Posts tagged "sports"

10 Assorted Observations From My First Hockey Game

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my very first hockey game. It was a pre-season matchup between the Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning, which is how I was able to score two 4th row tickets right behind the Predators bench for $10 a piece. When I entered the stadium, I knew…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 30, 2013

6 Things I’m Trying To Understand About Football

Last week I announced that I was becoming a sports fan for love. I take my commitments very seriously, people. This Sunday, I broke out a bottle of wine (beer's not really my thing), got the chips and guacamole spread ready and parked my a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 9, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m Becoming A Sports Fan For Love

It's taken me 34 years, but I've decided to become a sports fan. For love. Please let me explain. First, you should know I was born into a family of accomplished jocks. My father played college basketball and my brother played college football. My grandfather and uncle were tennis pros. When they discovered I wa…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 4, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Diana Nyad, 64, Swims From Cuba To Florida Without A Shark Tank

Proud of that first headstand you did in yoga? Sit down, girl, and show some respect to 64-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, who made history yesterday when she swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage for protection.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

High School Bans “Revealing” Cheerleading Uniforms From Class But Makes Girls Wear Them to Games

Can we talk about high school sports uniforms for a second? Specifically the uniforms for teenage girls? A community in Florida is in a tizzy at the moment after the school banned cheerleaders from wearing their uniforms to class -- because they don't meet the dress code. Turns out it's perfectly OK for the girl…
By: The Stir / August 27, 2013

Hermès Is Now Producing The Priciest Blue Balls Of All Time

Will we ever live to see the day in which Hermès exhausts the world's vast supply of mundane items to hand-stitch and mark up to the tune of one million dollars? At this rate, it is quite possible. The French heritage brand beloved for their fiiiiiine leather goods is now responsible for the fanciest, most…
By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2013

Kickass Woman of The Day: 73-Year-Old Powerlifting Grandma Sandra Foli

With a great-grandmother who lived to be 101 and another grandma turning 99 in December, I’ve had great genes on both sides of the family. But one Illinois grandma has me in awe, especially because she will not let a severe health scare take her life away. Sandra Foli, a 73-year-old powerlifter, knew she had…
By: Daley Quinn / August 17, 2013

11 Reasons Why Camping Is The Best

Camping is, admittedly, not for everyone, but it’s also not as tough as many people think. You probably are not going to get eaten by a bear or start a forest fire.  Here are just a few of the many reasons why camping is totally awesome. It is time to face your fears and get…
By: Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

New Brooklyn Net Is Allowed To Cheat On His Wife Once Per Year

Andrei Kirilenko is the newest addition to the Brooklyn Nets, a team that has spent the off-season stacking itself with new and promising players. Kirilenko left the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Nets, but will experience a steep pay cut from $10 million last year to $3.18 million a year, New York magazine reported. Unfortunately, Kirilenko left…
By: Mary Odell / July 15, 2013

The Issue With Boobs And Sports

Boobs are great for a lot of things. But as anyone who has at least average-sized breasts has probably noticed, sports are not one of those things. Breasts pose a problem for athletes for several reasons. First, they are extra weight to slow down competitors. Boobs can get in the way of a golf, tennis,…
By: Mary Odell / July 13, 2013

Wimbledon Winner Marion Bartoli Trashed By Sexist BBC Host: “You’re Never Going To Be A Looker”

"Do you think [Marion] Bartoli's dad told her when she was little: 'You're never going to be a looker, you'll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'? Yeah, BBC's Radio 5 Live host John Inverdale actually said this after Marion Bartoli defeated Sabine Lisicki to win the woman's Grand Slam…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself. He's an avid golfer and is not forgoing the event out of disinterest. Rather on a matter of principle: the club hosting the event doe…
By: Mary Odell / July 5, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Iranian Swimmer Elham Asghari Can’t Get Time Recorded Because Her Swimsuit Is “Too Revealing”

Imagine being an athlete at the top of your field and not being recognized by the authorities for your accomplishments simply because you are a woman. This is the problem faced by Elham Asghari, a 32-year-old swimmer in Iran, who isn't having her records recorded by the country's sports ministry. In fact, just last month,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 4, 2013

A Lot Of What People Think About Transgender Athletes Is Wrong

Fallon Fox received a lot of attention and abuse in March after she was forced to come out as a transgender woman. Fallon had been a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter for six years, but as soon as she came…
By: Mary Odell / July 1, 2013

Girl Talk: I Will Not Pretend To Like Sports For Guys Anymore

I've recently come to terms with something: I don't like sports. This should have been obvious to me a long time ago -- like, we're talking in kindergarten when I quit my soccer team because I was never the goalie (or as I saw it, the person who just got to stand there and do…
By: Mallory Schlossberg / July 1, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 5-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Bella Dovhey

Don’t let her blonde curls and dimpled smile fool you: five-year-old Bella Dovhey means business. Although quite young, golf prodigy Dovhey is really getting into the swing of things, a potential professional golfing career just a chip, pitch or putt away. Bella's father, Micheal Dovhey of Oviedo, Florida, is amazed by his daughter’s golfing capabilities. “I…
By: Daley Quinn / June 26, 2013

Serena Williams Is Doing Apologies Wrong

Serena Williams is really not doing a great job recovering from the victim-blaming comments about the Steubenville rape that she made during an interview with Rolling Stone. Her first apology was incredibly lame, mostly because she referred to…
By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

Jose Canseco Tweets Rape Accuser’s Name, Phone Number, Photo

This afternoon, former baseball player Jose Canseco livetweeted the police arriving at his house to allegedly charge him with drugging and raping a fitness model — and then he tweeted the rape accuser's name, phone number and a photograph of her in a bikini. He eventually deleted a bunch of the tweets, although many of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2013

German Athlete Has A Sex Change After Being Unwittingly Doped With Steroids

Back in the '70s, when there was still an East and West Germany, East Germany was very serious about winning international sports competitions, and was known to regularly dope their athletes (see also: East German swim team). Athletes were fed "performance enhancing drugs" (PEDs) -- aka anabolic steroids -- that bulked them…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2013

Filomena “Phyllis” Tobias: What You Need To Know About The Crazy Miami Heat Fan Who Flipped Off Joakim Noah

Did you guys see this crazy picture of rabid Miami Heat fan Filomena "Phyllis" Tobias flipping off Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah? It's pretty crazy, right? Well not nearly as crazy as Phyllis's back story. See, in 2008, she was accused of murdering her husband.
By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2013
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