Media Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

10/20/14 (Updated)

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, check it out below.

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.

10/09/14

Harold Reynold's Wife Kelley Browne

 

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Harold Reynold's wife Kelley Browne has stuck with him through thick and thin, and she is rewarded as he is vindicated. There seems little doubt that she was on his side from day one after she was informed about the sexual harassment allegations that swarmed him in 2006.

Harold's wife Kelley was apparently a model back in the days when the two started going out, but for the life of me I can't find one picture of her work. She's certainly striking, and I have no doubt she would photograph really well. I just wish I could see her in her prime. Regardless of her lack of current exposure, she stuck by Harold after he was made an example of in 2006. It appears as if ESPN was trying to make a statement. It wanted to tell America that it had changed it's ass-grabbing ways since it's heyday of shame in the 1990's. We all have to scratch our head and wonder what the hell really happened, since the whole incident was covered up thoroughly. Reynolds himself described it as a "brief and innocuous hug." The biggest piece of evidence we have that ESPN wrongly fired Reynolds is that they paid him a seven-figure out-of-court settlement. It probably included a deal for him not to talk about it. Mike Tirico did all sorts of stupid stuff, and he's still got a job.

Harold Reynold's wife Kelley sat down with him after his firing, and they hashed out his strategy. According to him, she made the decision with him to move forward with the lawsuit against ESPN. Like Kelley, I am a Harold Reynolds supporter 100%. Reynolds said of his wife at the time: "I'd walk into restaurant, and my wife would always get the 'Oh, poor girl' looks from everybody. That's hard." Yeah, that sounds like a pain in the ass. It should be said that Harold was once a pretty solid second baseman in the Majors. He played for Seattle almost his whole career, and he led the league in stolen bases (with 60) one year and was a two-time all-star. Props and respect for that.