When the Winter Olympics arrived we gave all our attention to the Olympic hotties and left out some key people that helped make Bleacher Report what it is today out in the cold; the WAGs. To ensure that doesn't happen during March Madness I've decided to kick off March the right way and have compiled a list of 12 WAGs, each matching a unique Zodiac sign. Enjoy!
(Birthday: January 22)—What do you when you're a future NHL Hall of Famer and your wife has a more extensive resume than you do? I guess that's a predicament Mike Modano doesn't mind finding himself in. Willa Ford has charted with her debut album, hosted The Ultimate Fighter, posed for Playboy, starred in a movie as Anna Nicole Smith, and competed on Dancing With The Stars. She comes with more names than most, having started her career as Mandah, then to Willa Ford, and is also referred to as Mandy Modano. Real name: Amanda Lee Williford. However, there's no confusing what to do with someone who looks like this.
(Birthday: March 18)—Vanessa, who has been through quite a bit, is still going strong, as she's appearing in Ugly Betty as well as the Hannah Montana Movie in 2009. A nominee for Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards, she understandably dwarfed the accomplishments of former husband Rick Fox, who had ridden the coattails of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant to three NBA titles with the Lakers. Williams also has stature as the MILF in this group.
(Birthday: April 18)=She's married to Oscar De La Hoya, who is about as big an icon as there is in the boxing game these days. Don't underestimate this one, though. She's a singer with some stature in the Latin community who has recorded albums that have charted No. 1 in whatever category those albums would in Billboard. Oscar, who was trying to be a singer himself, saw one of her videos and I guess it just knocked him out. I wonder how she felt about him posing for all those pictures in women's undergarments.
(Birthday: May 8)—Engaged to Adam Archuleta, she is probably doing a little better these days than her husband, a former first-round draft choice who spent his 2009 season with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. Walcott was a makeup artists who became a Playboy model by accident; ultimately, she was Playmate of the Month for August 2001. She's since done quite a few TV shows and some movies, and is now starring in a promotional campaign for Mickey's Malt Liquor.
(Birthday: June 12)—Here's one who goes from one extreme to another. After first making herself aware to us as one of three bimbettes vying for 80-something Hugh Hefner's favors in The Girls Next Door, she ventured into the world of sports groupie-ism. That runs in the family. Wilkinson's mother used to be a cheerleader for the Eagles. Kendra did her one better. A tisket, a tasket, she's sleeping with Hank Baskett.
(Check out Kendra in my “The 15 Most Beautiful Women in NFL Football Jerseys” piece.)
(Birthday: July 20)—This is one cancer that won't make you sick. The Brazilian beauty, who is married to Tom Brady, was something of an athlete herself, playing a lot of volleyball in her youth. She's also become practically the biggest thing in the modeling business before the age of 30. The question: Who makes more, her or hubby? According to one source, she pulled in $33 million a couple of years ago.
(Birthday: August 10)—A former St. Pauli Girl and Playboy centerfold, Dergan, another of those women hired as eye candy to appeal to the testosterone set on sports telecasts, married Chicago White Sox player Scott Podsednik in 2006. He's a former All-Star who once stole 70 bases in a season, but the last name doesn't do much for branding, so Lisa would just as soon keep her's to herself.
(Birthday: September 16)—She's one of Britain's top fashion models, who's also done quite a bit of television, including a stint on the UK reality program "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!" She was a very big Page Three model, and came out of retirement in 2008 to do some nude shoots for the British tabloids, amid much fanfare. She is presently married to soccer player Tom Williams, who is currently playing for the Queens Park Rangers, and is on a TV show called WAGS World, which makes this perfect.
(Birthday: October 21)—With Reggie Bush in the Super Bowl, I doubt she'll be breaking up with him any time soon. The reality star/socialite may not be an appropriate Libra, because I'm not sure how many books she's read lately, but if Reggie wins the Super Bowl, there might be plenty of fun getting together with sisters Chloe and new brother-in-law Lamar Odom and comparing the respective size of their mate's, uh, rings.
(Birthday: October 29)—She's a well-traveled actress, recently appearing in a pretty good movie called "Cadillac Records" and from what we understand, was a pretty good athlete in high school. It was there that she met and dated fellow point guard Jason Kidd. These days she has moved over to the "2" spot, shacking up with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, fresh off a divorce. It appears that was just the latest stop on her NBA jaunt, as she has been accused (albeit anonymously) by at least one NBA wife of being a "homewrecker." There will no doubt be some lively talk at the All-Star Game!
(Birthday: November 30)—The star of "24" is quite the hockey fan, or can't you tell? She's already been through a relationship with bad-boy Sean Avery, and must have done enough damage to his ego, because when she wound up with another NHLer, Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Avery couldn't handle it. You know the rest. She reportedly refuses to be photographed nude. Does that mean we should be looking for the sex tape sometime in the near future?
(Birthday: January 1)—Yeah, you know it all by now. If you believe some of the stories, she swings a mean-ass golf club. Will she take Tiger back after his sex rehab, or will they both be headed to Dr. Drew? Hey, blame it all on Jesper Parnevik; he introduced the two, and, oh by the way, he hasn't won on the European Tour or the PGA Tour since.
See the rest of Tiger Woods' WAGs here: Power Rankings: The Tiger Woods Women