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Ranking the Women of the ESPYs

The 2010 ESPY Awards have come and gone without much to do or buzz surrounding the event.  Surprise, surprise.  Seth Meyers was certainly a bright spot.  The host and SNL star killed it with his monologue and told a great Greg Oden joke that flew over almost everyone’s head.  Chris Johnson’s get-up was questionable at best, but there’s at least one in every crowd, right?

Thankfully, the lovely ladies pictured above were in attendance along with plenty of other red carpet jaw-droppers.  With so many woman putting such an extensive amount of effort into making themselves look their best for the occasion, it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t rank them accordingly.  Therefore, we’ve put together a list of the hottest women at the 2010 ESPYs that I’m sure you can debate until you’re blue in the face.  Here’s what we came up with:

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Erin Andrews and Aaron Rodgers Out Drinking Together Sparks Rumors

In our gossip hungry society, all it takes is one small item to get people buzzing. As a result, people like Kim Kardashian and Miles Austin reportedly took extensive steps to avoid being seen in public at Game 6 of the NBA Finals but the National Enquirer still got the scoop on them. The point is that when you’re a public figure, there’s a lot of interest in your daily activities. Our latest evidence comes from an extensive piece written by A.J. Daulerio at Deadspin regarding Erin Andrews’ status as a reporter for ESPN. Daulerio says ESPN is grooming Jenn Brown as a potential replacement for Andrews whose contract is expiring. Towards the end of his post, Daulerio added the following rumor about Erin Andrews and Aaron Rodgers:

Because the latest [Erin Andrews] romance gossip circulating around the Bristol cafeteria right now involves not Maks [Chmerkovskiy], but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The two were spotted by other ESPN people last week drinking (closely) at the bar underneath Boston’s Liberty hotel.

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Erin Andrews: Dancing with the Stars Is a Demanding Schedule

A few years ago we had the pleasure of interviewing Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff whose partner at the time was Floyd Mayweather Jr. Karina’s off the show this season but her words from two years ago are still applicable; Karina said she and her partners spent 8-10 hours a day practicing. That’s quite a commitment, but it doesn’t even encompass all the responsibilities for each contestant according to season 10 competitor Erin Andrews. In an interview with Jimmy Traina of SI’s Extra Mustard, Andrews explained the demands of the DWTS schedule:

SI.com: What’s the typical day for you like with the show?

Andrews: Usually, you do press starting at 5:30-6:30 in the morning and that goes for three or four hours. Then I record an interview for DWTS. Then I have an hour before I have to be at the studio and then I’m at the dance studio for six or seven hours.

Considering the payoff in terms of popularity gained and the corresponding earning potential increase each participant receives from appearing on the show, I’m not about to lend some sympathy here. My point is that based on Andrews’ depiction of the typical show day, Chad Ochocinco might be completely burnt out when it comes time for the season to begin. Yeah I know he’s a busy dude with all his ventures away from the field, but damn, this takes it a to a new level. At first I was worried about the lack of priority Chad’s decision showed. Now I’m just worried that his legs will be done by training camp.

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Erin Andrews talks about death threats, ESPN future, DWTS [SI Extra Mustard]

Celebrating the Top Females in Sports for Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month and this got me thinking. We always hear about our superstar male athletes on a day-to-day basis but we rarely hear about the gals.  So today I want to salute all the beautiful, talented, and accomplished ladies (that means no Anna Kournikova, sorry guys) in the sports world.

Candace Parker: Not only is this girl gorgeous, but she can play basketball with the best of them. The L.A. Sparks’ superstar has been called the female Jordan and for good reason — she was the first women to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and she helped the University of Tennessee Lady Vols win back-to-back NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008. Parker is not only a great basketball player but she also has a squeaky clean image; she makes a great role model for future athletes.

Jennie Finch: This stunning 6’1″ beauty is a pitcher for the Chicago Bandits.  She has quite the list of accomplishments on her resume to prove her talent. Finch has two Olympic medals — gold (2004) and silver (2008) — and she’s a two-time world champion. Finch is also a two-time Pan American gold medalist and was named co-pitcher of the year in 2005. Sadly for the eager men out there, not only will Finch not be doing Playboy anytime soon, but she’s also hitched to Houston Astros pitcher Casey Daigle.

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