ARLINGTON, Texas — The crowd at Cowboys Stadium is ready to cheer for anything. A Steelers player flashes on the big screen, huge ovation from the Steelers fans. And the same thing for Packers fans cheering anything Green Bay-related on the big board.
The biggest ovation of the day? Actor Owen Wilson.
Which seemed a little odd at first. Wilson is a star, but he’s not, say, Hugh Jackman. Just kidding. The cheers make sense, seeing that Wilson is from Texas and has made some great movies, including “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Zoolander” and, of course, “Wedding Crashers.” In that movie, Wilson had no clue what a “hot route” was while playing a game of pickup football.
He obviously was acting, because it looked like he can play.
Wilson was rather impressive playing catch on the field, flashing some moves and showing a little zip throwing sideline routes. Wilson said he did play a little bit of football in high school (which, I imagine, is required in Texas), giving his father all of the credit for making him the player he was.
Wilson even tossed the ball around with Kurt Warner. So how did the future Hall of Famer break down Wilson’s skills?
“Warner said that I did pretty good,” Wilson said, beaming. Who wouldn’t? That is some high praise.
And for the record, Wilson said he is predicting the Steelers to win, with Ben Roethlisberger being the MVP. He’s in good company.