Just before Superbowl LVIII kicks off on Sunday evening, Smirnoff will be hosting the first-ever Smirnoff SMASH Pickle Bowl – a Celebrity Pickleball Tournament to be held on the Vegas Strip and hosted by media personality Speedy Mormon. The private event will feature Kay Adams and a whole host of celebrities, plus some very special local guests.
Strutting Her Pickleball Stuff
As we know, “Up and Adams” host Kay Adams lives and breathes the NFL. And while she’s getting ready for an epic Super Bowl encounter in Las Vegas between the Chiefs and the 49ers, she’s also gearing up for another special moment in the sports spotlight – but it’s nothing to do with football!
Sportscaster Adams is taking time out from the gridiron to strut her pickleball stuff in the inaugural Smirnoff SMASH Pickle Bowl. Teaming up with former NFL player Vernon Davis, the duo is set to compete against celebrities such as Saweetie, Lance Bass, Brock Davies, Scheana Shay, and other local guests.
Adams, who stands 5 feet in her bare feet, recognizes the ironic nature of her partnership with the towering Super Bowl champion, Davis, who measures 6ft 2.
Undeterred By The Height Difference
However, she is undeterred by the height difference and humorously acknowledges herself as the potential “weakest link” in the tournament. She also emphasizes that the event is bound to be a “smash hit,” regardless of the outcome.
“I’m very excited for the Smirnoff SMASH Pickle Bowl. And let me tell you, it’s very unexpected. I’ll say this: I’m taking pickleball lessons. I’m not athletic. I talk about sports, but here I am with my little racket and tennis skirt, heading over to the Santa Monica Pickleball Center every other day because I’m competing with a good friend of mine, Vernon Davis,” Adams told The Blast.
“We’re an unexpected Smash duo because I’m 5 feet tall. He’s a Super Bowl champion a couple times over who’s like hovering above me at like 7 feet or something like that, and we’re expected to take on some really stiff competition.”
The Santa Monica Pickleball Center was damaged by fire last September. Read our article on what happened and how the local community rallied around to help.
“The Tricky One”
She also shared her insights about the celebrity duos participating in the tournament, singling out one with an amiable demeanor that might disguise his skills on the pickleball court.
“Lance Bass, let me tell you, I’ve been sizing up this match up,” she revealed. “It’s a bunch of unexpected smash duos. He’s the one I’m looking at as like the tricky one. He’s so sweet and kind and loveable, but I bet he’s a monster on the pickleball court.”
Adam then gave a little background information on the event: “This is the first-ever Smirnoff Smash Pickle Bowl, and it’s in honor of Smirnoff’s Smash Vodka Soda. It’s going to be a very flavorful competition, and Smirnoff’s always up to unexpected, amazing stuff,” she told The Blast.
“It’s Going To Be A Lot Of Fun”
“Everyone’s saying, oh, you have a Super Bowl champion with you going up against a reality star, her husband, a rapper, a musician, but Vernon Davis, nobody’s gonna serve to him. I’m gonna get exploited. I am the weakest link, goodbye, is what’s going to happen, but either way, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
“We are representing raspberry peach as a flavor combination. That’s my favorite combo of these four new, unexpected smash duo flavors. I just think it’ll be a smash hit no matter who wins.”
There’s another pre-Super Bowl pickleball bash taking place in Las Vegas – check out our article on the G.O.A.T. Bowl Amateur Pickleball Tournament.
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?