There are many opportunities to enjoy beautiful women at a sporting event, whether you fancy professional cheerleaders, fans in snugly fitting cropped jerseys or the players' well-maintained trophy wives. But we're not sure any of them can compete with the heady combination of sports knowledge and sex and appeal found in an attractive female sportscaster.

Luckily, Playboy.com is around to ponder such important questions as "Who really is the hottest sportscaster?" in their 2009 Sexiest Sportscasters contest. Take a look at their top picks below and vote for your favorite in our unofficial (but highly scientific) poll.

The Sexiest Sportscasters 2009

    Bonnie Bernstein, CBS

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    Charissa Thompson, Fox Sports

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    Erin Andrews, ESPN

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    Lauren Shehadi, CBSSports.com

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    Molly Sullivan, MountainWest Sports Network

    Duane Prokop, MySpace.com