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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #123: Natasha Barnard Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 14 - 2013

Earlier this week Sports Illustrated put out yet another edition of their controversial Swimsuit Edition. The SI Swimsuit edition has launched many modeling careers including Cheryl Tiegs, Kathy Ireland and most recently, Kate Upton.

Following in the long line of swimsuit models that have come before her, we present Natasha Barnard who was recently name the (unofficial) SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year for 2013. Expect to see a lot more of her in the coming months. Links following the eye candy.

Natasha Barnard

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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #107: Bikini Runway Edition

Posted by Dave On March - 3 - 2011

I’m not one to be considered a “fashion plate”. A t-shirt that probably has BBQ sauce stained on it or a throw back jersey is about as fashionable as I get. But when I spotted this video that originally appeared on Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks today, I knew I had found tonight’s Eye Candy. We introduced you to SI Swimsuit rookie Kate Upton a few weeks ago. Well, in this video she shows up at the 3:08 and 3:40 mark and you better be sitting down. Links follow the eye candy:

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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #106: Brooklyn Decker Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 24 - 2011

Last week’s Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #105 featured the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition rookie Kate Upton. Keeping with the SI Swimsuit theme, this week we’re going with Brooklyn Decker. Not much else to say other than she is married to tennis star Andy Roddick and that I just enrolled my 2 year old son into tennis lessons…. Links follow the eye candy:

Brooklyn Decker Bikini

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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #105: Kate Upton Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 17 - 2011

Depending on how old you are will determine how fondly you hold the opinion of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. For those that are older, the SI Swimsuit Edition was something that was rare and coveted because of its scarcity. The Swimsuit Edition was coming out on news stands well before the days of Maxim Magazine where today, scantily clad women are commonplace. Before the days of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, you needed to pick up the SI Swimsuit Edition for that one week. If you missed it, you had to wait a whole year. And Sports Illustrated launched the modeling careers of many young ladies whom we all refer to as “Super Models” today. Household names like Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Cheryl Tiegs and Tyra Banks among others all became household names because of their appearance in the magazine.

In honor of another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition hitting people’s mailboxes this week, we pay homage to one of the rookies to the Swimsuit Edition, Kate Upton. We’re betting you will be seeing a lot more of her in the next few years. Need more Kate Upton? Click HERE for her complete photo gallery from SI. Links follow the eye candy:

Kate Upton

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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #68: Vanessa Marrero Edition

Posted by Dave On October - 22 - 2009

You can call it sucking up, kissing butt or just flat out appreciation for a man’s work, but I have to give up some respect to Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated. Jimmy runs Hot Clicks that runs weekdays on the SI.com Extra Mustard section. Hot Clicks is a round-up of the day’s best posts the blogosphere has to offer that day. Whether it be funny lists, the latest pop culture nugget or even some good old fashioned sports trivia, Jimmy finds the good stuff and links out to it. It’s kind of like this segment but much better with a lot less stuff about tailgating. (Recently Jimmy was kind enough to find our Top 15 Most Quotable Movies list worthy of a link and we enjoyed quite a large traffic day on Tuesday.) He also is a big fan of attractive women and posts a photo of some eye-candy at the top of each edition of Hot Clicks. Last Friday he introduced us all to Vanessa Marrero, a senior advertising major at Florida International University who was also named Sports Illustrated’s Cheerleader of the Week. So hats off to Jimmy for all he does and if you are on Twitter, you should follow him. Links follow the eye-candy…

Florida International University Cheerleader Vanessa Marrero

Photo of Florida International University Cheerleader Vanessa Marrero courtesy of Sports Illustrated

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