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Cowboys tackle Marc Colombo (below), who moonlights as the lead singer of the heavy-metal band Free Reign, said he shies away from singing in the team shower. "We keep it to shows and practices," he said. And when I asked which had better groupies, music or football, Colombo didn't hesitate: music. And when he explained why, it was hard to disagree. "Football groupies," he said, "are mostly male."
DP: Is it tough to watch your brother play?
Colts QB Peyton Manning: You certainly get a little emotional. When I get to see [Giants QB] Eli's entire game in the hotel on the road, I've found myself standing on top of the bed yelling at one of his receivers or one of his linemen. And I go, "Peyton, what are you doing? Why are you screaming at the TV? You've got a game in two hours." So I've had to stop watching the games so much. I'll watch a rerun of Stripes and flip back for highlights. It keeps me a lot calmer.
Marv Albert knocked down the rumors that he got into a scuffle with 50 Cent at a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Albert said the story was "made up and embellished," and he joked that things were fine with the rapper: "We're getting together a little later for a brunch."
Now Hear This
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1. T.J. Houshmandzadeh on former teammate Chris Henry.
2. A slimmed-down John Daly discusses Tiger Woods.