An Update On Playboy's "Sexiest Sportscaster" Contest

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Well we're down to five candidates for Playboy's "Sexiest Sportscaster" Award for 2008, and I think those of you interested in this sort of thing will be pleased. And your five finalists are! Erin Andrews, Bonnie Bernstein, Charissa Thompson, Lauren Shehadi and Molly Sullivan. From the Bunny (SFW) via Fanhouse....

Talk about tough choices. It’s time to pick America’s Sexiest Sportscaster out of these five skilled and stunning finalists.

There’s the lovely Erin Andrews of ESPN, perhaps best known for her NCAA basketball coverage. Andrews won Playboy’s Sexiest Sportscaster in 2008—can she repeat?

ESPN’s second finalist is the beautiful and talented Bonnie Bernstein, who’s been with the Worldwide Leader since 2006 and recently had stints with the network’s Sunday Night Baseball and SportsCenter shows.

Also making the cut is relative sportscasting newcomer Lauren Shehadi, who joined CBSSports.com just this past summer. Previously, she was a reporter for North Dakota’s KX News, where her skills and girl-next-door charm clearly caught the eye of the network giant. Apparently, Playboy voters agreed.

Fox Network’s rising star Charissa Thompson notched a berth in the last round of voting. When this knockout is not joking around with John Salley on the Best Damn Sports Show Period, she roams college football sidelines reporting for the Big Ten Network.

Rounding out this fab five is Molly Sullivan of the MountainWest Sports Network. This former North Carolina Tar Heel swimmer trained for the Olympics before an injury sent her in pursuit of a reporting career. She currently covers UNLV sports for MTN.
The winner will be announced on February 12th, and while I'm almost positive that Internet darling, Erin Andrews, will win the thing, I urge you to try and mix things up this year. Let's try and get someone else some press this year, how about Charissa Thompson?

Sexiest Sportscasters of 2009 Narrowed to 5, Erin Andrews Still Around (Fanhouse)
The Field's Down To Five, Who's The Hottest? (Playboy)

11 Comments:

Write In: Tim Kurkjian

Bigface said...
Jan 22, 2009, 2:11:00 PM  

Go Charissa!!!

Michael said...
Jan 22, 2009, 2:13:00 PM  

I've always had a thing for Armen Kitayian.

GMoney said...
Jan 22, 2009, 4:17:00 PM  

Bonnie Bernstein? shes OK but not in the league of those 4 heck besides shes waayyyyy too smart for that group Michelle Tafoya, Suzy Kolber, or Stacey Dales would of been a better pick

chuck said...
Jan 22, 2009, 11:32:00 PM  

I've been stuffing the ballot box for Charissa!

alan said...
Jan 23, 2009, 9:00:00 AM  

If either Molly Sullivan or Lauren Shehadi win, ESPN should hire them as replacements for Stacey Dales. Aw hell, they should hire them regardless of the outcome of this poll.

walnuts said...
Jan 23, 2009, 11:20:00 AM  

I like the dark haired Charissa better, but I am a big Bonnie Bernstein fan. She actually assists others in getting into the business, so she could get points for her Velvet hammer gig.

Brad James said...
Jan 23, 2009, 1:34:00 PM  

My vote goes to Bonnie Bernstein, who, yeah, is way too smart for this group. BTW, when will she be on an ESPN program again? It's been nearly a month since she has been on any four letter network show. Anybody know the reason for her limited schedule recently other than giving up sideline reporting for supposedly more studio work?

kcsportscaster said...
Jan 24, 2009, 12:30:00 AM  

Lauren Shehadi hands down. She is gorgeous and knows her sports!

Will said...
Jan 24, 2009, 4:58:00 PM  

Lauren is 200 pounds.

I'm going with Molly Sullivan. And I agree, Molly would be a perfect replacement for Dales in the fall.

Mike said...
Jan 24, 2009, 8:30:00 PM  

Dude have you ever seen her? The girl is tall, 120 lbs max, and hot!

Will said...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:52:00 PM  

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