Chicago bar bans Cowboys fan group due to expletive-laden Tony Romo rants

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

The past two decades have been tough on the Cowboys — the last three years perhaps the toughest, each ending in defeat with a playoff berth on the line — and that suffering has led to the plight of their Midwest fans.

It's not easy being a Cowboys fan, especially in Bears territory, so transplanted Dallasites in Chicago have gathered in a Lincoln Square bar for the past three NFL seasons. Call it group therapy. But the family-friendly Brownstone Tavern banned Dallas Cowboys Fans in Chicago from gathering this season due in part to a rowdy patron uttering in the presence of children, "(Expletive) you, Romo," according to DNAinfo Chicago.

Brownstone owners delivered the news via email to DCFC organizer Marc Hochmuth, and a since deleted post on the group's Facebook page reportedly detailed the profane specifics. While members of the organization are still welcome to visit the bar, the audio from Cowboys games will not be broadcast, essentially encouraging diehard Dallas fans to watch another .500 season elsewhere.

As a result, the estimated 50-150 Cowboys supporters who showed up each Sunday will move their operation a mile up the road to Commonwealth Tavern. While the group appears to be content with its new home, Hochmuth still holds a grudge against Brownstone, telling DNAinfo Chicago, "We're going to trash them every chance we get now," and, "We don't want them to make another nickel."

And you wonder why this seemingly symbiotic relationship went awry.

Hochmuth also claims Dallas fans weren't the only ones cursing their quarterback. "It also happened with Bears fans saying, '(Expletive) you, Cutler,'" he added. "I heard more than enough expletives from Bears fans." At least Cowboys and Bears fans in Chicago can agree on something.