Archive for August 11th, 2008

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Aug
08

14 Year Old Proves Most Mature at Games

Because most of the swimming events are underway or already finished, most of the news coming from the Olympics so far have centered on those athletes. For example, Tom Daley, the 14 year old diving prodigy whom we talked about earlier, had a lot of expectations placed upon him to do well at the games and instead came in 8th place in the synchronized diving event. Fortunately, his 26 year old partner, Blake Aldridge, took the time to speak with reporters afterwards and spoke glowingly of his young teammate.

Wait, did I say glowingly? Sorry, I meant instead that Aldridge blamed their failure on Daley. Nicely done, douchenozzle.

The big quote from Aldridge goes:

“It’s a synchro team, there’s two of us, and that’s the hard thing about it,” Aldridge said. “Both of you have to be on your game at the same time and that just didn’t happen today. Thomas is 14 years old. He’s done phenomenally and for me to be a part of a partnership with him is a great thing. I knew, going into this Olympic Games, that we were capable of a medal, but I also knew that it depended on how Tom performed. I wasn’t on the top of my game, but I out-dived Thomas today and that’s not something that normally happens. That to me is because he had a lot more pressure on him than I did. Continue reading ’14 Year Old Proves Most Mature at Games’

11
Aug
08

This Picture Just Makes Me Laugh

From the US’ game against China, Carmelo Anthony met up with the wrong end of Yao Ming’s knee to his junk. Awesome! Please feel free to come up with some fun captions in the comments section below!

11
Aug
08

Laure Manaudou Takes Off the Speedo

I keep vacillating between deciding whether or not French swimming sensation Laure Manaudou is hot. Sure her body is pretty great, although her abs could definitely shred cheese, but the issue for me is her face. Sometimes she looks incredibly hot, like here:

and here

And then the next time I see her she looks all square-faced and like she’s getting ready for some post-apocalyptic rave in Soviet Russia. I can’t get a firm read on her and it’s very frustrating because who doesn’t love a French girl; I took 7 years of French for a reason…

Regardless, she’s been a story for quite a while as she and her now-ex boyfriend Luca Marin have had quite the acrimonious breakup, and he’s now dating her biggest rival, fellow Italian swimmer Frederica Pellegrini. Reportedly, the Italians decided to get back at Laure for something by releasing a bunch of naked pictures she and Marin took onto the interweb which seems like the true definition of classy. While I still can’t decide if I think she’s really hot or not, I figure I shouldn’t deprive the rest of you from the chance at a naked Olympian. Leave a comment below on your opinion of her so we can come to a consensus.

So, after the jump some definitely NSFW photos and a link to check out the rest of the posted photos.
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11
Aug
08

Just Moyer Being Moyer

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How come when Manny Ramirez pushes down a 60 year old man everyone gets all up in his grill but when Jamie Moyer does it it’s fine? In case you missed it yesterday, here is the video of Phillies geriatric pitcher Moyer running the bases after an attempted sacrifice bunt turned into a two base error and ended with him up at third. There was no wondering if Moyer was running hard down the line though; he took out umpire Randy Marsh with a clean forearm shiver as he rounded first. Since Moyer, at 45, is the oldest player in the MLB that’s gotta be pretty embarassing for Marsh. Then again, Marsh is 60 years old so maybe Moyer should be the one embarrassed. Regardless, I have a feeling that it would be wise for Moyer to go apologize before the next time Marsh is behind the plate for one of his games…

[Fan IQ]

11
Aug
08

A One-Time Favre Post

I have purposely been not writing about Brett Favre because frankly, I’m fucking over-saturated and sick of it, and don’t want to keep being inundated with his visage. That said, Mike Moore in the Journal Times in his article from Friday admonishing Favre not to lose his roots gave Brett a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” as a New Yorker now, my favorite two:

  • “DO learn the local lingo. I know you’re a big outdoorsman, but if somebody asks you to spend a night hunting cougars, say no thanks.
  • DON’T buy picante sauce made in New York city. Those cowboys on the old Pace commercials made a compelling argument.”
11
Aug
08

Barefoot in the Park

In one of the most idiotic possible injuries, Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards, whose breakout year last year is one of the big reasons for optimism in Cleveland, was hurt at the end of practice on Saturday, requiring stitches in his foot after getting stepped on by teammate Donte Stallworth. Normally football cleats prevent exactly such injuries but Edwards, the brightest bulb, was running barefoot on the field whilst everyone else was still wearing their spikes. Smart!

“Everything is pretty well fine other than the fact he has stitches,” Romeo Crennel said. “So, we are going to try to get that healed, and then we will get him back out here. He was in good spirits last night when I spoke with him and he is anxious to get back.”

11
Aug
08

The Chinese Put on Quite a Show

I don’t want to lose my blogger street cred, but the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday were totally, ridiculously amazing; I was blown away by how awesome it was. The ceremony cost over $300 million (that’s even more expensive than Waterworld!), the most expensive by far, and it looks like they took advantage of every penny. The numbers are staggering, 15,000 performers in all, none of whom repeated, which is more performers than there are athletes in the games this year. Even with that many people the precision and coordination of each segment of performers was totally boss, no one was off, no one looked out of place, everything was perfect. Of course, that’s probably because if you screwed up the Chinese government would immediately label you a dissident or something and you’d never be heard from again so…

Director Zhang Yimou put on a show that is going to be extremely difficult to top for a long time. For some reason I don’t think the Vancouver games will have quite the same flair or great stage pictures. The colors of the opening ceremony were so vibrant and striking and combined with the use of the massive LED screen on the floor and the scrim on top the stadium the images from the opening ceremony are going to stick with those who saw it for a while. For a great gallery of images from the ceremony, check out The Big Picture.

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