“I am a heterosexual guy in a tough macho sport, which is exactly the reason I feel a duty to say I support gay marriage and gay rights. I have nothing to gain personally from supporting this issue, and that’s the point. Society as a whole is better when there is equality, and I want to live in a country where everyone has the same rights because we all benefit from that. What people overlook is that this isn’t a sex issue, it’s a love issue. There’s no justifiable reason for trying to get in the way of two people who love each other.”
–UFC fighter Rashad “Suga” Evans has added his name to a brief filed by NFL players Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo urging the Supreme Court to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage. He also issued this beautiful statement to Outsports to show his support for marriage equality and equal rights. Huge props to Evans for taking such a powerful stand, and here’s hoping more athletes follow his lead! [Outsports]
We already know that Maria Sharapova is a hardcore philanthropist and kickass tennis player who has scored some of the biggest endorsement deals around, but her equally formidable sweet tooth managed to fly under the radar … until now. The Olympic silver medalist and four-time Grand Slam winner (and she’s only 25!) launched her premium candy line, Sugarpova, at Henri Bendel yesterday, and at risk of sounding tooth-achingly trite, Sharapova looked pretty damn sweet herself. A metallic dark brown liner smudged between the lashes and a sheer, shimmery mushroom taupe shadow on the lids enhances her almond-shaped eyes without the “too much” factor when paired with a pretty coral lipstick. This look is super-simple and the clean, fresh vibe is perfect for the office … or anywhere else, really. Get the details after the jump! Keep reading »
So here we are, approaching the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics. What a wild ride it’s been, eh? From the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter, to Jordyn Wieber’s heartbreak, to Ryan Lochte’s tacky grill, perfect bod, and one-night stands.
I have a rough time when any big sporting event rolls around, and that’s because a) I’m utterly uninterested in sports, and b) I’m utterly addicted to TV. This means that, if there is a big sporting event being aired, I feel compelled to watch for the sole purpose of having something to do. And this, in turn, means I have to come up with some way to make it interesting.
What I did for the 2012 Summer Olympics, is watch with a keen eye for the physiques and unique talents of the various athletes. And I imagined having sex with them. Wait! No. It was more specific than that, really. I imagined the before, during, and after of having sex with them, with a focus on the special gift each individual athlete would bring to the experience. Click through for a compilation of my observations. Keep reading »
Race Imboden is a 19-year-old DJ from Park Slope and a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team who was eliminated from competition by Italian fencer Andrea Baldini. As much as we’ll miss his athletic skills and dramatic lunges, we must admit we’re going to miss his partially shaved, self-described “classical mad man haircut” even more. Here’s to 2016!
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Apparently Spain didn’t have the money to provide new uniforms for its Olympians this year because the country is on the brink of bankruptcy (hey, who hasn’t been there lately, amiright?), so it accepted some complimentary uniforms from a Russian designer. The freebie duds are, well, a lot of look, and the Spanish Olympic team isn’t exactly pleased. Field hockey player Alex Fabrega tweeted this picture of himself sporting the red and yellow ensemble along with the description, “There aren’t enough adjectives.” [NPR]
“I think A-Rod can be tamed like Tiger can be tamed. Not! They remind me of each other. Their vibrations are the same. They go for the nice girl, and behind doors they’re always doing the kinky-winky. Straight sex is not good enough for them … [Most professional athletes] pick the gold diggers. They go for the hottest girl, and the minute they lose their contract, they lose the girl.”
—Patti Stanger gives some insight into why pro athletes have such a hard time finding love and staying faithful when they do [NY Post] Keep reading »
If you watched HBO’s most recent episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” you met Kyle Maynard, 24, an athlete and congenital amputee born without forearms and lower legs. It’s a pretty amazing story. The show first profiled Maynard several years ago when he arose to national prominence as a college wrestler with a 35-16 record — no easy feat when you’ve got 50-percent less in the limbs department than your every competitor. Since then, he’s written a best-selling book about his life, opened a gym, became a motivational speaker, and started competing in mixed martial arts cage matches. Next, he plans on climbing Mt. Everest. On top of all that, he’s a hottie. Check him out on “Larry King Live” after the jump. Keep reading »
As we settle into the sad realization that were only midway through winter, a few lucky ladies are getting in their last month of practice before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The games kick off in Vancouver on Feb. 12, but this group of girls have been growing up and getting ready since they first set foot into a snowboard, skis, a sled, or skates. With a talented mix of both seasoned and fresh competitors, one thing is certain—they are all hungry for the gold. Here is your guide to America’s leading ladies in all things sport and snow.
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After we saw the leaked photos of Serena Williams and Sarah Reinertsen, nude, on two covers of ESPN‘s first-ever Body Issue, we knew we had to get our hands on a copy. And today we did.
The Oct. 19 issue has seven different cover variations, each featuring a different athlete. Ours features a glistening Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic basketball player. Inside the magazine, there is more nudity than we had expected to see in ESPN, especially since a lot of the naked and nearly naked bodies belong to men. The story that shows photos of athletes’ scars and other physical costs of dedication makes sense, in our opinion, for the magazine. The numerous images of athletes without any or many clothes? Not so much. Our only guess is that ESPN is trying to attract more women readers. And we’re not complaining.
Click through for the full, somewhat NSFW version of the above photo featuring the D.C. United soccer team. Keep reading »
As part of Nike Women’s new “Here I Am” ad campaign, British Olympic runner Nicola Sanders exposes what it’s like to be a world-class female athlete — on the inside. In the virtual reality video, her brain shouts directions while her heart pushes her to win. Other inspiring videos in the series feature Swiss triathlete Nicola Spirig, Russian tennis champ Maria Sharapova, and judoka star Delphine Delsalle. [Kottke] Keep reading »