Media Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/27/14
 

Rodney Harrison's Wife Erika Harrison

 

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Rodney Harrison's wife Erika Harrison shares his concerns about having had his brains bashed in so many times. The man has suffered around 20 concussions over his 15-year career. That is insane. In a recent interview with Bob Costas, Harrison had some insightful things to say about the perspective of players and the possible "lightening up of rules" in the NFL in regards to safety. He essentially said he understands when players say the game is getting soft, but that's only from the short-term view of players looking to make money and take people's heads off. From the long-term view, he says, the league is trying to improve the quality of life and health of its players.

Rodney's wife Erika was once a student at Western Illinois University, and Rodney would follow her around trying to get something going. Apparently, Rodney once told her that class was cancelled as a joke, but she believed him and went back to her dorm, thus missing a pop quiz, and for a long time she was angry at Rodney and didn't like him. This type of thing will set you back if you're attempting to romantically pursue someone. Eventually, according to Erika, Rodney's persistence paid off, and they've got kids together. Will she allow her kids to play football? We'll see. If her husband's brain turns to mush, it won't bode well for future playing prospects.

Though she has not gone on record, Rodney Harrison's wife Erika is just as concerned as he is. Twenty concussions is a crazy amount. This, remember, is just Rodney's estimate, but his playing style on the New England Patriots was pretty ferocious, and he did get knocked out a few times and then sent right back into the game after taking a few Advils. Erika would be at home or, later, with the kids watching these types of things. Now, she can watch her Rodney do sports broadcasting and analyst work behind a desk.

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...