Posts tagged "sports"

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins’ piece as gushing. So…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

WWE Announcer Cracks A Kobe Bryant Rape Joke

On “Monday Night Raw” last night, WWE announcer Abraham Washington cracked a rape joke about a wrestler, saying the guy was “like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 10:40 am

26 Olympic Sports We’d Excel At

Look, I’m a little intimidated about heading to the Olympics next week to hang out with a bunch of people who are Really Good At Sports. I’m not good at…

Julie Gerstein | July 24, 2012 - 2:40 pm

NASCAR Fans Jeer Lady Driver For Sucking (But Do It Sexistly So)

There’s criticism (“You suck”) and then there’s criticism that hits below the belt because it gets specific about someone’s race, gender, or sexuality (“You suck because you’re fag”). The latter…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Ralph Lauren Unveils The Uniforms He Designed For The U.S. Olympic Team

Today in Things That Aren’t Cute: these uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic Team. Blazers, berets, knee-length skirts — the company’s statement says the outfits aim to “embody…

Rachel Krause | July 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA’s medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won’t pose…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Let’s Be Friends: 17-Year-Old Girl Who Pinched Butts At The College World Series

Dear Candice Sortino,

I know you are facing criminal charges for the recent stunt you pulled at the College Baseball World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. When asked why…

Ami Angelowicz | July 4, 2012 - 10:00 am

Meet Your Team USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team!

These are the five female athletes picked to compete on behalf of Team USA in gymnastics at this summer’s London Olympics. Having spent the week watching these young ladies practice…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 2, 2012 - 11:00 am

French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm

U.S. Olympic Women’s 100 Meter Sprint Team May Be Determined By Coin Toss

After months of training and a strenuous 100k sprint, all that stands between either Allyson Felix or Jeneba Tarmoh and the United States Olympic sprint team may be a mere coin toss.
During qualifying…

The Mary Sue | June 25, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Awesome Sportsmanship: Girl Helps Her Competitor Finish Race

High school athlete Meghan Vogel had already had a pretty good day — she won the 1600 meter race at the Ohio state track meet. But what made her day…

Julie Gerstein | June 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 19, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | May 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2012 - 8:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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,… | March 13, 2012 - 5:50 pm

“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

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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