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The Dallas Cowboys recently signed Brandon Moore (he of the infamous Buttfumble), who retired before reporting to his first day of work. Moore could not stand the idea of getting on a plane and leaving his family for five months the NFL season requires of him. Fortunately, the Cowboys lucked out when it came to Brandon Carr's fiance Tory, as she was comfortable using modern technology to keep Carr with the team during training camp.
Following Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game, Carr flew with the team back to camp in California, only to find out that Tory had gone into labor back in Dallas. Fortunately, the invention of FaceTime made it so Carr could be in the delivery room with Tory as she gave birth to their new son, Austin. According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram who first reported the story, Brandon said"
“I saw everything I needed to see. I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can’t control what’s going to happen. You’ve just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it.”
Carr took two excused days away from Camp to be be with Tory and Austin, but reported back to the team today. Carr reported being a little light on sleep, but otherwise excited for all that was happening saying "It was a good feeling to be there and actually see your first son. I’m still trying to gather my thoughts and bring it all in."
Carr also has a daughter, but as he mentioned above, Austin is his first son. Congratulations to Brandon, Tory and Austin.
Please note all pictures found above were found on Brandon Carr's charity website, Carr Cares. Carr Cares states it's mission statement as: "The mission of the Carr Cares Foundation is to create and establish educational enrichment programs and physical fitness initiatives for youth who are in need of additional assistance."
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My father in law terrifies me.
I mean that in a totally respectful way. He's a man's man, a mechanic by trade, who's never flinched fixing anything who also hunts, and showed me his shooting skills by plucking the eye off a squirrel on a bird feeder from 80 yards away with his rifle (which happened to come from a collection he proudly showed off the first time I ever visited). My father in law is a man's man who puts all of my masculinity to shame,.... but when it comes down to it my father in law isn't nearly as terrifying as Cowboys center Phil Costa's father in law.
Phil Costa's fiance Brooke Hogan also happens to be the daughter of all time WWE legend, Hulk Hogan. News of the couple broke somewhat unexpectedly this week when the world learned via Twitter & Instagram that Costa had recently proposed to the reality TV star. Costa dropped to one knee in Vegas on June 28, 2013 where Brooke happily said yes to the offensive lineman. One can only imagine the terror when he asked Brooke's old man, the Hulkster for permission to marry his daughter.
Brooke is currently working for TNA Wrestling as an executive for TNA Knockout's. Despite a recent storyline which had her marrying Bully Ray (formerly Bubba Ray Dudley of WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs fame), marrying Phil Costa will be her first marriage.
One piece of advice to Phil - remember the consequences if you don't treat her right..... things could end with a brutal leg drop in the middle of the canvas.
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Man, Emmit Smith does everything right.
The NFL Hall of Famer, all-time rushing yard and TD record holder, and former Dancing With the Stars Champion has had success in anything he's ever tackled professionally (OK, we'll ignore his ESPN stint for the sake of our argument). But personally, the dude also seems to have it figured out.
After going pro in 1990, Emmitt Smith married Patricia Southall on April 22, 2000 (meaning he had at least 10 years to go out, have fun, and hook up with chicks like the best back in the league typically does). Smith recognized that his career had only a couple more years left, so he decided to stabilize things off the field with this one. The two have two children together; son Emmitt IV, born on Emmit the running back's 33rd birthday in 2002, and daughter Skylar born in 2003. Each of them have a child from a previous relationship.
Speaking of that previous relationship, Patricia Southall may ring a bell to some people as she is also Martin Lawrence's ex-wife. Southall is a former Miss Virginia (who finished as first runner up in the 1994 Miss USA pageant), met Martin when Martin was Martin in the mid 90's. The couple was married for two years before divorcing in 1997.
Emmitt and Patricia Smith have been honored for their charitable work through the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities by being named an honoree at the 2012 Trumpet Awards.