Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson, Candice Crawford :: AP : Courtesy of Miss USA
You didn't really think Tony Romo would actually go into a football season without making some relationship news, did you? There are reports that Romo is seeing former Miss Missouri Candice Crawford, a top 10 finalist for Miss USA last year and an aspiring TV reporter and anchor. We're not sure if the two are really an item or simply friends, but judging from Romo's past girlfriends, she would certainly fit the description.
Maybe its time to start admitting that the Lions are just cursed and there's nothing they can do about it. How else do you explain Daunte Culpepper injuring himself on his living room carpet? If your quarterback can't guide himself from his bedroom to his kitchen, how is he supposed to guide an offense?
The NFL may be king these days, but that doesn't mean it's recession proof. As many as 12 teams could be facing local TV blackouts this season. Something tells us that wouldn't be the case if the NFL weren't charging New York Yankees-like prices for fans to attend games.
Andre Smith : Bob Rosato/SI
Is it just us or has Andre Smith had "bust" written all over him since his shirtless, Jello-jiggling 40-yard dash at his pro day? He just can't seem to do anything right. Even his extended holdout was chronicled in Hard Knocks -- and what happens less than 48 hours after he signed for a guaranteed $21 million? He breaks his foot in practice.
Something tells us People magazine won't get Erin Andrews confused with another female sports reporter after she appears on Oprah's show Sept. 11. ... The best part of the NHL -- the Winter Classic -- will finally be included in the new NHL2K10 ... And last but not least, the UFC may have found its newest upcoming star: A Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. Going from a Dragonzord to an Octagon should be no sweat.
Mental Floss has a list of covert items at fast food chains around the country. I might just go to Fat Burger today and order a Hypocrite -- a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon -- for lunch.