Media Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

06/30/15

Mike Greenberg's wife Stacy Greenberg


Mike Greenberg's wife Stacy Greenberg is as big or bigger a fan of posting pictures of their dog Phoebe as he is. I know this isn't anything quite newsworthy or something to necessarily lead with, but we here at PW believe giving you a real-life perspective of someone in their day-to-day life is critical. Either that, or we just see a lot of dog pics and feel the need to blab about them.

The lady does lead a pretty charmed life, and she takes partial ownership of her husband's new accomplishment-- a book about women with cancer. Mike Greenberg's wife Stacy Greenberg helped him edit the book as he was writing it, sharing her own perspectives about how women would react to certain situations or what they'd call parts of their wardrobe (she mentioned that no woman in her 20's would use the word "blouse"). Mike and Stacy recently had a chance to pop over to Manhattan to see Larry David's new play Fish In The Dark. Those tickets were going for about 300 dollars each, and attending the show means you are high society. So my hats off to these two for getting to watch David live out the plot of his own show and act on a stage.

Stacy is one of those very nice posters on Twitter who wishes people happy holidays every time one rolls around, and she takes family photos and says stuff like "from our family to yours." Mike Greenberg's wife Stacy Greenberg is an all-around nice lady. So in between posts of Phoebe the fluffy white poodle/lab mix (I'm guessing), she posts pictures of the places she travels to with her family or with Mike. Recently, they've sort of come into a comfortable spot for independence since their youngest daughter is now graduated to high school. I think in general that means the parents can do a little more for themselves, but Stacy actually doesn't strike me as the type of lady who likes to take a break from the kids.

04/11/15

Lenny Wilkens' Wife Marilyn Wilkens


Lenny Wilkens' wife Marilyn Wilkens has been married to the old chap for a very long time. I don't know when they were married, but they've been giving to a place called the Odessa Brown Clinic since 1970, so that gives you some idea of how long they've been together. That's 45 years right there, and Lenny himself was born in 1937, so he'll be 80 in two years. That's an impressive run of years in its own right.

That giving streak I just mentioned is part of what defines the best former professional coaches. I hesitate to say Lenny Wilkens is retired because he's still very active. Lenny Wilkens' wife Marilyn Wilkens travels along with him to places all across the globe. In 2010, they traveled to South Korea and Lenny acted as a consultant for their national team. This was to try and help South Korea win in the Asian Games, which is just what it sounds like. He's past the days when he'd take up coaching full time (since that would take him away from spending time with Marilyn, their children, and their grandchildren) but he's still an active and competitive person. Their children were born a long time ago and are named Leesha, Randy, and Jaime. Their grandchildren are named Ashley and Nicole. Lenny and Marilyn live in Seattle, and they've said they'd be interested in some kind of involvement if Seattle ever gets another professional basketball team. That seems unlikely, and after all the studies that have been done proving that sports arenas don't actually contribute much to a city's economy, it probably won't happen any time in Lenny and Marilyn's lifetime.

The couple also take part in a host of other philanthropic events such as the Annual Lenny Wilkens Foundation Celebrity Classic Weekend. This event includes a dinner auction and a golf tournament. They're overall great people when it comes to giving back.

04/09/15

Paul Casey's Wife Pollyanna Woodward


Paul Casey's wife Pollyanna Woodward just had a baby. She said last year, "We're so excited about having a little us to teach, love, and watch grow up! It's such a gift and we really can't wait to meet them." Calling the baby a "little us" is kinda' weird, but we get what you're saying, Pollyanna. Paul and Pollyanna met at the 2011 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix while Pollyanna was presenting the checkered flag Ball with Eddie Jordan. Pollyanna was going through a divorce, and so was Paul. She says she waited until his divorce was finalized and then asked him out. I don't know why you'd wait; I mean the guy is obviously not seeing or with the woman who he's divorcing.

Polyanna's an English lady, born in one of those regions with two endings-- Nottinghamshire. It should be mentioned right away that Pollyanna is a presenter on a very successful television show called 'The Gadget Show.' It's a show about consumer electronics hosted by a bunch of people. I've never seen it, but I'm guessing she's the one who goes "out in the field" and tests out products and talks to people involved in producing them. One of the most notable things to happen to her on television was her time training with an Olympic diver named Tom Daley. She basically face-planted into the water and came out bleeding from the nose and eyes. Photographs of her face afterward showed a very painful looking two bloody red eyes and a red face. So that instantly taught Paul Casey's wife Pollyanna Woodward that putting your hands out in a dive is important to actually break up the water in front of you, I guess. Though the dive was from a 3 meter springboard where she was doing a 1.5 somersault. She screwed it up in a way where it caused her to smack her face directly into the water at a harsh momentum.