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Sergio Romo in the 49ers’ locker room (videos and today’s contest question)

Note: Make sure to check out the contest question at the bottom of this post for your chance to win one of two awesome prize packages.

While the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, local media happenings and everything else has kept me busy, I definitely miss covering San Francisco Giants games. One of the reasons why: the ability to saunter up to Sergio Romo in the Giants’ roomy, luxurious clubhouse after games and talk to him about the team.

The Giants not only have a very good bullpen, they have a set of relievers who are extremely quotable, with Romo at the top of the list.

In the 49ers’ far more crowded locker room, I was surprised to bump into the man who closed three series-ending games during the 2012 playoffs. Romo was carrying a football, collecting signatures and generally acting like a fan who won a contest where first prize was a behind-the-scenes experience with his favorite football team.

Here he is getting Vernon Davis’ autograph. Before asking Davis to sign, Will Tukuafu impersonated Romo’s post-save celebration, to which Romo responded, “It’s the only time I feel big, on the mound. Other than that, I know I ain’t!”

Then after Romo answered some questions about whether he’ll be the closer next year (He gave the response you’d expect: if he gets the role, he’ll be honored to close games, but he’s happy in whatever role they use him in.), I chatted with him for a few minutes.

Instead of transcribing the interview, it’s better to watch for a couple reasons. Romo’s enthusiasm is an obvious one, and it’s worth checking out his interaction with Anthony Dixon, who tells Romo he was at AT&T watching him pitch during the playoffs (Dixon phrases it a little differently). Romo asked the man they call “Boobie” which song plays on the Candlestick Park speakers before kickoffs. Then he got Dixon’s autograph.

Romo and I talked about whether Bruce Bochy has reached out to him since the season ended, how this World Series win was different than the last, Bay Area athletes from different teams representing for each other, and if Three Twins ever contacted him about their idea for “Sergio Romo’s Mexican Chocolate” ice cream, which “only tastes illegal” (they did).

So now for today’s contest question:

A lot of you listed Romo as the San Francisco Giant you’d invite to your Pizza Party/Giants DVD Marathon. Since so many 49ers also seem like they’re fans of Romo and the Giants…

Which San Francisco 49er would you invite to your house for the same Giants-themed Pizza Party? 

At the end of the week we’re giving away two prize packages that include:

  • A Pizza Party for 10 people from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria (lots of free and delicious pizza)
  • The “Official 2012 World Series Film,” which I reviewed here (DVD or Blu-ray, winner’s choice – $35 value)
  • The 8-disc “San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Collector’s Edition” Box Set (DVD orBlu-ray, winner’s choice – $100 value)
Thanks in advance for entering, and be sure to check out more contest questions throughout the week. Good luck!

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29 comments
Richard Zatkin
Richard Zatkin

It would be a blast to hang out with Boone.. The guys a riot with all the stories he tells and he's all heart out on the field... Just needs to stop tackling Gore lol : )

Alice
Alice

Brian Jennings. Love him on the morning show! The hip thing to say would be Kaepernick since Kaepernicking is a thing now..lol.

Audrey Bigelow
Audrey Bigelow

Brian Jennings for sure!!! He's my favorite non-Giant interview on Murph and Mac every week. The guy is hysterical and he's got some crazy eyes that would rival Hunter Pence!

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

Patrick Willis.... It would be cool to meet one of the best linebackers in the NFL, and he seems like a good standup person to talk to. Plus, he's a Christian.

Josh
Josh

Joe Staley, because we need more love for the O-line!

CK
CK

Definitely Frank Gore, he's just such a great RB, I'd love to meet him

Ryan O'Halloran
Ryan O'Halloran

Colin Kaepernick. Dudes always having fun out on the fields.

SantaCruzSpike
SantaCruzSpike

Frank Gore. Over the last couple of years he's become my favorite 49er of all-time. Ronnie, Joe, Freddie...he's passed them all. Maybe time will change my perspective but right now...he's the one.

Pat
Pat

Alex Boone.. Seems like he's already lived through a lot of ups and downs

Gamesix
Gamesix

Alex Smith, hands down. Dude seems cool. And he was the last minute witness at a friends wedding at city hall. Class act.

Joey Hoyt
Joey Hoyt

It has to be Dashon Goldson, he's a silent assassin on the field but off the field he's one of the nicest guys there is. Whitner can come to #LumberjackBrothers they lay the wood

Mike E.
Mike E.

Definitely Willis. It was my immediate player in mind, and even after thinking about it for a while, he is still the choice. Would be such an amazing experience.

InquisitaB
InquisitaB

I'd have to go with Alex Smith. He probably really needs a friend these days.

Conor
Conor

Alex Smith with Brian Jennings a close second.

paperback writer
paperback writer

Akers - he's small and wouldn't eat all the pizza like most of those other guys (LOL) ................... ..............and I can get a slide-rule out to improve his angles on kicks!

GG
GG

It's not like he's my favorite player, but he definitely was reppin' the Giants all year - Alex Smith. Plus, I'd get to talk to him about his real feelings about this year.

gediojam
gediojam

Ok, so Lincecum is at my house for the pizza and karoake...I would invite Jim Tomsula for his energy and insider stories. Plus he looks like he can drink anybody under the table

SARA
SARA

If we're going for the most fun pizza party ever i'd probably go with Joe Staley for the pure entertainment factor alone. But I'd also be inclined to invite Frank Gore because he's the only 49er i've met in person and he was extremely friendly and gracious. Just a really good guy.

Fitz's Future Unemployment Check
Fitz's Future Unemployment Check

I'd invite Brian Jennings If tomorrow's question is which radio host we'd invite to the same party, no question it'd be Tom Tolbert. I only picked white guys, so queue a certain someone calling me racist republican scum.

Jason Root
Jason Root

- I will take the whole O-LIne as long as we double, triple up on the amount of PIZZAs we get ... #REDFOG #49erMINER

SGL
SGL

Crab! Maybe we can get some seafood pizzas? :)

Patrick
Patrick

Aldon Smith. Because #aldonsmith

BASG
BASG

I agree on both, SARA. Staley's hilarious, and Gore is another humble, down-to-earth guy like Patrick. Not sure where the team would be without Willis and Gore on both sides of the ball.

BASG
BASG

Amici's has Manhattan Red Clam and New Haven White Clam pizzas... I know I can't win my own contest (and neither can SGL), but I'd invite Patrick Willis. So down-to-earth for someone who's probably headed to the Hall of Fame.

devnull
devnull

White Clam > Red Clam IMO, but they're both good. You can overdose on Clam and add the Pesto & Clams over pasta too, jfyi.