Few sports have a more instantly recognizable fashion sense than surfing. Between the board shorts, bright colors, flip flops, and beachy hair, it’s pretty easy to spot a surfer–in or out of the water. Whether or not you have any intention of actually getting on a surfboard, the sport’s laid back look is always in style. After the jump, a few surfer-inspired pieces to add to your summer wardrobe… [Pictured: Carissa Moore at the US Open of Surfing] Keep reading »
Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer who attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark tank, abandoned her goal on Tuesday morning. Nyad began her swim on Sunday and was followed by a team of 30 people operating an electrical field to repel sharks. As a condition of her competition, she was not allowed to touch the boats following her and she had to tread water while eating or drinking. But 29 hours into her swim, she was suffering shoulder pain, asthma and was vomiting when she was brought on board a boat. This isn’t the first time Nyad attempted to swim from Havana to Key West: she tried in 1978 at age 28, but also had to abandon that swim halfway. In the two years leading up to Sunday’s swim, Nyad swam up to 12 hours a day. Oh, and did I mention she’s 61-years-old? Keep reading »
A week and a half ago, I had never heard of dragon boat racing. But then, for a group date, “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert had the dudes vying for her love head out into Hong Kong, assemble a team, and join her on the beach for a dragon boat race. I cheered as Mickey and Ames paddled like pros, and laughed as Ben and Constantine remarked that they were being “smoked like salmon, bro.”
Now, just a week later, I’ve had my second exposure to dragon boating, this time via Prince William and Kate Middleton. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Jessica was offended that the Wimbledon website was asking fans to vote for the tennis players in the tournament they found most attractive. I, on the other hand, have little to no problem with it. I mean, it’s just a fact that athletes are often good-looking and I definitely don’t mind ogling some hot bodies. Which is why I thought it was a high time to play a little game of Shun, Shag, or Marry with the hot guys who make Wimbledon must-see TV. After the jump, my selections. Feel free to share yours after the jump. Keep reading »
I’m all about bitches who holla back at street harassment. But even cooler? When ESPN reporter Erin Andrews
was caught on a camera phone telling off
a “fan” in the stands who yelled at her as she stood on the sidelines, “I’m gonna watch your video tomorrow.” He was referencing, of course, the creepy nude videos
filmed through hotel room peepholes by a stalker
last year. Andrews’ eyebrows rose straight up and she walked over to the seats to ask him what he just said. The guy didn’t respond. “If you are going to be cool enough to say that, man up to it,” she shot back, turned around and walked away. I hope that jerk melted into a puddle of embarrassment while all his buddies laugh at him. You go, girl! Erin Andrews, 1. Cat-calling loser, 0. [Huffington Post
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For shame, Wimbledon: the tennis tournament’s website is asking fans to vote on its most attractive players. Yesterday, the vote was about “best-looking” male players (Roger Federer won) and today the vote is about “best-looking” women players. The vote isn’t even about something that involves a little bit of skill or personality, like the best on court-style: it’s just a straight up beauty contest hosted on the tournament’s web site. Keep reading »
Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on her ass (klassy!), lime slices gingerly covering her lady bits, and ultimate fighting/sexual innuendo like “I like a guy that can go more than one round!” Ay carumba, this is more softcore than some porns I’ve seen.
Men, don’t you resent being advertised to in this way? Or are you A-OK with the whole “tits, beer, more tits” thing? [AdWeek] Keep reading »
If you’re going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old was charged with third-degree rape because of the victim’s age, which includes charges of sex with a minor.
But oh look! Last week Lawrence Taylor accepted a slap-on-the-wrist plea deal. Keep reading »