Remember when I said the MNF game was kinda weak and I didn't watch (even though I missed a helluva ending). Well, the reason was there was another fine session of Real Housewives of Atlanta on...and Lord knows I wasn't going to miss that.
The show is mildly entertaining with DeShawn Snow (Wife of Cavalier Eric Snow) and Lisa Wu-Hartwell (wife of Raiders Linebacker Edgerton Hartwell) as well as non-athlete wife NeNe Leakes (wife of a Real Estate Mogul) and Kim Zolciak (who simply has a sugar daddy deemed "Big Papa" on the show).
The show also has one other athlete's wife...well, sorta:
Meet Sheree (Sure-ay) Whitfield, the former (or soon to be former) wife of retired NFLer (OL) Bob Whitfield (pictured).
Why is this interesting (and on your fucking sports site, where y'know, you wanted to read about sports). Well, Sheree pisses me the hell off (most of these women do, but Sheree's a total bitch on top of that).
You see, Sheree claims to be her own woman. Essence Magazine had a chance to speak with Sheree...so let's get to the hilarious excerpts.
ESSENCE.COM: Your life is now on display for the world to see. So what made you join the cast?If you have a chance (maybe you're favorite NFL team is getting blown out on Sunday so...you're "done") and you watch the show (Bravo Network) you'll start to understand why I find Sheree so ridiculous.
SHEREE WHITFIELD: "Well, I was at the end of a divorce, so I thought this was a great way to get my mind off of it. And, I’m definitely not just sitting at home. We are redefining what it means to be a housewife, whether it means being a businesswoman, working mom, or socialite, and I was excited to let people inside our world."
ESSENCE.COM: From the first episode, we know that you want to get at least seven figures from your divorce. Do you think the show portrays you accurately?
WHITFIELD: Well, I’m “the bitch.” I hate to say that but that’s what I am on the show. It’s not something I set out to be, but I guess that’s what you’re called when you speak your mind. And that’s okay with me. Of course, you will be edited, and there’s stuff you’d wish they’d keep, like all the things I said before about the divorce.
ESSENCE.COM: So how’s your love life now? Are you dating?
WHITFIELD: I’m not dating anyone right now. Atlanta is so small and it really is six degrees of separation. My ex told me about the show [before I could tell him]. A guy for me would definitely have to be spiritual, family-oriented, and someone who’s happy and confident within themselves.
"We are redefining what it means to be a housewife, whether it means being a businesswoman, working mom, or socialite" - Really? I mean, I guess you are redefining what it means to be a housewife. Does it now mean bloodsucking leech who is only rich because of her husband?
Well, I’m “the bitch.” - Yes
"My ex told me about the show [before I could tell him]." - I.e. another way to fuck him.
It's like Sheree's convinced she's gotten where she is because of her hard work. Maybe I'm missing something here, but living off your NFL husband's salary and then divorcing him (with a seven figure settlement), when he retires, is hardly making your own way.
Sheree, if you're reading this, we'd love to set up an e-mail interview with you. Anyone else, please send your frustrating e-mails to Justin@badnewsbloggers.com.
On that note, its depressing that Bravo lets people like this sit in the "public" eye
Its more depressing that such a reputable sports website did as well...