After doing almost no research on last week's Athlete/Media Personality mock draft, and succumbing to a last-minute fourth round (which turned into somewhat of a bust on my part - damn you ESPN), I knew that there had to be Athletes we hadn't mentioned, besides the obvious - forgive me, Natalie Gulbis (thumbs up.--ed.) and Lindsay Jacobellis (thumbs ... eh), for passing. My disappointment wasn't in that I don't think I draft a hottie, because like I said, with Sophie Sandolo, I would definitely play through. I just wanted to pick a fourth rounder that would make everyone go, "Ooooh," or something of that nature. I pride myself on the success of my drafts and my knowledge of attractive and successful women in the spotlight, so I seek to wow with every pick.
However, without doing the necessary research or having the appropriate inspiration, it's really hard to get someone who makes everyone think "that was a great pick," especially with the differing lineups we all like to sport.
Therefore, I have to resort to post-draft columns. I suppose it's a good thing, as it gives me easy Tasty Dishes every other week, I just wish that I wouldn't continue to forget these picks. It would make my record sparkle even more than it already does.
(More at The Sports Biz Blog)
I was gonna shrink the image to fit better within the column, but I think in light of Beard's recent Playboy pictures (NSFW) I might go ahead and get you started.
Beard has been in the spotlight (and horsefaced--ed.) since she was 14, winning Silver at the Atlanta Olympics (1996) in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, as well as a Gold in the medley relay. Well, she done growed up since then. And unlike other members of our draft pool, she's actually good at what she does while she looks good doing it. (For the record, Kournikova was awesome at doubles.--ed.)
On the other spectrum of the mock draft, we have a semi-well known woman who's gaining popularity with each passing day. Personally, I was never thoroughly impressed, but she is attractive and man, can she cook.
(From Flash Flash Revolution)
Having spent time in the Midwest, I can't tell you how much different it is to be around women who can cook. Now I'm all for equality, and I was raised to believe that men belong in the kitchen just as much as women do (I make some sick tacos and a mean chicken parmigiana), but there's nothing like a woman who knows how to cook and understands that "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." I mean that. (I'd make the case that she's a TV Personality, not Media, but that's a nebulous fucking rule. I hate myself. And Rachel Ray, but that's only because I worked on the cooking floor at Barnes and Noble and her books were fucking EVERYWHERE.--ed.)
If you'll excuse me, I'm getting hungry, so I'm going to make a sandwich.