South African hottie Genevieve Morton was named one of Sports Illustrated’s 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models. Will Genevieve Morton get the SI swimsuit cover for the 50th anniversary edition? Quite possible she will be the one who replaces Kate Upton this year. Morton has been in the Swimsuit Edition every year since 2010.Follow paulmbanks
Former MLB Network personality Lisa Kerney was just hired by ESPN. The New York based Lisa Kerney is moving from the CBS affiliate in NYC to Bristol. She is married to former Seattle Seahawks player Patrick Kerney.
Therefore, let the “conflict of interest” theories and jokes about ESPN being in bed with the leagues that they cover, both literally and figuratively, begin. Kerney will join ESPN beginning Monday, Feb. 24, as a studio anchor, appearing on various shows across several ESPN platforms. Those shows may or may not include “NFL Countdown.”Follow paulmbanks
Hannah Davis is a 22-year-old, 5’10″ model who comprises one fourth of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie class for 2013. We’ll take a look at all of them, and see which has the potential to be the next Kate Upton, and possibly get the cover released on February 17th.
Hannah Davis, who I am guessing will get the cover this year, grew up in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Must have been nice to have warm sun and beaches instead of ice and slush all the time. And as you’ve heard over and over and over again, Hannah Davis recently broke up with New York Yankees star Derek Jeter.
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Actress Jessica Szohr, famous for her role on “Gossip Girl” is supposedly the new main squeeze of the leader of the Packers. So much for the rumored Aaron Rodgers homosexual affair with his former trainer. For the week leading up to and after New Year’s, the entire world of web search users acted as if the possibility of Aaron Rodgers being gay was the most important thing in the history of humanity.
Well, Jessica Szohr has something to say about that. Or at least the publicist of Jessica Szohr does.Follow paulmbanks
The Denver Broncos cheerleaders feed into the American Federal system of national network sideline reporters like Simeon Wolverines basketball feeds into the Illinois Fighting Illini. Or Medill University feeds into The Sports Bank. We’re talking pipeline!
And why are we talking about Denver Broncos cheerleaders? Well, we have two weeks now of hype and non-stories becoming stories until the Super Bowl starts. And since America is dysfunctionally obsessed with anything and everything NFL, we’re going to be hurting with stuff to talk about over 14 days. And I’m not sure anyone else will cover this hard-hitting piece of journalism that his Denver Broncos cheerleaders turned national network sideline reporters.Follow paulmbanks
This Scarlett Johansson SodaStream ad may seem bland and inoffensive enough, but it still got cut from the Fox Sports rotation of commercials for the Super Bowl. Sorry, but there’s nothing racy or provocative here.
‘Sorry, Coke & Pepsi’ is the uncensored version of SodaStream’s commercial for Super Bowl XLVIII. Watch as Scarlett Johansson shows us how to save the world with a soda that’s better-for-you and all of us. Less sugar, less bottles.Follow paulmbanks
Kate Upton has already had one Super Bowl XLVIII video go viral this week (when she did her Victor Cruz style Salsa dance in the end zone of Met Life Stadium) Here are some more Kate Upton vids that web surfers will surely enjoy.
Join Upton, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Michael Strahan and more behind the scenes at what went into Mario Testino’s photo shoot in celebration of New York hosting the Super Bowl. Content produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Vogue.Follow paulmbanks
Kate Riley is a American born TV presenter in the United Kingdom. She works for Sky Sports News and NBC Sports Group. Kate Riley covers a lot of Norwich City FC. She was educated at Cardiff University in the capital of Wales. So I’m sure she knows a whole lot about Cardiff City FC as well.
Lindsey Vonn is not going to Sochi. She will not be healthy enough to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympiad. However, she will still be part of NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi. Even though she won’t be there.
Obviously, this is NBC getting desperate and really reaching to do anything they can to maximize their television ratings for the event. You know the corporate suits at The Peacock panicked when they found out Lindsey Vonn was not far along enough in her rehab to compete at the Winter Olympics.Follow paulmbanks
Kate Upton is back in the sports news again. Kate Upton is back with Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, the gossip columns are “reporting.” This time Kate Upton won’t be able to neither confirm nor deny the relationship like last time.
Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau is dealing with gossiping and rumor mongering of his own. There are stories circulating that Coach Thibs is going to bolt the Bulls and Coach the New York Knicks next NBA season. Also, everyone seems to think Carmelo Anthony is coming over from the Knicks to the Bulls. Prompting this soundbite:Follow paulmbanks