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Bill Romanowski on Tim Tebow: ‘He’s the only virgin in the NFL. You can’t hate the guy’

Nov 4, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT


Former 49er and Raider Bill Romanowski is no stranger to cheap shots: when former players are asked to name their dirtiest opponents of all time, he invariably leads the list. So here’s Romo during a radio interview with The Fan AM 1060 Phoenix, doing what he does best — twisting the knife. The subject is Tim Tebow. Enjoy.

Tim Tebow, I can’t put him to sleep yet because he’s the only virgin in the NFL. Okay? You can’t hate the guy. For the guys that try to hit him hard and talk smack and stuff, he just looks at them and says ‘God Bless You.’”

I guess in Romanowski’s world, this may pass as a compliment. Not sure.

It’s anyone’s guess as to whether Tebow is the only virgin in the NFL. But I’m certain that Romanowski is the only former NFL player to be tossed from coaching a youth flag football team for arguing with one of the players.

Bill Romanowski: ‘Tim Tebow is the only virgin in the NFL. You can’t hate the guy.’ [Sports Radio Interviews]

  1. Amadeus - Nov 4, 2011 at 8:39 PM


  2. bigdogpappad - Nov 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Tim Tebow > Bill Romanowski

  3. kyleortonsarm - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    So the guy plays for the Broncos for years, wins multiple Super Bowls there, and he’s the “Former 49er and Raider”. What are you, 17? Is this your first story about the NFL?

    • Rick Chandler - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      I’m a 49er fan. Deal with it. MARGE: “I think owning the Denver Broncos is pretty good.” HOMER: “Aw Marge, you just don’t understand football.”

      • nwstreethawk - Nov 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

        To be fair ‘kyleortonsarm’ the Bay area may be the dominant audience reading this article. Romanowski spent 6 years in SF, 2 years in Philly, 6 years in Denver and 1.2 years Oakland. The last three have all been to a Superbowl after 1995 (the last Superbowl SF bought … uhem appeared). So although the Simpsons quote was timely for the early 90s, if they were to remake the show today SF would be the joke. You may now return to writing articles about what other people say on twitter.

    • guzmanje - Nov 5, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      Raider fan here. Romo will always be a Raider. So will Alzado, Rice, Gault, and Hostetler.

  4. trbowman - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    No but, I can hate Romanowski

  5. tastybasslines - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Tim Tebow on Bill Romanowski – “He’s the angriest, rage filled, small testicles, steroid user in the NFL. You can’t help but hate the guy!”

  6. garyfromil - Nov 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Really sick of players and the media attacking Tebow for being a Christian. This would never happen if he was Muslim or Jewish. He is setting an example; he is not forcing anyone to adhere to his beliefs.

    • grudenthediva - Nov 5, 2011 at 9:40 PM

      Bull. If he were a Muslim, he’d be attacked left and right. The jokes about his birth certificate and throwing “long bombs” would be endless.

      The people crying about Christian “persecution” are some of the biggest attackers of other religions.

      • stephenpaulfreese - Nov 6, 2011 at 1:16 AM

        Your an ignoramus…

      • Land Snark - Nov 11, 2011 at 1:29 PM

        Right. Because that’s exactly what everyone did with Mushin Muhammad and T. J. Houshmanzadeh.

        Way to put your misinformed opinions right out there for the world to see.


  7. cleareye1 - Nov 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Teblow earns respect for practicing what he preaches. Not many in the NFL can make that claim.