ATLANTA — Just before the largest television audience of the year watches him Sunday, Tony Romo will be in his own little world.
In the CBS broadcast booth at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Romo will be singing at top of his lungs 10 minutes before the kickoff of his first Super Bowl.
It is his usual pregame TV ritual that has become something like folklore among the handful of the crew who knows about it.
“It gets your voice ready, and it has taken on a life of its own,” Romo told The Post.
Romo performs two or three songs with the same enthusiasm as he does predicting plays. He has been obsessed with the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack since he and his broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, saw it.
Romo is partial to U2, while sprinkling in some Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen.
“We go through different songs,” Romo said. “We usually finish with ‘Red Hill Mining’ from U2, and I usually try to make Nantz hit the high note.”
Though Nantz didn’t cop to hitting many, if any, notes, the whole scene cracks him up.
“It is the funniest thing you’ve seen in your life,” Nantz said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
CBS knows it might have some internet gold. There is video of Romo’s off-air performances, and CBS may break it out on Super Sunday during its hours of pregame.
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Romo’s longtime buddy and his game spotter, Tom Brewer, joins in, and sometimes Romo pulls in random people who are in the booth. Meanwhile, Nantz takes out his phone.
“I’ll FaceTime my wife and family and tell them I love them,” Nantz said of what he does before kickoff. “Tony will make his way over and customize some lyrics for my little boy, Jameson.”
As for Sunday’s songs, Romo is still picking out the playlist.
“We’ll have to do something special,” Romo said.
Quick Clicks: Nantz was scheduled to film his Super Bowl commercial for Capital One with Charles Barkley and Spike Lee on Monday.
ESPN original Chip Dean is stepping out of his “Monday Night Football” director’s chair and into a new role where he will serve as a mentor. Guys like Dean make a hard job look easy, and he has done it as an ESPN lifer, beginning in 1979.
Besides his huge role on football, he used his expertise on the college football national championship, the classic six-overtime UConn-Syracuse game in 2009 and countless other events. He and “MNF” producer Jay Rothman have worked side by side for nearly three decades.