At around 3:00AM Valentine’s Day morning, I was having trouble sleeping and logged on to Twitter. The breaking, or should I say heartbreaking news was that South African double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Early reports stated that Pistorius thought Steenkamp was a burglar and subsequently fatally shot her as she was attempting to deliver a Valentine’s Day surprise. As the news developed, Pistorius was taken in to custody and charged with murder. So was it an honest mistake, or did Pistorius murder Reeva Steenkamp? Read the rest of this entry »
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Total Sports Babes fans might remember our post on our favorite Australian track star, Michelle Jenneke. Her pre-race routine caught the eye of the internet right before the Olympics (she’s not even an Olympic athlete…yet) and has been a phenomenon ever since. How could her pre-race routine get any better? How about Michelle Jenneke warming up in the rain. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, what in tarnation is going on? This Ryan Lochte kid wins a couple of gold medals during the London Summer Olympics, rocks some USA flavored grills (which was pretty cool at the time) and now he thinks he’s some authority on the word “Jeah”? Child please! Lochte must be out of his god damned mind if he thinks he can trademark “Jeah” and get away scott free. He’s clearly trying to squeeze as much as he can out of his 5 minutes but can we hold our horses on him trying to pimp out jeah? I hope to hell not. Read the rest of this entry »
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Since the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London I’ve rarely watched any other form of television programming. International competition brings out a sense of nationalism in me that is rarely displayed (unless I’m at a USMNT soccer match). I love rooting for ‘Merica. Whether it’s water polo, soccer, gymnastics, basketball or track & field, it doesn’t matter to me. If the U.S. of A. has a chance at winning, I’m glued to the TV.
This morning, like any other for the past week and a half, I tuned in to the Olympics coverage on NBC. Instead of beach volleyball or something equally worth watching, there were a bunch of no names from countries I can barely pronounce kneeling in canoes, paddling on one side only. The event was called the “canoe sprint”.
Equipped with specially designed boats that prevent the “athletes” from just paddling in circles, these guys hacked at the water for a couple of minutes until they reached the other side of the water. Worst sport ever, or so I thought. Read the rest of this entry »