The votes are in, the hanging chads have been discounted, the top jersey chasers of 2010 have been determined.
Chasers 1-8 were voted on by you, the readers… but since Thejerseychaser.com has only been honoring a Jersey Chaser of the Month since May, I named two honorable mentions to finish in the other remanding Jersey Chasers to fill out the Top 10..
10. The Cast of Gossip Girl (Honorable Mention)- Spotted the cast of Gossip Girl getting cozy with the stars of Sports Center. First, Michelle Trachtenberg began dating NY Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, and now Jessica Szohr is rumored to be with Aaron Rodgers.
9. Carrie Underwood (Honorable Mention)- The American Idol and country super star got her feet wet in the world of jersey chasing when she had a brief romance with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but she will forever be a jersey chaser as she married Ottawa Senators captain Mike Fisher this summer. The couple have been dating for a year before their were engaged last January.
8. Savannah Brinson- LeBron James’ baby mama has long been the devoted and quiet girlfriend, and it has apparently paid off since LeBron allegedly proposed to Brinson this past fall to his high school sweetheart. Brinson has also stepped out into the spotlight doing an interview and photo shoot with Vanity Fair, giving details of her relationship with the basketball superstar and speaking out against his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers.
7. Cameron Diaz- Surprisingly, Diaz only took 6% of the vote for Jersey Chaser of the Year, but that is not stopping the Hollywood starlet and her relationship with Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. After a brief breakup early this fall, the two rekindled around the holidays, even celebrating Christmas in Hollywood. Diaz has kept a low profile when it comes to jersey chasing, especially compared to A-Rod’s past celeb flames Madonna and Kate Hudson!
6. Cheryl Burke- Though Chad Ochocinco is engaged to another woman, we still have to give Cheryl Burke credit for being able to keep in line her outspoke Dancing With The Stars partner. It was rumored Burke and Ochocinco were romantically involved off the dance floor, and Ochocinco help fuel those rumors by giving Burke outlandish gifts. Despite no prior dancing experience, the couple tangoed all the way to the Final Four.
5. Kristin Cavallari- The former Hills star upgraded from Justin Bobby when she landed herself Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. But don’t be fooled, Cavallari is no rookie jersey chaser. She has had past romances with Mark Sanchez and Matt Leinart. While Cutler does not fall under her previous criteria to be a former USC quarterback, it seems to be working for the two… the Bears won the NFC North and have the second best record in the conference.
4. Hilary Duff- Long over are the days of Lizzie McGuire. Hilary Duff is a married woman and a lifetime jersey chaser. The 22-year old married hockey player Mike Comrie. While Comrie has been on five different teams in the past four years, and while he may not have a box office career, Duff can still quit her day job. Comrie is heir to The Brick furniture throne, worth an estimated $500 million.
3. Eva Longoria- What seemed a storyline out of Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria filed for divorce from her San Antonio Spurts star husband Tony Parker. What’s more is that Parker cheated on the Hollywood beauty with former teammate Brent Barry’s wife. As information began to leak out about the affair, Longoria stole the hearts of readers and nabbed 23% of the vote for Jersey Chaser of the Year!
2. Jenn Sterger- Our runner-up for Jersey Chaser of the Year is none other the woman who was made famous because Brett Favre sent sext messages to her. Sterger had a former gig on Versus The Daily Line, but the show was canceled in October, just as the Favre saga was gaining steam. The NFL promoted an investigation into the validity of the sext messages and voicemails but was drawn out for the majority of the season. Despite Sterger’s outspoken remarks that Favre should be suspended the NFL only fined his $50,000 for failure to cooperate with an investigation.
1. Kim Kardashian- Congratulations to Kim Kardashian! Not only is she one of the most Googled celebrities but in 2010, Kardashian was linked to four different athletes: Reggie Bush, Cristian Ronaldo, Miles Austin and Kris Humphries. After her on-and-off relationship with Reggie Bush finally ended in March, Kardashian could not stay away from jersey chasing for long… and we don’t blame her. Her hard work has earned her the prestigious title.