Olivia Munn Dumps Brad Richards: 5 Athletes the Good Luck Charm Should Date Next
US Weekly reports that actress Olivia Munn has split from Rangers star Brad Richards; the pair had been dating since November 2011. According to "a source," Munn ended the relationship because she realized she only likes him as a "friend."
The real loss here might be for the New York Rangers, who have been on a tear since about the time these two started dating. As of January 2012, the Rangers don't just lead their division, or their conference; they lead the entire NHL with 58 points.
Clearly Olivia Munn has some kind of sports magic associated with her, which could come in handy for a few other players, in a few other cities right about now.
Here are five athletes that could benefit from that Munn Magic.
Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals
It wasn't long ago that the Capitals/Penguins rivalry was billed as the best in the NHL—but jeez, times have changed. Right now both teams are battling it out for the No. 8 spot in the East and most of their superstars are either slumping, or out altogether.
Alexander Semin might be the lesser known Alexander on the Caps, but his current slump is just detrimental to the team as his world-renowned Russian friend.
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Is there anyone in sports right now taking more heat than Washington Wizards' point guard John Wall? When he was drafted out of Kentucky by the Wizards, many thought he was going to be the savior of the Wizards.
Well the Wizards are bad, but they're always bad—the problem is that Wall's play has regressed this year and he recently confessed that he isn't enjoying the game anymore. What is it about the nation's capital and failing sports franchises?
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
For most of 2011, Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder Ryan Braun was on top of the world. He was named to the Sports News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, coming in at No. 16. Then in November, he was named the NL MVP award winner for the 2011 season.
Just weeks later in December, it was reported that Braun tested posted for PED's—pretty much negating his entire great year. Braun is going to appeal the ruling, but is facing a 50-game suspension in the 2012 season if the results are upheld.
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Much like their rival Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently in their own downward spiral. They've also got their own slumping Russian superstar in Evgeni Malkin.
Some nights Malkin obviously comes to play, while other nights it looks like he'd rather be eating a big bowl of cereal while watching cartoons in his underwear. Dude needs some inspiration.
T.J. Yates, Houston Texans
Was 2011 the year of the rookie quarterback in the NFL? You have Tim Tebow, who is kind of a rookie, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder, John Skelton and, of course, Cam Newton—all of whom had some measured success during the regular season.
And then you have T.J. Yates, who aside from Tebow, is the last man standing. He knocked off the Bengals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and won the opportunity to take on the fearsome Baltimore Ravens.
Since losing starter Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart, Yates has filled in admirably for Houston—but he's going to need a little luck to leave Baltimore with a W.