By: Mike Stone

The sports and entertainment worlds are colliding as rumors are flying of a possible romance between Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton. The two were spotted with friends in a suite at the Aerosmith concert last week at the Palace. Upton was also in Verlander’s suite at Comerica Park the next evening. If the two are indeed an item, she would definitely rank at the top or near the top of hot celebrity women dating Detroit area athletes. Here is my six pack of those babes. The one rule is the athlete either had to play here when they dated or are from here so Giselle Bundchen (Mrs. Tom Brady) is ineligible.

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1.Carmella DeCesare. She is the wife of former Lions quarterback Jeff Garcia and was the answer to anyone who dared to question Garcia’s masculinity. She also just happened to be a Playboy centerfold.

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2.Anna Kournikova. She turned 16 the day the Red Wings won the 1997 Stanley Cup, but lechers like myself will never forget when she showed up with Sergei Fedorov at the Stanley Cup victory parade wearing that leopard skin short skirt.

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3.Tyra Banks. Remember what she looked like when she dated Chris Webber for a few years. Yowza, she used to be unbelievably hot.

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4. Emma Andersson. She is married to Henrik Zetterberg and was once voted the hottest chick in Sweden. If you are the hottest woman in Sweden, you certainly qualify to be in this list.

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5. Willa Ford. Supermodel, actress, singer, and oh so hot. The wife of former Wing and Livonia native Mike Modano is a sight to behold.

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6. Karina Smirnoff. The very sexy performer of Dancing with the Stars frame was engaged to former Tigers pitcher Brad Penny for almost a year, until they broke up last October. Many marveled at how he could ever land such a hottie.