There's more to life than winning, however, most male athletes do not know how to lose. They are taught to win every game, every day. There is never a point when a coach, teacher, or family member will convince them to lose a game.
It just does not happen.
With all this winning in sports, one would think that it would not carry over into the real world, right? There is only so much winning someone can do before they balance out—but not these guys.
This is a list of men who have conquered many obstacles in the sporting world but have also dominated the dating world. These men, as lucky as they are famous, have dated some of the most beautiful women alive, and they are all included here on this list.
There are thousands of self-help books helping people learn how to land a knockout. I have even read a few of these books, though I think those that buy them need to stop wasting their money and hit the gym.
Really, all you need to do to get the girl is be a professional athlete.
Brad Penny is one of the ugliest dudes in baseball, yet he pulls some of the top tier talent every year, proving that if you have a fat wallet and are a pro athlete, getting women is a breeze.
Karina Smirnoff—no relation to the drink, but if she wanted one, I would be the first one buying—is a Dancing with the Stars dancer and fiancee to Brad Penny.
Where else do you know her from? How about the naked PETA ad? If not for some random guys arm, we would be in a happier state of mind.
From Bring it On to Rick Fox's living room, Eliza Dushku has made her way around a lineup.
It is no secret that Alyssa Milano used to love professional athletes. She dated her fair share of baseball players, and Brad Penny made the cut.
It usually is the other way around, but thanks to her high level of hotness and his low level of sex appeal, she wears the pants in that relationship.
What do Sean Avery and Matt Damon have in common? They were both named one of People's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2007—though Avery was far behind Damon, the overall No. 1.
How else does Sean Avery attract beautiful women, both younger and older? He has a huge love for fashion and is a self-proclaimed vintage wine aficionado.
I thought the professional hockey player line would have been enough.
When life gets better than Rachel Hunter, let me know so I can prepare for it, because I do not think that would be possible.
Rachel Hunter is 42 years old and still one of the sexiest women alive. And just when you think she can not get any better, she speaks and has the hottest Australian accent even though she is from New Zealand, but I guess it is close enough.
I was as surprised as you were when I read that Hilary Rhoda dated Sean Avery. I saw her name and expected to see something about Mark Sanchez, but she dated Avery for almost two years before The Sanchez.
But do not feel too bad, she makes another appearance on the list shortly. Just keep your eyebrows peeled.
The Girl Next Door is one of the greatest porn movies of all time. It is not an actual porn, so calm down, but it is about a porn star named, well, her name does not matter because it is Elisha Cuthbert.
She has a thing for professional hockey players and is just lucky that her first was Sean Avery.
Brett Favre's best season, statistically, was in 2009 when he finished with 4,202 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a QB rating of 107.2 while leading his Minnesota Vikings to a NFC championship match-up against the New Orleans Saints, only to fall short of the win.
In 2009, Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,434 yards with 30 touchdowns and only seven interceptions for a QB rating of 103.2. The Packers finished a game out of first place and loss in the first round of the playoffs.
Aaron Rodgers did that in is second full year as a starter. He has since won a Super Bowl and has an undefeated Packer team rolling through their 2011 schedule. He might not be better than Favre just yet, but his dating record is easily more impressive.
Another professional quarterback, another beautiful supermodel by his side. This kind of relationship is something we are all used to coming from the NFL. There are a high percentage of quarterbacks that have dated, are dating, or are married to former swimsuit models.
Why didn't it work out? Julie was dating Russell Simmons before they broke up, so Rodgers was just a rebound for her. It was destined to fail. But, as a bull rider might say, "You ride her till she bucks you or you don't ride at all," right?
Aaron Rodgers has a private box that he uses for every game. He uses it for the women he is currently wanting to impress—at one time it was Jessica Szohr. He invited her to watch the game up in his suite.
Now, imagine being an NFL star QB and telling a chick, "You should come to my game and watch me from my private suite." There will be people there ready to serve you and give you anything you want. After the game we can go somewhere private and get to know each other a little better.
He does not need anyone to remind him that he is a pimp. Plain and simple.
Country music meet reigning Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers.
The deadly combination of country music, Hilary Scott is the lead singer of country powerhouse Lady Antebellum, and NFL star QB is one for the record books. The two people should have procreated before they broke up to form a hybrid unlike any other.
A great singer and a professional quarterback? Wow, deadly combo indeed.
This was never confirmed but it was never denied either. Erin Andrews has always been quiet about her personal relationships because she works for ESPN and dating athletes is never a good idea, especially while covering them.
She has been linked to many different players over her career, but Aaron Rodgers is the biggest name to hit my sites, and on several occasions, too.
As of today, Destiny Newton is Aaron Rodgers' girlfriend. But things change in his life so quickly that I might have to update this list very soon.
He used the same trick he did on Jessica Szohr with Destiny Newton. He invited her up into his private suite. He did not even care what anyone said about it, either. He just wanted to impress the sexy blonde—and that he must have done.
They have been together ever since.
Mark Sanchez, really ladies? What is about him that draws you in?
Is it the hair, or the fact that he is a professional quarterback? Because he just looks like he has something. They do not call him "Dirty Sanchez" because he does not shower.
Either way, he still finds his way into the hearts of some of the sexiest women in Hollywood.
Say it ain't so Jamie Lynn Sigler. Tell me you have not done the Sanchez dance at one point in time. But, to my dismay, she has done it. She dated Mark Sanchez for almost three months before calling it quits.
It probably had a lot to do with him being 23 years old and her being 29. They were on two different planets, and something had to change.
I told you she would pop up again. This time for Mark Sanchez.
Hilary Rhoda has posed for Sports Illustrated, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, GAP, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, among others. So I guess we know why he was interested in her, in case your eyes are not working right now.
In October of last year, reports were flying about Lindsay McCormick and Mark Sanchez being an item.
"I guess I'm not being bold enough, but I'm not dating Mark Sanchez," she replied to OK! magazine about the relationship.
I would make a t-shirt about it and shout it off the rooftops. Of course she does not want anyone to know this, she does not want that rep.
Every time I talk about Tony Romo, I include a bad joke or two. Why? Because he is an easier target than Kim Kardashian.
The ladies do love a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, regardless of who it is—just look at his history. He has dated two of the sexiest blondes ever to roam the earth and then goes off an marries a Miss USA contestant.
Not too shabby to settle for one of those. Not too shabby at all Mr. Romo.
I am beginning to understand the mindset behind all these women dating NFL players. I look at a Carrie Underwood and wonder, "why?" But then I realize it is because having money is one thing, but being a sports star is another.
These women are attracted to those type of men. The type that are nationally recognized faces in the sports world. Those men that win Super Bowls and MVP trophies.
Wait, Tony Romo has won only one playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. So I am guessing it was his face?
If there has ever been a sexier blonde WAG, I would be shocked. Aside from her struggles with weight a few years ago, Jessica Simpson has always been the sexiest woman in any room she walked into.
Tony Romo allowed her to distract him from his games long enough for everyone to have a field day with him. Why would anyone go to Mexico the week before a playoff game?
Between Jessica Simpson and Candice Crawford came Natalie Smith. And you thought I could not figure out a way to include three of his women in one short sentence.
He dated her for one reason—she is smoking hot. There is not too much information available on her, but I can see clearly why he was not afraid to chase after her.
Candice Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas. She went to the University of Missouri, where she studied business and journalism. At what point did she decide to participate in Miss America as a Missouri contestant? She is from Texas, I thought.
Well, I do not know the rules about Miss USA pageants, but I guess, based on her looks, they will allow her to represent North Dakota if she wanted to.
Tom Brady is married to Gisele. He has also won three Super Bowls, been named to six Pro Bowls, and was voted the NFL MVP twice. He is the guy every woman who follows football wants and the man every guy wants to be.
He makes this list because, before Gisele, he dated a few rather well-known beauties. You can say he worked his way up the hot woman food chain. He upgraded women like you do a cell phone.
Of all the women in this lineup, we will start Tom Brady's impressive short list with Tara Reid, which she is probably used to by now.
The men start with her but end up with someone much better in the end.
There was a time when we all thought Tom Brady was a great guy, but then he knocked up Bridget Moynahan and left her to raise his son...alone.
OK, it was not like he up and left, as they still maintain a good relationship. I just wanted to knock Tom Brady down a peg or two.
Gisele is the hottest woman alive. Tom Brady is a phenomenal quarterback who makes real life look like video games. He has more than enough talent to win games, having won 116 regular season games and three Super Bowls.
Gisele and Tom Brady being a couple is as simple as pie. These two lovebirds even had a boy that we all cannot wait to see grow into a great football star one day.
Whether or not people will ever consider Alex Rodriguez the greatest player to ever play the game of baseball, he is still a dating hot models and beautiful women guru.
There must be something about him that women love, because he racks up the leading ladies in his life on a regular basis now that he has been divorced for almost four years now.
Win or lose, he still cleans up better than a high school janitor.
According to Alex Rodriguez, he dumped Elaine Spottswood because she was "too clingy."
Maybe it is not all these women that are clingy, maybe it is him. If you always dump women because of the same reason, then maybe you are not giving them a chance.
I mean, the New York Yankees have given him several chances to prove his worth only to be disappointed every time.
Much like Elaine Spottswood, Alex Rodriguez dumped Kate Hudson for the same reason—being too clingy.
What is it with this guy? He has more money than God, plays for the most historic team in sports history, has a black book the size of a Chinese phonebook, and still manages to date women that end up too clingy.
Just do not date them A-Rod, keep yourself available like most men in your situation would do.
OK, before the hate mail begins pouring in, at least give me a chance to explain.
Madonna was once the sexiest woman alive. She was on the cover of every magazine and in the minds of every teenage boy following her HBO specials.
It is just too bad for A-Rod that he missed that era and dated her decades later. I guess he was just trying to fulfill a fantasy.
Behind every male athlete is his wife, or ex-wife, in the case of Alex Rodriguez. Did you notice her amazing body? That thing is harder than frozen ice in Colorado. A-Rod is apparently into muscular bodies. It is something that attracts him towards the ladies.
"He's really into muscular women," said a woman who was friends with her in those days. "She kept saying, 'No, no, no,' when he asked her out. Eventually, she caved in." - NY Daily News
The love between Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez is no more. The two ended their relationship earlier this year because she is too busy with work and he has baseball.
I know one thing, just wait until October—he is usually free by then.
At least we can safely say one thing, Reggie Bush is not a player, he just crushes a lot. Unless the female's name is Kim Kardashian, Reggie is simply not going to stay with you for too long.
He goes out and finds a Kim K. look-a-like every so often until Kim becomes single again. Wait a minute, hold the phone, is she single again? And is Reggie Bush in Miami now? Funny how that worked out!
There are not too many women who can be considered a Kim Kardashian look-a-like, but Melissa Molinaro was when she starred in an Old Navy commercial. Kim K. actually sued Old Navy because Melissa was being used as her clone.
There will come a time when Kim realizes that the world does not revolve around her and that maybe, just maybe, there are other hot women out there ready to make some money on their bodies.
Reggie Bush found a way to upgrade models. He went from a washed up, used model, Kim Kardashian, to a younger, newer, sexier one, Claudia Sampedro.
Granted, she does look an awful lot like Kim K. I guess some habits are just too hard to break.
There are several people, mostly just my friends, that think Kim Kardashian only got married for the money, $18 million to be exact.
But she did it for another reason, Reggie Bush. Just give her another three months and Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian will be an item once again. Why? Because he has her on lockdown. Fact!
I am certain that there is not another woman on this list who has a rear end as sexy as Mayra Veronica's. That thing should have its own zip code. It is a beautiful sight.
Reggie Bush, you have one love in this world, the female backside. Just look at his resume.
When a man is born, the first thing he dreams about is one day hitting a game-winning home run in the World Series in front of millions of people. Why? Because being famous is one thing but being a future Hall of Fame MLB player for the New York Yankees is top notch.
Derek Jeter must have dreamt it, too, but he no longer needs to dream—it is his life. He lives the lifestyle most men would kill for, if just for one day. His dating record reads like an Academy Awards after party. He has it all.
I was never too crazy about Mariah Carey. She always comes off as a bit of a diva. That last sentence is what I like to call sarcasm folks.
She is a huge diva. She once had her very own custom made toilet paper. Really? Toilet paper Mariah?
And you thought your life was great. Derek Jeter dated Jessica Biel, too.
It is becoming more unlikely to me that Derek Jeter's list will get much worse.
He dated Scarlett Johansson, too?
This is out of control now. Derek Jeter needs to zip it up, and someone needs to lock him in a dark room. Pretty soon, every female in Hollywood will have dated Derek Jeter at one point. His sloppy seconds will be handed out to any man who follows him.
Vanessa Minnillo recently celebrated her 31st birthday. The beautiful model/actress is now married to former 98 Degrees frontman Nick "I left my personality at home" Lachey. That guy is so boring, when I hear him speak, I want to rip off my arm just so I have a reason to leave the room.
What did Vanessa think of the relationship?
That is brutally true.
It's Vin Diesel's little sister.
Wait, what? Fast and The Furious was a movie? Since when?
Jordana Brewster is not Vin Diesel's little sister, apparently, but she is still a smokeshow of hottness.
Most people forgot about this short lived romance. Derek Jeter must have been tired of dealing with actresses and singers when he dove into the arms of the hottest Victoria's Secret Angel and sexy MILF, Adriana Lima.
She must have a vision problem because she went from stud to dud, marrying Marko Jaric. Who? Exactly.
This list is no longer fun to write for me. Derek Jeter has dated all the most beautiful women in Hollywood. The only way to improve on this list would be if Victoria Silvstedt, Playmate of the Year, and Kate Upton were on it.
Both are possibilities if Jeter were single...
Charlie's Angels did not work out.
The New York Yankees had to watch the World Series from their giant mansions.
Derek Jeter is free, Minka Kelly is free. Can this relationship get back together? I have a feeling it just might.
The man, the icon, the legend.
Cristiano Ronaldo, when it comes to dating beautiful women, is the one man alive who has done more for that cause than any other man. He has given back more to beautiful models, actresses, and singers than any other male athlete before him.
He has the greatest dating resume and has dated the most hot women, ever.
Although she is now engaged to another professional soccer player, Mario Balotelli, she was once a cleat chaser of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Italian goddess got her start on Italy's Big Brother, much like many of the other WAGs involved with athletes these days.
There will come a time when a beautiful model and Lingerie Football League star will tell Cristiano Ronaldo "No," but until that time comes, we will continue to enjoy the list of his conquests.
Niki Ghazian claims to have done the deed with Ronaldo. He never denied it, and who can blame him? It is not like a bridge troll is making that claim, Niki is one of the sexiest women in the LFL.
For many European soccer fans, this is one of those names you might already know. Luana Belletti is the younger sister to former Chelsea star Juliano Belleti.
At the time Cristiano Ronaldo was dating her—if you want to call it that—he was playing for Manchester United and Juliano was with Chelsea. He was taking good care of his rivals sister. Nice!
Kim Kardashian was not always the Reggie Bush lady. She was once a woman who did her own thing. But once she got serious with Mr. Bush, her life changed forever.
She dated Ronaldo back then, but if she was given the chance to do it again, there is a good chance she would say no—because Reggie said so.
In 2003, Isabel Figueira graced the cover of a Maxim magazine, and her modeling career began. She became one of the most famous Portuguese models, having posed for Modalfa, Triumph, Netcabo, Toyota, and d'ax, among others.
Aside from modeling, she even did some acting, starring in a few television shows in Portugal. During this time, when her stardom was on the rise, she had a brief encounter with Cristiano Ronaldo. And we can all see why he chose her.
Another Big Brother star who wound up in Cristiano Ronaldo's bed, Imogen Thomas got her big break on the show and has used it to her advantage—as evident from this photo here.
She is a Playboy bunny and even has a calendar that comes out every year. The distraction of her twins makes it hard for anyone to comprehend what you are reading, but please try and...you know what, just enjoy the show.
Gemma Atkinson has dated more professional soccer players than any other woman alive. She must love their incredibly big ego or maybe their large bank roll.
She does not do too bad herself. Her chest is so big she does not need to waste money on airbags for her cars.
You have seen a selection of Cristiano Ronaldo's conquests but, until now, you have not met his actual girlfriend, Irina Shayk.
The beautiful Russian supermodel has found a way to slow him down to a crawl and has kept him from dreaming about all those other ladies. At least for now.