Let's clarify one thing up top here: no, we have absolutely no idea why this happened, either.
We have no idea why Tony Romo, a solid quarterback known for interceptions in big spots and...kind of known by insiders for playing basketball in high school (?) got to suit up for the Dallas Mavericks tonight.
But he did, and we loved the dumb idea.
In fact, it wasn't long before Romo was setting impressive, yet familiar, marks with his new squad.
BREAKING: Tony Romo has already thrown an interception as a member of the Dallas Mavericks— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) April 11, 2017
Dirk Nowitzki is probably best friends with Romo, but this Tweet certainly sounds mean on the surface.
Fan appreciation night. Also honoring @tonyromo tonight. Come early and you can watch him shoot some airballs in layup line....— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 11, 2017
"Haha, you suck, buddy! You're terrible, good friend!"
This did get us thinking, though.
Which seems crazier?— The Sports Poller (@TheSportsPoller) April 11, 2017
Yeah, which very real thing is more insane?
Prior to tip, there were some pretty bold proclamations floating around.
Calling it now - Tony Romo goes off for 61 and bests Kobe Bryant's retirement game. (CC: @OldTakesExposed)— Matt Yoder (@myoder84) April 12, 2017
Let me be the first one to call this inaccurate (read: not the first).
But in the pregame, Romo looked positively...good?
It led to some swift overreactions.
Hell yeah, no problem.
Yeah, why not? He's already the lead CBS analyst with no experience, why not the logo for a league he doesn't play in?
And Romo almost, almost, ALMOST made it in for the final seconds.
Except he didn't. But almost!
This game wrapped up exactly as it should have: with Romo clamoring to get in, and a big fat L.
Final Score: Nuggets 109, Mavs 91— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 12, 2017
Tony Romo finishes his Mavs career with a losing record, and misses the playoffs. He's still got it.
But props to Romo. He's happy. He got to enjoy a night all to his own!
"If Dak Prescott shows up to this thing in uniform, I swear to God..." pic.twitter.com/rAZbr1vSos— Not Tony Romo (@not_romo) April 11, 2017
Yeah, if Dak had shown up, they would've given him minutes. Fact.