Tag Archives: sports

Daily Grumble

As much as I admire the Olympic accomplishments of Michael Phelps, I can’t help but wonder about his being proclaimed the greatest Olympian of all time just because of his medal count. Others are going even farther and calling him the greatest athlete of all time. By what measure? Phelps spent a total of, what, ten minutes in the pool? ...

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Olympic Scandal: Chinese Gold Medal Gymnast Underage

Chinese gold medals won in women’s gymnastics are coming under question as proof has emerged that star competitor He Kexin is only 14 years old. In 1997 the minimum age for competing was raised to 16. Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made ...

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Wilze Ilzare Plilzayin Dizouble Dizutch

The skip they do’s the double dutch. That’s them dancing. Double dutch will become a varsity sport at New York City high schools this fall. Gimme a “ho” if you got your funky bus fare. Double dutch, an urban street staple that dates back centuries and, come next spring, will become the newest of 35 varsity sports played in New ...

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Gender Testing For Female Olympians

Some female athletes at the Beijing Olympics will undergo controversial gender tests to ensure that they are genetically women. Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have set up a sex-determination laboratory to evaluate “suspect” female athletes, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sunday. The lab is similar to ones set up at previous Olympics in Sydney and Athens, and will ...

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That Ain’t Right, Nike

Via The Gay Recluse comes word of the latest Nike campaign, which features a series of athletes “humiliated” by having their faces pushed into the crotches of other players. Tag lines on the “That Ain’t Right” campaign include “Your mama won’t let you come home after this. What would she tell the neighbors?” The ad was created by Wieden+Kennedy. Non-consensual ...

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Cage Match Gay Stunt Causes Mayhem

Is this funny? Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others’ clothes off and kissing – a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of “Borat” fame.”We had a contract for cage fighting. We were deceived,” said Dwight Duncan, president and ...

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V For Victory

Viagra appears to be on its way to becoming the drug of choice for athletes looking to enhance their performance on the playing field – not just in the bedroom. The Olympics are looking into adding Viagra to the list of banned substances and it’s even been found in race horses. It wasn’t so long ago that the only person ...

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Lesbians Tossed From Seattle Mariners Game For Kissing

A former contestant on MTV’s A Shot Of Love With Tila Tequila and her girlfriend were asked to leave Seattle’s Safeco Field after a fan complained about them sharing a kiss. Anyone who has attended a Major League Baseball game in the past decade has probably seen a “Kiss Cam” where couples throughout the ballpark are featured locking lips on ...

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Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to ...

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Love For Sale

Here’s a couple of shots from last night’s Gotham Knights bachelor auction at NYC’s Splash Bar. That’s Miss Peppermint with Gotham coach Peter Rizzo (in the kilt) and Gotham player Morgan Sigg. Sponsoring the event was N2NBodywear. Embiggen away, you dirty birds.

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Tomorrow: Rugby Bachelor Auction

Stop by Manhattan’s Splash Bar tomorrow night for the annual Gotham Knights Rugby Bachelor Auction which benefits Immigration Equality, a group that works to keep bi-national gay couples and families together. How much does a rugger go for these days?

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Gay Rugger Break

Fellow blogger Jess, the official photographer of the Gotham Knights, sent me along the link to his photo gallery of last week’s match against Landsdowne. (Gotham is in the blue and gold uniforms.) Next week Gotham plays in the Long Island Rugby Tournament in Lido Beach.

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Not Bears, Manatees

Bears and chubby chasers have a new reason to watch baseball. The Manatees are the Florida Marlins’ new 16-man “plus size” cheerleading troupe. FIFTEEN men auditioned. Fifteen made the cut. Few could tell an eight-count from a pivot turn, but no matter: Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the Manatees, Major League Baseball’s first all-male, plus-size dance troupe. When ...

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Lesbian “Super Bowl” Hits Tampa

The NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament is playing out in Tampa and the lady-loving-ladies are pouring into town. The Final Four games Sunday and Tuesday will showcase the nation’s best women’s basketball match-ups. But the tournament will also usher in what is widely believed to be the largest lesbian gathering in the history of the Tampa Bay area. Other ...

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East Rutherford Giants Win Super Bowl

The Super Bowl was pretty exciting this year, wasn’t it? My back is bothering me a bit so I watched the game at home with Shelter Kitty. She liked the team in the aubergine blouses (she’s that gay), but I was happy to see the New Jersey York Giants win it. Plus, the Miami Dolphins get to keep their perfect ...

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Link Farming

A few quick links for your perusal…. – USA Today publishes a guide to where 14 of the presidential candidates stand on gay rights. – Ted Kennedy to introduce ENDA in the Senate in 2008. It will be the same gay-only version of the bill that passed in the House last year. – Bilerico Project guest blogger Jim Pickett of ...

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The Irony Cross

I find it faintly amusing that among the numerous major league baseball players named in yesterday’s massive steroid scandal is Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte, the bible-thumping family values man who preaches against pre-marital sex and drug use. Pettitte is a favorite guest on many Christian talk shows. The title of Pettitte’s 2005 book: Strike Zone: Targeting A Life Of Integrity ...

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Big Money For Gay Rugby

Wow. Next year’s international gay rugby tournament, the Bingham Cup, which takes place in Dublin, has received a €100,000 sponsorship from Irish betting group Paddy Power, the largest sponsorship ever for a gay event in Ireland. Bingham Cup tournament director Richie Whyte: “Paddy Power have an innovative and risk taking approach to the market. We are delighted that they see ...

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Gate Double-D

All that beer and all that testosterone in one place have created a bizarre halftime ritual at New York Jets home games. At halftime of the Jets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, several hundred men lined one of Giants Stadium’s two pedestrian ramps at Gate D. Three deep in some areas, they whistled and jumped up and ...

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LGBT Abuses Cost Nigeria Sporting Event

Glasgow, Scotland was chosen as host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after Changing Nigeria, a group of Nigerian LGBT activists, presented organizers with an 11-page report detailing abuses of gay citizens. Abuju, Nigeria had been a leading candidate, but lost the vote 47-24 at a meeting held in Sri Lanka. Founded as the British Empire Games in 1930, the ...

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