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Bombing At Copenhagen Outgames

UPDATE: Initial press reports described the explosive devices as “small bombs,” but Danish media is merely describing them as “powerful firecrackers.” The World Outgames in Copenhagen were interrupted yesterday when four explosive devices were hurled onto a running track. One athlete suffered an injury to his hand. American competitors Sam Felker and Keith Little write on their blog: The camaraderie ...

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Wardrobe Malfunction

Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens split the backside of his bodysuit just before his heat in the world championships in Rome, but decided to swim anyway. He won. Unrelated to Berens’ buttcrack, swimming’s governing body decided today to ban the full bodysuits in future competitions after numerous speed records were broken thanks to their high-tech materials. (Tipped by JMG reader ...

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PhoboQuotable – Kenneth Hutcherson

“Football is like the army — it’s a battle field. In war you have to trust the guy that’s next to you. Now, if a teammate has different views about what they’re attracted to in the showers it’s going to affect the team. It’ll destroy the oneness. “Men are going to be more comfortable with other heterosexuals. It’s like having ...

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Gotham Knights Bachelor Auction

NYC’s Gotham Knights rugby club will hold their annual bachelor auction next Wednesday, June 3rd, at Manhattan’s Splash Bar. Kick off Pride month by staking your claim on Gotham’s hottest gay and straight real-life ruggers! Win tickets to fantastic theater, dining and media events, which are part of each bachelor’s, er, package. And it’s tax-deductible! Date packages include tickets to ...

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“Pride House” For Gay Athletes At 2010 Vancouver Olympic Game

Gay athletes at the 2010 Vancouver Games will have have a safe space to socialize together: Canadian athletes at the 2010 Winter Games will have Canada House. Russians will have Russia House. The Dutch, Holland House. And now, gay and lesbian athletes will have Pride House. For the first time in Olympic history, gay and lesbian athletes will have a ...

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The Eternal Nipple

Did you know that CBS fought their fine over Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction all the way to the Supreme Court? Today SCOTUS ordered a lower court to consider reinstating the $550K fine imposed by the FCC for that 9/16ths of one second of nipplisticated naughtiness. Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association is pleased: “It is encouraging to see the ...

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Butching Up Figure Skating

Canadian figure skating officials are looking for ways to butch up the sport in advance of the 2010 Vancouver Games. “It’s just as tough as football,” said Canadian figure skater Jeremy Ten, ranked third in Canada. “We aren’t tackling each other, but we are hitting the ice pretty hard. We’re hitting the boards; we’re scraping our shins and cutting ourselves.” ...

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That Ball Is Outta Here

Call me a bad New Yorker, but I find it a little giggle-worthy that the brand new fancy-schmancy Yankee Stadium, which was built with tax-exempt city bonds at a cost of $1.5B, is poised to be a record-setting home run factory. This, despite “expert” wind evaluations that promised the new field would be no more batter-friendly than the old one. ...

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UFC’s Dana White Apologizes For Gay Slur

Responding to GLAAD’s request, Ultimate Fighting Championship founder Dana White has issued an apology for using a gay slur in a posting on his video blog. “As far as the gay and lesbian community, my comments were not directed toward them. I have no problem with the gay or lesbian community. I’m actually a supporter of many of their issues. ...

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GLAAD Demands Apology From UFC Head Dana White Over Anti-Gay Slurs

When the audience of your “ultimate fighting” circus act surely includes a large number of gay men, you probably shouldn’t use the word “faggot” in your video blog. GLAAD wants an apology: On Wednesday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White unleashed a torrent of expletives, including an anti-gay slur, on his video blog hosted on YouTube. White was extremely ...

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Friendly Voices – Paul Donahoe

“I am straight, but on the forums people make a lot of gay jokes about me. I’m not too concerned. They can talk about me all they want, it doesn’t matter. If a guy wants to be with a guy, who cares? Obviously, I did it for the money. We kept thinking no one would ever find out because it ...

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Mike – Christine – Mike

Los Angeles Times sportswriter Mike Penner made national news a couple of years ago when he announced that he was transitioning into a woman. As Christine Daniels, she was feted by transgender rights groups and was profiled in Sports Illustrated. But in a rare, but not unknown move known as “transgender regret”, Christine has decided to become Mike once again. ...

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DC Goes For Gay Games

With the support of city officials, a Washington DC group is submitting a bid to host the 2014 Gay Games. “We’re going to submit a great bid,” said Brent Minor, co-chair of the Bid Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Gaymes, the organization coordinating the city’s effort to host the 2014 games. “We are not taking anything for granted.” Vince Micone, ...

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Former NY Mets Star Roberto Alomar Sued For Exposing Ex-Girlfriend To HIV

Former star New York Mets player Roberto Alomar is being sued for $15M by an ex-girlfriend who claims he had unprotected sex with her while knowing he had full-blown AIDS. Considered by some to be baseball’s greatest second baseman ever, Alomar retired at the top of his game in 2005 due to health issues. Baseball great Roberto Alomar has full-blown ...

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Gold Medal Finally Paying Off For Australian Diver Matthew Mitcham

Openly gay Australian Olympic diving gold medalist Matthew Mitcham has finally landed his first big endorsement deal. While it’s not in Stephanie Rice’s league, Mitcham’s year-long contract with Telstra is a “relief” for the diver, who has stuggled to attract corporate interest, despite his final dive receiving the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He blames the current economic crisis, ...

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A-Fraud Or A-Roid?

Best NYC tabloid headline: A-Fraud or A-Roid? You decide. (Via – Gothamist) UPDATE: I knew I should have waited for the Post.

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Phelps Suspended By USA Swimming, Loses Cereal Endorsement Deal

And it just gets dumberer. Michael Phelps was suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo that showed the Olympic great inhaling from a marijuana pipe. The sport’s national governing body also cut off its financial support to Phelps for the same three-month period, effective Thursday. “This is not a situation where any ...

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The Cops Are After Michael Phelps

This is ridiculous. South Carolina authorities in the county where Michael Phelps was spotted smoking from a marijuana pipe say they are considering a criminal charge against the Olympic superstar. Lt. Chris Cowan said Tuesday that Richland County sheriff’s investigators are gathering more information about the photo, which showed the swimmer inhaling from a marijuana pipe. Cowan did not specify ...

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Jennifer Hudson “Sings” At Sporting Event

There was some kind of game tonight. Lots of guys in crimson and goldenrod blouses running around in pedal pushers. Anyway, Jennifer Hudson came out of her tragedy-spawned seclusion to deliver a stunning example of lip-syncing. Yo-Yo Ma was seen miming wild applause from his sky box. I love J-Hud, live or not, and thought her version was one of ...

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ESPN Launches Homophobic Commercial

In a new ESPN commercial for their NBA coverage, Shaquille O’Neal reacts to Mike Breen’s request for a “fist kiss” by moving away from him, calling it “weird” and “disgusting”, and then mimicking Breen in an effeminate voice. Via John Aravosis at AmericaBlog: One simple question. If the ad called a show of affection between blacks and whites “weird” and ...

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