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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/11/2008

Celebrity Sports Girlfriends: Arm Candy or Booby Traps?

By Liz Kelly

Cowboy Tony Romo and evil seductress Jessica Simpson. (AP)

Over at The League, a panel of sports-minded men today take up the pressing question of celebrity sports girlfriends, asking: "Is it harder for a high profile football player to keep his mind on the field when he has a high profile girlfriend in the stands?"

Not surprisingly, considering football's persistence in lining stadium fields with glorified Hooters chicks, some otherwise smart people seem to think a team's performance -- a product of preparation, repetition and sheer muscle -- is susceptible to feminine wiles. That's right, even the sturdiest of linebackers and smartest quarterbacks may be struck dumb when confronted with the Kryptonite that is woman.

This important debate seems to have been inspired by Jessica Simpson's assertion last week on "Good Morning America" that the Cowboys (she's dating Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo) will kick the Eagles' butts. Simpson was largely blamed for Romo's lackluster performance toward the end of last year's season.

And while Jess herself says any talk of her jinxing Romo is "ridiculous," apparently her potent effect on the national sports landscape constitutes enough of a threat to get three seemingly intelligent men to take time out from talking plays, injuries and game strategy to consider the mounting starlet threat.

The Post's Gene Wang says Simpson has only given the Eagles fuel to push them onward to victory and adds that women celeb girlfriends should emulate Gisele Bundchen (who dates now-sidelined Patriots QB Tom Brady) and be seen and not heard. Agent/sports lawyer Peter Schaffer writes, more realistically, that having a celeb girlfriend is no different than any other distraction. And, in his puckish way, Michael Wilbon (who adds that loves looking at Jessica Simpson) says: "If a quarterback can't date a hot girl, what's the point of being a quarterback?"

Right on, Michael. First they take away the fighting dogs, then the girlfriends. What's next? The MTV "Cribs" segments?

So, join the debate over at the League and register your opinion on whether or not Hollywood's bombshells should keep their dirty paws away from our big, strong sports heroes. Then, come back here and let's take the talk in a different direction, asking if the entire question isn't just a wee bit sexist.

By Liz Kelly  | September 11, 2008; 10:43 AM ET
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Comments

Hm. Good point about the question being a little sexist; I think that if Tony Romo were to boast that Jessica Simpson was going to outsell, say, Christina Aguilera, it'd be seen in a less threatening light.
At the same time, I'd support both celebrity girlfriends and boyfriends not saying stupid crap about their main squeeze's job.

Posted by: Bawlmer | September 11, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Not sure if it's sexist, as much as it is stupid. I HATE Jessica Simpson, but the problem is that she does need to just shut up. Yes, she is dating Tony Romo and yes, she is a Cowboys fan, but makign comments on GMA is stupid. Gisele is dating Tom Brady, but she doesn't make herself part of the "game" - nor did Angie Harmon when she was dating Jason Sehorn when he was still playing. They can't help it if the cameras go to the ALL THE TIME, but it'd be like my fiance rolling on into court and telling opposing counsel how I was going to kick his butt - I also think Simpson craves the attention which is also another problem. Don't know if you all remember the Skins game when Tim Hasselbeck actually started (lots of hurt QBs) and the constantly went to Elisabeth in the stands in some big white coat - she was like "Never again" - she had no idea the attention she would get and didn't want it. Don't think it's sexist (okay, the Wilbon I like looking at her is), but the distraction thing isn't - it's just dumb.

Posted by: Betty | September 11, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Just a note -- fighting dogs is illegal, dating hot chicks is not. Although Jessica Simpson should be banned.

But, yeah, you know the Eagles are going down when even the dumb blond chick is trash talking you.

Hehehehehehehe.

Posted by: ep, loyal Cowboys fan | September 11, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Incidentally, I'd also be tickled to death to see a woman in one of the anchor jobs at the NFL, but that's probably not going to happen for a while. (Rachel Maddow would be great.)

Posted by: Bawlmer again | September 11, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Athletes want to be semi-celebrities themeselves. That's how they get major endorcements and make even bigger bucks. Dating a celeb is a sure-fire way to raise your earning potential!

And to say they distract from players performance - what about hot girls effect on Rock Stars? All those rockers with Model/Celeb girlfriends aren't harrassed if they have a bad show are they?

I say let the sports/celeb relationships stay strong. Longoria-Parker, Romo-Simpson, Brady-Bundchen, A-rod-Madonna. You've got my a-ok!

Get better Brady!

Posted by: Bahston | September 11, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Over on ProFootballTalk.com, there is a story on Tony Romo helping an older couple change their flat tire on Sunday night. The comments are appropriate in light of this post:
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/09/11/romos-good-deed/#comments

Posted by: ep | September 11, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I never really thought about how many celeb-sports relationships there are out there! Bahston started a good list and then there's Hasselbecks. Coming from the ATL I remember the Halle Berry and David Justice disaster.

Who are the annoying Manning brothers dating?

Posted by: sjcpeach | September 11, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I think it more has to do with Simpson's attention craving personality then anything else. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria are doing just fine. So, date a celeb, just not a loud mouthed idiot one.

Posted by: EricS | September 11, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm torn on this question. On the one hand, I think it's completely unfair to blame a team's poor performance on the QB's girlfriend. I mean, are all the other players on the team celibate, or what?

On the other hand, if somehow Ms. Simpson is having that sort of effect on Mr. Romo, I wish them both a long and happy life together. :)

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Posted by: Arlington, VA | September 11, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Ok, not to sound sexist but I can't be the only one who thinks Jessica Simpson should be seen and not heard.

With that said, I do think that Tony romo is all wrong for Jessica. I think a better match for her would be Jason Campbell.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 11, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

The Mannings are married to non-celebs. Reggie Bush, however, is dating the celeb (I use that word lightly) Kim Kardashian. And Jeff Garcia married a Playmate of the year recently.

Posted by: LitMajor | September 11, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Dorkus that is sexist, since she should never be seen either...especially in a movie, unless its porn, she is definately made for porn. Big boobs, no brain.

Posted by: jus' saying | September 11, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

the significant other should not come into play in *any* person's profession.

*however,*
jessica simpson and the rest of her family seem to be just a bit compulsive about seeking out media attention. and given their lack of talent, collectively and individually, it is kind of pathetic.

Posted by: b | September 11, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

There have been plenty of examples in sports that trash talking helped the opposing team inspire themselves to win (blackboard material?). These ateletes say it again and again that football is as much mental as physical. I wouldn't be surprised if Romo gets a few more blitzes than planned to rattle him- and yes he gets rattled easily. Simpson IS easy to look at and that does not make me sexist but she should qualify her remarks as a fan and not as a teammate.

Posted by: dcdoug | September 11, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't care if a professional athlete (male or female) is dating a celebrity (male or female) or not so long as the non-athlete isn't obnoxiously talking trash about other teams. I do get annoyed when I see athletes partying in LA or Cabo or somewhere else really far away in the middle of the season (i.e. have a game in Dallas, leave for Cabo on Monday). It makes me think they aren't taking their job seriously and I think that's more to blame for poor performance than strictly who they're dating.

Posted by: Magnolia | September 11, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Breaking News:

Kanye West arrested at LAX(?) for busting a paps camera.

Maybe the guy failed to recognize Kanye and take his pic. Why do I feel the words "Don't you know who I am" were involved?

Posted by: ep | September 11, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

what about if the athlete is geigh?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA! Love Michael Wilbon...speaking the truth.

Posted by: methinks | September 11, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

In Jessica's case, she deifintily is setting the booby trap. As in boobie.

Posted by: dw | September 11, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

How do they get home when they are 14 or 15? Or do they not participate in any activties until they can drive?
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Most children at 15 cannot legally get jobs they don't run themselves, most teenagers after 16 have jobs in stores and related. Do you know any teenagers who are 15 or 16? HUGE difference in activities. Such a huge difference I can't imagine how you could write the above with a straight face.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 10:54 AM

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Actually, in VA you can have a job at age 14 so many kids start working then. Kids in band or sports never seem to be able to manage jobs because they have practice so often after school. I don't see a heck of a lot of difference between my kids' schedules between ages 14 and 16 - they've always been busy just about every day.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't care if a professional athlete (male or female) is dating a celebrity (male or female) or not so long as the non-athlete isn't obnoxiously talking trash about other teams. I do get annoyed when I see athletes partying in LA or Cabo or somewhere else really far away in the middle of the season (i.e. have a game in Dallas, leave for Cabo on Monday). It makes me think they aren't taking their job seriously and I think that's more to blame for poor performance than strictly who they're dating.

Posted by: Magnolia | September 11, 2008 12:03 PM

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I cannot believe that I am going to actually defend Tony Romo, but he went to Cabo during the two weeks off during the playoffs when they had time off - apparently players do occasionally do that - it's just that he was there with Jessica Simpson (and teammate Jason Whitten, who was hardly ever id'ed in any of the pictures).

Posted by: betty | September 11, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Ha. I get it "Booby" traps. Ha

Posted by: 1234563 | September 11, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Romo's problem isn't the blonde bimbo. Look back at every "big" game he's ever played in. He chokes when the pressure gets turned up. The Iggles have slapped him around twice when he's had his flavor of the season in the stands. I really don't think it's Carrie Underwood or Jessica Simpson that are the problem.

He has a ton of talent around him to compensate for the simple facts that he is just an average NFL QB. The boy dates well (over his head) and, as an Iggles fan, I'll give him his props for that. But when the Iggles D turns up the wick on MNF, he'll go down quicker than a hooker on the Vegas strip.

As for the bimbo, she needs to take note of how well all the other hot wives/girlsfriends carry themselves. You don't hear anything from Eli Manning's wife (she's hot), Jeff Garcia's wife (smokin' hot), Giselle (she'd burn the sheets off the bed hot)et al. I've seen them all at games on TV, but there's no media frenzy, they're not hanging out the window waving etc. She needs to SIT DOWN, WATCH THE GAME AND SHUT THE HELL UP! She should also give up her "career" as we've all suffered enough. She can't sing and is even worse on the big screen.

Posted by: Brutal says hot chicks aren't Romo's problem! | September 11, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

you'd think if that simpson child is as much of a fan as she claims to be, she'd know better than to give the Eagles any bulletin board material.

oh, wait...

Posted by: b | September 11, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

With that said, I do think that Tony romo is all wrong for Jessica. I think a better match for her would be Jason Campbell.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 11, 2008 11:21 AM

That is just wrong

Posted by: jes is giving Dorkus the stinkeye | September 11, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand the fact that sports analysts are giving credibility to this whole story. Must be a slow news days when Jessica Simpson is on this morning's SportsCenter. Tony Romo should feel badly that his girlfriend is out there doing his PR.

Posted by: CJ | September 11, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

As a Skins fan, I love that Jess is dating T. Romo. I hope she continues to not only suck the life out of his performance but keeps his Dallas teamates feeling dejected as well (i.e.- that big mouth, T.O.) I can't wait till we cream their a**s. Go Jessica!

Posted by: plamar1031 | September 11, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I agree it shouldn't matter who they date. If it did, the coaches would mandate the players either not date or only homely girls. If Romo or any other star athelete is distracted by their partner/date etc, they are obviously not the elite player they were made out to be.

Posted by: hodie, late to the fray | September 11, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous: During your first forays into male locker rooms, was there any, um, anatomical awkwardness?

Linda Cohn: I write about my early locker room experiences in my book. Some serious, some just boys being boys silly. First rule of thumb, you should leave there knowing the color of the eyes of the player you interviewed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Alright, I'm going to share a secret about guys and their girlfriends. We are constantly worried that we are in trouble for something. It doesn't matter if we've done anything or not, because let's face it women can blame us for our actions and inactions.

The only time we aren't thinking about this is when we are always from the girlfriends. Alone we are relaxed and able to focus. But if all of a sudden you add a girlfriend to that, then all sorts of crazy thoughts start to enter our minds.

Tony should be able to date whoever he wishes (at she is a Texas girl not some Eurotrash or Paris Hilton hanger-on), but just keep her away from the Stadium on game day. And maybe introduce her to Jason Campbell.

And Dallas will so mop the floor with the red skins (note the lower case to show my lack of respect).

Posted by: Dorkus | September 11, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

This ought to bring out the trolls and lots and lots of horrified responses. (grin)

My parents moved the family to a *really* rural place in the summer of '68 - our nearest neighbor was a half mile away across a 40-acre alfalfa field. First thing my dad did after the moving van was empty was taught all four of his kids to drive. He was making sure we weren't going to be stranded in the middle of nowhere without some way to get help if something happened to him and Mother.

I was 9, my sisters were 7 and 6 and my brother was 4. The car was a '56 VW bug - seriously underpowered - and with the seat moved as far forward as it would adjust, even my preschool brother could reach the pedals and see over the dashboard - just barely.

Once we were competent drivers by Dad's standards (which were pretty tough since he did things like have us driving into fallow, snow-covered fields and putting the car into a spin and pulling out of it again), the rule was that I and my next-younger sister could drive solo, and the younger two kids had to have one of the older two with them. We practiced our driving all over those back roads for the six years we lived there. All of this was completely illegal of course, but pretty common in the area, and the county law enforcement ignored the dirt roads completely, so we only had to stay off the paved highway over a mile from our house.

we all got our learner's permits at 15 1/2, which was CA state law, and got our licenses at 16. None of us ever had a serious accident before we were in our 20's. I fell asleep at the wheel crossing NV when I was 21, and youngest sister at 20 had a freak-out and lost control of her car when a doctor at her college put her on prescription barbituates instead of dilantin, her previous medication for controlling epileptic seizures.

I don't think there's a one-size-fits-all driving age. One of the boys I went to elementary school with was driving a tractor and flipped it over on top of himself, shattering his spine and consigning him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

I think states have to look at the typical driving conditions of their area, population and traffic density, availability of alternate (i.e. public) means of tranportation, and probably other factors that I'm not thinking of right now, and set the minimum driving age based on those factors. Then parents have a responsibility to *really* look at their kid's maturity, and not let the kid get a license until s/he is capable of handling the responsibility.

My 16-y-o is doing driver's ed now, and I'm pushing him, he's not that interested. I was surprised by the changes to CA law since I was a teen driver, but not at all disappointed by those changes. I think the restrictions on my son will make him much safer in Oakland's urban environment, and the lack of restrictions 30-plus years ago weren't a problem because I was driving in a much less urban environment back then.

Whee! Let the fur fly!

Posted by: Sue | September 11, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

The thing about being a sports fan is it isn't rational. Since it's Romo, I giggle about the curse and think she's stupid for wearing that pink jersey. I think it's totally imappropriate for her to talk about the Eagles.

But being a Skins fan, if she were dating Campbell or even like, our kicker, Suisham, I'd say, "It's so stupid to think about that. Of course she's not a curse. Is this newsworthy? Cute pink jersey!"

Posted by: Sigh | September 11, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

A celebrity sports girlfriend is a booby trap only if her boobies are big enough to trap her boyfriend.

Jessica Simpson is one hot booby trap. Brainless but a hot booby trap.

Posted by: Sasquatch | September 11, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Alright, I'm going to share a secret about guys and their girlfriends. We are constantly worried that we are in trouble for something. It doesn't matter if we've done anything or not, because let's face it women can blame us for our actions and inactions.

The only time we aren't thinking about this is when we are always from the girlfriends. Alone we are relaxed and able to focus. But if all of a sudden you add a girlfriend to that, then all sorts of crazy thoughts start to enter our minds.

Tony should be able to date whoever he wishes (at she is a Texas girl not some Eurotrash or Paris Hilton hanger-on), but just keep her away from the Stadium on game day. And maybe introduce her to Jason Campbell.

And Dallas will so mop the floor with the red skins (note the lower case to show my lack of respect).

Posted by: Dorkus | September 11, 2008 1:46 PM

Dorkus,

First you must accept the fact, that as men, we are always in trouble with our women. You can do the same thing one night a week for years (bowling, poker softball, anything that doesn't involve cheating on her) and she won't have a problem with it, but there will come one night that she will have an issue (PMS, bad day at work, hormonal, kids, mother etc.)and that one escape will become the root of all problems in your relationship.

Don't take thoughts of your woman to the escape. It will kill the escape! You must train your mind to block out all thoughts of the woman you are currently sharing time with while participating in your escape activity. Talk about all the women you want to with the boys, but leave your woman at the door. The mere mention of relationship issues among at the poker table is grounds for dismissal from the poker room at my poker night. It might even result in the revocation of your guy card (depending on the degree of violation or if you cry at the table). Face it, Sh!t happens and no matter where you were and what you were doing it's gonna be your fault. Accept this paradigm and move on.

Romo can hit it with any woman he wants. Not my problem. If he's with a hot model, actress or musician, good for him. However, the b!tch should know her role is his girlfriend, not PR rep. No one needs to see Tony & Jessica show. She's the one running her mouth because without him, she'll fade faster than one of my kids chalk drawings in the driveway on a rainy day. She can go to the stadium and watch him play, but she shouldn't be waving at the nearest camera to get on TV or the Jumbotron. SIT DOWN, SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE GAME.

The Cowboys will destroy the 'skins twice this season. The team is poorly coached, has a QB with no discernable talent and a Napoleonic pr!ck for an owner. All hail Dictator Dan and the hell with the Redskins!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, the reply to Dorkus was mine.

Liz, will you zap Sue's driving story from 2:08. It's got nothing to do with this topic!

Posted by: Brutal | September 11, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

For those looking for armybrat, i believe he posts under "sasquatch" on the celeb blog.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2008/09/morning_mix_nicole_kidman_over.html

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 1:32 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I actually want to see a Tony & Jessica reality show. Because it will mean they will break up. Which means Tony can go back to concentrating on football.

I like Dorkus' theory about worrying about screwing up in front of the girlfriend.

As a longtime fan of the game -- if you know the name of the wife/girlfriend/whatever of the QB, you got problems. You should know who is doing what on the field, not who is doing whom off the field.

Posted by: ep | September 11, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I'd be a lot more ambitious for celebrity if I thought it would get me a date with an NFL quarterback.

Posted by: Kris | September 11, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I'd have to say that if asked about how her boyfriend's team is going to do in a game, she ought to not be shredded for supporting them and saying they are going to win. What is the alternative?

Sit there and say 'he plays football?'

Sit there and say 'he's going to get his a** kicked but the consolation s*x will be splendid'?

Posted by: LTL can't believe she is defending Daisy Duke regurgitated | September 11, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

LTL,

She was only asked because she yelled "Go Cowboys!" on her own and stirred the crowd up. I don't think GMA really gives a crap who she is dating. If she didn't open her mouth, they probably wouldn't have asked. Besides, she was there to promote her alleged "career" change and to let the world know that she will be responsible for the day when all who listen to country radio stations start bleeding from the ears.

Posted by: Brutal | September 11, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Brutal that's kind of where I was going. Yes it is always our fault (real or perceived) and we need to accept it. Now when Ms. Simpson is not at the game, Romo is free to be amongst the guys. And I agree he should leave all thoughts of the gf at home, the man has a job to do. If he were to bring up Jessica in the middle of the game I do hope that Marion Barber takes away his man card.

Posted by: Dorkus | September 11, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I'd be a lot more ambitious for celebrity if I thought it would get me a date with an NFL quarterback.

Posted by: Kris | September 11, 2008 2:40 PM

A "date"???

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't do football, but I watch tennis. And let me tell ya, Tatum O'Neil and Brooke Shields did squat for their hubbys' careers.
You know who I really like? Roger Federer's girlfriend because she looks nice, normal, and I have no idea who she is. Except that obviously she's one lucky chick.

Posted by: possum | September 11, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Dorkus,

Amen Brother!

Posted by: Brutal | September 11, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

ALL can shtoop who wants 2b shtooped. Stay out of EVERYONE'S bedroom. That means you CONSERVATIVE, UPTIGHT BUSH/McCAIN VOTERS. YOU SUCK!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Dorkus, I heard this little nugget of wisdom at a bar years ago and it will make your life go eaiser to remember it.

Though women's faults are many
Men have only two
Every single thing they say
And everything they do.

Oh, and stop trying to pawn Jessica off on Jason. Don't you think it's enough that wee Tom could show up in the owner's box at any moment?

Posted by: jes | September 11, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Have Barber b!tch slap him too. That would be funny as all get out on MNF! But if he doesn't, I'm sure the Iggles D will take care of that!

Posted by: Brutal | September 11, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

jes,

Leave Dictator Dan's boyfriend out of this! No one cares that he and the couch jumper are dating!

Posted by: Brutal is bored to tears at work today! | September 11, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

All,

Amid all this Tony & Jessica BS, please take a moment to remember all who were lost 7 years ago today. God Bless the Police Officers and Firefighters who ran into the WTC & Pentagon, while everyone else ran to daylight.

God Bless America

Posted by: Brutal Remembers 9/11 | September 11, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

possum, I totally agree re Fed's gf. She was a tennis player and they met at the Sydney Olympics eight years ago and have been together ever since. Clearly it's love, not arm candy.

Rafa was his usual charming self on the topic: when asked where his gf was, he said something along the lines of she's busy with her own life, and school, and isn't going to just follow me around. sweet!

Most of the rest of the big tennis players all seem to be dating or marrying models. I think Roddick wins in the whose-gf/fiance/wife-is- hottest contest in the locker room.

Posted by: hermespal | September 11, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Second Brutal's remembrance, and add gratitude to the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who tried to overtake their hijackers in order to save DC from another plane attack.

Posted by: Keystone Stater | September 11, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Who is Tony Romo?

Posted by: Pat | September 11, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Haaaaaay, we all know women are distracting from the real agenda. Take a look at Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Chris | September 11, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Thirds... with tears, love and respect. I cannot believe it has been 7 years...

Posted by: LTL | September 11, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I must have been taking a dump when this was covered. Please recap, or will I be sorry I asked?

Posted by: Gambler | September 11, 2008 2:36 PM

Posted by: Sue | September 9, 2008 5:35 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 2:45 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Who is Tony Romo?

Posted by: Pat | September 11, 2008 3:48 PM

www.google.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

If you folks don't want to talk about that floozy Sarah Palin, why would you want to talk about 9-11?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Who is Tony Romo?

Posted by: Pat | September 11, 2008 3:48 PM
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It seems that Tony Romo is a professional football player who has been "seeing" Jessica Simpson.

'yawn'

I suppose you could go to google.com, but why bother.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | September 11, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

All,

Amid all this Tony & Jessica BS, please take a moment to remember all who were lost 7 years ago today. God Bless the Police Officers and Firefighters who ran into the WTC & Pentagon, while everyone else ran to daylight.

God Bless America

Posted by: Brutal Remembers 9/11 | September 11, 2008 3:23 PM

Also remember the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians who have been killed by the American troops.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Aren't we talking about athletes and their celebrity girlfriends? When did this degenerate into maudlin remembrances of 9/11? Focus, people.

Posted by: Just wondering | September 11, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I wish Jess would stop running her mouth. But don't begrudge Tony for dating a HOT chick. Who wouldn't want too?

Posted by: Cowboy | September 11, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

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