Posts tagged "sports"

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Golfers

A few months ago I got the sudden urge to learn how to play golf, so I signed up for a community education course and we had our first class this past Saturday. Besides all the weird golf terms (frog hair?!), the most surprising thing I learned was that golf style is pretty…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2012

High School Baseball Team Forfeits Game Because They Don’t Want To Play Against A Girl

All right boys, explain this one. A high school team in Arizona opted to forfeit its chance at a championship because they didn't want to play a team with a girl on it. Think about that and remind yourselves that it's 2012. The team, which attends Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, forfeited the game rather…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 11, 2012

Richelle Says: HLN Host Asks Why Professional Athletes Receive Special Treatment When It Comes To Domestic Violence Charges

Emmy award-winning television journalist for HLN, Richelle Carey will be weighing in weekly on the latest headlines Frisky readers care about. In her role as journalist and anchor, Carey advocates for teen girls and women on issues that we all care about.  Today's topic: Boxer Floyd Mayweather's domestic abuse charges. Instead of serving…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 10, 2012

Meet 9-Year-Old MMA Fighter Caitlin “Meathook” Kelley

Caitlin Kelley may seem like a normal 9-year-old with pink hair and a major Justin Bieber obsession, but she's actually a formidable force in the Mixed Martial Arts world, ranked 13th in the United States in submission grappling. And if that's not enough to impress you, get this: her nickname is "Meathook." Check out her…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2012

Crew Team’s “Check Out Our Cox” Shirts Fail To Amuse

I dunno, I think "Check out our cox" is a pretty funny slogan for a men's crew team. (The person who directs the boat is called the coxswain or cox for short.) But a student who witnessed the Tuft's University men's crew team wearing their "Check out our cox" shirts to a Spring Fling dance…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2012

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase "chink in the armor." He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Allowed To Wear Shorts

Female beach volleyball players at the 2012 Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops during their games or they can wear the traditional bikinis, according to new rules from the International Volleyball Federation. The allowance has been made to be culturally sensitive to some countries who may have reservations about women competing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

I’m A March Madness Widow

We had just sat down to breakfast at a quaint Connecticut inn last Monday morning, during a romantic midwinter getaway. The fireplace was roaring. Calming new age music piped softly, and our innkeeper was busy preparing us a small feast. Perfect, I thought. It was precisely the kind of escape I'd imagined when we planned…
By: YourTango.com / March 13, 2012

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad "Lin" puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word "chink" is unacceptable for an ESPN headline. His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial comment…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Sports Reporter Calls Danica Patrick A “Bitch”

This clip is all kinds of ew. Via the Women's Media Center on February 20th, the Fox 5 San Diego sports reporter Ross Shimabuku called race car driver Danica Patrick a "bitch" in a spot that was apparently about how "sexy" she is — and how ungrateful she is when reporters ask her about it.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2012

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane's sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called "Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?" In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline writer who penned the "Chink In The Armor" headline -- after the Knicks lost on Saturday night -- might have made an honest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

Male Cheerleaders Making A Comeback

There are six men and five women on the Sacramento State cheerleading team, and apparently this ratio is not unusual -- at the collegiate level, 50 percent of cheerleaders are now male, although cheerleaders of both sexes are still fighting the misconception that their sport is all about waving pom-poms. "We put our bodies through…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 23, 2012

10 Football Films Both You And Your Guy Will Love

Whether you're into the sport or not, football movies can be the perfect rental compromise between you and your guy. He'll love the game day suspense, action-packed scenes, and inspirational half-time speeches, while you can enjoy some heartwarming stories — and, OK, a little eye candy, too. Choose one of these ten great football film…
By: Tres Sugar / February 5, 2012

Morning Quickies: Please Pray For Tom Brady In The Super Bowl, Wifey Gisele Bundchen Implores

Gisele Bundchen emailed friends asking them to pray for her hubby Tom Brady to win this Super Bowl this weekend. "I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong," Gisele wrote. "Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with hi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2012

Top 10 Reasons The Olympics Needs The Spice Girls

News recently broke that the Spice Girls are considering a reunion at the Olympic Games in London this summer. I think this is the best idea in the history of the world. In fact, I'm not sure the Olympics should happen at all if the Spice Girls' appearance falls through. Why? Because there are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

Morning Quickies: Sarah Burke, Skiier, Dies At 29

Top Canadian freestyle skiier Sarah Burke died yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 29. The athlete, who lived in British Columbia, and had been training at a resort, had an accident on the slope and hit her head. Sarah Burke was a four-time gold medalist at the Winter X Games and had been campaigning…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2012

Ferret Legging: In Which Men Put An Agitated Animal Down Their Pants

Hi there. I thought you all needed to know about Ferret Legging. No, not leggings made out of ferret fur; Ferret Legging is a competitive animal sport I was previously unaware of (as I'm sure you were too). As the emcee in the video explains, Ferret Legging is when you take a live ferret who…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 5, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Dennis Rodman Launching Topless Women’s Basketball Team

Dennis Rodman says he's launching a "topless women's basketball team" for the Headquarter's Gentlemen's Club in New York. "You don't have to have too much experience," Rodman told the New York Post, because I guess watching women playing sports is only entertaining when they're physically appealing to the male gaze? While I generally don't care…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

High School Football Coach Spanked For Giving Freshmen Access To Porn

There seems to be an influx in creepy football coaches, or at least in the public stepping forward to report them: An assistant coach at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut is in trubs for allegedly providing freshman players with his personal username and password for a membership-only porn site. A student reported the…
By: Stefanie Blejec / November 22, 2011

Don’t Worry, Brad Pitt Hates Baseball

"It's shameful how little I know about baseball … I'm amazed they let me do this movie. Baseball and I didn't get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball." —Brad Pitt talks to Sports Illustrated about his new movie, "Moneyball" (which opens this weekend),…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 24, 2011
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