I've gotten several e-mails about this today and chuckled about each one. At the end of Carolina's 26-24 win over San Diego Sunday, Fox Sports put up a graphic entitled "UPS Leaderboard." There it displayed the Panthers' passing, rushing and receiving leaders -- standard practice for Fox Sports.
What was not standard was the fact that hot young actress Rosario Dawson was listed as the Panthers' leading receiver rather than Carolina tight end Dante Rosario, who had just caught the winning TD pass from Jake Delhomme. Oops! I talked to Fox Sports spokeman Dan Bell Monday afternoon. He said it was a "simple mistake" and apologized for it.
There's no connection between the two except their shared "Rosario" name. Does anyone else out there know of another famous or semi-famous "Rosario" that maybe Fox Sports could use the next time Dante Rosario does something good? Let me know. Sounds like the least Fox Sports could do as a "make-good" for this one is invite the actress Rosario to meet the football player Rosario at a Panther game at some point.
I looked up Rosario Dawson's movie career on imdb.com and have only seen one thing she's ever been in -- she was one of the stars of "Rent," the fantastic, rock-out Broadway play turned into a movie in 2005. On the positive side, her NFL career is apparently going very well.
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