JJ Watt's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki is now off of the Ryan Kerrigan Train and looks to be on the Watt Express. We posted back in December about Caroline and Kerrigan being seen together and going out, but now it seems that is over. Kerrigan was apparently saying the two were just friends, but that's a little tough to believe. I think Kerrigan or Woz probably just didn't want to get into a real relationship. It was likely Woz who put the brakes on, feeling like she wasn't ready after her breakup with Rory McIlroy.
We talked about this only a few months ago so I won't harp on it, but McIlroy dumped JJ Watt's girlfriend Caroline Woznicacki in brutal fashion-- breaking off their engagement via a call on the telephone that took less than three minutes. McIlroy then won a bunch of golfing tournaments. Anyway that's deader than dead at this point. I wonder now if Rory showed up at Caroline's door and asked her to give him a second chance, would she take him back? My guess is she would not, and now she could call her rumored boyfriend JJ Watt to smash through a wall and rescue her from such scenes. This dude is an absolute monster-- a 6'5" 290 pound wrecking ball who had 20.5 sacks last year and 20.5 sacks in 2012 (you read that correctly). Rumors started flying when the two showed up at the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship together, where JJ's alma mater Wisconsin took on Duke. They've since been photographed together, but nothing is officially official yet. I'm just waiting on Caroline or JJ to post a picture of themselves together on their social media accounts to make it, you know, social media-official. I certainly think there's something to that when someone posts a picture of themselves with the person they're dating. It's like saying "this is now a viable chapter in my life."
The Woz has been busy recently. She apparently played Barack Obama in tennis (there was a picture of them hugging at the court with rackets). She also met Justin Bieber, visited the white house, did some modeling shoots, and went to Indonesia. I think she looks a lot like Heidi Klum. She's a super catch.
Brian Cushing's wife Megan Cushing is the sister who doesn't play professional sports. Megan Cushing's sister is Kealia Ohai, the 2nd overall draft pick for a new pro soccer team called the Houston Dash. Just a little while ago, Megan had been joking with Kealia that they should start a soccer team in Houston. Now they've got their wish, and the team is the worst in the league.
Brian's wife is pregnant with a second child right now, very pregnant. One of her latest posts on Twitter was a picture of herself and her watermelon baby belly. Brian himself is a beast, completing a nice 30 bench reps at his pre-draft measurables. Megan has been fully supportive of him, and now she's fully supportive of her sister. Kealia was actually the scorer of the game-winning goal at the 2012 U-20 Women's World Cup Final (whatever that is). I'm not fully convinced that professional women's soccer will have enough of an audience to actually stay afloat-- nothing personal, ladies. American men's soccer, the MLS, is in a fragile enough state as it is. I suppose it's viable as long as it manages to make a little bit of money.
For Megan, being the wife of Brian Cushing has its perks. A quick search reveals Brian's salary is a six-year deal for $52 million. That includes a $9 million signing bonus. That means buying swanky 5400 square-foot mansions in Houston for a cool $2.2 million. Their house includes four bedrooms and five half-bathrooms. They've also got the full home theater setup-- standard practice for any professional athlete in the 21st Century. Brian is your classic big, scary jock. I wonder what Megan thought of the psychotic pictures of him with a bleeding face and forehead looking like he wanted to murder an opponent. Hey, whatever drives the point home that his $52 million is well-earned.
Bill O'Brien's wife Colleen O'Brien is the mother of two and proud supporter of her football ladder-climbing husband. Bill took over as the head coach of the Houston Texans in January of this year, two years after he took over as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions following the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that sent the Penn State athletic organization into a tailspin.
Colleen met Bill while he was an assistant coach at Georgia Tech in the mid 90's. She was attending a hangout which actually included Bill's father and brother, who apparently told him not to screw it up. That's kind of weird, don't you think? They were probably just joking, but it'd be funny if in reality Bill O'Brien was this massive screw-up with women, and he needed his dad and brother to hang around and whisper pointers and tips in his ear. Bill O'Brien's wife Colleen O'Brien is now more than grateful they were there to guide him along. At that time, she was in law school preparing to become an athletic director, but as her relationship with Bill moved along, she realized it would be far too much sports in one house. She has joked, "I'd have to hire him or get rid of him if he wasn't doing well. I don't think that would have worked out very well." Again, that would be amazing-- wife is forced to fire incompetent husband coach and then cook him apology dinner after work.
Bill himself has steadily sky-rocketed through the coaching ranks. He actually was hired as an offensive assistant at the New England Patriots in 2007 and managed to move up to offensive coordinator by 2011. His wife Colleen has said they were so dead-focused on this job that when Bill got hired to coach for Penn State, the two were in shock, and she then immediately began planning out how to proceed. She had to do the same thing a few years later now that Bill is the head honcho in Houston.