Some players called him a throwback, some called him mean, some called him dirty. But every one of them would much rather have played with him than against him.
For sixteen professional years, Romo was feared and respected for the heart and soul he brought to the game, winning him two Pro Bowl appearances and four Super Bowl rings. But it came at a heavy price: dozens of concussions that have led to dizzy spells, memory lapses . . .
and questionable choices that undermined his integrity.
Romo is a jolting, candid, and inspiring rocket ride into the heart of the NFL and a look at what it costs to be an elite athlete today in a world of impossible expectations.
It is the story of a man driven by the need to be the best, by the fear of failure, the fear of losing it all. Through his years with the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Denver Broncos, and the Oakland Raiders, one of the most intimidating linebackers ever to take the field would do anything to give himself the edge—which inevitably led to his body betraying him, his morality compromised . . . and a controversial relationship with BALCO.
Romo would do it all again in a heartbeat. Bill Romanowski, however, would do things differently today. This is his life. Read it—and try not to wince....Continua