Ashley Harkleroad :: Courtesy of Playboy
With tennis star Ashley Harkleroad featured in this month's Playboy (two photos from spread are above), Clubhouse Cancer suggests 10 more women's tennis players who should pose for the magazine. (Thanks to Kristin Vohl, of Chicago, for sending us the link) Sticking with this theme, All Balls uses Harkleroad's appearance in the August issue to look back on the Top 10 Female Athletes Who Posed For Playboy.
Yesterday's item about a Minnesota school whose teams are named the "Awesome Blossoms" triggered a slew of e-mails that informed of us of more wimpy names. Nick S., of Oklahoma City, submitted Chickasha High School's "Fightin Chicks." Carson, of Frederick, Md., and Andrew, of Clarksburg, W. Va., submitted Poca High School's "The Dots." Get it? The Poca Dots. Kyle, of Boston, submitted Whittier College's "The Poets." Ryan Stanzel, of St Paul, Minn., submitted Cranberry High School's "Super Berries." Steve, of New York, submitted Scottsdale Community College's "Fighting Artichokes." Jeff Sirmons, of Orlando, submitted Logansport High School's "The Berries." Brian, of Des Moines, Iowa, submitted Minnetonka High School's "The Skippers." And finally, there was this e-mail from Bob Majeska, of Phoenix: "In the wimpiest team name category, how could you leave out the International Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen? Oh wait, "Rivermen" itself isn't a bad name. It's the name the franchise had before that -- the 'Prancers.' PRANCERS! A MALE professional HOCKEY team! For THREE YEARS! (1982-1984). Here's the Wiki link.
From pool chlorinators to a boiler, the Deuce of Davenport channels its inner Consumer Reports and gives you the scoop on the wide range of NFL-sponsored
crap junk garbage products you can buy. (Warning: Link contains strong language.)
Cuzoogle.com shows off its Photoshopping skills by making posters for NBA movies you'll see in the 2008-09 season.
The Sporting Blog is not surprised that the federal court threw out the fine for Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, especially when you consider that these five performances were more offensive than Janet's exposure.
After today, we're moving on to Step Brothers. In tribute to the Joker, Bleacher Report nominates the five most villainous sports figures of the past decade. ... TopTenChicagoSports.com reveals the top 10 athletes who would make great Batman villains. ... And LiquidGeneration.com offers the Ultimate Batman quiz.
Uga, Ralphie :: AP, Scott Quintard/Icon SMI
Pics from UCLA's Undie Run finally surface ... Interesting Sciano clause ... Michigan finally gets revenge on Appalachian State ... Tebow turns down Playboy ... Video: Wii Fit Parody.
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This is a little more fun than those other "Got Milk" ads. (Thanks to Sean, of Toronto, for sending us the link.)
Snake + News Reporter + Live TV = Gold. (Thanks to Rick, of Atlanta, for the link.)
We were dared by a few people to pay tribute to Estelle Getty in Hot Clicks. We think we found the perfect Sophia clip.