So the nominees for Playboy's 2009 Sexiest Sportscaster have been unveiled — 30 in all — and besides the usual suspects (Andrews, Lindsay Soto, Krista Voda), there are quite a few additions this year. One of which is Michelle Beisner of the NFL Network, who received unfortunate notoriety two years ago due to some text message incident with Stu Scott. Wonder what that was about.
Also? Melissa Stark. Who dropped off the face of the earth after her Monday Night Football gig to resurface all mom'd out at MSNBC to cover the Beijing Olympics. Other sporty ladies of note who achieved some level of internet infamy this year: Bonnie Bernstein, Hazel Mae, Charissa Thompson, Rachel Nichols.
Noticeably absent from the list? Danyelle Sargent, whose filthy mouth and clumsy Bill Walsh slip were apparently not SS-worthy. Oh, and Linda Cohn. I blame myself for that. But I gave her the write-in vote! Here's the full list.
1. Erin Andrews (ESPN)
2. Erin Bates (Speed/OLN)
3. Michelle Beisner (NFL Network)
4. Bonnie Bernstein (CBS)
5. Tina Cervasio (MSG)
6. Melanie Collins (Big Ten Network)
7. Stacey Dales (ESPN)
8. Colleen Dominguez (ESPN)
9. Alex Flanagan (NBC)
10. Lisa Guerrero (LA Times column)
11. Jamie Little (ESPN/NBC)
12. Hazel Mae (NESN)
13. Adriana Monsalve (ESPN Deportes)
14. Rachel Nichols (ESPN)
15. Pam Oliver (Fox)
16. Ashley Russell (Rivals.com)
17. Lisa Salters (ESPN)
18. Lauren Shehadi (CBS)
19. Tiffany Simons (NBC)
20. Lindsay Soto (NFL Network)
21. Melissa Stark (ABC)
22. Sage Steele (ESPN)
23. Hannah Storm (ESPN)
24. Mary Strong (NFL Network)
25. Molly Sullivan (MTN)
26. Charissa Thompson (Big Ten Network/Fox)
27. Krista Voda (Fox)
28. Amber Wilson (OpenSports.com)
29. Tracy Wolfson (CBS)
30. Lauren Shehadi - CBS
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