Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Romo who are expecting their first child. The couple married in June in a lavish ceremony accompanied by the Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s teammates. Now baby makes three, as Romo announced the good news a visit to Cedar Hill High School in Dallas, a student asked if he has any children, “Um, no, I don’t have any kids, I’ve actually got one on the way. My wife’s pregnant,” Romo said.
Romo’s wife Candice Crawford is a former Miss Missouri and is the sister of Chace Crawford. The timing is interesting, as Romo’s ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson, and our jersey chaser of the month, is also expecting her first child. In a weird six degrees of separation, Romo once dated Carrie Underwood, the ex-girlfriend of his now brother-in-law.
Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh is known as one of the fiercest players in the NFL, but the defensive tackle showed he has a softer side when him and teammate Jahvid Best saved a Detroit high school’s Homecoming.
On Monday, Detroit’s Frederick Douglas College Preparatory Academy’s locker room was burglarized. The intruders stole over 20 helmets, pads and cleats, leaving the football team with no equipment to practice with and the possibility of having to
forfiet the school’s Homecoming game.
Suh, Best, Quicken Loans, Boby Max Ford, Xenith Helmet, and two Detroit suburban high schools raised money and donated new equipment for the Hurricanes. The new gear was hand delivered by none other than Suh and Best before the game, which Douglas went on to win, 50-0.
“I was so pleased and thankful … because most of these young men, to have things taken from them, it was very personal,” said athletic coordinator Michael Hamlett.
The Detroit Lions are 4-0 for the first time since 1980 after over coming a 24-point deficit against the Dallas Cowboys. Looks like America’s team was just defeated by America’s sweetheart.
Dallas Cowboys great Michael Irvin is on the newest cover of Out Magazine speaking out against homophobia in professional sports. When Irvin was 12- years old him and his dad discovered his brother was gay when he saw him dressed in woman’s clothing, “My dad looked back at me and said, ‘Yes, that’s your brother. And you love your brother.” Irvin’s close relationship with his brother has influenced him to help fight discrimination against the gay and lesbian community, ”I’m not gay, but I was afraid to even let anyone have the thought. I can only imagine the agony—being a prisoner in your own mind — for someone who wants to come out. If I’m not gay and I am afraid to mention it, I can only imagine what an athlete must be going through if he is gay.”
Irvin won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboy in the 90s. Playing along side greats Emmet Smith and Deion Sanders, Irvin believes his team would’ve welcome a gay teammate. “I believe, if a teammate had said he was gay, we would have integrated him and kept moving because of the closeness. [...] We had a bunch of different characters on that team. Deion [Sanders] and Emmitt [Smith]. I believe that team would have handled it well.”
Irvin joins fellow athletes Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, Mike Chabala, and Nick Youngquest who are also interviewed in the magazine, in which Out calls small band of straight sports stars,”If anyone comes out in those top four major sports, I will absolutely support him!” Irvine said.