- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 23, 2008

Did you see Tony Romo, the Cowboys’ heartthrob/quarterback, took a homeless man to the movies recently?

Unless, of course, it was just Bill Belichick messin’ with him.

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Romo, ever in the news, also showed up unannounced at high school pep rally in Dallas on Wednesday - with Will Smith in tow. Smith was in the area to promote his upcoming movie, “Seven Pounds,” which I’m pretty sure is about one of Nate Newton’s drug busts.

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Fearless prediction: Jim Zorn will have a special play cooked up for his old Seahawks team Sunday afternoon - and Shaun Alexander will be the beneficiary.

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Is it just me, or is the NFL a little fine-happy this season? Hardly a day goes by, it seems, that somebody doesn’t get hit in the wallet. Come to think of it, it might make for decent programming on the NFL Network. Bring in all the players cited for violations every week and have them spin a big wheel to determine how much money they have to pay.

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The show could be called “Wheel of Misfortune” or “The Price … of a 15-Yard Penalty.”

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Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe made a plea to college bowl officials the other day not to favor Notre Dame this year at the expense of Boston College. Some of his logic:

— The combined record of the six teams ND had beaten (before Saturday) was 18-46.

— Under Charlie Weis, the Irish were 2-14 against clubs with winning records.

— They have lost their last nine bowl games.

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