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!
Second place is the first to lose, except in this case. With the second most-hot hotties, chosen by the Ladies, we all win.
This past weekend, I roadtripped to Lincoln, Ne. to see my beloved Missouri Tigers play the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We hadn’t won in Lincoln since 1978. Going into the game, we were ranked 4th, so we also had high hopes that the streak would be broken. My Tigers broke the streak and broke it well, winning 52-17. Even better, I ran into my fellow Lady, Miss Minda, a Nebraska gal.
It’s raining kinda hard in Chicago, thereby delaying the Sox-Tigers game. It looks like the raining is heading out, but seriously. This stuff is hilarious.
A great day of football, new polls, oh, and the White Sox must have pissed off the Tigers bigtime yesterday.
I have a few big sporting events coming up. As you may have heard, my Cubs are in the playoffs. Also, I am roadtripping to see my Missouri Tigers take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln. Obviously, I need to be dressed well, whether I’m sitting in the last row of Memorial Stadium — yes, my seats are in the last row — or on my couch, stressing through a Cubs game. Join me to shop after the jump.
During the Ladies… fantasy football draft, my computer went a little wonky, and froze right after my first pick. By the time I got everything working again, the computer had autodrafted Willie Parker for me. I didn’t want Willie Parker. No reason, really, it was more that I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Judging by his first two weeks (243 yds, 3 TDs), I was wrong. I’m sorry Willie. Please consider this collection of your hotness an official apology, and take me back with open arms.
I was born into a Cubs family, and have been a Cubs fan since I donned my first Jody Davis jersey at age 4. I have been through many ups and downs with my team, but one thing I have not watched them do (in addition to winning a World Series) is throw a no-hitter. My wait is over. Carlos Zambrano just threw a no-hitter — the first Cubbie no-hitter since Milt Pappas in 1972. Congrats to Big Z, and thank you for letting me witness it.
During the Bears win over the Colts on Sunday night, my beloved Bears scored by a safety. The safety is, without question, my favorite way to score. I love defense, and the safety is the only way for the defense to give the team some points doing what they do best — stuffing the offense. Of course, Lance Briggs scored a TD on a Marvin Harrison fumble, but that was imitating the offense, not laying people out and getting points for it. This made me think about my other favorite ways to win/score …
When I mention my love of MMA to most non-fight friends know only one fighter: Chuck Liddell. It doesn’t matter that he has lost three of his last four fights. Maybe it’s his acting “career,” the fact that he briefly dated Willa Ford before she married Mike Modano, or his sweet tattoo. Still, people know him, so it’s not great for the UFC that their best known fighter was KO’ed on Saturday night. So Chuck, here is my plea to you: please retire.
Note: This is La M. Alana, posting on behalf of our lovely Chitown Chick. She’s without internet at the moment, but she’ll be back later to edit in some more hotties. Enjoy!
Reading through much of the pre-season press for college football, the Big 12 did not receive nearly enough. People were high on the Big Ten, SEC and even ACC (ha!). Sure, Missouri (WOOT) and Oklahoma got some ink, but overall, the Big 12 was ignored. I am here to rectify that, and spread love from Ames all the way down to Austin. First stop, Columbia, Mo., home of Shiloh, the columns and a wonderful place known as Tropical Liquers.
The Olympics aren’t over! What are you talking about? Closing Ceremony? What Closing Ceremony? Ok, fine. They are over. I have to stop writing about them … after this post. Looking at our header, and the gorgeous Olympians who have been staring back at us for the past month, the men on the right did really well. The ones on the left? Ouch.
When deciding on a hump day hottie, I seriously had a hard time choosing. I said to myself, though kind of out loud, there are so many hot men in the Olympics! So today, there is no rhyme or reason. Some are winners, some are losers. The only connective thread among these men is that they are Olympians, and they are hot.
Last night, my sister called me from work to ask the score of the Cubs game. Ummmm … wellllll, oh wait! I got a text saying the game was postponed. She asked me if they were still running the rain delay programming, and I scrambled to see what channel they were on. I didn’t even know the channel! You see, like the other Ladies, I have been immersed in the Olympics. Seriously immersed in the Olympics. Having dreams about the Olympics. So, though I’m not watching you, I still got nuthin’ but love for ya, baseball. After the jump, a few reminders on why I continue to love America’s pastime.
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.
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.
Today, I accompanied my sister, brother-in-law and nephew to Bourbonnais, Ill., for Chicago Bears training camp. Being there reaffirmed one of my strongest beliefs: nothing is hotter than a football player in pads. I also learned that is much harder to get an autograph than you would think. (They weren’t for me – they’re for my nephew!)
(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?
I have been looking forward to doing this particular Hump Day Hottie since I began writing for Ladies… Waiting for the right time to share this hot, hot man was killer. This is Roger “El Matador” Huerta, an a mixed martial artist in the lightweight division of the UFC. He will be fighting Kenny Florian next Saturday, and the winner most likely will get a title shot. Please, do enjoy.
In this fight, he is using the jumbotron to see where to properly land his punches. Swoon!
See why I like MMA?
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.
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.
Last night’s All Star Game, and the Home Run Derby on Monday, were thrilling. Baseball also has some exciting pennant races going on, the Olympics are in less than a month, football training camps start soon, a free UFC fight, and Fedor vs. Sylvia is Saturday night…. but today? Today there is nothing. As Lady Andrea told me, today and tomorrow are the only two days of the year without a game from the major leagues. Never fear, the Ladies… have some suggestions to keep you from dying of boredom, ala Jim Halpert.
When the Cubs traded for Rich Harden, I was overjoyed. The guy can pitch (if he stays healthy fingers crossed knock on wood spit twice) and Chicago got him without giving up a ton. Then I saw some pictures of him… how had I never noticed him before? Smokin’ hot, with a crooked smile. Welcome to Chicago, Rich. If you need a tour guide, a person to show you where to get the best pizza, hot dogs or a beer near the ballpark, please let me know. Might I add, the pinstripes look marvelous on you.
On Wednesday, a pair of Cubs tickets came my way. This season, Cubs tickets are about as hot as a ticket as you can get in Chicago, so I said yes faster than you can Kosuke Fukudome. I asked a few friends to go with me, but work got in their way. (Suckers!) My sister suggested that I take my six-year-old nephew, which turned out to be a fantastic suggestion. (Much better than the time she suggested we cover the pot of spaghetti and turn up the heat to high. That suggestion ended up with us mopping pasta off the ceiling.)
My nephew – Cubs fan, Fukudome man
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.
When I read the story that Tony Gonzalez had saved a choking fan, and Brian Bosworth rescued a woman from a ditch, I only had one thought for these women – LUCKY! Not only were their lives saved, but they were saved by hotties. (Well, Boz was a hottie in his day.) It made me think, if my life is in danger, which athlete would I want to save it?
You can save me any time, Tony!
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
Congratulations to Chicagoan Derrick Rose who will once again represent the 312 after he was picked first by the Chicago Bulls in last night’s NBA Draft. Your city has missed you, and we’re glad to have you back!
My Cubs were on a 14-game home winning streak going into last night’s game. Nothing lasts forever, of course, but couldn’t they have made it one more game so that I could write about a win? Nope. Brian Roberts, who almost was a Cub, decided to show the Cubs’ management exactly what they missed out on. He had three hits, and George Sherrill struck out the side, after loading up the bases, in the bottom of the ninth. Alas. At least we’re still the best team in baseball.
They might have lost, but they are still adorable! ((AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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!