Athletes with reality shows are starting to become the norm in television these days. It all started with Jesse Palmer on the Bachelor and has now expanded to Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson with their VH1 shows. Well, here at Bleacher Report we decided to put a list together of athletes who should have their own reality shows. A few of these athletes had shows in the past but deserve a second shot at it.
Shockey shows up to the ESPY awards with two dates; now you mean to tell me following his life in a city like New Orleans wouldn’t interesting? Bite your tongue.
If you saw the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Williams, you’d understand why his life story would be an interesting reality show.
This is a surprise on the list, but Ryan is a young, good-looking, single quarterback in one of the hottest cities in the country. I doubt he leads a boring life.
Bush’s life over the last few months would make an excellent reality show. Between the USC mess and the whole break up and make up with Kim Kardashian, his life would be much more interesting than T.O.'s or Chad's.
I know this list is supposed to be just athletes, but I have to say a Lane Kiffin reality show would be off the charts, especially with all that SC is going through right now—not to mention Kiffin’s personality.
Broadway Joe may not be the same guy he was back during his playing days, but wouldn’t it have been fun to follow his life back in the day?
Following Sir Charles’ life would be fun. It would be interesting to see whom he hangs out with, what he does in his free time, and what he does behind the scenes at work. There would never be a dull moment.
America loves a comeback story, and boy, this would be one hell of a comeback. John Daly’s life on the PGA circuit and his struggles with his addictions SCREAM reality TV. Although he had a show on the Golf Channel, with the right outlet (say a Spike TV or VH1), Daly’s everyday life would never get old with viewers.
Tyson might be considered a sad figure, but it would interesting to see what his life is like today compared to his Iron Mike Tyson days.
The new Broadway Joe perhaps? He is the talk of the town, and since his team already will be on HBO’s Hard Knocks this season, it would make only sense that a reality show spin-off would follow for this QB.
Serena and Venus tried this a few years ago, and it was quite frankly boring. But with a VH1 twist and dropping big sis out of the picture, I’d bet we’d get a better show now.
Reality TV was made for people like Kournikova. Just the mention of her name has men around the country drooling with anticipation, and with high ratings Kournikova would never have to play tennis again. Not that she plays that much these days anyway.
What do you get when you have a star NFL quarterback, his super model wife, and his model/actress baby momma? A great reality show.
Two New York Yankees for the price of one. Two of the biggest bachelors on the planet, and two of the biggest stars of the game. Who wouldn’t watch?
Some think that since Tebow is such a goody-goody his reality show would be boring; I don’t think so. Seeing him fight the temptations of the NFL would be a great show.
A train wreck ready to happen, and a show we’d all want to watch.
What better way to focus an American audience's attention on soccer than by following the sport's biggest star. The show could focus on everything from his personal life to his professional life, including his attempts to play soccer in Europe. A show featuring the US’s biggest soccer star may be the shot in the arm the sport needs in this country.
No longer hot in Cleveland, LeBron’s life just got more interesting with his move to Miami.
A reality show following his life in his new city would be a ratings blockbuster, and if ESPN was smart, it’d be making a call to King James right now asking permission to follow him this season.
Come on now, do I need to explain why a reality show with him would be interesting? Hell it might even benefit Tiger in the end.