20. Sue Bird (basketball)- Guys love Sue Bird because they're all convinced that she would hook up with them. She's pretty but she isn't intimidating pretty. She's girl next door all sweaty from hoops practice pretty. And that works.
19. Erica Blasberg (golf)- Blasberg is going to give Natalie Gulbis a run for her money very soon. Blasberg is a professional golfer but she's nowhere near Gulbis' level which means one thing- the outfits are going to get skimpier and the photoshoots are going to get racier. That's how it works in women's sports- the winners win and the losers pose naked.
18. Ashley Force (motorsports)- I guess driving a funny car counts as a sport. It seems like all you do is push your foot down and pray that you don't die but who am I to say that pushing your foot down doesn't take some athletic ability.
17. Biba Golic (table tennis)- Notice how I used "table tennis" instead of "ping pong?" It just sounds better. If driving a funny car is a sport then table tennis definitely qualifies. Biba looks like a porn star- a poorly paid Eastern European porn star- but looking like a poorly paid Eastern European porn star and playing a sport is good enough for #17 on this list.
16. Sasha Cohen (figure skating)- Any athlete that flexible (photographic evidence below) makes this list. End of story.
15. Danica Patrick (motor sports)- Her hotness doesn't quite match her fame but she's still the best case scenario when it comes to a race car driver in a bikini.
14. Jelena Dokic (tennis)- Tall, leggy, blonde tennis players are a dime a dozen but Dokic is one of the better ones. Downside to Dokic- has a crazy father who looks like he would dismember you if you had Jelena out past her curfew.
13. Missy Gibson (surfing)- I couldn't tell you anything about Missy Gibson. She is apparently a surfer and has two outstanding photos floating around the Internets. That's all I know.
12. Natalie Gulbis (golf)- Big Ben hit that. And the asphalt. I'm guessing that hitting Gulbis was the more enjoyable experience.
11. Niki Gudex (bike riding)- Niki Gudex is a BMXer or a mountain biker or a unicyclist. Who the hell knows. She rides bikes and wears bikinis.
10. Ashley Harkleroad (tennis)- Ashley is a terrible tennis player but she makes up for that shortcoming by wearing the tightest possible clothing. It's a great strategy. And there are photos in which her face looks better but you can't argue with this outfit.
9. Jennie Finch (softball)- Finch could kick your ass. She's not small. If you're a guy that likes girls that can hold their own in UFC and strike you out then Finch is for you.
8. Ana Paula Mancino (volleyball)- Female Brazilian athletes are just a different breed altogether. They don't screw around in Brazil. If you're a woman and you want to play sports, you better be hot. It's just the way life works down there.
7. Kristi Leskinen (skiing)- I think she's German or something. And she skis. But not in lingerie. Which is too bad because skiing would be a lot cooler if the women were in lingerie.
6. Heather Mitts (soccer)- Talk about settling. Poor Heather, shouldered with a loser like A.J. Feeley.
5. Tanith Belbin (figure skating)- Belbin is the gold standard of figure skaters today. When it comes to looks. Not skating. She skates pairs which is like the Triple A of figure skating.
4. Lokelani McMichael (triathlon)- She's the youngest ever female finisher of the Ironman Triathlon and she's hot. Sounds good to me.
3. Maria Sharapova (tennis)- Twenty years old and #3 on Barstool's list of the Top 20 Hot Female Athletes. She might as well retire. It won't get any better than this.
2. Amanda Beard (swimming)- I thought that Beard was retired but according to the USA Swimming website she plans to make a bid for Beijing. Which works for me because it means more of Beard in bikinis.
1. Daniela Hantuchova (tennis)- She's like Maria Sharapova's hotter older sister. Hantuchova holds her own off the tennis court. She's legit. With or without a racket in her hand.