06/01/2005: There must not be much to amuse folks out there in Knoxvegas these days.
It appears that in Knoxville, home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee (and the UT Lady Volunteers, who boast the NCAA's winningest coach of all time in Pat Summit), apparently the natives all have their knickers in a twist because one Brittany Jackson, Lady Vol basketball player who just graduated this spring, has apparently decided to make a valiant attempt to avoid having to get a real job by positioning herself for a modelling career. And from what I can tell, she seems to be quite well qualified for it:
The problem for right thinking Knoxvillians (and no doubt other fans of the Lady Vols) is that Ms. Jackson, seeking to capitalize on her, er, assets, posted some fairly "revealing" photos on her website (i.e., bikini pics for those of you who have dirty minds and are assuming she posed nude or something). If you want the gory details, go see Thursday Night Fever where at least some of the pictures in question are preserved for posterity. (Thank you, Mr. Roboto!)
Um... according to Ms. Jackson's bio, she's 21 (turning 22 in late July), which means she's old enough to vote, drink, and decide to exploit her body for commercial purposes in any legal manner she chooses without a bunch of pitiful busybodies looking out for "what's best for her...." If anything, this is certainly going to help recruiting for the Lady Vols, I'd think ("Play for us, then become a highly paid, glamorous model!"). And definitely it'll drive enrollment at UT, at least among college aged males, for quite a few years. Don'cha think?
Gotta love living in the Bible belt.
Len on 06.01.05 @ 12:37 PM CST