Stephen A Smith Bashes ESPN for Leading with Tony Romo’s Retirement Over NCAAB Championship — ‘Absolutely Ridiculous’

ESPN “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith let his employer know Tuesday that he was not happy the show led with the breaking news that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is retiring over Monday’s NCAA Basketball Championship game that North Carolina won, calling it “absolutely ridiculous” and “nauseating.”

“Let me sit up here and call out this network here,” Smith interjected. “I’m going to call out my own network here, ESPN. I mean, this is a damn funeral going on. I’m sorry, did somebody die? I mean, this is absolutely ridiculous.”

He continued, “I don’t understand for the life of me what the big deal is. Tony Romo is not going to play — he hasn’t officially retired, but he’s stepping away from the game. Stop the damn presses. Tony Romo, a man that’s won two playoff games in nine years as a starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who’s made $128 million over the course of his career, this man is retiring and we are making such a big deal about it. I mean, you actually forgot that North Carolina won the national title last night the minute the news came down. Adam Schefter reported that Tony Romo stepping away from the game. What the hell is going on? Everybody pump the brakes, everybody stop it, I can’t take it. It is nauseating.”

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