With the Bengals driving deep into the Kansas City Chiefs’ territory, looking to set up a game-winning field-goal attempt to book their spot in the Super Bowl, you just know that CBS commentator Tony Romo was reflecting his past.
Specifically, Romo must have been thinking about his Dallas Cowboys’ 2006 Wild Card loss to the Seattle Seahawks, when his team was seemingly on their way towards kicking a game-winning field-goal, only for Romo to bobble the snap and cost his team the game.
If anyone knows that no field-goal attempt is a sure thing, it’s Tony Romo. So, as the Bengals were driving, he was sure to mention how he’s “seen guys in the playoffs drop the snap before in a big situation.”
Romo was clearly referring to himself, but fellow commentator Jim Nantz appeared to be too focused on the play to even notice it.
After Nantz failed to acknowledge the joke, Romo felt the need to explain it to his partner once more — making the whole thing that much more embarrassing for the former Cowboys quarterback.
Luckily for the Bengals, they didn’t pull a Romo and botch the snap. Rather, their game-winning attempt was good, as Joe Burrow successfully brought the franchise back to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 season.