It’s that time of year again: time to actually read PLAYBOY for the articles. That’s because, for the third time, the mag is letting you pick the sexiest sportscaster. They’ve narrowed down the choices to 30 and are letting you vote, so put those one-hand typing skills to good use and stuff the ballot box for your favorite.
Erin Andrews is listed first, so while the list might be in alphabetical order, it may as well be in order of the favorites too. Andrews took this competition in a landslide last year (Jill Arrington won it the first year), and if I were a betting man, I would consider taking Andrews over the field. Like the Bulls of the mid-90s, even if she’s not putting the best team on the court, her momentum is unstoppable. But there’s no such thing as a sure thing; let’s take a look at some of the women hoping to dethrone America’s Sideline Princess™. (And by “let’s take a look,” I mean “let’s post some pictures.”)
Tags: Adriana Monsalve
, Ashley Russell
, Bonnie Bernstein
, Erin Andrews
, Hannah Storm
, Hazel Mae
, Jillian Barberie
, Jill Arrington
, Linda Cohn
, Lindsay Soto
, Lisa Guerrero
, Melissa Stark
, Michelle Beisner
, Pam Oliver
, Suzy Kolber
, Tina Cervasio
• BUSTED COVERAGE informs us that Ashley Russell, previously known as the ravishing reporter for Rivals.com, has found a network TV job.
Sure, it’s just the Big Ten Network, but everyone has to start somewhere.
• WITH LEATHER breaks down Billy Wagner breaking down at a press conference, as the Mets pitcher is asked about possible retirement.
• LARRY BROWN SPORTS realizes that Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno likes to get high during games - with big leaps over would-be tacklers.
• With Tom Brady on the shelf, FOOD COURT LUNCH suggests the Patriots give Drew Bledsoe a call - before he calls them.
LSU COED SHAKES TAILGATE FOR TIGERS HUDDLED MASSES: Top-ranked LSU tees it up in Oxford Saturday against hapless Ole Miss.
While Oxford is one of the best tailgate locales you will find (the women there are vastly underrated, shh, don’t tell anybody!), it can’t top LSU tailgating, where the Saban-haters scare up local bachelor party performers to *entertain* the armadillo-eating masses:
Louisiana native Britney Spears would be proud of her peroxide-based, emaciated brethren, as they shake their tailgates before games for fun (and profit!):
Meanwhile, we plan to stay home on Saturday to watch Kansas attempt to throw its season away against upstart Iowa State. And watch porn star-breasted Ashley “Wonky Eyes” Russell as she slowly morphs into Burt Reynolds (her face is now tighter than a snare drum, with a lovely waxy sheen):
WE PREFER MUCH LESS COVERAGE IN RIVALS’ REPORTING: Yahoo Sports is the only giganto sports website we visit, thanks to a more understated, measured approach. The site columnists give us everything and more that the grandstanding, me-first cartoon characters at ESPN.com - without the involuntary audio, RAM-robbing pop-ups, takeover screens and Mike and Mike annoying Ad du jour (no Greenberg, my foot odor really isn’t that bad).
Though with the addition of Rivals.com content, we find the site to be a top-heavy in the college football department.
But we’ll take Ashley Russell over the unintentionally ironic boobs in Bristol any day. (Click on the pics below for larger versions.)
UPDATE: THE BIG LEAD reports today that Yahoo Sports passed ESPN.com in visitors last month. And TBL has another link to Russell, who we think may soon become an internet sensation (without the arrogant, fake protestation and rapist-defending lawyer father).