Dallas Cowboys fans met this weekend’s announcement that last year`s breakout star, Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin, is dating notorious reality TV star Kim Kardashian with mixed emotions. After Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo‘s infamous relationship with Jessica Simpson coincided with a disappointing Cowboys season, fans claimed that a “Jessica Simpson Curse” had befallen their team. Fans alleged that Tony was distracted by his famous girlfriend, taking his focus off the game.
Following a promising season for the Cowboys, with their first postseason win since 1996, the Cowboys are looking to win their first Super Bowl since the 1995-96 season. With this year’s Super Bowl at the massive, new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas (the home of the world’s two biggest TV screens – proving everything really is bigger in Texas!), the Cowboys are vying to become the first team to play a Super Bowl game in its home stadium.
Miles Austin, last year’s breakout star, will be instrumental in the Cowboys’ offense if they are to accomplish these goals. The adorable 25-year-old, known as “Smiles Austin” to female fans for his tendency to flash his pearly whites, was key in bringing the Cowboys into the 2009 postseason. Fans are worried that Austin, their new star and team heartthrob, will be distracted by the infamous, limelight-seeking Kim Kardashian.
However, Kim may lean the odds in The Cowboy’s favor. Unlike Jessica, Ms. Kardashian spent last season dating Reggie Bush, who led the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl win last season. Kim’s younger sis, Khloe, recently married L.A. Laker Lamar Odom, less than a year before Lamar won the 2010 NBA Championship.
The Dallas Morning News claims that with the Kardashians’ track record, “Dallas fans should be crossing their fingers and toes that this Kardashian-Austin thing lasts.”
As a Cowboys fan, I couldn’t agree more. With Austin’s easy charm and infectious smile, it was only a matter of time before he bagged a hot female celeb like Kim. Rather than another Jessica Simpson or Carrie Underwood, the Kardashians may prove a big asset for this year’s Cowboys offense.
Furthermore, Austin is shy and adorable, a perfect match for the dramatic Kim. I met Austin at New York club Marquee in 2008, and he was sweet, humble and low-key in person. He bashfully admitted that he played for the Dallas pro team, instead of boasting about his pro status to pick up girls (like 99% of guys in his position would).
If she does prove to be a good luck charm to Austin, I hope we see Kim Kardashian sporting a #19 Miles Austin jersey at games this season (and wipe the image of Jessica Simpson wearing a pink Romo jersey out of our minds for good!)
What do you think: Is Kim a good look charm or will she throw Miles off his A-game? More importantly: If they made a sex tape, would you watch?