SPORTS HOTTIES NEEDN’T BE ON TOP TO HIT MOTHERLODE: Darren Rovell reports that female athletes needn’t be on top to hit a financial motherlode - as he details the “O-fers” of some of women’s sports highest profile performers:
• Anna Kournikova: O-for-122 in WTA singles events
• Michelle Wie: O-for-40 in LPGA and PGA events
• Danica Patrick: O-for-31 in IRL events
• Natalie Gulbis: O-for-138 in LPGA events:
Rovell points out that despite those shutout streaks, all four female athletes have raked in countless millions in endorsement and cheesecake calendar sales. In her heyday, Kournikova made $15M per year in endorsements.
In contrast, probably the most notorious O-fer in sports history belongs to Bob Buhl, who went O-for-70 at the plate for the entire 1962 MLB season.
With all the drought-born dough flying around these days, you would’ve thought the least Buhl could’ve scored was a free eyebrow-waxing.