Here is what Jessica had to say. “I don't know – other than me wearing my man's jersey and cheering him on. And him not playing the way he would've hoped and all of a sudden I'm to blame. That was ludicrous. I don't understand why they think that I would be a distraction to Tony. Do they really think he can see way far up in that box? No. He's the most focused person I've ever dated.”
A few things here. No, Tony can't see up to where she's sitting. But the fact is she's missing the point. Athletes are incredibly superstitious. On game days their superstitions can mirror that of someone with OCD, especially if they happen to win after performing some of their rituals.
Players have been cut from teams because the other members of the team think that person is a jinx. Jessica is a distraction, but the reason every one of Tony Romo's teammates and the President of the US don't like her is the fact the Cowboys don't win when she is in the stands. I guarantee you that the players will ask Tony before each game if she is in the stands, and if she is, they will believe they are going to lose. She might not understand it and it might be crazy, but that is what they will believe.
Now, to your husbands, boyfriends, or significant others who love sports. They will do the same thing while watching sports. If you come into the room and his team scores and scores and scores, you will be invited or even begged to remain. Conversely if you enter the room and his team suffers injuries or the plague during your visit, you will be asked to leave, and to never return during this particular game.
Let me make a prediction. If Jessica shows up to a game and the Cowboys lose, and then doesn't show up for a game, and they win, Jessica will not be at any Cowboys games the rest of the season. None.