Welcome to our 2013 coverage of the Lingerie Football League, now called the Legends Football League, but it’ll always remain the Lingerie Football…
If you could take Anna Kournikova, add reporting skills, knowledge of the SEC and a minor league baseball boyfriend, you'd have Columbus, Georgia NBC-38 sports anchor Chelsa Messinger. Gentlemen, we've seen the future of ESPN sideline reporting and it includes Ms. Messinger. There are a couple traits we look for in 'The Next Erin Andrews' candidates. You need to be photogenic and have great Twitpics. Chelsa is a home run. JUMP!
Our old friend Molly Sullivan has finally landed a big time East Coast job where sideline reporters become noticed instead of languishing in Las Vegas. We happened to be in the same Playboy fantasy football league with Molly last season with plenty of other C-listers. Little did we know that Meridith Marakovits would get called up to the YES Network & the 76ers would have a sideline opening. One thing leads to another and Molly gets the CSN job. Philly is on notice. JUMP!
It was early 2011 when a sideline reporter named Kristina Akra first burst onto the Internet scene thanks to her work in the SEC and with the New England Patriots. Certain sites posted bikini photos and claimed Kristina had a background with the Miami Heat as a dancer. That wasn't true at all. The bikini and dancer background actually belonged to her sister, Katherine Akra. Now the two are both working in baseball. Yes, this is HUGE news to us. JUMP!
Yes, Boston, we know you have a new sideline reporter. Thanks for telling us on Twitter, via email, etc. Of course we were aware of Jenny Dell when she got Heidi Watney's old Red Sox sideline reporting gig. Sure, Jenny has a great collection of photos from her pre-NESN days. But Jenny isn't the only rookie who made her MLB debut last week. Our old friend Britt McHenry did the same for Fox Sports San Diego as the voice of Padres' sidelines. JUMP!
Ever watched 'America's Next Top Model?' Yeah, same here. Would you watch 'America's Next Top Sideline Reporter?' Yeah, same here. We'd be glued to our TV as Lingerie Football League sideline reporter Lauren Gardner battles with sideline reporter Britt McHenry in halftime interviews with angry football coaches. Could you imagine Laura McKeeman battling Amanda Pflugrad over the use of busted coverage in a sentence. Guys, this needs to happen. JUMP!
Sure, Total College Sports only has 31 Twitter 'followers' and 90 Facebook 'likes.' But the new Internet-only sports channel does have Internet bikini superstar Melanie Collins and ESPN outcast Sean Salisbury manning the anchor desk. Of course this is how you know your sports journalistic career has hit rock bottom. But there is only one way back to prosperity. You put on the makeup, a smile and add Twitter followers one at a time. JUMP!