Anna Benson and the Craziest Hotties In Sports
Anna Benson long ago established herself as one of the hottest wives in all of baseball. And thanks to her outspoken personality, her presence easily overshadowed that of her husband, mediocre pitcher Kris Benson.
Well, Kris announced his retirement a couple days ago, and the Internet has been abuzz.
But not about him. Indeed, now that he's on the way out, everyone wants to relive the fabulous life of Anna Benson, as well as some of her more crazy antics.
And that got us to thinking: who are some of the other crazy hotties in the sports world?
Well, for your entertainment, we have compiled a list.
Honorable Mention: Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is crazy almost by definition at this point. Not in terms of actual mental illness, mind you, though I'm sure some would love to argue that point.
No sir. As is the case with everyone on this list, her craziness has everything to do with her reckless personal conduct, which over the years as produced a sex tape, a DUI, reckless driving charges, and a stint in jail.
As for her connection to the sports world, well, she has several. Chief among these would be Brian Urlacher, Matt Leinart, Andy Roddick and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Honorable Mention: Madonna
Why is Madonna crazy?
You mean, aside from the fact that she's Madonna?
My point exactly. And the sports angle of her craziness just makes it worse, as she has had her fun with the likes of Dennis Rodman, Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez.
The first one is quite possibly the craziest athlete ever, and the latter two are notorious juicers.
So yeah, she's nuckin' futs.
10. Tami Roman
You might know Tami Roman better as Tami Anderson, her handle back when she was still married to former NBA point guard Kenny Anderson.
The two were married from 1994-2001, but she filed for divorce in 1998. She eventually came away with half of his assets, as well as close to $9,000 a month in child support.
Now, that's all well and good. Divorce happens all the time, and it's never pretty.
But when you go and purchase a custom license plate that says "HIS CASH,"well, suffice it to say that's the line.
9. Carmella DeCesare
Carmella DeCesare is easily one of the hottest women alive, and she was rewarded for this fact when she was named Playmate of the Year in 2004.
And of all the NFL players she could have ended up with, she ended up with Jeff Garcia. In fact, she not only ended up with him, she fought for him.
Indeed, she was arrested after kicking a woman in the head in a bar fight in August 2004 after accusing the woman of having an affair with Garcia.
She was acquitted, but then she was found guilty of violating a restraining order, and had to do community service.
For The Record
For the record, Carmella fought to defend this man's honor.
Our point exactly.
8. Danielle Lloyd
If we can indeed accept overly compulsive behavior as a sign of craziness, then Danielle Lloyd one-ups even the great Paris Hilton.
Let's see here, she dated three different footballers before she got engaged to Jamie O'Hara.
One of those first three was Teddy Sheringham, and she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain 2006 title for having allegedly having an affair with him at the time when he was a judge for the contest.
She went on to star on Celebrity Big Brother, on which she was accused of bullying tactics and making racist remarks about one of her co-stars.
She lost six modeling contracts after the show was over.
7. Jackie Christie
We've all had our experiences with controlling women in our lives, but few people have had the displeasure of dealing with Doug Christie's wife, Jackie.
In fact, I guess only he has. Such was her objective.
You see, Jackie devised a system that would eliminate any shred of possibility of her husband cheating on her. Because cheating is something that athletes are prone to, you see.
This system included having him call her frequently while he was on the road, and signal to her during games when she was in attendance.
Is this love? Or is it craziness?
Since she's on this list, hopefully you can figure out where I stand on your own.
6. Joumana Kidd
Joumana and Jason Kidd's marriage was rocky, to say the least.
Jason was arrested for domestic abuse in 2001 for allegedly assaulting her, a crime for which he pled guilty and was ordered to attend anger management classes for six months.
Things seemed to calm down after that. But then Jason filed for divorce in 2007, citing "extreme cruelty."
He claimed that Joumana had grown extremely manipulative in recent years, and had done so far as punching him, kicking him, and throwing household objects at him.
No doubt there are some of you who don't think she belongs on this list, but I suppose I'm just a firm believer in the notion that two wrongs don't make a right.
5. Joslyn James
I'm going to keep this slideshow light on Tiger Woods mistresses, but Joslyn James definitely deserves mention.
For one, she's just one of several porn stars that Tiger had fun with, and she was apparently one of the more special ones.
"There were certain things about our relationship that were not conventional," she once told the New York Daily News. "There were a couple situations when he was a bit more aggressive than usual."
To prove her point, she revealed one text from Tiger that read: "I want to treat you rough. Throw you around, spank and slap you."
This would constitute an entirely different kind of "crazy." But crazy nonetheless.
4. Devon James
Devon James is the other porn star that Tiger shacked up with.
Check that, she's the other other porn star that Tiger shacked up with.
And while his mistresses all have rightful places in any number of slideshows, Devon takes the cake for being the craziest of the bunch.
Not only did she try to sell copies of an apparent sex tape with Tiger, she then claimed that Tiger paid her to not release it. As for the people who paid for it, well, they never received anything.
And then there was the incident where she threatened to kill Joslyn James, for no other apparent reason other than she was jealous of not being the only woman in Tiger's life. And that's just not cool.
It's also delusional.
3. Tawny Kitaen
I have long since come to terms with the fact that it's nearly impossible to make a controversial sports hotties slideshow that doesn't including Tawny Kitaen.
Tawny, as you well know, is Chuck Finley's ex-wife. If you don't know who Chuck Finley is, you should know that a) I don't blame you, and b) he used to be a pitcher.
In any case, Finley filed from divorce from his beloved in 2002 after she beat him with a stiletto heel.
She also later publicly accused him of using steroids and being a pothead and an alcoholic.
2. Elizabeth Lambert
I racked my brain for at least one example of a female athlete being crazy while playing her sport.
And as much as I considered Baylor's Brittney Griner for the punch she threw at Texas Tech's Jordan Barncastle last March, her actions don't hold a candle to Elizabeth Lambert's.
As you will see in the attached video, Lambert goes way beyond "too far" with her antics.
1. Anna Benson
We come at last to our muse for this little project, the incomparable Anna Benson.
In terms of craziness, her resume is just as impressive as her lovely figure.
She was a humble stripper when she met then-minor leaguer Kris Benson in 1998, and later gained notoriety as "baseball's hottest wife" after appearing in FHM magazine, and also threatened to get revenge on Kris if he ever cheated by sleeping with the entire New York Mets organization.
She also took her shots at PETA, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina, and even called for the prosecution of former Louisiana governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.
Ultimately, we just don't see how it gets any crazier than Anna Benson.