Brooklyn Decker Is The 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

Every February, like clockwork, the hearts and minds of young men turn to one thing: the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. It has the strange power to turn dark, gray Winter days warm and bright.

2010 cover model Brooklyn Decker was photographed by legendary photographer Walter Iooss Jr. (side note: how does someone get that job??) in the picturesque Maldives islands. The cover was revealed on Monday night's "Late Show with David Letterman," and is also available for public oggling on a large billboard in New York, just up the street from MTV HQ.

We may have to actually find time to go out and get lunch today.

The gorgeous blond is, regrettably, newly married to tennis star Andy Roddick. The full cover image, of course, is after the jump....

SI.com is also running a greatest swimsuit model ever poll, NCAA tournament style. Who's your favorite of all time? Where does Brooklyn rank in your book? Leave your thoughts in the comments!