Posts tagged "football"

Penn State Students Protesting Joe Paterno’s Firing Need A Reality Check

Last night, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university. Thousands of students reacted by rioting, throwing rocks and overturning a news van, shouting, “We want JoePa!” Their loyalty is disturbing. Joe Paterno, yes, has a reputation for being one of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011

Is MTV2’s “Lingerie Football League” Totally Disgusting?

This is not a suitable “Friday Night Lights” replacement. On Friday night, MTV2 will premiere its second season of “Lingerie Football League: Friday Night Football.” The concept is fairly obvious from the title. The LFL consists of 12 teams of female players, with names like the Philadelphia Passion and the Los Angeles Temptation,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 24, 2011

Lawrence Taylor Gets Slap On The Wrist For Raping Underage Prostitute

If you’re going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old was charged with…

Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

The Weirdest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

I did not grow up in a football-loving family (we went to political rallies on Sundays instead), so the Super Bowl has never meant a whole heck of a lot to me. But since I became an adult, I’ve starting tuning into the big game for three obvious reasons: 1) I like the food…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2011

ESPN Announcer Off Air After Calling Female Colleague “Sweetcakes”

ESPN football announcer Ron Franklin was not allowed on-air this weekend after he allegedly called a female colleague, Jeannine Edwards, “sweetcakes” and then an “a-hole.”

Franklin, 68, supposedly made the sexist comments in a production meeting on Friday. Edwards reportedly tried to butt in on a conversation he was having with another announcer,…

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to Favre’s punishment, his alleged victim, former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, is trashing the NHL for being sexist and claiming she provided insufficient evidence.

Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2010

Brett Favre Fined, Not Suspended, For Sexting Peen Photos To Jenn Sterger

Quarterback Brett Favre will be fined up to $50,000, but not suspended, for allegedly sexting photos of his peen to a former New York Jets employee who was not interested, claims NFL.com. Football justice strikes again!

Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2010

Insider Claims Life As A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Is A Living Hell

Anyone been watching the CMT channel’s reality show “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team”? Clips posted online portray the cheer squad as sugary sweet good ol’ girls: In one episode, they visit Iraq War veterans and in another they dig in at Cracker Barrel. (Although the actual eating part doesn’t make it onscreen.)

But…

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Attacker

A Texas high school has taken “school spirit” to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused of…

Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

“Hellcats” Cram Session: Cheerleaders Playing Football?

Bust out your pom-poms, ’cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 13, 2010

Vikings QB Brett Favre Accused Of Sending Lewd Texts To Women

I’m a little slow on the uptick here because I couldn’t care less about football players and their weenies. But! Some of you may have heard that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, a married man, might have been a naughty boy. Two years ago, when he played for the New York Jets, Favre allegedly sent…

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Football-Watching Tradition

Last week, we asked you to share your football-watching traditions. And I just have to say you all had me seriously jealous I don’t have one of my own. Seriously, just the thought of chili, nachos, and cozying up with friends and family has me wanting to find a group of football fans with room…

Annika Harris / October 8, 2010

Win This! My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack

Football season has officially arrived and it’s time for the tailgating to begin. MyCokeRewards.com is offering a…

Annika Harris / October 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Sports Commenter Says Ines Sainz Was “Asking For It”

A Fox and NFL Network sports analyst, Brian Baldinger, has said that Mexican sports reporter Ines Sainz was sexually harassed by members of the Jets football team and staff because she was “asking for it.” (And yes, that’s a direct quote.) Apparently, Mr. Baldinger is of the opinion men are just big testosterone-swollen lunkhead…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

“This Is Our Locker Room”: The Ines Sainz Scandal Begs The Question “Do Men Need A Man Cave?”

Most incidents of sexual harassment follow one of two scripts: 1.) How provocatively was she dressed? 2.) Is she just being a PMS-y humorless bitch and/or too sensitive? The story of Ines Sainz, the Mexican sports reporter who was sexually harassed by players and staff from the New York Jets, has forged a new narrative:…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2010

Hey, Ines Sainz: You Can Be Sexually Harassed And Still Not Feel “Offended” Or “Attacked”

Before this weekend, perhaps only Miss Universe Pageant fans or sports fans in Mexico had heard of Ines Sainz. But today, we know her as a beautiful sports reporter who was sexually harassed by members and staff of the New York Jets football team. Or wasn’t sexually harassed at all. Or is skeptical about whether…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: NY Jets Accused Of Sexually Harassing Sports Reporter Ines Sainz

Ines Sainz, a sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico, claims players and coaches from the New York Jets catcalled her and used rude language while she was at a practice this weekend to interview Mark Sanchez. Apparently, it got so bad when Sainz was in the locker room that another female reporter spoke…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2010

Lingerie Football Could Be The Most Lucrative Women’s “Sport”

Apparently it’s not enough to play at Wimbledon with your bum hanging out, ladies.

Lingerie football, like puppy football, is not a real sport. But three cable networks are interested in broadcasting titillating tackles, according to Mitchell Mortaza, the Lingerie Football League’s founder. And why wouldn’t they want to broadcast it? According to the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2010