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Tony Romo can't see the future – sometimes it just feels like that.

The former Cowboys quarterback and CBS color commentator has quickly grown to become one of the NFL's most popular stations since visiting the booth in 2017. One of his calling cards, along with a real enthusiasm and enjoyment of the game, are his game predictions. Occasionally, Romo announces what will happen next before the snap. Most of the time he's right.

The predictions quickly earned him a nickname – Romostradamus – and they've been a staple on his shows alongside Jim Nantz at CBS throughout his time. Romo called her back a bit in 2020, he recently admitted on The Athletic, but it's not an over-conscious decision for him when to make a call.

"It's just a feeling," Romo told The Athletic. "It's only instinctive. You may be right in the sense that I've probably turned this down a bit. But there's always a time I'll get it out, especially when it's a fun time to do it."

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How does Tony Romo predict games?

Romo played quarterback in the NFL from 2004 to 2016. Week after week, he prepared to defy defense plans while learning Dallas' game plan for that matchup. It offers Romo a comprehensive catalog of NFL games and concepts that he is already familiar with.

In a given game week as the announcer, Romo can watch films as he did in the league himself. There he can recognize the same pieces or concepts that he already knows. Quarterbacks need to recognize a defense and make decisions in a split second. Romo's background and preparation allow him to do similar things while at the booth.

"People think Tony is a fortune teller, but that's not a guess or a psychic ability," Jim Nantz told the Wall Street Journal in 2019. "He doesn't get a message from the gods. He sees what (Tom) Brady saw."

Is Tony Romo good at predicting games?

Romo's latest prediction for the big leg came in the AFC Divisional Round when the Chiefs faced a 4-1 win in midfield towards the end of the game. Chad Henne was with the quarterback for the stricken Patrick Mahomes, and Romo, like almost everyone else who watched, thought Kansas City would count hard before the jump-off.

The Chiefs did it, had hen thrown and converted to deceive Romo. No, he's not perfect at predicting, but he's pretty good.

A 2019 WSJ study found that Romo got 68 percent of his predictions right this season. At the start of the 2020 season, he rightly speculated that the Chiefs and Buccaneers could meet again in the Super Bowl. These are both solid springs for Romo's hat.

There is no other color commentator out there trying to do what Romo does. Some will discuss possible options before a game and even give their inclination, but Romo sometimes calls up the specific exact game before it happens. It would be impressive to even have a 50:50 success rate on such a task.

Of course, Romo is unlikely to agree with a prediction if he is less certain. But if he does, it can be assumed that there is a good reason for his thinking, and he might be just right again.

"I like being able to do multiple things and it goes back to what I think the people back home feel or want to hear about their team," Romo told The Athletic. "I tell them the truth about everything I see and you won't always say the right thing or do the right thing. But I feel like I care and I want them to enjoy their game."


Steven Gregory