When one thinks about the long running ABC “reality” shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, sports and/or professional athletes are certainly not the first things that come to mind.
Booze-drenched cocktail parties, but not sports.
Increasingly self-nullifying behavior and a lost of desperation, but not sports.
Men and women pretending to be looking for love who are actually just looking for their 15 minutes of fame, but not sports.
Make believe journeys, tired clichés, forced conversation, and a whole lot of host hyperbole, but not sports.
But, believe it or not, there have been a fair number of athletes who have subjected themselves to public ridicule—and their livers to possible cirrhosis—by appearing on the dating debacle over the years. Most of whom walked away with nothing but regrets.
Here are (most) of the athletes who have appeared on The Bachelor franchise.