It takes a certain kind of woman to date a professional athlete. You have to be able to handle the fame and the long periods of time away where he will most likely be tempted by other women on a nightly basis, and of course, you have to be obscenely hot, famous, or both.
Not only did all of these women fit that criteria, but they liked dating an athlete so much that they came back for more.
So in the immortal words of Sean Avery, here are the 20 hottest "sloppy seconds" in sports.
It's kind of hard to imagine now, but back in her heyday, Madonna was one of the most desired women out there. So when Jose Canseco claimed to have hooked up with her in the early '90s, guys thought that was pretty cool.
Fast-forward to last year. A-Rod is one of the biggest stars in baseball and gets a divorce with his hot (but crazy) wife after it's rumored that he and Madonna had a fling. After the divorce, A-Rod and the 50-year-old have a short, but public, relationship.
So, if for some reason you want to get with Madonna, just start taking steroids.
Before Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom became tabloid fodder, Khloe had her klaws in another NBA player who wasn't quite living up to expectations.
She had a short relationship with Rashad McCants, but I'm assuming that Khloe wasn't all about being with a guy who lived in Minnesota. Who would have thought that she would rather be with a guy who lived in L.A.?
Paris Hilton's list of sexual partners is just shorter than the Bible, so it's only probable that we would find some athletes scattered about in there. She's dating or was rumored to have been dating Oscar de la Hoya, Brian Urlacher, Mark Philippoussis, Matt Leinart, Jose Theodore, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
That last couple has slept with more combined people than the population of Rhode Island.
This cougar loves her hockey. Married to the Rangers' Ron Greschner for 13 years, she now spends her time with Alexei Yashin, who is 13 years her junior.
For all the time that she spends around the ice, you would think Alt would put on some more clothes, but you won't see me complaining about that.
This sexy diva may have broken up one of the most promising young backcourts in basketball in the '90s. Jimmy Jackson, Jason Kidd, and Jamal Mashburn composed the Triple J Ranch of the Dallas Mavericks, but it all came crashing down thanks to Ms. Braxton.
According to rumors, Braxton came to the Mavs' hotel to pick up her date, Kidd, but left with Jackson. She didn't deny it, and soon Kidd demanded a trade.
It's one thing to go for two different athletes, but teammates? That's just cold-blooded.
Tara Reid is another athlete junkie who just can't seem to get enough. She's been linked to Mark Philippoussis, Tom Brady, Jeremy Shockey, Kyle Boller, and Sergei Fedorov.
At least we know that Tara Reid is a true sports fan, because there would be no other way that Kyle Boller landed on that list. Sports is my life, and I barely know who he is.
A sexy model who became the most famous MILF of all, "Stacy's Mom" Rachel Hunter is another woman who likes a steady diet of hockey players.
She inadvertently got dragged into the spotlight when Avery made his "sloppy seconds" comment. It was intended for Elisha Cuthbert, but it also applied to Hunter, who had dated Avery and was currently dating hockey player Jarret Stoll.
There's nothing sloppy about these seconds, Sean. There's not many guys who would turn her down.
Most women have a type. But few have a type as specific as "major league starting pitcher." It's lucky that Ms. Milano is so hot, because that's a tall order.
Of course, she got what she wanted. She started off with Carl Pavano, then moved on to Barry Zito, then Brad Penny, and then, interestingly enough, Tom Glavine.
I guess it's one of the few relationships she could be in where she wasn't the only one bringing the heat.
The professional drama queen was in a relationship with Chris Webber for a few years, but before that she was linked to a bevy of athletes that may surprise you.
Try Rick Fox, Michael Johnson, a young Tiger Woods, and Mark Messier.
That's right, Mark Messier. How a bald, goofy-looking hockey player ended up in her sights at all is a complete mystery.
When Hilary Duff, the former Disney cash cow, finally grew up, she knew exactly what she wanted—athletes. She started off dating ladies' man Barry Zito but has since moved on to the more steady Mike Comrie.
Looks like little Lizzie McGuire has a chance to become a Hall of Fame WAG.
What do you do when you're a hot young singer thrust into the spotlight by winning American Idol? Why, you start dating athletes, that's what.
Carrie Underwood started off with Tony Romo, but after he dumped her for another busty blond, she thought maybe football players were a little too mean. So what's the nicest person you can think of? Exactly—a Canadian.
So she started dating hockey player Mike Fisher. It's worked out so far.
Gabrielle Union used to be what she now has to worry about. After she was married to football player Chris Howard for a short time and even dated Derek Jeter, she set her sights on the most dangerous of prey—taken athletes.
She was called out by one anonymous player's wife for going after married men, including Dwyane Wade. Now the newly divorced Wade is dating Union. Surprise, surprise. Now she may have to watch out for women trying to steal her man.
That would be pretty hard to do though. What idiot would cheat on Gabrielle Union?
Most people think that Gisele's romance with athletes began and ended with Tom Brady. But actually, before she settled down and married He of the Immaculately Cleft Chin, Gisele was dating surfer Kelly Slater.
But she generously lent a hand to make it easier for people to hate Tom Brady who thought he may have become impossible to hate any more.
Those of you who follow the un-American version of football may know Danielle Lloyd. Hell, you may have slept with her. Lord knows most of the Premier League has.
Lloyd was with Teddy Sherrington and Marcus Bent before (for now) landing with Ryan Babel.
This may be the first I've heard of her, but I can guarantee it won't be the last time I check out her pictures.
Jennifer Walcott took the Toni Braxton approach to dating athletes—except instead of breaking up a solid backcourt, Walcott attempted to play the game "Date the Most Untalented Denver Bronco."
She started out pretty well with Jake Plummer before hitting the jackpot with safety Adam Archuletta, who is now out of football altogether.
It's okay though. They still have that sweet American Pie: Band Camp royalty money rolling in.
Another sexy lady with an appetite for footballers, Aida Yespica has dated Matteo Ferrari and Pippo Inzaghi.
All I know is that with either couple I wouldn't want to be the host at a restaurant that had to call out their names for a table. I would just be like "the hot chick and the soccer player, table for two."
Before setting her sights on pretty boy singer Enrique Iglesias, Kournikova stayed more true to her Russian roots by dating hockey players Pavel Bure and Sergei Fedorov.
It's so convenient that she was subpar at tennis, because her score mirrored my feelings for her often—love.
Without Elisha Cuthbert, this slideshow may not exist. So we thank her. Oh do we thank her.
She started out by dating professional douche/hockey player Sean Avery before she became the "sloppy seconds" of fellow hockey players Dion Phaneuf and Mike Komisarek.
Even if Cuthbert was a porn star like in The Girl Next Door, I would still trade a limb, maybe two, to be with her. Sloppy seconds or twenty-eighths, she's still amazing.
The last two women on our list started out with an athlete who had been with a celebrity before and then both ended up with unlikely athletes.
Eliza Dushku dated Brad Penny, who had been with Alyssa Milano before. That was fine, but recently she has begun dating Rick Fox.
I know some women find him attractive, but please, Dushku (28) could do so much better than Rick Fox (40).
Finally, as she does so often, Adriana Lima tops this list. One of the most beautiful women in the world, Lima was linked to Derek Jeter for a little while. That made sense. He was a superstar playboy.
Then she moved on to Marko Jaric.
Look, I've run out of ways to make fun of the guy. He landed Adriana Lima. So, to quote Wes Mantooth, from me and the rest of mankind, "At the bottom of my gut, with every inch of me, I plain, straight hate you. But dammit, do I respect you!"