It’s the week after Thanksgiving. Which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents, the radio stations have all started playing Christmas music and it’s time again for the annual castrating of the Big Ten men’s basketball teams by the juggarnaut that is the ACC.
Last night, #1 UNC beat #13 Michigan State by 35. THIRTY FIVE! A game between two top-15 ranked teams should not be that much of a beatdown. AND they were AT Michigan State.
Wake Forest took it to Indiana to the tune of 25. Maryland also beat Michigan.
Usually I don’t really pay attention to tennis until the French Open, but ever since the Tennis Master’s Cup Final happened in November I’ve been longing for the sport. I have no idea why. I’m thinking it’s my Rafa obsession but who knows? Anyway, I’m counting down the days until the new year when the season gets started again. But just because we’re not in season doesn’t mean we can’t make one of tennis’ hottest ballers our HDH. So Marat Safin, welcome to the Ladies… HDH club.
Okay, this should have been up on Friday. But I figured who wants to eat much the day after Thanksgiving? Instead, I’m here to show you today how to make a patty melt and vanilla ice cream shake. Warning – you will need an ice cream maker for this … but you still have time to ask for one for Christmas, right? If you’re like me, and not feeling very well because you’re still recovering from the first winter cold of the season, you’ll get your sweetie to make these dishes. And be patient when you click to view on – the pics take a bit of time to load, but are well worth it.
You know what the best part of Thanksgiving? It’s not the family or the food or any of that. It’s the sports you’ll be watching to get away from your family. Okay, and maybe the food. So I thought, when you’re half paying attention to your job or any news as it is today, that I would give you a highlight on some of the games that are coming tomorrow. You can be with your family during all the Black Friday stuff.
I find Dwight Howard to be totes adorable. He'll be adding to your sports viewing tomorrow.
I go bowling with my family the day after Thanksgiving, but I didn’t realize what a wide-spread traidition it is. Apparently, turkey and bowling just go together. (Except for this poor turkey, who you’ll see with the bowling ball that killed it after the break.) So, I thought that in preparation for the big day later this week, I’d provide you some unique bowling shots and some stories about the Turkey Bowls and charitable giving going on. You know, to get you in the spirit of things a bit early.
The Allen Iverson-led Pistons shut down the Cavaliers and their 8-game winning streak, 96-89. Lebron had 25 points, against Iverson’s 23 points. I am quite fond of Allen Iverson’s chocolate brown eyes, but watching his body in motion is pretty sweet, too. And yes, I’m quite aware of the irony of my admiring his body in motion, and using a still photo to prove that point, but bear with me.
I love Tony Romo. Last year in the Ladies… Fantasy Football league we drafted our starting quarterbacks on the basis of hotness and I drafted Romo. I find him charming and adorable and sexy. The night of the season opener, he stopped on his way home to help change the tire of a couple by the side of the road. And now yesterday he paid for a Dallas homeless man to get into a movie and then invited him to sit with Romo and his friend. LOVE. HIM. If only he would get rid of that no-talent dumbass who follows him around in her pink jersey and stilettos.
I have no idea why I’m on this NBA baller kick. But who cares when they’re really cute NBA ballers. I think I’ve said this before, but when Paul was at Wake Forest (for more than one year at that!) I hated him. Mostly because he was really good and played on a rival team, but the point is I didn’t like him. He also hit another players in the…man area. Way uncool. So when he finished his college career with an overtime lost (granted it was a great game) to West Virginia I was giddy in my hate.
Now, however, I really like Paul. He seems like a genuine good guy who loves basketball and Winston-Salem. And somehow through the hate I didn’t notice how hot he was. What a change in jersey can do. So I offer up to you the hotness that is CP3.
I was watching the Minnesota Wild/Columbus Blue Jackets game on Saturday night, and the announcer commented that defenseman Eric Reitz was the only United States born player for the Wild (incidentally, the Blue Jackets only have two U.S. players on their roster). So I stopped to think, and realized just how few U.S. born players there are in the NHL. I hadn’t really considered it, but when pressed I couldn’t come up with many U.S. born players for any team off the top of my head. So I started checking, and found this article from about a year ago.
So the crappy economy has really hit home for the first time in my life. I’ve always been a blissfully unaware student, wrapped in a cocoon of student loans and my parents money. But now, when I am finally at the stage where I need to find a job and start my career, the job market is majorly sucko. So after a semsester of interviews ending in polite (or not so polite) rejection letters and career services giving us depressingly cheerful “umm something will work out” talks something FINALLY went right. I got accepted to an LLM program at the University of Manchester!
Or, “Six ‘Score’s would just have been excessive.”
The delight! The deltoids!
It’s been an exciting season already in the NBA, and it only started a couple weeks ago. Chauncey and Rip and Tayshaun had manly crying time, Dwight scored a triple double (with blocks!), the Hawks were undefeated, and the Rockets and the Suns got in a huge fistfight that did not involve Ron Artest, among others. The last week’s biggest headlines – illustrated, naturally – are just a jump away.
Yes, I’m a bit overexcited. But who cares? College basketball, after it’s long, long, long hiatus, is finally upon us. We’ve had a few games played already and a 24-hour ballathon soon (excuse me while I squee in delight) maybe it’s time to scoop out the hotties by conference. And since me and Miss Christina’s favorite conference is the ACC, let’s start there. Here are a few of the hotties you should know about. Starting with Tyrese Rice, from Boston College.
So, I’ve been quite the MIA lady for the past few weeks. I’ve been doing this, and this, and then I was at the rally for this guy, but I am back and looking to share the team who has been making me love them and hate them for the past few months. They are not only my team, but the favorite team of the president-elect. Bear down, Chicago Bears!
While watching the Minnesota Wild play against the Canadiens recently, the commentator reminded me that the Wild’s Mikko Koivu has a brother Saku who plays for Montreal. Both brothers are captains this year. I already know Mikko is very cute, so I wondered what his brother looks like. Well, here he is. That got me to thinking … how many other brother hotties are there in professional sports that are good looking? You’ll see my top pics after the break.
As Metsy was watching some paralympics stuff this weekend, she found an untapped source of hot men – paralympians. We here at Ladies… would be remiss if we did not share this with the rest of you. Follow me after the break for the photos, courtesy of Metschick.
Brady Quinn had his starting NFL debut tonight. He threw for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns. It’s a shame Jay Cutler had to go and throw for 400+ yards, but I don’t care. I thought Brady looked good out there and I hope to see him start from here on out for the Browns.
In news that only I care about, David Wright and Carlos Beltran get Gold Gloves in the National League. I’m a little dismayed at the lack of GG love for Santana, who is a joy to watch fielding his position. Instead, Greg Maddux gets a record 18th Gold Glove for his fielding excellence.
Also winning Gold Gloves were Yadier Molina, Adrian Gonzalez, Jimmy Rollins, Brandon Phillips, Nate McClouth and Shane Victorino.
In other good news for Mets fans, the team picked up the option on Carlos Delgado. Now, they’ve just got to find a whole new bullpen.
Chitown Chick and I seriously debated about, if Barack Obama won the Presidential election, making him the HDH this week. We were both for it and at about 11:30 PM last night I was thinking about all the great Grant Park speech pictures I could put up here (Chitown Chick was actually there last night. So. Jealous.). And then I realize that while CtC and I would love to have an Obama HDH, not every one of our readers might like that. There’s a reason why some (ok, a lot) people don’t like a mixing of sports and politics. And in the end it might be best to not have our lovely little blog be overrun with a bunch comments that have nothing to do with hot athletes.
So I thought I would go with another hottie from Chicago, Dwayne Wade. I actually don’t have much to talk about D-Wade with today as the NBA season is really just getting underway and I’m still on a politics high, but I thought it’d be cool to spread the Chicago love. And he somehow hasn’t been our HDH yet so it’s time to change that.
This has nothing to do with my post, but hot damn, he's pretty!
It’s that time of year again, when pollsters and coaches and media members throw logic to the wind and vote for which teams they think are going to succeed in the upcoming college basketball season – without a single game even being played! For the most part I don’t have any problem with in-season polls. They are fun, they make for lively debate, they don’t really MEAN anything. But the ones that I can’t stand are these preseason ones. Even with my team perched (unanimously in the APs case) atop them both, I still can’t believe who is retarded enough to vote some of these teams as high as they are. So let’s break down these lists shall we? With what I think are the good, bad, and the MOTHEROFGOD DICK VITALE YOU CANNOT VOTE 700 TIMES!
While we all should get out to vote today, and I’m sure we’ll all be relieved to be done with the television advertisements, polls, signs and flyers, I’m here to remind you that there is another vote that must be cast. The Major League Baseball 2008 This Year In Baseball Awards. Cast your vote here. Follow me after the break to see who I’m rooting for.
When TSW started the Friday Football Foodie, I immediately pounced on the idea of posting a how-to on how to make empanadas. The fact that I did not know how to make empanadas was not important. I’d solicit the help of one of my sisters-in-law (I have legion), and boom! We have empanadas.
I never realized that it’d take me 13 months to actually get it done. I’m a master procrastinator, what can I say?
Here’s all you need. Simple as pie (why do people say this? Making pies doesn’t look easy!). Continue reading →
As I write this, Baby Mets’ Phanatic is taunting me. He’s staring at me with his evil, beady eyes. He’s sticking out his little red tongue at me. Stop it, Phanatic, or you’ll go back from whence you came!
So, as everyone knows, in the continuation of Game 5 (started Monday), the Phillies beat the Rays 4-3. This is where I’d give you some analysis about the game, or the Series, but I saw that VH1 was wrapping up their 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs, and that was enough to lure me away from the WS. (BTW, Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” was voted #1.) Continue reading →
So like every other person in the world we here at Ladies have our own fantasy football league. The thing is, I’m typically a lazy person and just didn’t tell all of you about it. I did, don’t get me wrong. But being lazy is so much easier than writing a post about a league where the commissioner started out sucking and is just now getting on track and is within looking distance of the leaders.
So I think this is the perfect week to get everyone updated on the status of the league and some of our, um, interesting team names. And a little surprise on who else is in the league.
Okay, here’s the down and dirty on this up and coming NHL rookie. He signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars on May 8, 2008. He’s 23 years old, 6’2″ tall, and 203 lbs. He’s Swedish. And he’s dreamy.
The Iowa Hawkeye football season is not off to a great start. We lost to Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Northwestern (NORTHWESTERN, for pete’s sake!). However, our star running back Shonn Greene has been RACKING up the amazing statistics. This season of college football has been lacking a group of stand-out contenders for Heisman, so I’d like to offer up Shonn Greene for consideration.
There are 4 running backs who have over 1000 yards already: Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter at 1116, Iowa’s Shonn Greene at 1154, UConn’s Donald Brown at 1324, and Michigan State’s Javon Ringer at 1373. Now interestingly, Hunter, Greene and Brown have done that in 8 games. Ringer has had 9 games because MSU hasn’t had their bye week yet.
As luck would have it, I get to be the person who puts together our 1,000 post — even though, as the newest Lady, I’ve probably accounted for the smallest share of those 1,000. I feel like I should be giving a little speech, but you don’t really want to hear (or read) a speech, do you? You want to see our overall number one hottie.
When we started this countdown, each Lady was pretty much given free reign to pick whoever she wanted for her individual list, as I’m sure you noticed. The one rule we agreed on was that the overall number one hottie would be someone who wasn’t on any of the individual lists. If we hadn’t had that rule, you would have seen this particular gentleman’s picture at least four times in the past two weeks. He is well-loved in this corner of the Internet.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, presenting the Ladies Ultimate Hottie …. Continue reading →
(Yes, this is the 999th post – expect the 1000th post, featuring our collective number one hottie (can you guess who it is?) in the afternoon.)
Ladies and gentlemen – especially ladies… – I present the final part of our Massive NBA Preview In Pictures: two divisions per week, ten teams every Friday until the season starts at the end of this month. What teams will be good, what teams will do badly, and what hotties you should keep an eye out for: this preview answers all your questions. The divisions are chosen mostly by which teams I have enough pictures for by Friday. This week: the Atlantic division, featuring the Boston Celtics, the Raptors, and some bad large-market teams; and the Northwest division, featuring the Blazers, Nuggets, Jazz, and the eviscerated remnants of Seattle’s collective basketball-fan psyche. On to the hot basketball players!
Kevin Garnett loves the smell of napalm in the morning.
It's a pinata, because it's a celebration of hotness. Go ahead, take a whack (or something less suggestive!)
Here they are. Each Ladies… number 1 personal pick. Tomorrow will be our group overall, but these gentlemen are tops in each of our individual books. They are beautiful. They are sentimental. They are MEN. And we love them. We hope you do too!