Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

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In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey player.

Athletes and musicians have a lot in common. Most of them live hand-to-mouth and ruin their closest personal relationships to do what they love. The successful ones get paid eye-popping amounts of money to do what they love and usually develop massive egos, at which point they ruin their closest personal relationships.

Even so, they don't hook up quite as often as you might think. But there have been a few times...

5. Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias: Yawn. For two such good-looking people, the Russian tennis also-ran/model and second-generation Spanish pop singer, who have been together since 2001, sure are boring. In July, Rocks Off's sister blog in Phoenix, Up On the Sun, speculated that even Iglesias might be getting bored, because his song "I Like It" contains the lyrics "My girlfriend is out of town." That's hardly enough to make us give a shit. Next!

4. David Beckham & Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams: Rocks Off does not care a lick for Posh 'n' Becks, who, now that their careers are as good as over, seem to exist for the sole purpose of keeping several British tabloids in business and squeezing out ridiculously named offspring. We just put them on here so there wouldn't be a bunch of butthurt comments that we left them off. Rocks Off is really, really starting to love that word. Comments.

3. Lance Armstrong & Sheryl Crow: For a couple of years until these two broke off their engagement in February 2006, it was impossible for Rocks Off to go anywhere in Austin (especially a nightclub) without hearing how Armstrong and Crow had been sucking face in the VIP area a few nights before. Or, a few times, were doing it that very night. Never mind the music, at the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival, that's about all we heard about. Yuck. We're not saying such egregious PDA behavior is what began Armstrong's slide from the public's good graces - there was that whole doping thing too - but we're not saying it's not, either.

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