Do you need to win a championship to be considered "great"? Tony Romo, a guy who almost certainly will not win a championship, framed that question and hung it on our wall this weekend while posting one of the great all-time performances by a quarterback in NFL history. (He's a multitasker.) Should we hold Romo's lack of Super Bowl cred against him while giving undue praise to Joe Flacco and Eli Manning? That's the topic of choice today on the Shutdown Corner Podcast, featuring Yahoo Sports writers Kevin Kaduk, Frank Schwab and Jay Busbee.
The rings-vs.-talent question is a persistent one. In our championship-or-nothing culture, there are a lot of quality players out there right now, future Hall of Famers, who will be retiring without a championship. Is that a fair way to assess their legacy? Tony Romo fans will be happy to hear that we say the answer is no.
Also on today's ep: Frank reviews the new PBS documentary "League of Denial," and the guys try to console Jay after yet another godawful Atlanta sports performance. Enjoy, everybody.
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