In the biggest upset of the year, Duke loses to Mercer in the opening of the NCAA tournament. This busts millions of March Madness brackets for people everywhere. Fans are furious and want to cast blame on someone, anyone. Who better to blame than Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Jason Garrett?
Ever since they attended a Duke game earlier this month wearing twin-like Duke polo shirts, people have been poking fun and are now cursing them for Duke’s 78-71 loss to Mercer. Here are some expressive, comical and flat out furious tweets from Duke hardcore fans:
This is the EXACT moment that it was all over for Duke. pic.twitter.com/DGq8GMmQmo
— numberFire (@numberFire) March 21, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Jason Garrett and Tony Romo have just been barred from the Duke University campus.
— Ken Costlow (@KenCostlow) March 21, 2014
Whoever's decision in the Duke camp to give Tony Romo and Jason Garrett Duke gear, today's loss is on you. #choke
— Zach (not Zack) (@ZachMyles) March 21, 2014
Duke season went downhill when Jason Garrett and Tony Romo was featured guests at the game… Choking is contagious
— Jason Maples (@CoachMaples55) March 21, 2014
Really wish I woulda thought about that picture of Jason Garrett and Tony Romo in duke gear before I took them all the way in my bracket
— pc (@PawCassano) March 21, 2014
I blame Jason Garrett and Tony Romo for that Duke loss. Didn't need that awful Cowboys stigma anywhere near our team.
— Johnny Pavia (@JohnnyPavs) March 21, 2014
If I was a Duke player and looked to the stands to see Tony Romo cheering me on, I'd try to hang myself with the net
— "TBONE" O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) March 21, 2014
Geesh. I’d give a strong warning to Tony Romo and Jason Garrett to not even read Twitter today. These were some pretty disgruntled people and their thoughts and feelings come through loud and clear.
Congratulations are in order for Mercer – well played.
Mercer, which has fewer tournament appearances(three) than Duke has titles (four), shot 56 percent from the floor and outscored the Blue Devils 20-8 over the final four minutes, 35 seconds.
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