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Mark Sanchez Dating Hayden Panettiere?

The recent news of actress Hayden Panettiere breaking up with heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko has been accompanied by some Dirty Sanchez speculation. No, I’m talking about Mark Sanchez and Hayden now dating.  In typical athlete/celebrity couple fashion, Sanchez denied the rumors in an interview with NFL.com. It’s possible the Jets quarterback is also concerned about getting his face pounded by Klitschko, but in any event we’re happy to see he’s moved on from 17-year-old millionaires to wealthy women who are actually old enough to be granted access to a night club in America.

Rumor Fix via Terez Owens was able to capture a few photos of Panettiere and Sanchez hanging out, albeit at an In-N-Out Burger in Southern California.  As far as we know there was no sign of Tim Lincecum, so the Giants hurler must have been between meals at the time.  Of course, there’s always the possibility that the two are just good friends.  Doubt it.  For all of the pictures of Mark Sanchez with Hayden Panettiere check out Rumor Fix.

Mark Sanchez Acts as Chef in Las Vegas

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has spent the week in Las Vegas doing some nice charity work with the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. He threw passes to Palms Casino owner and Sacramento Kings enemy George Maloof while putting on a clinic. He also showed off his cooking chops in the Palms Steakhouse kitchen, acting as a chef:

That picture has nothing to do with anything, but I thought it was too funny to pass up. Thanks to The Jets Stream for the image.

Mark Sanchez and 17-Year-Old Girl Eliza Kruger: He’s Smarter than we Think

So last week sports site Deadspin trumpeted a big story they had ready to run on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez Tuesday. Given their recent run of news cycle changing stories on the Jets (Brett Favre’s sexting scandal, Rex Ryan’s foot fetish), there was good reason to believe they had something big. Their story turned out to be a dud, as I wrote on twitter (follow LBS!). All they did was pass along a personal story from a 17-year-old girl who had hooked up with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. There were no legal implications as the age limit for consensual sex in New York and New Jersey is 17. The only area you can question Sanchez is his decision to be with a 17-year-old girl which, for a 24-year-old superstar like him who has dated girls like this, I do question.

Anyway, since we’ve discovered that the story is absolutely useless aside from the good joke or two that Sanchez likes ‘em young, there is something that we can take out of it. The New York Post, which conceivably could have crossed ethical lines by identifying the girl, reports that the 17-year-old is Eliza Kruger, the daughter of Chip Kruger.

The elder Kruger is “a partner in the Stamford, Conn., financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners, who court records show received a $48 million bonus, severance and a deferred-compensation package when he left the firm Greenwich Capital in 2000.”

So what does all this mean? Sanchez, who probably will earn around $35 million or so from his current contract with the Jets, may be marrying for money. Yes, if he blows through his financial fortune or gets hurt, sticking with Kruger will be an insurance policy for him!

Marrying for money, you sly dog Sanchez, you.

Mark Sanchez Wipes Booger on Mark Brunell (Video)

The question is, will this be Mark Sanchez’s only pick of the game? He better hope so with his team struggling to score points against Pittsburgh. And that easily had to be a microcosm of Mark Brunell’s time with the Jets; he’s been the human equivalent of a hanky. Best part was when the video cut off, it was clear Brunell was asking if Sanchez had wiped a booger on him. Yes, Mark, he did.

Mark Sanchez Supposedly Breaks Up with ‘Girlfriend’ Lindsay McCormick

With Monday night’s big matchup coming up between the Jets and Patriots, what better time than now to update you on the dating status of quarterback Mark Sanchez. The New York city heartthrob had been linked to reporter Lindsay McCormick, but they were said to be “just friends.” Sanchez also made fans swoon by recently saying the Jets are his girlfriend.

Both nuggets of info still didn’t stop Hollywood Life from reporting that Sanchez dumped girlfriend McCormick recently. Either their report is flat out wrong, or Sanchez and McCormick weren’t telling the truth to the press. Either scenario is entirely plausible, but HL is talking like the two were an item:

“They weren’t just dating, they were a couple. Mark told Lindsay he wasn’t seeing anyone else and she believed him. They were friends for years before they started dating, so she was shocked when he dumped her over the phone.”

I don’t know how much of this I believe, but let’s just say not much. The happenings of Mark Sanchez’s love life (outside of his girlfriend the Jets) matter little to me. However I’m not the one who matters here — we do this for the thousands of ladies who are interested in his status. And to those of you who were curious, if you do meet up with him, he probably is a single man … when he’s not watching game film.

Jets Are Not Sniffing the Super Bowl with Sanchez as Starting QB

While the Jets have been calling themselves “the Miami Heat of football,” I’ve been laughing at their bravado. Sure they have an excellent defense, but their Super Bowl aspirations are misguided. All along I’ve said that Mark Sanchez will hold them back and after the first week of the season it appears as if that will be the case.

The Jets lost on Monday Night Football to the Ravens 10-9. The only thing uglier than their 14 penalties for 125 yards were their passing stats. Second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez went 10-21 for 74 yards without a touchdown or turnover. No receiver had more than two catches and 18 yards. There’s a reason none of their receivers made it onto my fantasy team and this was it.

Granted, the Jets were facing one of the best defenses in the league in the Ravens, but less than 100 yards passing won’t cut it for a Super Bowl team. See, the Ravens were also facing one of the best defenses in the league but they threw for 248 yards. Baltimore has a similar amount of play makers on offense as the Jets, but the difference is they have a more experienced quarterback.

I thought Mark Sanchez played well enough for what the Jets needed him to do last year in the playoffs. I feel like Sanchez will be a good quarterback in a few years. But Mark Sanchez is still a young quarterback and a lot is being asked of him. His development as a quarterback is not at the same stage as the team’s defense. One is Super Bowl-ready, the other is still learning the league.

It may only be one game, and Mark Sanchez may still be good in time, but the Jets are not going to the Super Bowl this year with him as their starting quarterback.

Photo Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Mark Sanchez a Justin Bieber Fan?

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may have captured the hearts of the female population in New York, but it appears Justin Bieber has captured his.  It’s one thing for Tom Brady to have the Bieber haircut.  It’s another for a grown man to like him and attend his concerts.  When Sanchez danced to “I’m Every Woman” with Bieber and Tina Fay on Saturday Night Live a while back, we could only reasonably assume he was pretending to like the song as a joke.

Apparently, that’s not the case.  According to WFAN morning host Craig Carton, via Ben Maller, Mark Sanchez attended a Justin Bieber concert at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez was in the crowd to see teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s show at Madison Square Garden last night, according to WFAN. Morning host Craig Carton “reported” that Sanchez was in the crowd at the packed arena to see the 14-year-old sing. Earlier this year the Jets quarterback danced and sang along to “I’m Every Woman,” with Tina Fey and Bieber on Saturday Night Live.

I wonder if Sanchez was the only grown man with a five o’clock shadow amongst the crowd that wasn’t there to supervise his daughter.  In fact, when I phrase it like that I kind of wonder if he looked like a perv.  Marky Mark has Bieber Fever.  Kind of has a good ring, no?

Sources:
Mark Sanchez has Bieber Fever, dances to ‘I’m Every Woman’ [Out of Bounds]
NFL star in crowd at Justin Bieber concert [Ben Maller]