There have been a handful of former athletes on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” in the past. But a sports writer? That hadn’t happened until today.
Mike Renner, a writer for Pro Football Focus, will be a contestant on the next season of “The Bachelorette.” The season starts on Memorial Day, May 28.
Renner should be a distinctive figure on the show, given his long blonde locks. A Notre Dame alum, Renner has worked at PFF since 2012.
As you can imagine, the internet is having some fun with his appearance on the show.
extremely important: who is the "sports analyst" on The Bachelorette. Come on one of you has to follow him if he's really a "sports analyst" pic.twitter.com/kKqDeXoZHD
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) May 17, 2018
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) May 17, 2018
"Those aren't extensions. That's legit. That's all Mike. He looks kind of like — you watch any 80's surf movies? That's Mike. Not Spicoli-esque, but pretty close."
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) May 17, 2018
Please tell me this isn’t a joke. I’m all in on this
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) May 17, 2018
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 17, 2018
In order to win the affection of Becca, the Bachelorette for this season, Renner will have to beat out a pair of former NFL players: Clay Harbor and Colton Underwood.
You might be more familiar with Underwood as the ex-boyfriend of star USA gymnast Aly Raisman.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) May 17, 2018
The sports world is rollin’ deep on “The Bachelorette” this season. Get ready for some tweets about the show from some media members you wouldn’t expect would be watching.
Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” begins on May 28. It will air on ABC.