I went to the Dallas Cowboys Bleacher Report page earlier today to see if there were any new stories on the Cowboys, and I was baffled to see that I had been redirected to TMZ, US Weekly, and the National Enquirer all at the same time. Or so I thought.
It turns out that I was actually on the Cowboys B/R page; it had just been transformed into a tabloid site focused on Miles Austin and his love life.
Recent reports suggest that Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler Miles Austin is dating the ex-girlfriend of Reggie Bush and Christiano Ronaldo, none other than Kim Kardashian.
I understand that this may be big news to some people, but I would think that those people would be middle-aged housewives who sit around and read the latest celebrity gossip all day, not really Bleacher Report, or any other sports website's target demographic.
This "story" has transformed supposed sports writers into teenage girls drooling over a near kiss captured on camera. Websites that I thought were reserved for serious sports stories have been transformed into gossip-blogs that attempt to feature the latest picture of the two walking around with each other. I feel like the world has been turned upside down.
Unfortunately, this is going to affect Miles Austin and the rest of the Cowboys locker room far more than it should. The more people that buy into this "journalism," the more of a distraction it will be to the team.
We all remember what happened the last time the Cowboys newest star got involved with one of Hollywood's finest.
Personally, I don't think dating Jessica Simpson (or Carrie Underwood) had any affect on Tony Romo's game whatsoever. The problem is, if there is a significant decrease in Austin's game next season, the media will be all over it. The problem will continue to escalate as the media goes wild and it will likely cause the two to separate, on top of causing a headache for the entire Cowboy's locker room.
I will finish with two things. First, Miles Austin needs to understand the consequences of performing poorly at the beginning of the season; meaning he better be on his A-game right away. Second, if you are a true Cowboys fan, do not buy into this frenzy. By doing so, you will just aid in it spiraling out of control and hurting the team.
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