With Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley booting balls like an MVP in the National Championship Game, it’s a good time to remind you that he’s also winning off the field. Shelley recently celebrated his one year anniversary with girlfriend Blair McElroy, who is former Bama quarterback Greg McElroy’s sister. You may recall when many people watching the draft thought Blair was Greg’s girlfriend rather than his sister. But you know better than that.
Brandon Weeden isn’t your typical college quarterback. He’s 28 years old and playing college football after a failed professional baseball career. At 28, Weeden is actually older than eight of the quarterbacks who will be starting in the NFL playoffs. He’s also a married man, and his wife Melanie was in attendance for the Fiesta Bowl to cheer on her hubby.
The reaction you see above came when Weeden scored his first career rushing touchdown. It’s something Cowboys fans have never seen, so that explains the surprised look on Melanie’s face. Here are a few more pics:
A day after turning 27 years old, LeBron James threw a birthday party where he also proposed to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson. As soon as Savannah said yes, the congratulations started coming in.
“Happy for my brother @KingJames and sis @SavannahRB on their engagement!!! Extremely happy for them and the good times to come,” Clippers point guard Chris Paul tweeted.
Heat team owner Micky Arison added his congratulations, tweeting “Congrats to Lebron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys.”
Even Carmelo Anthony’s wife, LaLa Vasquez, chimed in via Twitter: “CONGRATS are in order!! 2012 has already come in w/a BANG!! Congrats to @KingJames and @SavannahRB on their engagement!! We love u guys!!”
James and Brinson have been dating since high school. The couple has two boys together — LeBron Jr., who is seven, and Bryce, who is four.
Please spare all the jokes about this being the only way for James to get a ring — we already heard all of them when Tony Romo got married.
The party itself looked like a lot of fun. Devine Delicacies made his birthday cake in half a day and it looked spectacular:
While A-Rod is getting his holiday on with a former WWE diva in Boise, it looks like Derek Jeter is rekindling his relationship with Minka Kelly.
A Pepperdine University student told Life & Style Magazine he saw the two at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris Thursday. The magazine’s source also said they were there with two friends. Minka had been spotted at a Paris hotel earlier in the week, corroborating the report that she’s in Europe.
We shared a report in October that said the couple was trying to work things out, so their trip may be a step in the right direction.
Now I kind of feel badly about that report of Jeter trading autographed balls for one-night stands. We didn’t mean to throw salt in your G-A-M-E, Jeets.
Alex Rodriguez was spotted working out at a gym in Boise, Idaho earlier this week, and now we may know why: It looks like he’s involved with former WWE diva Torrie Wilson.
A former sports reporter told the Idaho Statesman that A-Rod was at the gym working out with the former Playboy model. Wilson is a Boise native and won the Miss Galaxy fitness competition. We all know A-Rod likes the bulky, muscular women, so Wilson certainly fits his profile.
Sportress of Blogitude informs us that A-Rod was photographed in Cabo this week with a blonde, who we believe is Wilson. The Daily Mail says he’s on vacation with George Clooney, and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, who is also a former WWE diva.
A-Rod broke up with Cameron Diaz in June and has been on the market since.
See how Torrie compares to all the other muscular women Alex has dated.
Behind every great man there’s a great woman, someone quotable I’m sure has said. Just ask Kobe about that — there’s a reason the Lakers are 1-2. Maybe Rebecca Liddicoat is the real fuel behind Robert Griffin III’s Heisman season.
Liddicoat is Griffin’s girlfriend and fiancee. Robert actually proposed to her while singing a song, and he had a friend play the music. The proposal also took place on a football field — not unlike another star quarterback from Texas.
Here are a few more pictures of the future Mrs. Griffin:
When Matt Barkley announced his decision to return to USC for his senior season on Thursday, he thanked his fans and family for helping him with the decision. He also specifically thanked his girlfriend, so naturally people were left wondering who USC’s star quarterback has been dating. A friend of LBS asked us if we knew who she was, so we decided to do some digging and here’s what we found.
Barkley’s girlfriend is Seattle Pacific University soccer player Brittany Langdon. Langdon is from Irvine, Ca and she went to Northwood High School where she was a two-time captain of her team. Like Barkley, she’s also in her junior year of college. From one of the pictures, it looks like she’s done some missionary work with Matt.
USC fans don’t need to know too much about her, but if she had any role in Matt returning to school, they probably love her.