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Cowboys’ center will be Hulk Hogan’s son-in-law

Phil Costa, Nick Hayden, Nick Stephens AP

What kind of father-in-law would Hulk Hogan make? Would he turn every family dinner into a chance to tell everyone about the time he body-slammed Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III? Would he insist that his grandkids train, say their prayers and eat their vitamins? Would he tell you that if you don’t take good care of his daughter, the 24-inch pythons will run wild on you?

Cowboys center Phil Costa is about to find out. Costa got engaged to Brooke Hogan, daughter of the Hulkster, this weekend.

“Happiest moment of my LIFE. I am marrying my best friend. I woulnt choose anyone else. I am so lucky and so grateful,” Brooke Hogan wrote on Instagram.

Costa became the starter in Dallas in 2011, but last year injuries limited him to just three games. This year he could lose his job to first-round draft pick Travis Frederick, so it’s good that he’s marrying a reality TV star who can be the family’s bread winner.

Most fathers walk their daughters down the aile to the tune of “Here Comes the Bride,” but as a 1980s wrestling fan who was there at the Pontiac Silverdome on the day when the Hulkster’s popularity reached its pinnacle, I’m hoping Hulk walks Brooke down the aile to the tune of “I Am a Real American.”

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38 Responses to “Cowboys’ center will be Hulk Hogan’s son-in-law”
  1. andreweac says: Jun 30, 2013 5:06 PM

    Cowboys are truly America’s Team. Just another validation point.

  2. cakemixa says: Jun 30, 2013 5:09 PM

    Jesus, the offseason can’t end soon enough.

  3. gtorlone says: Jun 30, 2013 5:09 PM

    Please, the nWo entrance to the wedding would be infinitely better.

  4. goldrush36 says: Jun 30, 2013 5:10 PM

    This Is the one time I WANT to see logicalvoice post… but as his original alias…. BROTHER

  5. djstat says: Jun 30, 2013 5:12 PM

    I can just picture Jerry Jones and Hulk Hogan in the same suite

  6. chargersdiehard says: Jun 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    In my best hogan voice… “snap the ball brother”.

  7. brobroski says: Jun 30, 2013 5:36 PM

    Wait a minute, Brooke Hogan is married to Bully Ray, you telling me that’s false, wrestling is fake??

  8. hatesycophants says: Jun 30, 2013 5:45 PM

    I was there. Me and my buddy parked cars and barely escaped being taken downtown by an overly aggressive Pontiac PD.

  9. vineee1 says: Jun 30, 2013 5:47 PM

    If the injuries pile up like last year Costa might be lined up next to his father in law!

  10. noring4youstill says: Jun 30, 2013 5:54 PM

    I would try and distance myself from that circus. No not Hogan, the cowboys.

  11. EJ says: Jun 30, 2013 5:56 PM

    Those were the days! 8-12 years old, watching the Hulk, Roddy Piper, the Ultimate Warrior, Jake the Snake, George the Animal Steele and Andre the Giant. Even with the knowledge that it was all fake, I still sat there in awe watching Hulk Hogan after a win, looking all beat up, hearing the song(I am a real American) and feeling proud to be one. What a great time to be growing up, the 80’s rocked! Anyway, good story!

  12. romoscollarbone says: Jun 30, 2013 6:09 PM

    I saw a pic yesterday of Costa/Brooke. She has on flat shoes and is literally 2 inches shorter than him. That is a sturdy woman.

    But Congrats, hopefully they stay in love.

  13. jomochiefsfan84 says: Jun 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    This dude is fat & she’s super hot she could have at least picked somebody who
    Is gonna last in the NFL. I’m sure she could have found a starter or two that would have said yes lol

  14. phillyahole says: Jun 30, 2013 6:46 PM

    I remember when cowboys used to be bread winners…

  15. birdmantd says: Jun 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    And Brooke’s storyline wrestling husband “Bully Ray” in TNA wrestling (formerly Bubba Ray Dudley) would be an upgrade over Doug Free.

  16. heeeeelzfan says: Jun 30, 2013 6:54 PM

    Over/under is 5:” Number of years before these two have their own reality show. I’ll take the…….under.

  17. tdubdizzle says: Jun 30, 2013 7:02 PM

    “so it’s good that he’s marrying a reality TV star who can be the family’s bread winner.”

    Cute little shot there, i’m sure you’d say the same thing in person…

  18. j0esixpack says: Jun 30, 2013 7:13 PM

    Quel coincidence!

    And for those keeping score – Costa has also seen several movies starring Kevin Bacon.

  19. jollyjoker2 says: Jun 30, 2013 7:27 PM

    Just think, if this guy beats her sense less, hulk hogan will be looking to make some money of it and a reality show. He’s a real sweet heart.

  20. NotoriousKDV says: Jun 30, 2013 7:56 PM

    When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside. Oh wait, that’s been the way every Cowboys’ season has ended for the last 15 years.

  21. leatherface2012 says: Jun 30, 2013 8:05 PM

    i thought she would marry her nitwit brother

  22. granadafan says: Jun 30, 2013 8:24 PM

    I’d like to see the Hulk rip off his tux after walking his daughter down the aisle and cup his hands to his ears.

  23. abninf says: Jun 30, 2013 9:03 PM

    With her body structure, she’ll balloon to about 250lbs after the first kid. At least he married into money.

  24. mtheparrothead says: Jun 30, 2013 9:56 PM

    When did Brooke quit playing linebacker?

  25. justintuckrule says: Jun 30, 2013 10:01 PM

    There once was a time long ago where the hottest models and starlets were all fawning over Dallas cowboys. These days, well, they have husky chicks of ex wrestlers.

  26. ripster65 says: Jun 30, 2013 10:08 PM

    Didn’t the Cowboys just draft their new center?

  27. tremoluxman says: Jun 30, 2013 10:15 PM

    Gonna be a lotta little Hulksters runnin’ ’round soon.

  28. 69finfan says: Jun 30, 2013 10:31 PM

    Hey Phil, whatya gonna do when Travis runs wild on you, brother?

  29. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Jun 30, 2013 11:26 PM

    EJ, you forgot Brutace Beefcake.

  30. stairwayto7 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:33 PM

    How many times will FOX show Hogan ripping off this t-shirt in Jerry’s suite? Joe Buck will be frothing at the mouth!

  31. shaggyjeff says: Jul 1, 2013 12:03 AM

    Brooke’s got issues , I give it 1 year .

  32. aftermath80 says: Jul 1, 2013 5:03 AM

    Hulkamania Rules Brother!

  33. jammer88 says: Jul 1, 2013 5:52 AM

    This article is just more evidence to prove that the cowboys don’t have a quality product to put on the field in at the end of the season they will come in last place in the NFC East. So this is the best they got.

  34. canesnut says: Jul 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    All you guys on here hating on Brooke Hogan only need look for some pictures of her throughout the internet. She is incredibly beautiful, somewhat wealthy and probably quite talented with those “assets” that she has.

    I suspect that there is some jealousy going on that a less than desirable (and soon to be demoted) male won the lottery for that definitely built young lady who I would personally go a few rounds with dear old dad to make that love connection. Besides, nothing would give me more pleasure than pulling up a stool with my 5′ 7″ height to get me some of that 5′ 11″ candy.

  35. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 1, 2013 10:12 AM

    I went to HighSchool with Phil..

    dude was cool and did whatever he could to help people. out. Nothing but best wishes for this cat.

    + i’m pumped i just gained my 6 degrees of seperation to anyone that has been in the WWE..

    not only that, but now, i can tie to hogan and rocky
    i wish people still played that game.

  36. writer125 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:42 AM

    Yes, wrestling is fake, but a million times better than watching the Cowgirls. Maybe Jerry The Idiot should sell the team to the Hulkster, then they might actually be better. Or at least, entertaining. And watchable.

  37. deltaoracle says: Jul 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    I can remember when Brooke was being pushed as the next Britney Spears. At least America appears to have avoided that disaster.

  38. trollaikman8 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:35 PM

    does this delay the eventual sextape?

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