Posts tagged "sports"

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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 out, she was faced with a barrage of transphobic comments, and many people accused…

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…

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…

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 it as “what I supposedly said,” insinuating that the reporter had misinterpreted her words that were not actually…

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…

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 up and made…

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.

Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2013

World Crowns Its First Female Waterbombing Champion

Waterbombing. Heretofore it’s been a male-dominated sport — for the last eight years men have taken the top spot in this highly competitive field. But no more. On Wednesday night, in Sheffield, England, 20-year-old Charlotte Rowney took top honors with a perfect score.
Which means nothing to you, if you’re not familiar with waterbombing, of…

Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?” In the post, she spotlighted Kelsey Williams, a three-year veteran of the Thunder Girls, the dance team that performs during the home games of the…

Jessica Luther / May 2, 2013

UPDATE: Today’s Lady News: BareMinerals Has Men Carry Creepy “You Look Beautiful Sweaty” Signs At Marathon

[UPDATE, May 2: BareMinerals has apologized for the signs, saying they did not “translate” well, and adding “Please rest assured that these signs will not be used going forward on the Go Bare tour.” — CollectiveAction DC] Now here’s a corporate stunt that failed to land: the makeup brand BareMinerals had “DC fraternity boys”

Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in a trio of fights between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, two notable MMA fighters. I’d always had a healthy respect for the craft of boxing…

Courtney Young / March 19, 2013

UFC Fighter Rashad Evans Speaks Out For Gay Rights

“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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

In an interview with OutSports on Tuesday, Fox explained how she was born into a male body, but never felt right. Ten years ago, she…

Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Basketball Player Offers The Ball To Special Needs Player On Opposing Team

Is there anything more awesomely inspiring and redemptive than a good sports story? No. Despite the fact that I cannot properly toss a baseball or dribble a basketball, I love a good team sports story (see also: “Friday Night Lights,” “Moneyball,” and “Rudy”).
Coronado High School Thunderbirds team manager Mitchell Marcus has a developmental disability,…

Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2013
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