Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski and his wife, Julie, joined Jim Rome on radio row at the Super Bowl Tuesday. The topics? Football, intensity, craziness, elk, intimidation, and Jim Everett, but also players' sexual restrictions leading up to games week to week.
"The big joke every Thursday was ‘green light-red light,'" Romanowski said. "You just don't know how much fun we had as a group of grown men when Bill Walsh talked about red light or green light. Green light – it was go time for sex. Red light – it was off.
"If we were playing the Giants, it was red light. We knew we had to be on. We had to be mean and nasty, with a lot of build-up."
That's kind of gross.
Regardless, Romanowski claims he also researched the, shall we say, pseudoscience behind the notion that sex could weaken one's performance.
"I can't find any study that is actually legit and real," Romanowski said. "I just know that there are always references to boxers and Bill Walsh was big on that. So if a boxer did it, guess what? He tried to make us do it."
Listen to the entire interview here.