Who said sports can’t be fun? Last night at game three of the NBA finals, Boston Celtics fans tried to distract Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom by holding up masks of his wife Khloe Kardashian’s face to distract him. Ha! Too bad that little stunt didn’t work. The Lakers beat the Celtics anyway. I also got a chuckle when I heard that AshleyMadison.com, the dating site for infidels, made a $25 million offer for the naming rights for the Meadowlands Stadium, the new home for the New York Giants and New York Jets. What would they call it? The Mistresslands? Lots of Sports Stars Have Affairs Stadium? An even more pressing question: where in the heck did they get $25 million? All this ridiculousness almost makes me want to follow sports. Let me think about it. OK, not really. [NY Daily News, TMZ] Keep reading »
This was how Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Chris Pronger appeared in a poster from Tuesday’s print issue of The Chicago Tribune. He was Photoshopped to wear a woman’s skirt (or figure skating outfit?), with the caption “Chrissy Pronger: Looks like Tarzan, skates like Jane.”
I guess comparing a manly-man hockey dude to a woman is, like, the worst insult there is. It’s not like there are women’s hockey teams or anything! Nooooo. [Chicago Tribune] Keep reading »
Starting June 9, the World Cup soccer matches will dominate TV for the next month and it looks like their ad folks have a solid idea of their target audience.
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This is all kinds of creepy: fans of 18-year-old Romanian tennis player Simona Halep petitioned the player (on Facebook and elsewhere) against getting a breast reduction when she announced her big boobs hurt her and hindered her game. Why make such an announcement in the first place? Who knows. But in a message to her fans — for some reason she felt the need to explain this further — Halep said, “It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly [is compromised and] my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play. I don’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.” A breast reduction surgery last summer has since reduced Halep’s 34DD cup size to a 34C, which hopefully her fans can deal with. Really, people: she’s a teen tennis star who made it all the way to the French Open last weekend, not a Maxim pin-up. That’s Anna Kournikova you’re thinking of. [Daily Mail UK]
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There’s no denying Venus Williams is a talented tennis player, but it wasn’t her swing that elicited whispers and whistles from the French Open audience over the weekend. Venus caused quite a stir wearing a black and red corset-like mini dress on the court. The lacy getup, which she designed herself, gives the illusion of being sheer. The ruffled skirt flips and bounces with Venus’ every movement, exposing her flesh-colored boy shorts. She said the look was “about illusion,” which is her “motif this year.”
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Olympic ice dancers Charlie White, 22, and Tanith Belbin, 25, were known to the world as rivals in Vancouver this past winter, but behind the scenes they were having a torrid love affair. Collective “aaahhhh,” please. White’s skating partner. Meryl Davis. and Belbin’s partner. Benjamin Agosto. knew about the secret relationship going into the Winter Olympics. Even though White and Belbin have known each other for years, they began to fall in love last June, but they chose to keep it on the DL during the season, communicating mostly via text and Facebook. They didn’t want the relationship to distract them from skating their best in Vancouver. “We like each other a lot, and the competing part hasn’t ever factored into our relationship or how we work with our respective partners,” Belbin said. Keep reading »
For fans of NCAA basketball, March Madness is the culmination of the collegiate sport year. But for me, a former gymnast—mediocre in skill, but a gold medalist in mania—April is what I live for. See, April is women’s college gymnastics month and this year the National Championships were held in Gainesville, Florida, the home of the Gator chop, a choreographic staple in every Florida floor routine. The Championships took place April 21st and 22nd, but aired on CBS this weekend. I watched in awe of all the scrunchies, the hip-hop-“inspired” performances, the eye glitter seemingly applied by a Texas pageant mom, and the women flying through the air and toward the vault and eventually their futures outside of the gym. Keep reading »
Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The girl, whose identity will likely be kept secret because of her young age, was allegedly prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, New York. Police say the victim, a teen runaway from Bronx, New York, missing since March, was also allegedly beaten during the liaison, although it’s unclear who the beating came from. The girl reportedly texted her uncle while her pimp was driving back to the Bronx and he called the police, who intercepted the car. The teen was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for a punch to her face and given a rape examination. Taylor, who has had numerous past run-ins with the law involving drugs, will be charged with third-degree rape, which includes charges of sex with a minor. Keep reading »
The Boston Bruins posted this billboard outside the Boston Garden, warning their (male or lesbian) fans to steer clear of Philadelphia Flyers fans: “Never date a Flyers fan. Even if she shaves her moustache.” Oh, buuuuurn bro!
I guess it’s not enough to trash-talk another sports team’s players anymore and now you have to tell ‘em their women are ugly? Way to tap into, like, seven different macho impulses at once, Bruins. [MyFoxPhilly] Keep reading »