Miscellaneous Sports Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

10/16/14

Leon Spinks' Wife Brenda Spinks & Ex-Wife Betty

 

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Leon Spinks' wife Brenda Spinks and ex-wife Betty may or may not have some things to discuss. Poor Leon Spinks is still having a lot of trouble in the hospital after there were complications in a stomach surgery. The reason Brenda Spinks and ex-wife Betty may have things to discuss is that Betty, though divorced, has the power of attorney and control over life-altering medical decisions. This includes pulling the plug if things get really bad.

Brenda has only been married to Leon since 2011, and apparently Betty (who also wrote a book about Leon) divorced him in '04 but still retains power of attorney unless Leon made another deal to nullify it. So for those of us who aren't so up on their legal jargon-- including myself-- the phrase "power of attorney" simply means the power to act on behalf of someone in financial and legal matters and in this case also medical matters. Fortunately, Betty seems like a nice lady. She herself recently told TMZ "My main concern is that Lee is OK. If I could talk to him, I'd ask, 'How are you? Do you want to come back home to your family?'"

Neither of these ladies is to be confused with another wife of Leon named Nova. Nova Spinks, aside from having a badass name, was the wife of Leon when he beat Ali back in 1978. Granted, Ali shouldn't have been boxing and should have retired a year or two before, but this was a big upset. Nova had Leon's most famous son Cory, who was also an undisputed welterweight champion. As far as keeping things together, Cory is not new to potential loss. His brother Leon Jr. was also a boxer and was killed in a shooting.

10/15/14

Hunter Pence's Girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis

 

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Hunter Pence's girlfriend Alexis Cozombolidis (awesome last name) has just finished creating a comic music video about Hunter Pence. In case you haven't seen it...

Man, how cool is it to be Hunter and have a girlfriend like Alexis that does this kind of stuff? Lexi, as she likes to be called, might be one of the coolest athlete girlfriends I've seen in some time. First of all, she is a production coordinator at IGN. That means she puts together segments and shows for one of the youngest and hippest entertainment sites on the internet. I happen to watch these segments from time to time, and so I understand why Lexi refers to herself as a "closet geek," as the vocation sort of requires you to be up your geeky subjects. She is also a big player of Call of Duty, and while I'm not totally well-versed, I understand that's a seriously competitive video game (maybe the most competitive)? All of this basically amounts to her being really fun and interesting.

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I recently watched Alexis reporting about what the new batmobile looks like in the upcoming Batman movie and what video game features are coming out in future games. She's got that peppy, energetic and slightly skeptical style that works perfectly for IGN. She gets an "A" from me. Hunter's girlfriend Alexis should give a seminar on how to actually do something other than take pictures of themselves. Though most people in general aren't talented enough to project the excitement and bubbly good vibes that she does. Her job consists of knowing what is going on in the world of video games, and so that automatically links her with young people and gives her "cool cred." Not even Hunter Pence can compete with that, though the fact that he reads entire online user agreements before agreeing to changes (according to Lexi's comic video) isn't helping him.

10/10/14

Keyshawn Johnson's Wife Jennifer Johnson

 

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Keyshawn Johnson's wife Jennifer Johnson just tied the knot about a week ago. No cheesy wedding videos and schmaltzy vows here. Keyshawn Johnson has turned into a badass of the first order. He made a lot of waves when he got into a feud with Justin Bieber. Man, his story regarding that whole thing was something else. I really can't say that Jennifer Johnson plays into that particular drama at all, but having listened to Johnson talk about it, I would have been scared out of my shoes if Johnson pried open my garage door and told me to get out so he could lecture me (six bodyguards or not). Keyshawn is the man.

Keyshawn's wife Jennifer will attest that the reason Keyshawn got so angry about Bieber speeding in his neighborhood is that they have a small child, and he doesn't want some dopey 19 year-old (Bieber) putting the child in danger. I have to agree. Anyway, Jennifer is basically the stay-at-home and take-care-of-the-kids type. She likes fashion, and she's been quoted a lot on other sites talking about what shoes she likes to wear, what heels she can't wear when she's pregnant, what flat-heeled shoes she likes to wear when she's got errands to run, and other really inane and boring topics of shoedom. If you're into shoe fashions and different brands of shoe designers, then I'll throw you a bone:

"I still wear my Louboutins, but not all the time. I've bought a lot of flat boots that include Michael Kors black ankle boots, two pairs of Uggs that I live in when running errands, along with Minnetonka flat boots and Frye knee-high flat boots. I also fell in love with flat motorcycle boots from Zara on a kitten heel, knee-high boots from Sigerson Morrison and cowgirl ankle boots from Boutique 9."

So there you go. Fascinating stuff, Jennifer. But yeah, she's probably a wicked cool chick, 'cuz Keyshawn is a cool dude, and my guess is he wouldn't bother with her if she wasn't.