I like to think I keep my finger on the pulse of the sporting world. I'm pretty tuned in to what's happening, you know? So I'm aware that in a weekend with plenty of exciting Premier League soccer, the NHL and NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, the Floyd Mayweather fight and, of course, the NFL draft just days away, what you really are interested in reading about is...
...what NHL player Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood revealed about their relationship to Us Weekly!
I know, I've been waiting for them to peel back the curtain, too. I'm surprised Google hasn't paid homage to this trending story on their home page, maybe with a graphic of the couple kissing inside of the two O's.
I've got all kinds of ideas like that, Google. Just saying, keep me in mind, I could probably squeeze you into my tight schedule.
But enough about me, what did the couple reveal?
These days, six-time Grammy winner Underwood has been preoccupied preparing her next album. 'She's actually real busy doing a lot of writing and stuff,' Fisher said of his wife, 31. 'I've been just kind of hanging out, just kind of being home and enjoying that.' The Canadian hockey hunk added that he steers clear of the Southern belle when she's in work mode. Laughing, he told Us, 'I stay out of her way. I go golfing or go fishing or something.'
Chiming in, Oklahoma native Underwood told Us: 'He stays away. That whole creative process is such a weird thing, and I've talked to other people in the music business and friends and what they do and we all kind of have our own 'isms.'' For the American Idol winner, her routine includes plenty of coffee. 'I go in and I'm like caffeinated. I get jacked up on caffeine and then I come home and crash,' she joked.
I too just drank a lot of coffee and attempted to pen a song. For now, I'm calling it, "I Suddenly Want to Dance and Move A Lot and Holy Crap Life Is Just the Best Am I Right You Guys Let's Throw a Party Just Because Though I'm Going to Stop Singing Now Because I Might Be Having a Heart Attack." It's a working title. In related news, I don't think I have a very high tolerance for caffeine.
The couple also revealed they took a recent trip to Turks and Caicos during the Olympic Break for the NHL, enjoy drinking wine together or going out to eat and that in a couple of months they intend to travel to Canada to spend time with Fisher's family.
Gotta say, they sound like a pretty normal couple, outside of the whole "being famous" thing. It's almost as though they're just people and not the embodiment of all of my wishes and desires. Frankly, I'm having a bit of a difficult time living vicariously through them at the moment.
It seems a bit odd describing Fisher as "Underwood's husband" on a sports website—he's spent over a decade in the NHL and currently plays for the Nashville Predators, scoring 20 goals and adding 29 assists this past season—but I guess when you are married to a six-time Grammy winner, you get second billing.
It doesn't hurt that Underwood is a bit easier on the eyes. Well, at least from my perspective. Or that Brad Paisley wrote the following about her when she was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People:
Not only has she earned her place, she’s also raised the bar: she’s a prolific songwriter, a trendsetter and an Opry member. But it’s her decency as a person that is so impressive. She’s an advocate for causes like animal rights and the Red Cross. She has publicly challenged lawmakers when she’s disagreed with them, and covered controversial issues in her music. She can sing the fire out of a song and tell a joke. I’m always amazed at her comedic timing and instincts when we co-host the CMA Awards. She has faith, a sense of self and loves a good challenge. When most singers tackle a Broadway musical, it’s in front of a thousand people. She did it in front of 20 million.
After reading that paragraph, I suspect we all get second billing to Underwood, a woman who has done great things with her platform. You have to respect that. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised a man named Fisher landed such a catch.
I apologize for that joke.
Oh, and in case you care, I think Everton will ruin Manchester City's title hopes this weekend, the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers will all move on to the second round, Mayweather will easily handle another patsy, California Chrome will win the Kentucky Derby and Jadeveon Clowney will be the first pick in the NFL draft.