My friends and I like to call them "hows." As in, how did that guy get that girl?
Nearly every day, we men see a couple that leaves us scratching our heads. With the recent release of the hysterical She's Out of My League, starring funny man Jay Baruchel and the beautiful Alice Eve, I got to thinking...there have got to be some athletes with WAGS that are out of their league.
Maybe it's the money, maybe it's the fame, maybe it's really true love, but take a look at these six athletes and their much better halves.
Chris Cooley's name fits him well, because anyone who follows the NFL closely knows that he is easily one of the coolest guys in the league. He runs a great blog, has been described as having an Animal House persona, and loves heavy metal music. Cooley is definitely the type of guy we'd all love to hang out with.
Cooley is one of the league's most physical receiving tight ends. He has thirty career touchdown receptions, is a two time Pro Bowler in his six year NFL career with the Washington Redskins, and married...
Chris's better half is ridiculously gorgeous. She is a former Redskins cheerleader who was dismissed from her position when it was revealed that she was dating Chris. Chris is one lucky man, and proves that a man's man can still do pretty darn well with the ladies.
Okay, Mark isn't the worse looking guy around, but he certainly doesn't look like the type of guy who'd be walking around with a smoking hottie of a wife. The 34-year old big league vet made his major league debut in 1997 with the Florida Marlins. Since then he has played for five other clubs in his 12 year big league career.
Kotsay was the MVP of the College Baseball World Series when he lead Cal. St.-Fullerton to the title in 1995. He also won bronze at the 1996 Olympics as a member of team USA. In his big league career he holds a batting average of .281, with 113 career homeruns, and one marriage to a smoking hottie...
From the time Mark Kotsay arrived in the big leagues, rumors started swirling that he had a smoking hot wife. Quickly, Jamie gained the reputation as the league's hottest wife. However, despite her growing reputation, pictures of Jamie were nearly impossible to find. Internet searches came up empty, and Jamie was in large part a mystery. Thankfully, pictures of Jamie are no longer hard to track down!
NFL veteran QB Jeff Garcia recently celebrated his 40th birthday. He has spent the last 16 years as a pro quarterback, including 11 in the NFL. Before his time in the NFL, Garcia played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, and most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Garcia is a four time Pro Bowl Selection and has quarterbacked four teams to playoff appearances. He has 161 career touchdown passes, and a career quarterback rating of 87.5. While that is a pretty impressive resume, none of it compares to collecting trophy wife...
Garcia's beautiful wife is of Italian and Puerto Rican decent, a combo that apparently mixes very nicely. DeCesare was the 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year, and appeared in Sports Illustrated's 2008 swimsuit edition. Jeff Garcia, for landing Carmella DeCesare you are a God amongst men, and give hope to bald men all over the world.
Serbian basketball star Peja Stojakovic is considered one of the most successful basketball players to emerge out of his home nation. The 32-year old sharp shooter has spent the last 11 seasons in the NBA, is currently a member of the New Orleans Hornets. Before entering the NBA, Stojakovic spent six seasons playing in Europe.
Stojakovic is a three time NBA All Star, and has been a member of 10 NBA playoff teams. He has a career scoring average of 17.7 points and has knocked down 1703 career three pointers. Chics must dig the three ball, because he has also managed to tie the knot with...
Greek supermodel Aleka Kamila is simply breathtaking. The 5'10” hottie still has to look up to her 6'10” hubby, but not as much as most women. Kamila loves sports and is quite the athlete herself. She actively models and appears on Greek television regularly. She is considered one of Greece's most beautiful women.
27-year old Devin Harris was born and raised in Milwaukee. Not surprisingly, he attended the University of Wisconsin and lead the Badgers to a Sweet 16 appearance. Since leaving Wisconsin after his junior year, he has played in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets.
Harris was the 2004 Big Ten Player of the Year and has one NBA All Star appearance under his belt. Despite battling several injuries throughout his career, Harris has a career scoring average of 12.2, and averaged 21.3 points per game in 2008-2009 for the Nets. While he has found success on the court, it can't compare to the success he's found off the court, such as dating...
Allen is a bartender and Cyber Playmate (yes, I am afraid to look up what that is too). She met Harris when he walked into her bar one night, and the two have dated ever since. Before dating Harris, she appeared on the show Couple's Fear Factor, and later married her partner. A month after their marriage, he got another woman pregnant. Ouch. I hope Harris treats her better, because I'm sure there are plenty of guys waiting in line for their shot with Allen.
What is it with these Serbian men? Former NBA combo guard Marko Jaric most recently played for Real Madrid, the basketball team, not the soccer club. He spent seven seasons in the NBA with the Clippers, Timberwolves, and most recently the Grizzlies.
Jaric is a two time gold medalist as a member of the former Republic of Yugoslavia at the FIBA World Championship. His best NBA season was his 2004-2005 campaign with the Clippers when he averaged 9.9 points, 6.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. However, there is no doubt that he is best known for some how some way landing...
Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel and was a spokesmodel for Maybelline. In addition to modeling, Lima has appeared in film and television, including the hilarious How I Met Your Mother. I have a feeling that one day Jaric is going to have to sit down with his kids, and try to explain how he met and married their mother. Good luck with that one Marko!