Welcome back to the world of World's Best Genetically Engineered Sports Couples! Ryan Kerrigan's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki is all kinds of awesome. We are talking about a tennis powerhouse now. She spent 67 straight weeks ranked the #1 tennis player in the world. That is amazing. And she's really good looking. Man, imagine dating the best women's tennis player in the world. That'd be pretty intimidating unless you yourself had some substantial sporting skill of your own. Fortunately, Ryan Kerrigan is a pretty decent linebacker. I think he looks sort of like a buffed up version of Seth MacFarlane. Anyway, back to Caroline...
Ryan's girlfriend Caroline was apparently the second highest paid woman athlete in the world in 2011. Bringing home the bacon; she's one of the most marketable female athletes as well. I guess she's pretty big in Europe (you know, where people actually play tennis). I dig the sport myself, and I wish there were a new crop of Americans to challenge the internationals. Well, we can't talk about Caroline without mentioning her intense marriage shutdown by another very famous athlete, Irish golfing wizard Rory McIlroy. Basically what happened is they started dating in 2011, and they got engaged in January of 2014. A few months later, Rory called her on the telephone and called the whole thing off. The phone call reportedly took less than three minutes. McIlroy then proceeded to play out completely of his mind: winning The Open Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational, the PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup. I'm not sure what the takeaway from this is. Dump your fiance in a jerky fashion and you will dominate in your field or profession?
She doesn't have to worry about nasty old Rory and more now. Ryan and girlfriend Caroline have been spotted all over town, and they most recently attended a charity event where photographers/papa razzi caught a few shots of them at a table, grinning from ear to ear.
Jay Gruden's wife Sherry Gruden is now a proud grandmother. Her son recently had a child, and she's shown him off on her facebook account. Her husband Jay became the Washington Redskins head coach earlier this year, so the two have toured the nation's capital with their sons and are settling into life in DC.
Gruden's wife Sherry is something of a firecracker, having worked as a real estate agent and buyers specialist at Coldwell Banker and some place called Matt Davies Real Estate Specialist for over a dozen years. The booming Florida real estate market was where she put her "can do" attitude to work, according to the Matt Davies meet-the-team portion of his website. That is the most classic cheapo website description of a team member ever: 'everyone loves her "can do" attitude.' Sherry must have been smacking her forehead on that one. I'm fairly certain I've never read a good "meet the team" portion of any website ever.
Jay is the brother of Jon Gruden, the youngest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl (at the tender age of 39) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jon is also known as a colorful and somewhat wacky analyst and sports broadcaster. Jay himself managed to woo his wife Sherry via the arena football circuit, where he was once upon a time a first-team all-arena MVP quarterback, whatever that is. I've never seen a game of arena football. I always thought it was the same thing as the short-lived XFL, which I only recently educated myself about. He coached arena football until he was strangely able to jump ship to the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2002, the very same year his brother became head coach. Imagine that! But having jumped ship to the big leagues, Jay was finally able to cash in all of his coaching experience to offensive coordinator at the Bengals and finally head honcho at the Redskins.
DeSean Jackson’s girlfriend Natalia Garibotto is a student at Miami University, and she’s attractive enough to impulsively whisk away to a tropical island for vacation, which is just what DeSean did this year. Garibotto was formerly NBA point guard Kyrie Irving’s girlfriend. Irving himself got into some hot water with Natalia after a picture of him was posted cozying up to two models in a club. This is standard fare in the world of rich tweeting athletes. Natalia knows this, but Natalia is now an NFL woman! She appreciates DeSean Jackson and is at least partially aware that he has skills.
We’ll leave it to the fans to wholly appreciate Jackson’s gridiron talents. He’s a three-time pro-bowler with 16.2 yards per reception for 2013, ranking 9th in the league this year while racking up 1332 receiving yards. That’s more than you or I could tally, friend. Jackson is also the first player ever selected to the Pro Bowl for two positions the same year in 2010 (for wide receiver and return specialist). Jerry Rice said of Jackson, “He has all the talent in the world. There’s no reason he can’t be everything he wants to be at the next level.” High praise coming from a generous legend.
Thus, young Desean is living well and enjoying himself. In fact, it was just last night, April 20th, that the young gentleman was photographed swiftly approaching Rihanna in her Escalade to chat her up. He’s apparently a sociable guy late at night and especially outside of clubs, it seems. Who better to run over to a car window to talk to then Rihanna? If it had been John Madden in that Escalade, Desean Jackson might not have run, but he still might have wanted to talk...maybe. We’ll leave that for his girlfriend to ponder.