For a few days leading up the Super Bowl we got messages from the Starter Brand Twitter feed that their star front man Tony Romo would be live tweeting during the Super Bowl. Makes sense. He’s the face of the brand and it’s the biggest football event of the season.
So your casual fan can read and hopefully write back to Tony Romo during the Super Bowl using their Twitter feed. If you are a 12-15 year old kid who loves Tony Romo you were probably hyped up to be involved in this and made sure your smart phone was fully charged.
Here’s what those fans got in the four hours from start to finish…
So that was the feed (starting with last to first top to bottom) from when the Super Bowl began until about 30 minutes after the game.
Wack. Six tweets in four hours? lol. And I doubt many people were writing back to the feed in hopes of ‘talking’ with him during the game. Did they forget what the concept was here that makes Twitter so popular? You get to interact with your favorite Superstar athletes.
Starter tricked you into following them and now you know some people will leave them on the ‘follow’ list and get the ad messages. Business is business.
At the very least he could have thrown up one thought during each drive. That would have been 17 tweets during the game. That’s not asking too much.
Instead you got someone reminding Romo to throw out some generalization Tweet to let the fans know he wasn’t sleeping during the game.
A lot of Cowboys fans think Romo has become so jaded from the criticism that he’s now a completely different person from the guy we all fell in love with during that 10 game stretch back in 2006.
Stuff like this makes me think that is exactly the truth. He doesn’t care to hear from the fans and could care less about interacting with the fans in fear of someone throwing out a criticism about what he’s done in the last five seasons.
And this seems to be the resounding theme for a lot of players on the Cowboys. This is the ‘odor’ of the Dallas Cowboys right now. Every time a fan goes to talk the Owner, the coach or one of the players these guys look to act in defense or run from the scene.
There is very little positive thinking going on with this organization right now. For every one great idea we come across there are three that bring us back to that dark cloud which hangs over the Cowboys.
Sucks. I hate it. Something has to change. I was ok with blowing up this team and going to find a new young QB to start with even though I understand Romo is not the problem.
Romo is a great player. But he’s just not a winner. I really wish he was people. If I could change the last few years I would do all in my power to do just that.
Maybe some of the changes that are coming in the next few months will change my thought process, but don’t hold your breath on that one.