The words were written in black ink and were small enough no one in the stands would have noticed. Even the TV cameras would have had to zoom in closely to see them. The message meant a lot to Romano, however, because they honored a woman, Martha M. Brooks, who was a big part of his life.
“It’s my mom’s best friend since they were 13 years old,” Romano said Sunday. “You have those type of people in your life that you call aunt or auntie or uncle. We just grew up together with their family and my cousins (Brooks’ daughters): Kelly, Erika and Nicole.”