Who to Watch: World

Ladies… is a global community, dedicated to the ogling of hotties. Though we spend most of our time focused on American hotness, when given the chance, we like to show our ability to check out international hotties. Here is a look at some of the hotness that will be competing in Beijing over the next two weeks. In the words of Morgan Freeman, go world.

He can join me for a Cuba Libre!

Who wants Chitown Chick? This guy!

Mijain Lopez, Greco-Roman wrestler, 120 kg, Cuba: Lopez is the reigning world champ and odds-on favorite to win gold in Beijing. Also, his arms are hot.

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Who To Watch: USA

Chitown Chick and I are going to interrupt your regularly scheduled Hump Day Hottie post for more Olympic goodness. CC and I were talking last week and we thought doing a watch list of all the athletes the general public haven’t heard about would be fun. We’re going to start off with the USofA (CC will be bringing you the world). Everyone knows about the US Men’s basketball team, Michael Phelps, and Ladies… favorite Ryan Lochte. And that’s fine and good. But do you know of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss? They’re rowers who finished second at the Olympic trials earlier this year and won gold at the Pan American Games in 2007.

So let’s look at a few more athletes the United States is sending who you should be getting up early and watching before heading out to work. Or your daily three hour “writing” time at Starbucks. Not that I would know anything about that type of stuff. Yeah.

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USA Basketball: Player Primer for the Uninitiated; Pictures for Everyone

(Editor’s note: Lady M. Alana put the time and effort into this awesome post, but then her computer rebelled, so I’m posting it for her.)

They’re calling it the “Redeem Team”. They, of course, meaning the WWL*, but even so it’s a pretty good name. After all, USA Basketball hasn’t won gold in anything since a Democrat was in office; this team desperately wants to bring that glory back to the United States. And with twelve of the NBA’s best headed to Beijing, coached by the best of the NCAA and NBA, and sweeping through every team they meet on the way, that possibility is looking more and more in reach.

And what makes a team? Hot athletes! Let’s start with the shortest and work our way up, shall we?

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Join Me at Yahoo for the ‘lympics

Remember how I am sort of obsessed with the Olympics? Thankfully, I have an outlet for that obsession, or Ladies… would be bombarded with posts about Thomas Finchum’s perfect form or Doug Schwab’s takedown. You can find me under my real name, Maggie Hendricks, at the Yahoo Olympic blog, Fourth Place Medal. I am joined by a fantastic group of writers who are guaranteed to make you laugh, but I will still be hanging around Ladies… to alert you to the many, many hotties who will soon descend upon Beijing.

Hit and Run: Because It’s Wednesday

Since I am not going to talk about baseball, let’s talk about the many wonderful sporting events that will soon be starting. As SA mentioned earlier today, the Olympics are less than three weeks away, so let’s enjoy some Olympic hotness. Michael Phelps is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, and below is Steven Lopez, an Olympian at taekwondo.

He can kick the crap out of you. Literally.

He can kick the crap out of you. Literally.

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Hump Day Hottie: Troy Dumais

The Olympics are a little over two weeks away. And while the event may turn out to be a complete disaster, the athletes going are making up for it. Especially those in events where little to nothing is being worn. And water is involved. Yeah, it makes up for it. One of the American Olympians is former Texas Longhorn Troy Dumais. This is his third games he’s attending. Congratulations Troy.

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Best Sporting Dates

I went to my best friend’s wedding this weekend.  During the 8-hour drive back, I started thinking about what were some of the Best Sporting Timeframes.  With no further ado, here are my choices.  Feel free to argue with me in the comments.

Yay Giants!

Yay Giants!

Best Sporting Day
1.  The Super Bowl. You get together with your friends, eat good food, drink a lot, gamble on the game and laugh at the commercials.  The game is secondary.  And every once in awhile you get a year like this past one where the game lives up to the hype.  Awesome.

2.  Opening Day. Baseball begins.  The smell of spring, the crack of the bat, the sun shining on a beautiful April day.  Perfection.

3. January 1st. Hangover from the night before, wall-to-wall college football, in games that usually feature good teams, and generally good food and more alcohol when you’re recovered (or maybe you’re lucky enough to wake up drunk).

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A Note On Our New Banner

The Ladies… are excited about the Olympics, and judging by your response to the Ryan Lochte Hump Day Hottie, you are excited, too. With that in mind, we didn’t want to wait until August to unveil our Olympic banner. Explanation of who these hotties are and their chances in Beijing are after the jump.

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Dara Torres, 41, Makes Her Fifth Olympic Team

That is Dara Torres, and her daughter Tessa. Dara looks like your average, everyday mom who is concerned about raising her daughter well, getting to playgroup on time and training for an Olympic Gold Medal. Wait, what? Torres, at the age of 41, made her fifth Olympic team in the 100m freestyle. She first medaled during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Congratulations to Torres for kicking butt and showing that age doesn’t matter. Now bring home some gold!

Hump Day Hottie: Ryan Lochte

You might already know this, but I’m sort of obsessed with the Olympics. The sports, the pageantry, the athletes who are not, for the most part, in it for the money – I love it all. Since Sunday, I have been ensconced in the swimming Olympic Trials. One look at Ryan Lochte – who will be swimming the 400 IM and maybe more – I knew I had to share him with you.

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Hump Day Hottie: Wrestling Olympians

I spent this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Trials for wrestling, and there was eye candy everywhere. With less than two months until the Beijing games begin, I feel it is my patriotic duty to share these hotties with you. Remember, you’re not ogling these hotties for your own, selfish purposes. You are ogling these hotties for the good of the country. U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Hump Day Hottie: Ryk Neethling

In the midst of the freezing winter, swimming in a cool pool in the heat of summer sounds like it would be just about the best thing ever. Well, second best thing- the best thing is a hot Olympic swimmer to go with that cool pool…. like Ryk Neethling. South African, gold-medal winning Olympian, he spoke Afrikaans for most of his life until he moved to the US to attend college at Arizona on a swimming scholarship. His name is pronounced “Rake”, and doesn’t that pretty much sum things up?

Fish     Outta     Water