1000th Post Countdown… Sixes!

We hope you’re enjoying our countdown.  We’re only halfway done!  There are so many hotties yet to come, ladies.  Here we go with the sixes! Woot woot.

Id walk down his street.  Or something.

I'd walk down his street. Or something.

Huston Street
– You know that whole “a picture is worth a thousand words” saying? Well, I’m pretty sure all those words when talking about Street are “oh my God, so hot.” Not necessarily in that order mind you (it’s hard to speak coherently when looking at him), but those are the words.

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1000th Post Countdown… Lucky Number 7s

Can you believe all the hotness we’ve seen this week?  And we aren’t even halfway through our lists yet!

A lot of people consider seven to be a lucky number (for the record, it’s not lucky for me, although fourteen is my lucky number so maybe it’s half lucky).  I’m not sure whether being number seven on our respective lists means good luck is on the way for these particular athletes, but I know I feel luckier for getting to look at them.

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1000th Post Countdown…Crazy 8s

Crazy 8s!

Crazy 8s!

Ahhh, Crazy 8s. Now there’s a card game I feel like I should know how to play, but I’m pretty sure I only played once when my grandma wanted to teach me, but I would rather have played Nertz so I phoned it in during a hand of Crazy 8s and then totally forgot how to play. But this picture makes it look so ZANY.

Ahem. Anyway, our countown of ridiculously hot hotties is really hitting its sexy stride. A lot of you commenters have wondered how our picks can get any hotter than the 11s, 10s, and 9s we’ve already posted. Let me assure you, careful consideration and a lot of research went in to choosing and ranking our hotties, so stick with us even if we’ve already featured your favorite. You might discover some new meat people!

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1000th Post Countdown…The Nine

Does anybody else remember this show? It was this group of (wait for it) nine people who were in a bank during a robbery. I faintly remember seeing an episode or two and recognizing that guy from “Party of Five,” even though I never watched that show. I kinda wished it had more episodes during it’s run because when ABC canceled it the show was getting good.

Too bad the networks don’t come up with a show about the Ladies… #9 hotties. That show would never get canceled. Hey networks, you’re welcome. I expect to be compensated properly. Anyway, the Ladies… top nine guys are after the jump. They just keep getting better and better.

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1000th Post Countdown…

The Ladies are coming upon their 1000th post as a blog.  To commemorate the occasion, we are counting down 9 Ladies’ Top 11 Perfect 10s, culminating in one glorious post of a unanimous #1 overall pick.  (Because 100 perfect 10s equal 1000… see what we did there?)  Today I bring you the Ladies’ #11s…

Awww, what a cutie.

Awww, what a cutie.

Games Mistress
Darelle Revis – Darelle’s a rookie, but between his excellent defensive play and his hotness, he’s moving into the running for my all time favorite Jet defender. (Granted, given the Jet defenses of the recent past, this is not that hard.) Also, he looks really good in green — which just makes it sad that he’s had to wear drab blue and gold the last couple of games.

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Things that are awesome about October baseball (already)

In one of my classes yesterday, a professor asked how everyone was doing. I was not the only one to jubilantly proclaim “It’s OCTOBER!” Finally. It’s the time of year when everyone follows baseball every day, instead of ignoring it because “the games don’t count yet.”

The White Sox and Rays are about to get underway at The Trop, and Chicago wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for this guy the other night.

John Danks getting carried after carrying his team to October

John Danks getting carried after carrying his team to October

What you missed yesterday if you weren’t watching TBS…after the jump.

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Hump Day Hottie: Some Dallas Cowboys

I grew up hating the Dallas Cowboys, and have always thought that was pretty normal. Around Nebraska, there aren’t many Cowboys fans at all, and no one ever had a problem with my hating. Except…well… my boyfriend loves that team the way I love my Royals, or the way Jim loves Pam, or the way Billy Butler loves Baconators. I’m trying to come to grips with this, and find something to like about his yucky team. Jason Witten is a good start, and there’s more after the jump.

Loooves me some Witten. Yum!

Loooves me some Witten. Yum!

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The Ladies … Pick the Postseason (Baseball Edition)

AP/Mark Avery)

Will anyone take the Angels out? (Source: AP/Mark Avery)

October is my favorite sports month of the year, mainly for two reasons.  We’ll talk about the second one next week.  This week, I switched days with SA so I could start October off right: talking about postseason baseball.

This is the first time in many seasons I have not had a clear favorite in either league.  I kind of think people are forgetting about the Angels, though, just because they clinched their division ages ago.  So my picks for the postseason are:
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How NOT to win at Fantasy Baseball (in 7 easy steps)

This is one of those “learning the hard way” things. It should have been easy to see coming – no way I could maintain interest in a fantasy league with no real-life stakes for a whole season. But I’ve learned from my awful season in an ESPN Fantasy league, and I’d like to share my mistakes with you, so you can laugh at learn from them.

Erik Bedard, part of the problem (see Step 6)

Erik Bedard, part of the problem. (see Step 6)

The seven easy steps into your league’s cellar are after the jump.

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MLBasement update!

It’s time once again to check in on the races for the basements of Major League Baseball. Where these teams finish dictates how close to #1 they get to draft next June…so this one matters!

AL East:

While national attention is focused on who will finish at the top of this division, well…this one’s pretty easy. Baltimore has long since locked up last place. We should commemorate that, with some gratuitous Nick Markakis.

Let them eat Markakis! (what?)

Let them eat Markakis! (what?)

The rest of the ML is after the jump:

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Thanks, Around the Horn!

Around the Horn needlessly assaulted my eyeballs with that one picture of David Hasselhoff with a sharpei on his…self. If you don’t know the picture, you can see it here, but I don’t recommend it. ANYWAY, that visual attack came out of nowhere and totally interrupted by afternoon rythm. Thanks, AtH. Ugh.

Anyway…sports stuff.

Badass! Closer Joakim Soria squashed the Twins hope for the Wild Card this afternoon.

Badass! Closer Joakim Soria squashed the Twins' hope for the Wild Card this afternoon.

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Welcome back, NFL: Eli, urine, and more

Thanks to this website, I am losing my NFL fantasy league virginity. We held the draft of the Ladies… league last night, and let me tell you, it is HARD to watch Rebublican National Convention coverage and Project Runway while drafting a fantasy team for which I didn’t pre-rank anyone at all. What an adventure. So here’s how my vewwwy fiwst dwaft went…

Eli Manning, NYG

QB1: Eli Manning, NYG

Eli Manning will be under center in 2008’s first NFL game tonight against Washington. Check it out on NBC! Woooo it’s NFL time! (But it is also still baseball season! I <3 my life!)

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Very Superstitious, Writing’s On The Wall

One of the best parts of being a sports fan is the superstitions we come up with. How so? Because where else in life can you completely rationalize some of the crazy stuff we do in the name of “not jinxing” our teams? And it just doesn’t work in other parts of life. There aren’t too many sales associates that won’t say the name of the city they’re in so they won’t jinx that next sale.

Or something. I don’t think that analogy works, but you know where I was going with it.

Anyway, superstitions are fun. They make all our crazy behavior during games normal. And those among us without a silly superstition about their favorite baseball or hockey team? They’re the crazy ones.

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A press conference I’d love to see

Some of the baseball Ladies… are watching their teams in successful circumstances: Metsy’s Mets (duh) and Chitown Chick’s Cubbies are in first place; Lady Andrea’s Cardinals are in the hunt for the NL Wild Card; Cinnamon Girl’s Twins are looking for the same thing the AL.

Not me. Last night, my Royals had a chance to maybe win a game, and lost it when my favorite pitcher dropped a popup. Our overpaid, underperforming outfielder/DH has shifted from yelling at the media to yelling at fans (while his manager is on the can, no less).  Furthermore, the top draft pick KC fans were all so thrilled about signing? Well, turns out his contract may not have been legit.

Contract not filed in time? Oh noes!

Eric Hosmer: Contract not filed in time? Oh noes!

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The Ladies Wax On about Waxing Off

Slash fiction... geddit?

Slash fiction... geddit?

This week’s Waxing Off topic at Deadspin was… disturbing. And gross. And demeaning to the women asked to write about it. If you didn’t read it, here’s the email sent to the women asked to contribute:

Michael Phelps Slash Fiction.
The inspiration for this comes from two sources. First, this post, which is pure nightmare fuel. Then there’s this, about how Phelps is being pursued by Lindsay Lohan (equally terrifying). We’d like to follow things to their logical conclusion, and figure that you guys would be the best to do that. Make it read like an excerpt from a steamy, filthy book. Put Michael Phelps in the situation of your choosing … male on male, male on female, Phelps on llama … the aristocrats! Nothing is too over-the-top or depraved; it’s slash fiction. Let ‘er rip. Keep to 250-350 words, if possible. And don’t forget the short graph at the end about yourself, where you can plug your site and/or projects if you wish.

Here are our collected reactions to this request:

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Ladies…this week

It’s that time of week again, when the Ladies… shamelessly pimp out their other blogs and share with you what they’ve written. It’s kind of like show-and-tell, only with fewer pet hamsters.

Matthew Mitcham is an Aussie diver who brought home the gold, and Chitown Chick shares something else about him that NBC didn’t mention.

Lady Andrea campaigns hard for Fredbird in the Home Run Derby’s MLB mascot bracket.

Miss Minda ponders the actual importance of sports and finds a  great reason to keep being a sports fan. She needs something inspiring at a time when it’s never felt worse to be a Royals fan.

Preseason football coverage: Useful?

I like football quite a bit. My preference is college, but the NFL is pretty neat too, and it’s a way to pass the time in the winter when it is Sunday, or Monday, or Thursday, or whatever. But I’m just not into pro football the way I am some sports. (And by “some sports,” I mean baseball.) So what’s the deal with preseason NFL coverage?

I understand this fellow will be starting for Chicago this year?

I understand this fellow will be starting for Chicago this year?

NFL people, help a Lady out here. I have so many questions!

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The Ladies… This Week

Our weekly-ish feature is back from vacation. Pretty simple – it’s what the Ladies… have been up to at their other sites in the last week.

Chitown Chick wonders about the U.S. athletes’ difficulties with weighins. The U.S. Greco-Roman team’s scale was a full kilo off – bad, bad news.

The Dame of Extra Time shares a postgame activity from New Zealand. You’ll want to check this one out; here’s a preview:

Consider this a preview.

Consider this a preview.

Lady Andrea: Albert Pujols plays for the Cubs????

Not all our other blogs are about sports. The Games Mistress edits at Pindelyboz, and they posted a new issue this week.

Miss Minda took a rare break from baseball to share her love of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Happy Sunday!

Things I have jinxed

I’m normally somewhat rational, but baseball is always my vacation from reason. It doesn’t make sense to devote every waking moment to a single sport – especially when I root for the team that doesn’t often love me back. And rational thought tells me that my actions can not possibly affect how the Royals play when they are hundreds of miles from where I sit to watch or listen, but I don’t want to take any chances.

Yes, I have lucky underwear for the Royals. These are not them, but you get the idea.

Yes, I have lucky underwear for the Royals. These are not them, but you get the idea.

Some stuff I have jinxed, after the jump:

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Taking shelter in the basements of the MLB

For one more day, it’s the time of year when there’s nothing on but baseball (apparently some people think that’s a bad thing?), and some interesting MLB divisional races are revealing themselves to us, like a sweet Christmas gift unwrapping itself.

No, not THAT kind of Christmas gift!

No, not THAT kind of Christmas gift!

Metsy already told you about some of the MLB divisional races earlier today, so now we’ll explore the flipside – probable last-place teams…after the jump. Continue reading

Ask the Ladies… Pink hat syndrome?

The question, from reader Craig:

“In your experience, does ‘pink hat syndrome’ actually exist, which is to say, a woman wearing a pink hat for her team is far more likely to be a bandwagon fan and far less likely to have a depth of knowledge in the realm of sport?”

a problem for real sports fans everywhere?

Pink hats: a problem for "real sports fans" everywhere?

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Favorite sports memories

Twice this week, I’ve seen things at baseball games that may end up being some of my favorite sports memories, ever. One was nothing historically significant; just a really well-pitched minor league game that ended with a walkoff home run. The other probably also holds no huge, big-picture significance, but it was good for a chuckle: Royals shortstop Tony Pena, Jr. pitching. Pitching really, really well.

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Where are they now? The Hottie Prospectus Edition

At the beginning of the season, the Ladies… assembled an All-Hottie team of some of the game’s best propsects (along with some random hotties). As we round out the final few hours of the All-Star Break (finally!), let’s check up on some of our prospects and see how they’re doing.

Some gratuitous Votto for you...

Some gratuitous Joey Votto for you...

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Home Run Derby contest

It’s not mud wrestling or a pillow fight, but the Ladies… are riled up about tonight’s Home Run Derby. We’ve made our picks, and the winner will get to do something…mysterious and totally cool. (Also known as, we haven’t figured out what we want to do yet.)

The lineup:

Evan Longoria:  Chitown Chick
Josh Hamilton: Metschick
Ryan Braun:  Misstress Christina
Lance Berkman: La M Alana
Justin Morneau:  Lady Andrea and Cinnamon Girl
Dan Uggla: The Dame of Extra Time
Chase Utley:  SA
Grady Sizemore:  Miss Minda

Baseball is MAGICAL: Walkoffs, 2000, and win streaks.

First off, the Ladies… wish a heartfelt congratulations to Royals second baseman Mark Grudzielanek on collecting hits #1999 and 2000 tonight. Grudz looked much younger than his 38 years as he cruised into first base, unable to hide a boyish grin as the crowd, fountains, and fireworks erupted.  Though he was soon erased in a double play, the hat-tip and ovation made for a really sweet moment for a very likeable ballplayer.

Congratulations, Grudzie!!

Congratulations, Grudz!!

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The baseball day game: Pros & cons

At some point early last season, I made up my mind that I absolutely hate day baseball games. I’m not entirely sure what happened during a day game that made me so spiteful towards that time slot, but there it is. But lately, I have been trying to like afternoon baseball a little bit more, and about 99% of my past English teachers would have me draft up a pro/con list to help determine the stronger argument.

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Oh NO he di’int!

Dustin Nippert of the Oklahoma RedHawks threw a no-hitter today, and I saw it happen in person. This was my first no-no, and I would be a lot more happy about getting to cross that off my “To See” list if it hadn’t happened against my team.

Dustin Nippert

Dustin Nippert, the thrower of a no-hitter.

But I did just realize that “Nippert” sounds really funny if you say it out loud a bunch of times in a row. Try it with me…Nippert, Nippert, Nippertnippertnippert. Hm, I think I have been out in the sun too long, and my brain should not be anywhere near your Internets. Sorry, I’ll show myself to the door now…

A journey in pictures: Kansas City!

After a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, my Kansas City Royals are no longer in last place in the AL Central. (That honor belongs to Cleveland. Here are the standings.) My parents wanted to go to this series, and invited me along. How could I say no? So my camera and I went along to the City of Kansas (and Missouri).

Nowhere else I\'d rather be!!

Seriously, Tuesday was a PERFECT baseball day in KC. I even got to meet some of our readers!

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