Hot NFL Sideline Reporters: Beauties or Bimbos?

Bill AquavivaContributor IINovember 28, 2010

Hot NFL Sideline Reporters: Beauties or Bimbos?

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    ESPN and Good Morning America's Erin Andrews is arguably the most famous sideline reporter ever.  Her beauty got her employed with ESPN and legions of male fans who are more interested in how she looks and what she wears than in whatever it is she's blabbing about to the athletes and coaches.

    There are dozens of sideline reporters and most of them are easy on the eyes, but I want to separate the talented ones from the tarts, so let's take a look at some of the most popular sideline reporters and identify if they are a beauty or a bimbo.

Erin Andrews Struts Her Stuff and Shows Off Her Hot Body

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    Erin Andrews was already famous and being fantasized about by millions of sports fans when her beauty also got her privacy violated by a middle-aged pervert who set up a "spy cam" in her hotel room and captured nude video of the star.  The footage made its way to the Internet and Andrews' fame grew even more—much to her dismay.

    This is not something that Erin Andrews orchestrated and she appears to be talented enough to ask the goofy questions sideline reporters have to ask, and looks good doing it, but as far as I can tell Andrews is a professional who does a good job.

    Beauties 1, Bimbos 0.

Alex Flanagan Epitomizes Natural Beauty

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    This married mom of two, has worked for FSN, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network to name a few employers.  She has a degree and has no photo shoots in Playboy, Maxim or Sports Illustrated.  She certainly fits the "MILF" mold but seems to be very classy and professional.

    Beauties 2, Bimbos 0.

Bonnie Bernstein Has Beauty, Brains, Professionalism and Staying Power

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    Bonnie Bernstein is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked for CBS and ESPN.  She has covered five Super Bowls in her career and really knows her football.  She's easily my favorite beauty on this list.

    Beauties 3, Bimbos 0.  Wow, are there any bimbos on the sidelines?

Charissa Thompson of Hermosa Beach, CA Has Mastered the Beach Girl Look

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    Charissa Thompson is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and has interned and worked for numerous employers, covering all four major sports in various capacities.  This past year she has worked for NFL Network, Yahoo! Sports (covering the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup) and NASCAR.

    In 2009 Charissa was a top five finalist in Playboy's Sexiest Sportcasters of the Year, but she hasn't sold her body for additional fame, and I hope she keeps it that way.

    Beauties 4, Bimbos 0.  It's a blowout for the beauties!

Ines Sainz Looking Good in Orange; Although I'm Sure She Looks Good in Any Color

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    Sainz is a former Miss Spain who does most of her work for Mexican television, but is famous for her harassment complaint against the NFL earlier this year. 

    She regularly conducts sideline interviews with NFL players but her real talent is her tight pants, huge rack and her willingness to show them off whenever she can.  Oh yeah, and she likes to flirt and kiss players after she interviews them.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a bimbo!  Beauties 4, Bimbos 1.

Jenn Brown Is Eating Into Erin Andrews' Popularity With All Her Bikini Shoots

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    Brown is the classic brains and beauty woman.  After graduating from the University of Florida summa cum laude she planned to go to law school, but then the modeling world came calling.  She started working on a TV show that was basically a milder "Girls Gone Wild" travel show. 

    An excellent athlete, Brown loves to show off her body whenever and wherever she can, and it's almost a guarantee that you will find more pictures of her in skimpy bikinis than in clothes with a microphone in her hands actually doing sideline reporting anymore.

    Beauties 4, Bimbos 2.  The bimbos are making a little run.

Jenn Sterger Is The Poster Child For Sleeping Your Way To The Top

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    There isn't much to say about Jenn Sterger.  She got her big break by being caught on TV in the stands of a Florida State football game wearing her best hoochie outfit.  That shot got her numerous online "work" in addition to spreads in Maxim and Playboy. 

    Her now infamous time with the Jets and Brett Favre also boosted her "modeling" career. She's still in high demand even after removing her breast implants, according to Sterger, because they had served their purpose for her career, and she was tired of being stereotyped.

    Well stereotype this you bimbo: Beauties 4, Bimbos 3.

Jillian Reynolds Had More of a Career When She Was Jillian Barberie

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    Jillian Reynolds, formerly Jillian Barberie is best known as the slutty weather girl on FOX NFL Sunday.  She's been scantily clad for most of her career and has absolutely no talent whatsoever.

    BTW, what the heck is she packing in that thong?

    Beauties 4, Bimbos 4; we're all locked up at four folks.

Lindsay Soto Is Cute and Sexy at The Same Time

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    The USC graduate has worked for FSN for several years now, covering various sports, including college football.  She had a cleavage "issue" last year while reporting at a hockey game but if you saw the picture you'd know it was no big deal at all, certainly nothing slutty.

    Soto stops the bimbo's streak at four and it's now Beauties 5, Bimbos 4.

Melissa Stark Is Too Beautiful and Talented to No Longer Be on TV Every Week

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    The natural beauty, a sorority chick at UVA, had a huge run with ESPN for a number of years, as well as ABC, including the coveted MNF sideline reporter for three years.  Last year Stark covered the Super Bowl for MSNBC but her beautiful face has long been absent from the sidelines and the TV.

    Melissa Stark is the blond equivalent of Bonnie Bernstein and a favorite of mine.

    Beauties 6, Bimbos 4.

Rachel Nichols' Full Lips and Piercing Eyes Make Her a Pleasure To Watch on TV

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    This sultry beauty graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University—pretty damn impressive, and among other jobs, has worked at ESPN since 2004.  There is talk of a real life catfight with co-worker Erin Andrews that took place a few years ago at the ESPN studios—but I don't know if any of that is real.

    Real or not, Rachel Nichols and her sexy red hair completes my trifecta along with Bonnie Bernstein and Melissa Stark.  What a trio that is.

    Beauties 7, Bimbos 4.  The beauties are pulling away again.

Suzy Kolber Has a Cuteness About Her, But Apparently She's Wilder Than She Looks

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    The University of Miami graduate has worked for ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Sports and is best known for having a drunk Joe Namath hit on her as she worked the sidelines of a nationally televised Jets game a few years back.

    Deciding on this one was tough, she doesn't have nude spreads in Playboy or skimpy shoots in Maxim, and there's not 100 bikini pics of her on the web when you do a search on her, but she did have an affair with a married man—her boss—while working at ESPN, and she refuses to identify the father of her 2-year old daughter.  Could it be her ex-boss at ESPN?  Maybe it's a little Namath?

    Even if her questionable morals didn't sway me, her annoying commercials would have.

    Beauties 7, Bimbos 5.

How Can You Talk About Sideline Reporters Without Mentioning The Goose?

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    C'mon, this is Tony Siragusa, "The Goose", Paisan to America!  He's the best sideline reporter working.  Too bad he's not a hot chick.

    I cannot vote on whether or not Tony's a beauty or a bimbo, for obvious reasons.

    Final score is Beauties 7, Bimbos 5.