Justin Morneau and Josh Hamilton – Both Winners

Look at those forearm muscles.

 

With five home runs in the final round, Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby last night, but no one can dispute that Josh Hamilton – who notched 28 home runs in the first round and four in the second without even using all his outs – was a winner as well. When we look at them, we’re all winners…

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2008 MLB All-Star Starters … Take A Peek!

The starters for the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star game have been announced, and the game is a mere week away. It will be the last All-Star game ever played at Yankee Stadium, as the Bronx Bombers move into their new digs next season. While all of the elected starters are obviously talented, only some of them managed to avoid the editing room floor for getting their photos included here - after the jump…

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Electric

Who says the off-season in the NHL is boring? The Tampa Bay Lightning are poised to make a strike at becoming arguably the most exciting team in the NHL, and they’re sparing no expense. From the top all the way down, they are adding quality and hotness across the board. Follow me after the jump to learn see why.

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Hockey Hotties

When I hear “This one is for the ladies…” I can’t help but be intrigued. And I thought many of you might be as well. If so, check out the dreamy bedroom eyes, well-sculpted bodies (when you can see them without those sweaters), and sexy scruff of the Hottie Hockey Dream Team at wraparoundcurl.wordpress.com. She’s allowing all of you to place your votes in a bracket-style competition for the hottest NHL players at each position. You can even vote a second time, here. I believe that the voting may have ended for some of the goalies and defensemen, but many good-looking guys remain. These boys can really melt the ice. So check it out! Can you imagine the final dreamy team that is to come?

Saved By The Bali

In case you haven’t heard, a Colorado Springs’ woman was saved by her sports bra after a fall while hiking in the Bavarian Alps. Jessica Bruinsma was missing for nearly three days, and used the undergarment to signal rescuers from the ledge where she had fallen. It was nearly 15 feet down, and the narrow cliff overhang was so isolated she could not climb free herself. So she attached her sports bra to a cable that helped transport timber down the mountain, and a lumberjack saw it and notified authorities.

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Rocco Mediate Is #1 In My Book!

I love to watch golf. I even like to golf. I wanted to write about the winner of yesterday’s round at Torrey Pines. I wanted it even more when the U.S. Open outcome came down to sudden death. Until Tiger Woods won. I could tell you all about him, how he’s won 13 majors (now 14) when leading going into the final round Sunday … how he’s recovering from his knee surgery … how he did it for his dad and his baby girl. But what can I say about Tiger Woods that you don’t already know? Read on to learn something new about Rocco Mediate.

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Hot Chocolate

While flipping through the pages of a People magazine recently, I saw an ad for M&Ms with NASCAR representative Kyle Busch as an M&M character. It makes sense, because they sponsor his car/team/whatever. Now, don’t get me wrong and I mean no offense, but I’m not a huge fan of racing or Busch. Still, it got me thinking about what other hot guys would look like as an M&M. It can’t be bad, right, combining two things women love – chocolate and really good-looking, fit athletes. So, I sent out a request to the Ladies… for their all-time favorite hottie and a pic. Follow me after the break to see who picked who and what the M&M Generator came up with.

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Luc Bourdon Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Luc Bourdon, a rookie defensemen for the NHL Vancouver Canucks who also played for the AHL Montreal Moose, was killed yesterday in a motorcycle crash. He was 21. In 27 games, he scored twice – his first against Niklas Backstrom on November 16, 2007. He was drafted 10th overall in the first round in 2005 and won two gold medals for Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007.

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How To Get In Shape With These Hotties

I don’t know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to vacation this summer. I mean checking and re-checking my airline seat assignments excited! Except for the fact that I’m going somewhere warm, with a waterpark, and I’m going to have to wear a swimsuit. Now, I truly do want to work out; I just wish I had the dedication. Or even just someone with a cattle prod to move me along. But I don’t. I’ve had memberships to gyms I’ve never used. I have an expensive machine in the spare room that is covered with dust. Dusting it might be the most exercise I’ve had in months. I’ve even had times I’ve planned to walk with a friend where I’ve begged off – feigning illness. I’m one of those women, ashamedly, who thinks having kids is workout enough. I need some motivation to get fit. And I think I’ve found it. Follow me to find out how to “get fit by summer,” after the jump.

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Sports Hotties To Watch

With the weather getting nicer, I have started thinking about summer sports. Being from Minnesota, where everyone bundles up for half the year, I have also started to think about guys looking hot in the warmer temperatures. So I thought to myself, why not take a look at some college golfers? As luck would have it, one of the Verizon Showcase players of the week is Michael Thompson. As you can see, he’s one to watch.

 

Besides the obvious beautiful eyes, there is more to his story. I’ll explain, after the jump.

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Will Pat Neshek Still Be Able To Blog After Throwing His Arm Out Pitching Side-Arm?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Neshek is out of the Minnesota Twins lineup, likely for the rest of the year. He has an acute partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, as shown on an MRI from Friday, May 9, 2008. Neshek and the organization are hoping he won’t need Tommy John surgery, as that would put him out for most of the 2009 season as well. According to twinsbaseball.com, Neshek said doctors feel the injury can be treated with rest and rehabilitation. “We’re going to prepare for Opening Day next year,” Neshek said. In the meantime, will he still be able to update us on his status in his entertaining and informative blog, On The Road With Pat Neshek? The rest of the story, after the jump…

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That’s How They Roll In Iowa

A 78-year-old legally blind man bowled a perfect game on Thursday, May 8, 2008 in Alta, Iowa. Now at first glance it doesn’t seem like a typical “Ladies…” post, but for this WWII veteran who reportedly weighs only 115 pounds, it was a big deal! It was the first 300 scored since the alley’s current owner took over the lanes in 1984. It was reported on Mike and Mike and SportsCenter. It’s all over the internet. So why is it here? Just a sweet story to boost your spirits this weekend!

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Minnesota Twins Gomez Hits For Cycle

Carlos Gomez started out with a home-run in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox last night, and went on to hit a triple, double and single, thus completing the cycle in reverse order. He’s only the 8th player to do so for the franchise … the last one being Kirby Puckett back in August of 1986. The Minnesota Twins crushed the Pale Hose 13-1 (kudos to Livan Hernandez for his near shut-out) by the end of the night. This rare feat comes just one day after Chicago’s pitcher Gavin Floyd nearly had a no-hitter. Some more interesting facts about Gomez after the jump.

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NHL Conference Finals Predictions – Zoltar says:

Zoltar

Well, I’ve saved up my pennies and I’m ready to take a stab at making predictions on the next two series. Let’s take a look at the four teams left in the race for the Stanley Cup. What follows is a preview of the Conference Finals, including a chance to check out some of the best (or best looking) players on each team.

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Jared Allen: When Good Girls Love Bad Boys

The Minnesota Vikings traded away a first round pick and two third round picks to get Jared Allen from the Kansas City Chiefs last week. (And they still managed to get the Booty in the draft.) His contract could be worth up to $74 million over six years if he reaches certain incentives, including a guaranteed $31,000,069. (His jersey number is 69.) The signing bonus was $15.5 million. (He had 15.5 sacks last year). He is 26 years old, 6’6″, 270 lbs., he used to compete in rodeos and he owns riding horses. All the other hot, and not so hot, stats and information after the jump… Continue reading

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

 

In Memorium…

We’d like to take a few moments today to honor those teams in the NHL playoffs which have left us already this year. As a Minnesota Wild fan, I’m going through the stages of grieving that include both sadness and anger, among other, more irrational emotions. I’m wishing I had seen more of (make that any of) Marian Gaborik’s goal-winning celebration smiles during the last six games. 

Wild Celebration

But I want to remember the good times, the great plays, the hot guys – which got me thinking that others out there are doing the same for the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, and the Anaheim Ducks. Join me for the montage after the jump… Continue reading