According to a report from TMZ, Ines Sainz, the titillating reporter who recently created quite a stir in the New York Jets' locker room, has received an offer from Playboy to pose nude on their cover.
Her sideline attire already resembles a cross between a Maxim pull out and the Sport Illustrated swimsuit issue. Playboy seems like the next logical step.
That sound you hear is millions of teenage boys' jeans getting tighter.
That other sound you hear is their collective groan of disappointment once they realize she can't accept the offer due to her contract with TV Azteca.
That doesn't mean we can't imagine the possibilities...
Thanks to the incident involving Miss Sainz and some of the Jets players in the locker room, she's been catapulted to the forefront of the public eye. Particularly the eyes of sports fans. Eyes to which she is very appealing.
There are far worse things to have thrust in front of our faces than a beautiful woman. In fact I wouldn't mind being spoon-fed a steady diet of Ines.
Which is why this makes such great sense from a business perspective. Sainz is one of the most popular, most talked about females in sports right now, and it's not because of her - ahem- body of work.
Her Playboy issue would undoubtedly become one of the best selling issues ever. Gotta give Playboy credit, they're striking while the iron -and the Ines- is hot.
Sainz is the perfect fit for a Playboy spread.
A) She's qualified. She passes the eye test with flying colors.
B) She's an overnight sensation who people are eager to see more of.
C) She's a recognizable personality
D) As an attractive female sports journalist, she already has a cult following of male fans. Selling them her cover issue would be easier than selling booze to a hobo.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Sainz is in the public eye as a journalist, but she also is quite proud of her looks. She's posed for countless swimsuit calendars, magazines, etc.
Even in a more professional setting she forgoes customary conservative attire, opting instead for form-fitting outfits that showcase her figure.
That's not to say she deserved to be the center of the Jets' attention. Clearly their remarks were unwelcome and unwarranted. However, it was only a matter of time before somebody with half a brain offered to pay her for that attention.
If she elicits that type of response from professional athletes who have hot women throwing themselves at them all the time, imagine what she could provoke from the average Joe who gets tongue-tied and sweaty-palmed at the sight of beautiful woman.
It just smart business.
How many times have we heard the same pitiful excuse from out of line men, "She was asking for it."
In this case though, she actually might be.
No, not in the locker room. Like I said, that was uncalled for and shouldn't happen.
But in the grand scheme of things, she seems to enjoy this kind of attention. She rides around on players' shoulders like a sorority sister. It's flirtatious, but harmless. Just like when she called herself the hottest reporter in Mexico.
After all, who wouldn't want to be a sex symbol. Moreover, who wouldn't want to get paid to be one?
Sadly, her contract with TV Azteca forbids her from posing in her birthday suit.
She had no choice but to decline, despite the fact Playboy offered her a substantial financial package.
Allow me to play Devil's Advocate for a moment.
Women's Rights groups were in an uproar over the locker room incident. I don't condone the Jets behavior, but I don't see where all the outrage comes from. Sainz herself said the behavior wasn't harassment.
If anything, I think this latest news is more cause for outrage. TV Azteca is clearly being prejudiced against women. Who are they to deny a sexy woman her God-given right to strut her stuff?
I've heard a lot of people defending Sainz's right to wear whatever she pleases and still be treated professionally. I agree. Let her parade around in revealing clothes. In fact, I prefer it.
So if her clothes don't affect her professional status, why should her lack of clothes? It's a double standard, and it's disgusting.
She should do the Playboy cover, then sue TV Azteca for her job back.
It would be the ultimate triumph for women's liberation. A well-known reporter flaunts her sexuality, gets harassed, gets paid to flaunt it some more, loses her job, sues her employer and gets paid a huge settlement.
She could just take the money and not even have to work anymore.
She could take on the whole system. Frankly any policies that restrict women from showing off their finer qualities are corrupt and need to be scrutinized more closely
If she does decide to pose for Playboy, it won't be until her contract is up. Even then, would she even consider doing it?
All Sainz point to yes.
Like I said before, she takes great pride in her sex appeal. It's just a hunch, but I think she would relish the chance to cement her status as an international sex goddess.
Unfortunately, Ines will keep reporting the news fully clothed and the rest of us will keep hoping and dreaming.
In the meantime we'll have to make do with photos like these and let our imaginations do the rest.
That last sound you heard? Wives, girlfriends and mothers slapping their men for being such perverts.
Speaking of which, I gotta run before my mom catches me looking at these.
Too late. I caught the ol' five-finger cheek stinger. Totally worth it though.