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Tony Romo Can’t Play Football and Date Underwood at Same Time

underwood_l.jpgTony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, was rumored to be dating Carrie Underwood at one time. Romo was her arm candy at the Country Music Awards and they flew to each other’s birthday bash. Since the football season started up, Romo and Underwood have been apart and in a recent interview, Underwood reveals that Romo was not able to pay attention to both her and football at the same time.

At one point it seemed like that’s where it was headed,” [Underwood] says, ”but point blank, he is about football. I don’t know if it’s that I’m not quite his type or whatever, but I don’t think he’s at the point in his life where he would be willing to sacrifice football. He hated so much that people thought that he was paying more attention to me and that was causing him to not do well.”

I remember last season when the Cowboys played the Eagles and Underwood and Romo were caught by the cameras exchanging a pregame hug. Romo played abysmally and the sports guys were merciless the next day suggesting that if he spent less time playing with Carrie and more time playing with the football that perhaps the Cowboys chances for a better seed in the playoffs wouldn’t be in jeopardy.

How is this related to romance books? This whole thing reminded me of Deidre Martin’s book, Body Check, where the star hockey player, Ty Gallagher, broke up with his lover right before the playoffs because he was afraid he couldn’t give his all to his team. Of course, when the season was over and the team had won the Stanley Cup (naturally), he was ready for a relationship again. So maybe, Carrie, after Romo has won multiple Super Bowls, he’ll come to you and make this speech (just revise it slightly to fit the football aspect):

"In the past, I've never been able to maintain a relationship and make a run for the Cup. The personal stuff always interfered with the concentration I needed to win, or vice versa. I know there are guys who can balance both–" Kevin, for example–"but I've never been one of them. So I had to choose. I could either continue dedicating my life to hockey, or I could finish out my career on a high note and pursue a life with the woman of my dreams.”

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

10 Comments

  1. My Ghillie » Tony Romo Can’t Play Football and Date Underwood at Same Time
    Oct 19, 2007 @ 09:11:32

    […] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerptTony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, was rumored to be dating Carrie Underwood at one time. Romo was her arm candy at the Country Music Awards and they flew to each other s birthday bash. Since the football season started up, Romo and Underwood have been apart and in a recent interview, Underwood reveals that Romo was not able to pay attention to both her and football at the same time. At one point it seemed like that s where it was headed, [Underwood] says, but point blank, he […]

  2. sherry thomas
    Oct 19, 2007 @ 09:13:30

    Slightly off topic.

    Long ago, when I was a freshman in college, a Turkish pal told me about a Turkish soccer player who’d performed dismally during an important match. Turned out that he’d had sex thirteen times the previous night with a new lover–some entertainment sex-kitten personality.

    According to the pal, the fans, once they learned, weren’t only forgiving, they were awe-struck. :-)

  3. Shannon Stacey
    Oct 19, 2007 @ 11:30:01

    So maybe, Carrie, after Romo has won multiple Super Bowls…

    She should move on then, because it’s going to be a while.

  4. Caroline
    Oct 19, 2007 @ 14:40:10

    Maybe someone should slip Carrie Tom Brady’s number. He seems to be able to win multiple Super Bowls and still date actresses and underwear models.

  5. Shelby
    Oct 19, 2007 @ 19:01:02

    Brady and Underwood would be hottest couple on the planet and think of the babies they would make lol.

  6. Pepper E
    Oct 20, 2007 @ 12:46:07

    Yeah, Romo is definitely no Tom Brady. If Brady wins the Super Bowl this year and manages to knock up Giselle, I’m going to have to acknowledge that Tom Brady is the biggest stud on the planet. I really don’t like Tom Brady, so I hope it doesn’t come to that.

  7. Shannon Stacey
    Oct 20, 2007 @ 16:18:15

    Brady could have the entire casts of both the SI Swimsuit issue and the Victoria’s Secret annual TV event waiting for him on the sidelines and still be the best quarterback in the league.

    Wouldn’t it make for good melodrama, though, if Brady looked Carrie up? Considering the trash talk Dallas is already dishing out in anticipation of our Superbowl matchup this year, adding a little soap opera-style love triangle to it all could be fun.

  8. Jenyfer Matthews
    Oct 21, 2007 @ 01:48:23

    Just look what I’m missing out on by not following football!

  9. B. Mck
    Dec 11, 2007 @ 19:44:12

    DALLAS SUCKS TESTIS ;]

  10. Cowboys Romo Jersey Owner
    Mar 23, 2009 @ 04:26:32

    I really liked your blog with the Cowboys mention! A Super Bowl maybe this year?!?

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