door fell on his head.

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