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Is Candice Crawford, fiance of Cowboys' QB Tony Romo, the next celebrity wife to get burned by her husband?

The curse of marrying jocks

I don't know if anyone noticed but Burlington's own Tony Romo, better known outside of Wisconsin as the Dallas Cowboys' injured starting quarterback, got engaged last weekend to some 24-year-old blond.

Who's willing to bet with me that in 3-5 years these two will be divorced after he gets caught by TMZ cheating with some stripper that resembles a younger version of his wife? Anyone? Anyone?

With all that we know about the personal habits of male professional athletes, why do women keep marrying them?

Option A: Women love money. When you marry the Cowboys' quarterback, you know that along with his boyish good looks, you're going to get at least one monstrous house (which the hired help cleans for you), fame if you want it, in the form of some hideous reality show on E!, all the designer clothes and shoes your little heart's ever dreamed of and, when your 24-year-old ass starts to sag, the best plastic surgery NFL money can buy. So why not scream "yes, yes, yes"when he pops the question? Tons of women would love to be in your shoes.

But as Eva Longoria, Deanna Favre, Elin Nordegren and countless other professional athletes' wives have learned, rich famous guys get ass thrown at them constantly and the majority of them step up and take a big ol' bite of it.

Now in the case of Deanna Favre, those two were high school sweethearts, so you can't really blame her for believing in true love. For all we know, she knew full well what he was up to; she just didn't appreciate him being stupid enough to get caught by the press. Honestly, of all the women out there that would gladly have shown up at that hotel room, why pick the one that can't keep her fat mouth shut?

Option B: Despite what history teaches us, some women are still convinced that they can change a man. You can't. He might change, for better or for worse, but it won't have much or anything to do with you. Changing a man is an event that happens less often than the lunar eclipse.

Those of us who haven't dated professional athletes might consider what the fame and fortune would feel like. Probably pretty awesome for awhile. But most of us don't like being away from our loved ones for more than a day's work, let alone, seasons at a time. Large sums of money can certainly make life simpler, but is it worth being alone? Constantly questioning? Knowing that your husband is traveling the country, staying in nice hotels and meeting all sorts of "new friends?" I don't know the answer. You'll have to ask someone that's been there before.

Most of us have a hard enough time picking the weasels out of the normal population, let alone diving into a demographic known for being cheating, lying, SOB's. Sure what's her name is a thin, blond twenty something right now, but if Eva Frickin Longoria can't keep a man's attention, I don't hold much hope for Romo's lady.

I wish the happy couple the best of luck. Let's hope she's at least smarter than Jessica Simpson.

Talkbacks

shorewood | Dec. 29, 2010 at 11:01 a.m. (report)

There is most definitely some truth in this article. I speak from experience. We will leave it at that.

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AndrewJ | Dec. 27, 2010 at 10:16 a.m. (report)

Miss Missouri USA, 2008 = "some 24-year-old blond" Rrrrreeeww! Somebody needs their claws trimmed.

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Mr_Civilized_Manners | Dec. 27, 2010 at 2:52 a.m. (report)

The curse of marrying "cool 3RD Ward" apartment tenants? The curse of marrying Brady Street denizens? The curse of marrying pop-culture groupies devotees? The curse of marrying Sheppard Express staffers? Here is some new material for research? YES! I must wonder if Sarah is spewing out biased stereotypes. What sports do you play, may I ask you, Sarah? This article seems to embody views and assumptions which are racist and pre-judging (prejudiced).

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playfulgourmet | Dec. 26, 2010 at 9:10 p.m. (report)

Bitter...party of one...bitter..

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hellonurse | Dec. 26, 2010 at 8:43 p.m. (report)

Just to clarify, there is definitely a difference between sexual promiscuity and sexual harassment, the author references Favre and his recent indecent exposureand to clarify he pursued her and she was not the one to go to the media, she merely reported the harassment.other than that I totally agree but at the same time it is us as a society that puts these jocks in the untouchable category and its women who subject themselves to the ass biting...

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