Bears kicker Robbie Gould, who made his Busted Coverage debut way back in 2008 via a booze-fueled Cabo trip with a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, is getting married this Saturday. Gould found the lucky woman, Lauren Cozzi, as you’d expect – at a bar.
Gould told a Chicago Internet site last year that he met his bride via the old fashioned way.
Are you single or seeing anyone?
What!? How did we miss that in our research?
[Laughs] I am! I am engaged.
How did you two meet?
She was actually my waitress at a place that used to be Hi-Tops, [then became] Harry Caray’s in Wrigleyville. I was out with a bunch of my buddies and she was my waitress and serving us drinks and stuff and there were some girls that were being a little obnoxious and she stepped in and acted like she was my girlfriend and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I asked her to go on a date and she didn’t want to go on a date with me and so I called and said, ‘Hey, let me take you to dinner.’ I took her to Joe’s Stone Crab and then we went for a drink at Hub51. So I’ll be married in February.
You read that, jersey chasers? That’s how you marry NFL kickers.
Wait, she didn’t want to go on a date with the Chicago Bears kicker? And we can’t find a single photo of Ms. Cozzi on the Internet. This is crazy good NFL marriage material. It’s not like this guy is crazy loaded, but he does make nearly $2.5 million a year.
That’s pretty solid cash for a Harry Caray’s waitress.
As for the wedding registry, Gould-Cozzi went with Williams-Sonoma. You can buy the couple a stainless steel dish rack for $70, or a $130 marble pastry board.