20 Athlete and WAG Couples Who Should Have Reality Shows

Austin SchindelAnalyst IIMarch 2, 2012

20 Athlete and WAG Couples Who Should Have Reality Shows

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    We love reality TV because we never know what's coming next. There are certainly some that are a bit scripted (Real Housewives, uhum uhum), but for the most part, we really get a good look into someone else's life when we put them under the microscope.

    Sports is no stranger to reality TV as well. There is Hard Knocks, 24/7 and everyone's favorite, Basketball Wives

    Here are 20 suggestions for reality shows involving some of our favorite athletes and their WAGs.


20. Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti

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    He likes to go fast and she likes to go to Kentucky games and get herself on ESPN every single time. You would think the novelty has worn off but not so much.

    I assume they have an interesting dynamic. She watches him take part in one of the most interesting and dangerous jobs in sports, and he gets to watch her on the big screen.

    Show name: To the Victor Goes the Spoil(ed) Milk

19. Andrei Kirilenko and Masha Kirilenko

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    Andrei Kirilenko is not playing in the NBA this season, but that wouldn't stop him from showing us one of the most interesting marriages in all of sports.

    As everyone knows, Kirilenko is allowed to sleep with one woman a year (who is not his wife). Imagine following him on that selection process. 

    Show name: Keeping Up with the Kirilenkos

18. Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

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    Cavallari had experience working on reality television in her younger years, and as one of the more talked-about quarterbacks in the league, Cutler would be entertaining as well.

    Unfortunately, I have a feeling it would be a lot of Cutler not smiling and sitting on the couch doing a whole lot of nothing.

    Show name: Help, I'm Marrying a Reality (Star)

17. Blake Griffin and Sabrina Maserati

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    The young stud has found his first WAG that we can look back on one day and say, "What were you thinking, bro?"

    She is a former dancer and now the main squeeze of the high-flying NBA sophomore.

    Show name: Showtime 2k12

16. David Nelson and Kelsi Reich

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    Nelson famously came over to the Cowboys cheerleader after he scored a touchdown, ran the length of the field and gave her a big hug and the ball. She looked mortified, but it was a nice moment, nonetheless.

    I assume when he told her to come cheerlead for the Bills she just laughed.

    Show name: You Got Me a Football?

15. Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

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    Mike who?

    Underwood is a Grammy Award winner and a country music icon. Fisher is just some guy who plays hockey professionally. 

    I'm sure they love each other and I'm happy that it works for them. All I'm saying is that he has to feel intimidated...and he plays hockey.

    Show name: Trophy Husband

14. Shelden Williams and Candice Parker

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    What does it say about you when your wife can beat you in a game of basketball? Well, usually it means you are unathletic. How about when you are a professional basketball player? Well, that's just shameful.

    Their relationship qualifies them as the best husband/wife basketball duo alive.

    Show name: Basketball Husband

13. Marko Jaric and Adriana Lima

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    Marko Jaric looks like a cartoon character while Lima has become the television commercial star as the face of Victoria's Secret.

    As Jaric plays overseas, his wife has become increasingly more famous, which continues to raise the question—what she is doing with him?

    Show name: Luckiest Man Alive: The Marko Jaric Story

12. Tony Romo and Candice Crawford

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    Tony Romo and wife Candice Crawford have found a way to stay out of the spotlight and live a pretty normal life.

    She is a beauty queen and he is, well, a pretty-regularly-above-average-but-below-elite quarterback.

    Show name: Tony Romo: The Only Good Thing I've Done with My Life

11. Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant

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    While they are going through a divorce, there are rumors that they might be getting back together (again) and finally making it work.

    Kobe is going to be faithful this time. I swear!

    Show name: Kobe Bryant: Family Man

10. Nick Swisher and Joanna García

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    Swisher married the actress in August 2009 right in the middle of the team's championship season. As the team's jokester, I didn't see him settling down for a while, but hey, what do I know?

    I hope that he doesn't come out of nowhere and throw whip cream pies in her face as a practical joke. That's just not a good basis for a marriage.

    Show name: I Married the 8th Best Yankee

9. Yao Ming and Ye Li

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    The newly retired Yao Ming and his wife have now entered the political realm, using his popularity in China to make an impact off the basketball court. I think watching him navigate through small doorways and sit on tiny chairs would be amusing. 

    I also have a weird sense of humor.

    Show name: Big People, Small World 

8. Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker

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    Roddick looks more like a band manager than a tennis player in this photo and recently has been playing more like the former.

    Decker is one of the most beautiful women in the world, surpassing her husband in terms of relevance and talent. The look on his face when he realizes this each morning would be a thrilling sight.

    Show name: Don't Worry, He's with Me

7. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson

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    Oh LeBron. We know you live an interesting life with all the glitz and glamour of a celebrity, but you also get the inside look at the world of basketball.

    I think it would be cool to see him hangout with all the other NBA players and see what it is like for him to live a day of scrutiny and fame.

    Show name: The Best 3/4 of a Television Show You'll Ever See

6. Metta World Peace and Kimsha Artest

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    I assume watching Metta World Peace floss is more entertaining than anything on television today. Between his big personality and off-color quotes, the baller formally known as Artest has always been a source of great entertainment. 

    Show name: He Said What? The Ron Artest Story

5. Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada

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    Lozada, a former member of the VH1 reality show Basketball Wives, is getting remarried to Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

    So you have one person who has been on a reality show, and the other who is essentially another reality show. Put them together and you are bound to have quite the explosive bunch.

    Show name: Married for Reality

4. Shaq and Nicole Alexander

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    Shaq is a walking reality TV show. Literally. He takes a camera everywhere with him and video tapes himself going along the journey that is being Shaquille O'Neal. His girl, Nicole Alexander, is along for the ride, being a spontaneous and fun person, as Shaq describes.

    Show name: Shaqalicious 

3. Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer

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    He does cameos in movies and raises pigeons...so yeah, reality TV is right up his alley. 

    Between his interesting perspectives on life and his past, I'm sure he would have many enlightened things to say on camera. He is the perfect candidate to prove his is also a great family man.

    Show name: Iron Mike 

2. Victoria and David Beckham

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    Considering they are one of the world's most recognizable couples, watching them simply live a normal day would be cool.

    Let's see them in the supermarket or going shopping. Who are we kidding? They have people do that stuff for them.

    Show name: I'm Sexy and I Know It

1. Tom Brady and Gisele

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    Gisele has finally broken the streak of consecutive weeks that the complete was completely politically correct. I would love to hear what Brady really has to say about his coach and some of his teammates.

    I think we would all also like to see if they are really that beautiful in the morning.

    Show name: The Better Brady Bunch (too easy)