As an analyst, Tony Romo has been lauded for his ability to predict plays before they happen. Today, he tried his hand at predicting the Super Bowl, sort of.
Romo will be calling Super Bowl LIII on Sunday alongside Jim Nantz for CBS. Apparently, he's expecting a close game between the Patriots and Rams.
When asked on Tuesday for his Super Bowl pick, Romo declined to name a winner but did predict the final score.
He thinks it will be 28-24 in favor of someone.
It is common for announcers to refuse to choose a winner for a game they are call broadcasting. They run the risk of being labeled biased if they don't.
Still, you don't typically see anyone project the score of a game without giving the winner. Guess that was Romo's way of answering the question without getting himself in hot water.
If Romo's supposed clairvoyance is on the mark, we're looking at our third-straight Super Bowl decided by one score. In fact, we're on a run of five out of seven Super Bowls that came down to the wire.
New England tends to play close games in the Super Bowl as well, so Romo might wind up looking pretty good with his prediction.