Two weeks ago we made an announcement looking for a few new ladies. And all I can say is wow. We had so many more emails than Wanda, Andie, and I were expecting. And let me tell you guys now that it was a hard decision. We had to turn down some people we really wanted to join. People that were kickass writers. People that would have fit in like a glove. We argued and argued and argued over who should join us. And then we ate some pie. But then it was back to arguing. And in the end we think we got the women who will help continue the Ladies… brand.
Before we get to introducing, let me say how much we appreciated all the applications we got. Seriously, all of you rock. You honestly have no idea how hard it was to pick our final gals. If there was a way we could take all of you we would. For reals. Thank you to everyone who submitted to join this little blog of ours. And please don’t stop coming by and commenting on Ladies… It’s because of you that this is so much fun to do.
Now, the newbies…
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
Turns Me On: Good food, generosity, and dancing in the living room
Turns Me Off: Stereotypes, tardiness, and cock-knockers
Team(s) I Root For: Vikings and Wild and Gophers
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Green Bay Packers (of course), Duke (I don’t know why)
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Cinnamon Girl attended the University of Minnesota for undergrad (journalism) and law school and now practices in the Twin Cities. She has four great kids and is married to Weed Against Speed from Melt Your Face Off. Look for “hot” older guys and Minnesotans – when possible – featured in her posts.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Pop
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: I’m so old already that I’ll probably be dead 50 years from now.
Birthplace: Melrose Park, Ill (outside Chicago)
Turns Me On: rear naked chokes, a well-turned doubleplay, a tight cradle, coaches who go crazy when they are coaching, and good hugs
Turns Me Off: designated hitters, stalling in wrestling and MMA, people who don’t go to a game to watch the game, Brett Favre
Team(s) I Root For: Missouri Tigers, Chicago Bears and Cubs – I guess I like the Bulls and Blackhawks, too, but I don’t watch much hockey or pro hoops
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Green Bay Packers, Kansas Jayhawks, St. Louis Cardinals Oklahoma State wrestling
50 Word Biography on Yourself: I’m a Chicago gal, through and through. My love of sports come from sitting and watching ESPN with my father, running around my brother’s wrestling meets and sister’s swim meets, and learning about boxing from my grandfather, a man who sparred with Rocky Marciano.
Is it called Soda or Pop?:POP!
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: how lucky I was to get together with some great women, talk sports, and ogle some hot guys.
La M. Alana
Birthplace: Gainesville, Fl
Turns Me On: That’s for me to know and for Chris Hansen to arrest you for finding out.
Turns Me Off: You’re. Your. Come on.
Team(s) I Root For: the Warriors, the Nuggets, the Marlins, the Gators, and whomever I happen to like
more in any given game.
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Memphis and Vanderbilt. Screw ’em.
50 Word Biography on Yourself: I’m M. Alana. In no particular order, I like music, singing, writing, porn, sports, and languages. I love basketball more than most anything in the world, so that’s going to be my beat here. I’ve been lurking on sports sites for quite a while, and quite enjoy all you commenters; I look forward to dictating my whims to you.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: What, is that some kind of communist Minnesota thing? It’s coke. If it’s clearly not Coke, it’s cola.
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: “My fellow Americans, I owe a great debt to those Ladies…I stand high before you now because I stood then on the delicate, jersey-clad shoulders of giants.” – from my inauguration address
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington. (‘Bout 15 mins outside of Seattle)
Turns Me On: One handed dunks. Tight jersey tops (thank you Nike!). Tall, pasty boys with vacant, bug-like, blue eyes. Boxing out. (That is not even dirty! Defense wins championships.) Bulging biceps. Cocky struts. Passion. Fast cars. Fire-suits. Bubble butts. Broad shoulders. The will to win.
Turns Me Off: Resembling a rodent. Wasting talent with laziness. Not loving college basketball. Pretending you know about a lot about sports, when it’s pretty obvious that you don’t. Cameron Crazies. Leaving before your eligibility is up! (I know you can make a lot in the pros, but wont you please stay? For me?)
Team(s) I Root For: UNC Tar Heels Men’s Basketball! I bleed Carolina Blue. Cannot wait until the end of October when b-ball starts back up. Washington State Cougars. Undergrad allegiance is hard to kill (although it was surprisingly easy during the Sweet 16). Basketball they are number 2, football number 1. I also root for the Seattle SuperSonics, but it has dwindled in the last years because watching them makes me hate David Stern and Clay Bennett and I really don’t need all that rage in my life. I am also a supporter of all things Dale Earnhardt Jr. related, including his race team (but not his candy bar. I mean seriously?).
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Duke. But really, this kind of hate is totally rational. Who likes Duke?? Other than Duke fans that is… I think it really starts with the Antichrist at the helm. I mean all those pale, 3 point shooting, white boys don’t even have a chance to turn into good human beings after years of tutelage from the son of Satan. Rat-boy is the epitome of hypocrisy! He makes me so mad! I could go on, but I wont. For SA’s sake…
Also I really cannot stand the University of Washington Huskies. I hate them. Almost as much as Duke, and in some ways more. They don’t have the history or the record to back up their endless douchebaggery. In state rivalries really are the best. GO COUGS.
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Abandoned as an infant then subsequently raised by wolves in the forests outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. Was “rescued” at about age 13 (that is only a guess because no one knows when I was actually born). For the last decade I have endured intensive social rehabilitation where a group of anthropologists and sociologists have taught me how to speak, feed myself, not attack random strangers or lick myself in public, etc. (The not attacking people has been really hard… hence my extensive criminal record.)
Or maybe I’m just a law student who moved from Washington to North Carolina and have lead an average, albeit totally awesome life… ‘Tis a mystery.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: It’s Pop bitches! Although living in the South causes me to drop an occasional “soda” into the conversation, that’s just trickery caused by my surroundings!
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: That I was really lucky to get to work and write with this awesome bunch of fun hilarious Ladies! (Wow that was super sappy! Don’t laugh.)
Birthplace: A town the size of a Wal-Mart in the middle of the Nebraska wilderness.
Turns Me On: Baseball socks worn the proper way (see: Sizemore, Grady), sabermetric awareness, eye black, triples, facial scruff, dominant pitching, muscular calves and forearms.
Turns Me Off: Stupid goatees (especially the ones that aren’t attached to any kind of mustache), smoking, cheating, and bad grammar.
Team(s) I Root For: Kansas City Royals! Nebraska Huskers!
Teams I Hate Irrationally: White Sox, Dodgers, Notre Dame, BYU
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Born, raised, and still in Nebraska. I work for the Omaha Royals (AAA-affiliate for KC), and do some research for Joe Posnanski. I’m a journalism double-major at the University of Nebraska, but mostly I just watch ESPN, read sports blogs, play videogames, eat wings, drink Dr. Pepper, and Photoshop things.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: All those around me cal it pop, but I generally go with soda, just to be contrary.
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: Man, I spent a LOT of time sitting at a computer in those days. Good thing I have the internets implanted in my brain now so I can really multitask.
Dame of Extra Time
Birthplace: Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Turns Me On: Goalkeepers/tenders. Especially the ones that are a bit naughty.
Turns Me Off: Cristiano when he’s gloating, John Terry when he’s harassing referees, Landon Donovan all the time.
Team(s) I Root For: In order of priority – Leafs, Argos, Toronto FC, Arsenal.
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Chelsea. If Lampsy weren’t so pretty I would’ve personally stabbed him in the face already. Also, the Sens. Even though I’ve got a rather debilitating obsession with Ray Emery – see turn ons.
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Once, in grade 4, I got into a full on fistfight with a boy who decided to be an asshole and crash down the block tower I was building. I went ballistic and the teacher had to pull me off him. I’ve since learned to control my temper.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Pop.
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: Ah, remember the days when Thierry Henry’s bum-bum was tighter then a sealed jar of pickles? Mmm…I could so go for a pickle right now.
Birthplace: New Jersey
Turns Me On: Hockey. Grammar. Height. Quirkiness.
Turns Me Off: Devils/Islanders fans. Abercrombie T-shirts.
Team(s) I Root For: New York Rangers. New York Mets. (And, techinically, the Giants, too.)
Teams I Hate Irrationally: New Jersey Devils. Long Island Islanders. New York Yankees. Philadelphia Flyers. Pittsburgh Penguins. (Hockey rivalries are intense.)
50 Word Biography on Yourself: I like grammar, hockey, baseball, and under-appreciated secondary colors. I’m a Rangers season ticket holder who likes that Prudential is basically a second home (because the Devils have no fans, you see). I like the Mets and 90s music. I’m planning to go to school for copyediting.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Soda.
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: Wow, what strange punctuation they used on that bio survey. /shot
And to get you a little refresher on the original Ladies…
Birthplace: Cedar Falls, IA
Turns Me On: a diving stop at 3rd and a rocket to 1st for the out, getting roses for no reason, celebrating a huge win, being kissed on my neck.
Turns Me Off: bad manners, rudeness, people AT the game not paying attention
Team(s) I Root For: Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Avalanche, Cleveland Cavaliers, St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts
Teams I Hate Irrationally: the Cubs, Iowa State, the Florida Gators (though none of these are irrational)
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Superstar law student. Blog Mistress. Corn-fed Midwestern gal. 152 inches of pure mayhem and pool domination, like if friggin’ Optimus Prime got to fight against 3rd graders. Honey-limbed lovely, flaxen-tressed harlot. Swiss Army Knife of 5-tool players. Trafficker in snark.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Duh, it’s pop.
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: what a long, strange trip it’s been. /channeling my Pam Beasley
Birthplace: New Jersey
Turns Me On: David Wright homeruns
Turns Me Off: Mets bullpen implosions
Team(s) I Root For: Mets, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Teams I Hate Irrationally: Yankees
50 Word Biography on Yourself: Here’s be the deets: I’m 29, a lawyer with a supremely boring job (but hey, it’s a job), and a 3 year old daughter who is the apple of my eye.
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Soda
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: Damn, I had a lot of time to kill with those anipal posts.
Birthplace: MUSC. Or Trident. Or Roper. Somewhere in the Charleston, SC.
Turns Me On: Complete blowouts, knowing how to pronounce my name correctly, sufficient music knowledge to combat my ignorance, chocolate
Turns Me Off: Stupidity, conceitedness, strawberry ice cream
Team(s) I Root For: Duke basketball, Michigan football, Detroit Tigers (woo bandwagon year!), and a small soft spot for South Carolina football
Teams I Hate Irrationally: North Carolina, Ohio State, North Carolina, Clemson football, North Carolina, Boston Red Sox (only b/c of the media attention. Other than that I’m actually pretty OK with them). And did I mention North Carolina?
50 Word Biography on Yourself: I’m insane, you idiot! Remember the other day, when you told me that I had pit stains? Well, I have cried every fifteen minutes on the half-hour since you told me that. I am wracked with self-doubt. I have panic attacks. I’m claustrophobic, germaphobic, phobiaphobic. I talk to myself. I talk to my cat. I talk to three separate shrinks about the fact that often my cats respond to me in my mother’s voice. And yesterday, when that stupid pretty surgical nurse handed you a pair of latex gloves, I almost killed the guy whose leg I was stitching up because I couldn’t stop thinking about the two of you having sex on a box of steaks! Why a box of steaks? ‘Cause my dad had an affair with a female butcher! And, as I mentioned before, I am insane. There! I opened up! Are you happy?
Is it called Soda or Pop?: Coke
50 Years from Now I’ll Look Back At My Time With Ladies… and Think…: They actually let me join the blog at the beginning? What were they smoking? And can I have some now?