I have a hunch this is going to be a pretty good Super Bowl, and not just because it’s Ray Lewis’s last game, or because two brothers are coaching against each other. No, I just think the teams are evenly matched, and that we should see a competitive game.
Of course, whether or not I am right about the game itself, there is already something to like about this particular matchup: the impressive lineup of really attractive wives and girlfriends. It really is as good as it have ever been. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself.
Significant Other: married to All-Pro offensive tackle Joe Staley
Carrie Dew's Wikipedia page says she's currently signed with Sky Blue FC, but her Twitter feed says she's retired, so I'll go with Twitter. I assume that she decided the grind of playing women's pro soccer wasn't really worth the terrible money now that she's married to a millionaire football player. Yeah, I know athletes don't do it for money, but that's exactly my point: since she's rich now, she can just play for free wherever she wants.
15. Carrie Dew
Significant Other: married to Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs
Despite the fact that Williams has previously accused Suggs of throwing a soap dispenser at her head, threatening to pour bleach on her head, and punching and dragging her alongside a moving car, she nevertheless decided to tie the knot with the father of her two children back in December.
Man, I hope this doesn't end badly.
14. Candace Williams
Significant Other: married to 5x All-Pro defensive end Haloti Ngata
Good-looking wife, adorable kid, cute dogs, and a 5-year $61 million contract? Haloti Ngata is living the American Dream.
13. Christina Ngata
Significant Other: married to the underrated Joe Flacco
Yes, I do think Joe Flacco is underrated. He's not a superstar, but the guy has started every single regular season game in his 5-year NFL career and has taken the Ravens to the playoffs every season. Moreover, they've always won at least one game, have been to the AFC Championship Game twice, and now are in the Super Bowl. What more could you want from your quarterback? (Yes, I know, a championship. But that may come.)
12. Dana Grady
Significant Other: girlfriend (probably) of rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw
This relationship is not "official." However, there is Twitter evidence that suggests they've been a couple since before the NFL draft last winter.
Thanks to playerwives.com for doing the digging.
11. Deidra Dorsey
Significant Other: girlfriend of tight end Delanie Walker
Delanie Walker didn't go to a big school (Central Missouri) and he isn't a big star in the NFL. But he has been collecting a nice NFL paycheck for 6 years now, and he's got a pretty okay-looking girlfriend...who is a model. So he's going alright.
10. Racine Lewin
Team: 49ers and Ravens
Significant Other: the Harbaugh brothers
The outcome of the actual Harbaugh Bowl has yet to be decided, but the outcome of the Harbaugh WAG Bowl is in the books: in my opinion, little brother Jim beat his brother John by about a touchdown.
That's Jim's wife, Sarah Harbaugh, on the left. On the right it's John's wife, Ingrid Harbaugh.
What do you think?
9. Sarah and Ingrid Harbaugh
Significant Other: former starting quarterback Alex Smith
You want to know the real reason why 49ers fans never warmed up to Alex Smith? It had nothing to do with his play. Instead, it's beacuse he married a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader.
That's just not right. (Though yes, she is hot.)
8. Elizabeth Barry Smith
Significant Other: ex-girlfriend (probably) of starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Perhaps you say an ex-girlfriend shouldn't be on this list. But I say, when the ex-girlfriend looks like this, she sure as hell is going to be on the list. And besides, you never know, they may get back together.
7. Corban Fennell
Significant Other: girlfriend of Pro Bowl offensive tackle Bryan McKinnie
This former contestant on America's Next Top Model (and current model/singer/actress/TV personality) has had her fluctuating weight scrutinized over the years, which has to suck. But whatever, she's still gorgeous. Plus, she seems to have herself a supportive boyfriend in Bryant McKinnie, so good for her.
6. Toccara Jones
Significant Other: girlfriend of rookie tight end Garrett Celak
Garrett Celak went undrafted in 2012 and signed with the 49ers in May as an undrafted free agent. And while he didn't do all that much this year (4 receptions for 51 yards), he's got an All-Pro girlfriend in Sarah Hinton. She's a former Hooters Girl, don't you know. Miss July 2012, to be precise.
5. Sarah Hinton
Significant Other: married to All-Pro center Matt Birk
This year, Roman Catholic Harvard grad Matt Birk wrote an Op-Ed against gay marriage partially in response to the piece written by his former teammate, Chris Kluwe. But whether or not you agree with his position, you have to admire the man for putting his money where his mouth is. Because you see, Matt and his wife Adrianna have 6 kids.
4. Adrianna Birk
Significant Other: girlfriend of wide receiver Mario Manningham
Now here's a strange anomaly. Neither of last year's Super Bowl teams are in the big game again this year, and yet here at #3 we have a woman who was also on last year's list of Super Bowl WAGs.
The reason of course is that Mario Manningham, who won Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants, signed with the team the Giants beat in the NFC Championship Game last year—i.e., the 49ers. Now he's back in the Super Bowl*, and his girlfriend Tiffany is back on this list.
*Well, he's kind of back in the Super Bowl. He tore his ACL in December, so he won't be playing. But if the Niners win he gets a ring, so his GF counts.
3. Tiffany Hughley
Significant Other: engaged to 6x All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis
Um, wow. Patrick Willis obviously knew that women don't come much hotter than this, so he decided to lock her into a longterm deal by putting a ring on it. (Her fingers, that is.)
Wise choice, my friend.
Anyway, it's hard to tell what Shenae does, so I'm assuming she's a full-time football wife.
2. Shenae Saifi
Significant Other: girlfriend of rookie running back LaMichael James
LaMichael James went to Oregon. Courtney Eckhart was a cheerleader at Oregon. Guess how the two met?
Anyway, in case you were wondering, Eckhart was not the woman who filed a domestic assault charge against James back in 2010. That was a former girlfriend, and Eckhart stuck by his side through it all. Now she's rewarded by being named the hottest WAG of Super Bowl XLVII.
Congratulations, Courtney. I know this must be a huge honor.
1. Courtney Eckhart
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