Media Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/11/14
 

The Casting Call Battle Between Tony Gonzalez's Wife October Gonzalez and Ex-Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez

 

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Tony Gonzalez's wife October Gonzalez is engaged in a battle for one of the most coveted chairs in all the gossip land. I'm talking about an open seat in the daily congress of diverse women-- The View! Apparently "the latino seat" is open for casting, and October is actually battling against Tony Gonzalez's ex-girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (and the mother of one of Tony's children). Doesn't that strike you as weird? Like, is Tony Gonzalez some kind of Latin women's oracle for television? He only attracts the most broadly-appealing Latina's for daytime television, apparently.

Well, it's going to be a rough ride for Tony's wife October because Lauren has already co-hosted an episode and has been in the running for the spot for quite awhile. At least that's what TMZ Sports was told when they reported on the story a few days ago. It doesn't seem like something you can really nail down with numbers. It must be that the studio does tests with various combinations of cast members and then asks people what they think. Like, "Hey folks, do you like the way October banters with Whoopi more than the way Lauren takes pot-shots at Barbara?" Being a television producer must be really interesting in this respect.

October Gonzalez is not afraid of the media spotlight. When we last took a look at Tony Gonzalez's wife, she was in the middle of a wildly successful PETA campaign that certainly had people around the Shield talking.

Tony Gonzalez's ex girlfriend Lauren Sanchez is a media veteran herself. The host of Fox 11 LA, and Good Day LA also has experience on a national stage as the weekend Co-Host for Extra. In 2013, Sanchez summited Kilimanjaro which is an amazing feat, only matched by the fact that she's a licensed pilot. I mean, come on - Latina or not, she's already 10 times more interesting than anyone else on The View.

A quick shout about Tony Gonzalez, who might be the best tight end the NFL has ever had. He has the record for most touchdowns by a tight end, most yards by a tight end, and was a 14-time Pro Bowler. So yeah, he had a good career, and now he's just another former pro in a suit, blabbing about football for NFL Today. His wife October has the chance to eclipse him-- come on October! You can do it! So rarely does this kind of opportunity come along where an athlete's wife genuinely has a chance to become more popular and well-known than her husband.

08/10/14
 

Damien Woody's Wife Nicole Woody

 

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This may sound mean, but Damien Woody's wife Nicole Woody might want to join Damien on The Biggest Loser. He's going to be competing against former quarterback Scott Mitchell. It's just an issue of being healthy and comfortable. It's not healthy to be putting that kind of strain on your body. These two are very large folks. Combined, they easily weigh 550 pounds. Damien himself weighs 388 pounds (according to The Biggest Loser) and you can make your own estimates about Nicole's weight... it's pretty intense.

Damien and wife Nicole have created a charity called PROS, which stands for People Reaching Out To Someone. They recently threw a big party where Damien and Nicole danced and raised a bunch of money for PROS. Now it seems The Biggest Loser is going to try and give back to Damien. We've witnessed former football players on the show before, but this season is pretty serious with the former athletes. There's going to be a total of five former world-class athletes, some of which are Olympic gold medalists like Zina Garrison, who was a killer tennis player back before she devoted her time to tubs of ice cream.

Nicole will be a supportive wife for Damien, cheering him on and talking to him on Skype or whatever it is they use to contact family members during the grueling weeks of the show. My guess is Damien will lose a massive amount of weight in the first few weeks, and Nicole will likely be training at home (because lord knows there's nothing worse than losing 200 pounds and coming home to a still-huge wife). Well, there's plenty worse things, but it helps both parties if they're actively involved in a healthy lifestyle. I mean, imagine if Damien lost 200 pounds, came home weighing 188, and the entire time he was on the show Nicole had been stuffing her face with Wendy's and put on 50 pounds. There's no coming back from that one...

08/05/14
 

Boomer Esiason's Wife Cheryl Esiason

 

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Boomer Esiason's wife Cheryl Esiason is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Boomer Esiason Foundation. That's a big deal since the foundation, which raises money to fund research for a cure to cystic fibrosis, has raised over $100 million.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation was started because Boomer and his wife's son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 2, and ever since the couple has been dedicated to helping fight the disease. Gunnar himself says of the Foundation: "Because of BEF, I have been able to reach out to the CF community and try to reassure everyone who has been affected by this disease that CF isn't the end of the world if they don't want it to be. That has been my main goal." That's pretty cool how people afflicted with the disease can band together and reach out to one another.

Boomer and his wife Cheryl also have a daughter not afflicted by cystic fibrosis, but she is afflicted by super hotness. She's dated Matt Martin of the NY Islanders, and she looks like your classic blonde All-American girl. There's even been coverage of her being on spring break on the internet. That's when you know you've made it as a professional NFL quarterback and then broadcaster-- when your daughter is finally being covered by sleazy internet gossip sites about how her spring break vacation is going. Boomer and wife Cheryl need to give each other high-fives whenever they create that extra little internet tidbit while they're working tirelessly to stop cystic fibrosis. Their son Gunnar now needs to step up his spring-breakingness and do some jello shots or keg stands or something.

Just as a sidenote: Mr. Esiason is regarded as one of the best left-handed quarterbacks in NFL history. That's kind of a backhanded compliment isn't it? He won the 1988 NFL MVP and was one of the biggest and most mobile quarterbacks of the 80's (6'5" and 224 pounds and about 1600 rushing yards).