Hot or not? That is the question we are asking about James Franklin’s wife today for a very good reason we shall explain in a moment. Her name is Kumi Franklin and she is married to our leading candidate for sexist pig of 2012 who is head football coach at Vanderbilt University.

For some reason this story reminds me of the viral song, Sexy and I know it by those strange ugly guys who stripped off their shirts for that terrible (but unfortunately addicting) song that set a YouTube record for views in the last year. But for Coach Franklin, he is very serious about the bedroom qualifications of his coaching staff.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant until I see his wife. If she looks the part and she’s a D1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That’s part of the deal. There’s a very strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a woman, and being quick on your feet and having some personality and confidence and being articulate and confident, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.” Read more here.

So if you don’t have arm candy for a wife, coaches need not apply to his job openings. And with a 6-7 record last year, his method is obviously working with all the sarcasm I can muster in writing. Hope that got through to our readers.

Now think about the wives of the coaches on his staff today. Their essence has now been reduced to cosmetics as if assessing blow up dolls in a sex shop. And how do they feel today because of what he said, and how irrelevant does his staff feel as well. What James Franklin doesn’t understand is that men shop for wives for a variety of reasons. Some dudes like funny, some like intelligent, some like cooking, some like awesome sex, and some like hot. And don’t forget about rich. Anything goes because it is a man’s choice, and his home is his castle.

And of course, all men size up a woman’s looks especially those of us who appreciate WAGs for what they bring to our eyes. But professionally? His method obviously doesn’t work and he needs to apologize for embarrassing himself and Vanderbilt. What do the female donors who support the university think of his idea? How about the female students pursuing professional careers there? How shallow and ignorant can a man truly be?

Regardless it is time to take a measure of the man himself because that’s what we do around here. Is Kumi Franklin a hot wife? Photos are below to help with your assessment. And what do you think of baldy himself on a scale of 1 to 10?

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