What would a Hanukkah Hunk post group be without some London olympic swimming eye candy? I give you champion freestyler Jason Lezak for night two.
Ok, so he’s just barely 18 and has a tendency towards tans/bronzer/fake and baking that is questionable – but those are about the only bad things I can tell you about British diver Tom Daley.
Look, I realize this makes me a bit of a creeper and not every pic of Tom does it for me, but you really can’t argue with this:
The above pic is from the cover of a British magazine and is also in The Official Tom Daley 2013 Calendar (currently sold out on Amazon).
Plus, he’s got a British accent. And you know how I feel about an accent!
Follow the jump to be mesmorized by a gif and join me in my boy-crush
Exact quote from the Tigers radio announcers at the bottom of the 4th (after CC was removed):
“Well, we’re back in Detroit and this is uh, this is uh, [laughs] this is something.”
Also, in case you forgot (I did), this is Max Scherzer:
And yes there is nothing actually wrong with people with heterochromia, but it does somehow seem like a symptom of how cursed this ALCS has been for the Yankees that they spent half their elimination looking completely helpless at the hands of a guy who might have been considered a witch a few centuries back. (Sorry, Bee!)
As if the London Games weren’t already worth watching, we can now happily set our PVRs for fantastic swimming showdowns between bjillion-time medallist Michael Phelps and our new official mascot since Pat Burrell’s retirement, Ryan Lochte. Hot-chte edged Phelps in the 400-meter individual medley Monday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska (what up, Miss Minda!), finishing with a time of 4:07.06. Phelps strolled in at 4:07.89. Tell me this battle isn’t going to be fun to watch! Is there a Canadian in this yet? I can honestly say I don’t care. But only this time.
ESPN’s video gallery which accompanies this story includes the feature Ryan vs. Ryan. I’m not sure what was more impressive: his workout regime or his slow-mo dive into the pool.
31 days until the 2012 Summer Games, you guys!
In 1988, I started my public career as a sports geek by standing up in front of my entire elementary school and correctly volunteering that the summer Olympics would be held in Seoul, South Korea. For this feat, I won an official US Swim Team swim cap.
Barely old enough to be one of my babysitters, Janet Evans went to Seoul and won three gold medals.
Now I’m all grown up (I’m actually older than my parents were in ’88) and looking forward to a summer of geeking out about the London Olympics all over the Internet. Janet Evans hasn’t changed much either: at 40, she’s qualified for this summer’s US Olympic Trials after an unprecedented 14 year hiatus from swimming.
Here’s a nice change from football and hockey players: US swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte, who won gold in the Mens’ 200 metre backstroke final at the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championship in Dubai this past weekend. It wasn’t the only individual race he won, and he just may have set a few records and raised the hype bar a little for London in 2012. But for now, let’s focus on the present. Let’s see that medal, Ryan…
Now if that smile doesn’t take the edge off your holiday stress, nothing will.
Throwing everyone a curve ball for night 4…remember Ben Wildman-Tobriner? You will after this…
It’s pretty obvious that we’d have plenty of baseball players to choose from for our Hanukkah Hunks series. That’s why for night 2, I thought I’d toss in a Jewish gold medalist backstroker to honor: Lenny Krayzelburg. More photos to enjoy with your latkes after the break.
It’s the dog days of summer and getting moving on Monday morning can be a little rough, so I thought I’d post some pictures to get the heart rate elevated and the blood pumping.
This week, I’m going with some of the lesser known and enjoyed hotties.
Is there a better way to start a week than that?
(Or, a great reason to post gratuitous pictures of Ryan Lochte)
Ryan won four golds at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. His big win came in the 200 meter IM, where he broke Michael Phelps world record. He also got gold in the 400IM, two relay golds and a bronze in the 200 backstroke.
“I felt really good,” Lochte said. “Any time you win a medal or break a world record, it makes you feel special. I knew I would have to swim faster than in previous rounds, but I think I can be even quicker. I will get back in the pool as soon as possible and train even harder.”
Phelps basically retired from this event after the Olympics last summer, leaving an opening for Lochte to step up.
As they said at the end of yesterday’s broadcast, Lochte solidified himself as the second-best swimmer in the world and the US has one hell of a one-two punch.
But enough of the details – I won’t pretend you care. Follow the jump for more pictures from the World Championships
O Hai there Ryan Lochte and Jay-Z. Is it some sort of rule that Olympic medalists have to carry those things around for the entire year after the games are over? That would get annoying. I mean they don’t really go with anything… On the plus side, I was super-afraid Lochte was going to fade into obscurity after the Olympics whilest The Phelps took over the stinking world. But no. He’s staying out in the limelight, looking hot, and quite dapper I might add. So keep it up Ryan, I love the suit. Although I prefer the Speedo, I’m okay with Armani as well.
There has been a lot of Michael Phelps ogling here at Ladies… recently.
I am not one of those oglers.
This is not because I’m not a fan of his athletic accomplishments, or because I can’t acknowledge that Phelps is a good looking young man (apologies for channeling my grandmother there). Since the Athens Olympics, however, I have become obsessed with the striking resemblance the most decorated Olympian of all time bears to my youngest brother. It’s very difficult to find someone hot when every time you look at them, you are reminded of a blood relative.
Anyway, Phelps isn’t the only Olympic medalist who reminds me of someone else. More athletes and their (actually famous and not related to me in any way) dopplegangers after the jump.
Last night, the US mens 4×100 Freestyle relay won gold by a fingertip, keeping alive Michael Phelps’ goal of winning a record 8 gold medals in one Olympic games. What you may not know is that the four-man team was mostly made up of guys who did not swim in the preliminaries. 4 “scrubs” swam the prelims (setting a new world record, broken by their own teammates a mere 15 hours later) and the one “scrub” with the fastest splits got to join the 3 big boys for the finals. I am tickled pink for Phelps and his teammates, but man does that suck for the 3 left-behinds. The finals team doesn’t get to compete if the prelims team doesn’t do well. So here is a post in their honor.
Nathan Adrian, 19 years old, 6’5, left the University of California to train for the Olympics
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!
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.
He’s looking in the stands for me. I’m right here, Ryan! Continue reading
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?