Glen Macnow asks the question:
Zach and Julie Ertz – Best Philly sports power couple ever?
— Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow) July 7, 2019
It’s a good question, and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Zach and Julie Ertz have skyrocketed to the top of the Philadelphia sports power couple rankings. Actually, I think they were probably already there, so they simply solidified their place after Julie won another World Cup this weekend.
Who, then, is #2?
I think A.J. Feeley and Heather Mitts are #2 on my list. Rodney Peete married Philly native Holly Robinson, who was not an athlete but became a successful actress, so they could be added here. Randall Cunningham’s wife, Felicity, was a ballet dancer (he once dated Whitney Houston, but they didn’t marry). You could also go with Rocky Balboa and Adrian Pennino, if fake boxing is your thing. Somebody also mentioned Bryan Colangelo and Barbara Bottini as a Philly sports power couple, which made me laugh.
Glen got some other good replies, however, after the jump:
Let’s not forget Kyle Kendrick and Steph Lagrossa
— Nathan (@NathanMc76) July 7, 2019
Ah yes, good shout.
Kendrick’s wife appeared on multiple seasons of Survivor and athletically she did this, via Wikipedia:
She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School in 1998, after which she attended Temple University before transferring to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She was a four-year starting varsity lacrosse player at both schools, a multiple Northeast Conference All-Conference and Academic Honor Roll selection, and captain of the team in her senior year at Monmouth.
Kyle Kendrick and Steph Lagrossa is a low-key top-ten Philadelphia sports power couple.
Only? Maybe Jrue Holiday and his soccer wife?
— Turk484 (@turk484) July 7, 2019
This is a good one. Jrue married his “soccer wife,” Lauren Cheney, who was a midfielder for the U.S. women’s team and won the 2015 World Cup in addition to a pair of Olympic gold medals. Jrue of course was shipped to New Orleans, which began the Process era.
Somebody offered this one as well:
Will and Jada.. will owns 76ers..
— 🐸☕️ (@siiimmyy) July 8, 2019
Sure, I’ll take it, I guess, with an asterisk.
Here’s Fake Coatesy checking in:
I’m sure one of Wilt Chamberlain’s 10,000 ladies was a pretty damn good athlete.
— Fake Coatesy (@fakecoatesy) July 7, 2019
Yep, we can add that one to the list.
And finally, about ten people made this joke:
Hands down! The only couple that comes close….. pic.twitter.com/pokZd4FpxB
— Magoo (@Magoo302) July 7, 2019
My updated top five Philadelphia sports power couple rankings:
- Zach and Julie Ertz
- A.J. Feeley and Heather Mitts
- Jrue and Lauren Holiday
- Wilt Chamberlain and one of his 10,000 women
- Bryan Colangelo and Barbara Bottini