Kate loves sports and sports love Kate. Games provide Kate with entertainment and thrills. Kate adds entertainment and thrills to any game she attends. In biological terms, this is a mutualistic symbiotic relationship.
Now humans being opportunistic, and athletes perhaps more so than the rest of us, certain individuals strive for a more personal, intimate symbiosis with Kate. Plainly put: Athletes flirt with Kate.
Click on to see a complete list of the athletes who have sought Upton as a clownfish to their anemone, a bee to their flower, an egret to their cow.
So he's not an athlete. But his one-kneed Valentine's Day proposal sent tsunami-sized yuck waves across the Internet.
Rovell claims that he and Upton staged the whole thing—rejection and all. And allegedly Rovell's wife—pregnant at the time of the "indecent proposal"—thinks it's funny that people made such a big deal out of the flirtation.
And then Colin Cowherd one-upped Rovell's creepfest. The interview (listen to it here) travels farther and farther into the land of awkward and then suddenly the line went dead. Or Kate hung up to take a shower and wash off the icks.
Like an artsy European film, you decide how it really ended.
The problem with Twitter-flirting is when you crash and plummet to the ground in a flaming ball of twisted metal, the whole world knows about it.
Just ask Tyler Bozak. He's taken the fiery plunge a few times. There was this unanswered disaster:
Hey, at least with his second attempt, he got acknowledgement of his existence. That cushions the impact just a bit, doesn't it?
"Kate and Mark sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G."
Anyway, these days Kate is not K-I-S-S-I-N-G Mark, but she is D-I-S-S-I-N-G him.
Yes, perhaps the best evidence that the maybe-couple was once an actual couple came with this embittered-ex-esque Upton tweet after Alabama walloped Notre Dame 42-14.
It's okay Notre Dame this happened to the Jets every week
Disillusioned? Don't be.
Sure, he has a halo above his head, but Tebow is still human. And Kate Upton is, after all, Kate Upton.
An article in GQ magazine has Tebow "chatting up Kate Upton at on Oscar party."
Guess a starting spot on the Jets' lineup wasn't the only thing Sanchez was afraid to lose to his No. 2.
You know when a school-aged kid secretly likes a girl, but he finds out that she likes someone else, he teases her and acts like a jerk?
Well in early 2012, Sean Avery (then Rangers' center), tweeted this to Kate:
"@imseanavery: @KateUpton since u couldn’t stop looking @HLundqvist30 last night now u can follow him…….#sorryhesmarried"
Upton proved she could stand up to schoolyard bullies and leveled Avery with her tweet-back:
@imseanavery Weren't you supposed to be focusing on a game?...at least we all agree I wasn't staring at you.— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) December 1, 2011
Ka-pow! The hardest hit Avery ever took. For sure.
Did you have any doubt that the Gronk would make this list? If so, for shame ye of little faith.
Never one to mince words, Gronk sent this tweet to Kate the day after her birthday in 2011:
Hey @kateupton Happy Birthday!! Can I give you a B day spanky?— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) June 11, 2011
About a month later, he tweeted her a er, um, "glamour shot" of his own. Click here for the picture (not suitable for work, young children, or lovers of antique candlesticks).
The man is pure class. Pure class, I tell ya.