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The Olympics Thought Ski Jumping Was Bad For Your Delicate Lady Uterus

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time ever that women’s ski jumping will be a sport. Previously, women were only allowed to test the courses for the men. The International Olympic Committee has long said women were excluded from competition because the category does not have enough elite female competitors, a charge actual women ski jumpers disputed. So it is with great “Ugh”-ing and eyerolling that I point out the actual fucked-up, sexist, medically inaccurate belief that was (not officially, but still) holding women back: ski jumping is bad for the uterus. Keep reading »

Pool Accommodates Muslim Women, Fox News Frets About Sharia Law

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  • Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA LAW IS COMING FOR US ALL! [Think Progress]
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote up the consummate readers’ syllabus on Black feminism. [MSNBC]
  • Also, this weekend, Harris-Perry read an open letter to Angela Corey, the Florida State Attorney responsible for putting Marissa Alexander in jail. Alexander fired a gun into the air when she was being attacked by her abusive ex-husband — for this, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alexander was released on bond in time for Thanksgiving and is awaiting a new trial. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Kickass Women Of The Day: These Two Ladies Are DIY-ing The Summer Olympics

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Kickass Women Of The Day: These Two Ladies Are DIY-ing The Summer Olympics

In case you were looking for some inspiration for your morning run, two British women have dedicated themselves to trying out all 114 summer Olympic events available to women in the 2016 Brazil Olympic games. Keep reading »

Watch The Jump Roping World Champion Do Things You’ve Only Dreamed Of

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Watch The Jump Roping World Champion Do Things You've Only Dreamed Of
Tori Boggs' jump roping skills will blow your mind

I’m impressed by someone who can skip rope for more than 30 seconds without tripping on the thing. Double Dutch is like beyond impressive to me. But what nine-time world rope-skipping champion and captain of the U.S. National Jump Rope Team Tori Boggs can do with a jump rope blows my damn mind. Her skills are so out of this world that they earned her a full scholarship to Ohio State University. I didn’t know there was a such thing as competitive jump roping, but now that I do, I must learn how to do these things. As Joey Lawrence would say, WHOA. [Huffington Post]

Poll: Should There Be An Age Limit For Mixed Martial Arts Fighting?

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This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet.

I asked myself, “How many parents would actually let their kids do this?” The answer: a lot. Keep reading »

Sensitive, Young Jock Suspended For Writing A Poem About His Feelings

Sensitive, Young Jock Suspended For Writing A Poem About His Feelings
He Wrote An Angry Poem About The Football Team

An Ohio high school student was suspended for — of all reasons — writing a poem about his feelings. Sixteen-year-old Nick Andre, who plays defensive end on the football team, was just doing his composition homework. The assignment? To write a poem about something that makes you angry. So, Nick wrote a poem entitled Stupid about his team’s losing streak.   Keep reading »

Male Jets Fans Punches Female Patriots Fan In Post-Game Skirmish

Male Jets Fans Punches Female Patriots Fan In Post-Game Skirmish
It's Just A Game, Shitbirds.

Fucking football, man. Following last night’s tight game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, in which the Jets emerged with a narrow victory, a fight broke out between rival fans because, you know, football is everything to some people. And amidst the melee, a male Jets fan, who apparently didn’t consider his team’s victory to be good enough, punched a female Pats fan in the face. Sportsmanship! WTF? [NY Daily News]

Meet Shelby Herring, Brutally Honest & Drunk Ole Miss Student

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I Wouldn't Have School Spirit Without A Couple Vodka Waters

Like Ole Miss student Shelby Herring, we never had much school spirit.

But unlike Shelby Herring, we never got our school spirit by day drinking and then drunkenly blathered on camera, thus becoming the Internet’s newest viral video star. In between answering important questions about what’s a “hotty totty” and her favorite quarterbacks, Miss Herring chugs champagne, drops her mike, and shares bits of gold like, “Ole Miss, we may have lower IQs, I have a higher IQ than most people, no, that’s a lie. We have fun and we don’t ever miss a party!” Um, okay.

She is strangely endearing, if not the model Ole Miss student. And hey, what is Shelby’s friend doing this whole time?! Girl, with your friends start drunkenly blathering on camera, that’s when you pull them away. [AdWeek, Twitter.com/ShelbyClaireH]

Minnesota Vikings Player Adrian Peterson’s Two-Year-Old Son Dies From Beating By Mother’s Boyfriend

  • The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has died. The child was beaten on Wednesday by his mother’s boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, who has a history of domestic violence charges. The kid was Peterson’s “secret” child (whose name is being kept private) by an ex-girlfriend. Both were now living in South Dakota and the child was alone with Patterson, who was the one who called 911 when the child became unresponsive. The child suffered from “multiple head injuries” during the abuse, which also included choking.  This story is so disgusting and sad. [Deadspin, Sports Illustrated]
  • It’s National Coming Out Day! Here’s Andy Cohen’s mama Evelyn with a message for the parents of gay youth. It gets better for them, too. [YouTube]
  • A well-known addiction specialist has joined Joe Jonas’ entourage, adding fuel to the rumor that the Jonas Brothers cancelled their upcoming tour because Joe is battling drug addiction. [TMZ]
  • LeAnn Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet opened up about the phone call she made confessing her unfaithfulness with her now-husband Eddie Cibrian. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Ran A Marathon Backward While Juggling

Dear Joe Salter, AKA The Guy Who Ran An Entire Marathon Backward While Juggling,

Some of the qualities I most admire in a man are a sense of humor, cardiovascular health, and superb hand-eye coordination. Based on the fact that you recently completed Illinois’ Quad Cities Marathon while running backward and continuously juggling, I feel confident that you meet all of these standards. You might have missed out on a Guinness World Record due to a tragic technicality (certain parts of the race didn’t allow filming, so they can’t verify your feat), but you have endurance-juggled your way right into my heart. Care to meet me for a jog — backward or forward — sometime?

Xoxo
Winona

[Oddity Central]

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