Tony Romo and the 10 Biggest Choke Artists in Sports Today
Tony Romo and the 10 Biggest Chokers in Sports Today
If you're a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, it's the same old story. Tony Romo and company just can't get the job done in crunch time. The latest debacle for Cowboys took place in week 15 of 2013, when Romo tossed another late-game interception, or in this case two late-game interceptions, that ultimately cost his team a win.
Head coach Jason Garrett has come out and said that he had a run play called on the Cowboys' last possession, but that Romo checked into the pass play that led to the game-ending pick. Some are saying that Garrett threw his QB under the bus with that revelation, while others just view it as him telling the truth. While I think that in most cases that coaches should fall on the sword for their players, in this particular case, I don't blame Garrett. The head coach's job is in question, not Romo's. If it had been the other way around and Garrett did call for a pass, his rear end would be squarely on the hot seat even more than it already is.
But no matter the play call, Romo still made a crucial mistake. This is why you can't help but label him as the biggest choke artist in all of sports. Yes, he can be great at times, but when it comes down to it, he melts time and time again.
So besides Romo, who are some other notable chokers in the world of sports? In this slideshow we'll take a look across the major pro sports and 10 other choke artists not named Tony Romo:
Anthony can score with the best of em', but when the game is on the line and the Knicks need a clutch shot, count him out.
Rodriguez has hit under .200 six times in his postseason career. That fact mixed with his admitted use of PEDs will leave A-Rod's career scarred forever.
Phil Mickelson at the US Open
Mickelson is one of the best golfers in the world, but he just can't get the job done at the US Open. In total, he's finished in second place on six different occasions.
When Vick is on, he's one of the most dynamic players in all the NFL. When he's off, he's a turnover machine. Up to this point in his career, the speedy QB has only played in one conference title game. In that game back in 2004, Vick went 11 of 24 for 136 yards, while tossing one pick and no touchdowns.
Cundiff is Finkle, Finkle is Cundiff. Billy Cundiff showed he was a choker after missing a 32-yard field goal in the 2011 AFC title game to cost the Ravens a trip to the Super Bowl.
Schaub is a pick-six machine who will probably be looking for work this upcoming offseason.
Howard is the best center in the NBA for the first 46 minutes. But when the game is on the line, you won't find Howard anywhere near it. He'll be on the bench and far away from the free throw stripe.
Peyton Manning in Cold Weather
Manning is arguably the greatest QB of all time. He's so good that it's not even funny. But when it's cold and playoff time, he's just not himself.
Williams can be one of the best point guards in basketball, but sometimes he just checks out and becomes a different player. In total, he's only made it past the conference semi-finals one time in his career.
Fielder is unquestionably one of the best home run hitters in baseball...in the regular season. In the playoffs, he disappears. In 39 career postseason games, Fielder is hitting a measly .194.