Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I want to be very clear here...in this blog I do sometimes reference a great looking bicep, a gorgeous face, or even how "generally" awesome someone looks in their tennis outfit (fashion is a chick's second language, doesn't matter who is wearing it!). Never do I inappropriately comment on a person's body, or make any inappropriate suggestions/innuendo therein. And always, the fluff comments are color commentary for the substance. I talk sports first, tasteful flattery second.
Imagine how surprised I was then, and admittedly naive, to find a website (while researching the Sainz story) who's sole purpose was to sexualize and exploit female sports reporters. This "guy" who calls himself HogWild and considers himself a dating expert (gag!) has a page where he pictures his top five hottest women who report on the sidelines. Not only does he post their photos, but the captions underneath those photos are disgusting. He speaks of what he'd like to do to the women, exploits their sexual body parts, and makes jokes about his own physical reactions to the pictures. As his name depicts, he is a pig. He is also a coward. If he yelled out the things he posts on his site, down to the sidelines toward one of those women reporters, he'd get kicked out of the venue.
I understand there is free speech on the internet. Mr. Pig does have the right to say what he wants. What I'm hoping to do is to make people aware of such sites, and encourage them to boycott them. Again, I appreciate the handsomeness of an athlete, (as does the Swuiss Chocolate company who, in one of their commercials, has Federer going through airport security, questioned by two female officers), but there are lines that aren't to be crossed.
The other bummer is how bad this pig makes men appear. He talks like all men share his opinion. I'm sure he has some followers, but real men don't behave in such a manner. I guess if Mr. Pig is a dating expert, he is bound to find out that real chicks don't like what he is dishing out. Yuck.
Posted by A. Scarlett at 10:15 AM
Monday, September 13, 2010
It was truly an emotional win for Nadal, his first US Open Title, giving him his first Grand Slam, and a little check for $1.7 million. Djokovic was gracious (which surprised me because earlier on he had splintered his racquet in anger) and congratulatory. Nadal was a true champion.
As I always say...beautiful tennis!
Posted by A. Scarlett at 7:39 PM
Yes, the Detroit Lions should have been up in points further than they were.
Yes, there were other opportunities to prey on some Bears.
Yes, Stafford got hurt and that freaked everybody out but the team has practiced with Shaun Hill before
Yes, our defense held firm.
Yes, that was a winning Touchdown pass in the last seconds of the game.
Yes, the league has it all wrong.
Posted by A. Scarlett at 7:29 PM
Sunday, September 12, 2010
You might think someone like Bradshaw might protect his alum no matter what. You might think he'd want his team's QB in the game to rack up the W's regardless of whatever wrong doings or bad behavior he had participated in. This is where class trumps macho.
Terry Bradshaw made it very clear today on his FOX pregame appearance that star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be out on his tail. Bradshaw said, "I'd have gotten rid of him." He spoke out about how "in his eyes" what Roethlisberger did is inexcusable, pointing out the partying and disrespect of women.
Now I have been booing Roethlisberger for months and months as he continues to get away with alleged rape (I have to say alleged because he's not been formally charged), abominable behavior patterns with women that any other man would be locked up for. But he's "Big Ben" and the Steelers need him so I guess the NFL Commisioner and the Steelers machine think winning games is more important than women's rights.
Anyway...HUGE kudos to Terry Bradshaw. Muah! He is a guy's guy, an NFL icon and he has bigger cojones than not-so-big Ben will ever have. Thank you Terry. You've made my first Sunday of the season a proud one.
Posted by A. Scarlett at 10:49 AM
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Posted by A. Scarlett at 7:24 PM
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Perhaps, like me, you've received a phone call in the middle of your son's football practice from his trainer. "...he took a pretty hard hit to the head". Not the call you want to get.
Sure enough, after picking up my teenager and taking him to the emergency room for evaluation, he was diagnosed with a concussion.
It is frightening to see your A student struggle to count backwards, really have to concentrate to come up with the backward sequence of the months in a year, or look like he just woke up and is still a little foggy, and see him stay that way for the rest of the day.
My son is fine now, but I was rattled a bit. Thus the reason I think it is important to pass along this information about a Sports Concussion Conference coming up on Sept. 12.
The Michigan NeuroSport Concussion Program and Michigan Athletics is holding a conference called, "Keeping your head in the Game." It is for parents, trainers, coaches, athletes or whoever else wants to learn the ins and outs of all things related to concussions, including how to manage concussions and when it is safe for your child to return to play.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, director of Michigan NeuroSport and Team Neurologist of Michigan Athletics and NCAA and Big Ten Conference Concussion consultant and advisor. Sounds like he knows his stuff!
You'll need to register to attend. Here is all of the information:
734-998-7432 or email
Date & Time:
Sunday, Sept. 12, from 3-5 p.m.
Detroit Country Day School
Performing Arts Center
22305 W. 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Posted by A. Scarlett at 8:08 AM