Back on January 16th, the Wizards beat the visiting Sacramento Kings and propelled their record to 13-26. The next day, a Sunday, the team would get a much needed day off before their match-up against the Portland Trailblazers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday.
Caron Butler in particular said he would enjoy having Sunday off because that meant he would be able to watch his “childhood hero,” Brett Favre, play one of his “good friends,” Tony Romo, in the NFL Playoffs.
Butler had trouble choosing who he would root for … although, his “shot out” to Romo (video below) seemed to indicate, in my opinion, that he was pulling for old man Favre. In any case, the Vikings won … surely Caron would have been happy regardless, and Redskins fans were definitely happy.
But why is Butler boys with Romo in the first place? Well, as the picture above indicates, they were both on the 1998 All-Racine County (Wisconsin) basketball team. Romo is that fella wearing #35 on the far left. Butler is who you think he is. Who knew?
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News has more on the history between Butler and Romo, including how Tony gave Caron a signed Cowboys jersey a couple years ago after beating the Redskins. Blasphemy! (At least while Caron was still a Wizard, hollering “D.C., Stand Up!” and openly rooting for the Skins.)
Caron Butler talks about Favre vs. Romo (Jan. 16, 2010)
Tip of the Hat to Rob Mahoney of The Two Man Game.