Archive for September 14th, 2009

14
Sep
09

Pole Vaulting Does it AGAIN!

I don’t know what it is, somehow pole vaulting just manages to attract some of the best-looking women out there. The other track and field events must be super jealous. We’ve already seen the US, Australia and Russia (NSFW) toss out some incredibly hot specimens, now it is Greece’s turn.

Here is Erika Prezerakou who may not have the total package like Ms. Stokke or Ms. Adams, but she won’t be left behind either, not with a body (or booty) like that!

14
Sep
09

An Awesome Tradition With Some Fabulous Clothes

mongolia01It’s a tradition dating back over 800 years, Mongolia’s Naadam is a festival held in every city across the nation celebrating masculinity and heroism featuring the three “manly” sports: archery, horse racing and wrestling.

The wrestlers, clad in open jackets — instituted reportedly after a woman won the event hundreds of years ago — leather boots and a sweet bikini bottom do a ceremonial dance before entering the ring as means of displaying power and grace.

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After the wrestling comes the archery — which was canceled this year due to heavy winds — and then the main event, the horse race. The 17 mile race was originally thought up by Genghis Khan as a military exercise and to celebrate the mighty Mongol armies.

Some of the riders are as young as 5-years-old and this year’s contest featured only one female rider. Most of the riders go bareback and without shoes to protect the horses. This year’s winner, Ganbaatar Tserenpuntsang at the ripe old age of 11 has done this race several times already.

When Tserenpuntsang arrives at the rope-line finish, covered in dust and sweat the crowds swarmed him. Both the dust and the sweat of the horse are considered lucky and so the crowd anxiously tries to get some to dab on their foreheads. The winning rider receives a cash prize and honor and the winning horse gets a medal.  The entire festival serves as a rite of passage for Mongolian males and honors the past heritage of Mongolia.

[NPR]

14
Sep
09

Rode Hard and Put Away Wet

The University of Virginia Cavaliers took to their home field this past weekend, prior to kickoff as the team was getting ready to run out, first came the team mascot, a fabulously dressed Cavalier on a horse. This man rode his steed hard, apparently TOO hard because it doesn’t quite go how he expected.

[Barstool Sports]

14
Sep
09

Nails’ Precious Memories on Sale

DykstraRing1Despite being hyped as being quite the money manager, Lenny Dykstra’s second career as a finance guru has collapsed in recent months with him being forced into bankruptcy. Now, as a means to try and raise some money, auctioneers are planning on selling a number of memorabilia items that Nails left at a Beverly Hills pawnshop.

Among the items available are his 1986 Mets World Series ring and a trophy from the series. Advanced guesses place the items as being valued for more than $20,000.

DykstraRing2Scheduled to take place in Texas and online October 1 and 2, the auction being held by Heritage Auctions Inc provides the chance for Mets fans to own a piece of history. Hark back to the days when they actually WON games, as opposed to being officially eliminated as of last night.

Meanwhile, Lenny reportedly owes more than $31 million to debtors and has a mere $50,000 in assets. I’m no financial expert myself but that seems like a big problem.

[Heritage Auctions and ABC News]

14
Sep
09

The NFL is Back and Spectacular!

With a full slate of games on yesterday, the opportunity for some incredible football plays was out there. Miami’s Greg Camarillo and Denver’s Brandon Stokely provided the two best of the day. First there’s Camarillo’s circus catch where he isn’t able to initially corral the ball but stays concentrated and never lets it hit the ground.

Then, Brandon Stokely somehow, someway is in the perfect position to scoop up a tipped pass and take it to the house, scoring the game-winning touchdown for his Broncos. Even better, you get Gus Johnson on the call which means the excitement level automatically gets jacked up about 15 times.

14
Sep
09

That’s a Rather Large Margin of Victory

2009_football_guide_coverStephen F. Austin University on Saturday took their 0-1 record in to Nacogoches, Texas for their game against Texas College. The TC Steers started the game off strong driving all the way to the SFA 3 yard line until senior Cory Barlow intercepted the ball.

It would be the only good drive of the game for TC as SFA saw their 2 quarterbacks combine for 438 yards passing and 8(!!!!!) touchdowns en route to their 92-0 win. At halftime the score was 50-0 and SFA set a new school record for most points scored in a single game.

In total, the Lumberjacks piled up 603 yards of offense, holding Texas to a mere 92 for the whole game.

Yowzers. Looks like Texas was a wee bit overmatched.

[AP]

14
Sep
09

Almost Made It

This isn’t new — it’s from 2006 — but it is hilarious. What better way to start off a Monday than by enjoying some drunk LSU fans, a slip-‘n-slide and disaster?




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