Curling = Best Winter Olympic Sport

I’ve been getting into the Olympic spirit over these past few days.  Being a substitute teacher and not getting a call to sub gives me a lot of time to get into the spirit.  After watching pretty much every sport they have, I have come to a couple of conclusions. The first being that Curling is my drug of the winter games.  It’s addictive.  The second thing I have come to realize is that I need to take up curling.  There are numerous pretty curlers and a lot are in my age bracket.  Allow me to demonstrate:

Melanie Robillard of Germany

Eve Muirhead of Great Britain

Mari Motohashi of Japan

Anna Sidorova of Russia

Ludmila Privivkova of Russia

Eva Lund of Sweden

Carmen Schaefer of Switzerland

Nicole Joraanstad of the USA

China is the only squads without any eye candy.  Denmark has two sisters (Madeleine and Denise Dupont) that are decent .  Canada has a cougar, Cheryl Bernard.  I gotta come clean.  There are almost ZERO pictures of these curlers online… so just watch some curling and check them out and I promise these chicks look better curling than in their mugshots.

Curlers not in the Olympics this year:

Claudia Toth of Austria

Claudia and her sister, Karina, front row.

Daniela Jentsch of Germany

Linn Githmark of Norway

There is also a calendar out that has some nsfw pictures.  I’m not sure who some of them are, but it is worth a look.

Here are a couple of my favorites from the above link.  No idea who these two are.

Gotta go, curling is back on…

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It’s our fault for the bad behavior or professional athletes, not theirs.

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You read that right. It’s your fault. It’s my fault. It’s not the athlete’s fault.

In the last few years, it seems like the trouble that professional athletes have caused has exploded exponentially: countless DUI’s, guys getting tazed, shot, in high speed chases, and caught involved in drugs. Can’t forget about Michael Vick. And I even think I heard something about steroids in baseball the other day.

But honestly, what do you expect? These guys are ticking time bombs that we build from the moment we see talent.

From middle school, these guys are patted on the back and told how great they are and of how great they could be. In high school, they begin to get publicized in the school newspaper, hometown paper, and maybe in the big newspapers around the state. Everything they read and are told is supportive, yet adds volatility; another solder joint in the bomb. After reading about how tremendous he is, the athlete begins to believe it. Why wouldn’t he? At 17, when popularity is the only form of self-assessment, it’s easy to accept that you’re super-human.

Then come the awards. And the scholarship offers. Keep packing on the plutonium. Colleges then give out “free jobs.” The jobs that athletes don’t have to show up to, yet still receive paychecks and no one says a word. Agents and scouts, the guys who pick out talent for a living, start sending illegitimate gift packages while the athlete is still in school. Wrap that plutonium in C4.

Now set the charge by adding national media attention and praise as if he’s the second coming of Jordan, Sayers, and Ruth all rolled into one.

All the necessary elements for an incendiary device are accounted for. Now all you have to do is hand them the detonator and wait for the fireworks. Except this time, the detonator is not a little red button. It’s a lot of green Benjamin Franklins, and a fat bank account.

With the kind of money (i.e. perception of power) that a professional athlete is given, an implosion upon himself is near impossible to avoid. It’s a wonder that it doesn’t happen more often.

They can’t help it. That’s the bomb we built them to be.

Euroleague Champs

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The Panathinaikos Greens

The Panathinaikos Greens have won the 2008-2009 Euroleague Championship today.  They beat The CSKA Moscow Red Army Men 73-71.  I have only heard of 1 player for each team.  Sarunas Jasikevicius for Panathinaikos and The Alaskan Assassin,  Trajan Langdon for CSKA Moscow.  Olympiacos came in 3rd with Jannero Pargo (Jeremy‘s brother) and Josh Childress.  Regal FC Barcelona came in 4th with Euroleague MVP, Juan Carlos Navarro and Andre Barrett.  Want to learn more about the Euroleague, click here.

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HAWKS WIN!

 

They need to go back to this logo...

They need to go back to this logo...

Well, the Bulls couldn’t pull out a victory for me, but at least the Hawks didn’t make a liar out of me.  They hammered the Miami Wades 91-78 to move onto round two.  

 

 

Also, Hatton got his ass stomped in the 2nd round, bloody redcoat.

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What a race…

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WOW!  What a race.  Calvin Borel is the man.  He is funny, sounds like a chipmunk, and is Cajun as shit.  He won his 2nd Kentucky Derby today.  His first was with Street Sense in 2007.  He came from nowhere and just flew up to the front quick as shit.  He was riding the rail and made it through a hole they didn’t even look like a hole.  When asked how he did it, Borel said “He’s a small horse.” and then laughed.  Fun race to watch and even more fun if you had him winning at 50-1 odds.  Well done Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird.

Big Weekend

 

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great sports weekend

 

  • We got Manny Pacquiao fighting Ricky Hatton in what is being billed as the fight of the year.  However, it is only on PPV ($49.99).  And people wonder why boxing sucks and nobody watches it.  Name another sport that secludes itself from its viewers like this…  I’m picking Hatton in the 8th by knockout.

 

  • Also, in the NHL, Crosby and Ovechkin are going head to head in the playoffs.  I’m not a hockey fan, but if I happen to come across this game on TV I will probably watch a little bit of it.  I think I’m going to say Ovechkin is my favorite hockey player of all time (other than Brent Fuller) and Crosby is a whiny bitch.  There are other NHL games going on, but really, who gives a shit?  Ovechkin and company will win this series.

 

  • The Kentucky Derby.  The most exciting 2 minutes in sports, and a close second, The Kid having sex on his honeymoon.  You gotta love the Derby.  All eyes on Kentucky.  I am going with the Trifecta of Friesan Fire, PioneeroftheNile, and Chocolate Candy.  Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.  Also, just saw that the favorite, I Want Revenge, has been scratched from the race.

 

  • Major League Baseball is in full swing.  We got a full slate of games on, should be fun.

 

  • NBA playoffs have 2 game 7’s this weekend.  Bulls @ Celtics and Heat @ Hawks.  The Bulls/Celtics series has been sick.  I’m not biggest NBA fan, but I do like watching some of the playoffs, especially when the games are like these.  Also, the Mavs and Nuggets get the second round started on Sunday.  I’m picking the Bulls and Hawks to move onto the second round.  

 

  • Also, the EPL (English Premier League) plays this weekend. Manchester United has already played this morning, and they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.  Man U is atop the leaderboard through 34 games in the EPL.

 

  • Tiger is trying to win a golf tournament at Quail Hollow.  He is one shot behind the leaders heading into Saturday.

 

I’m sure there is other shit going on, but I believe I covered the most important.  I’m sure there is NASCAR this weekend, College Baseball, MLS games, and NFL mini-camps.  So basically there is plenty to watch/track on the Internet this weekend while it rains outside.

NO WAY!

Brace yourself, Usain Bolt smoked pot.  I know, I know, it’s hard to believe that a Jamaican has smoked pot.  I don’t know why people are surprised by this and people even thought it deserved an apology from Bolt, so they got it.