Recent Comments by iconomy

Oops. I forgot to mention the pop-ups. Hope your eyesight returns to normal soon.

posted by iconomy at 11:46 PM on December 13, 2002

Chunky Soup Curse: check your sources!

This is quite the scandal.

posted by iconomy at 07:06 AM on November 26, 2002

Rod Brind'amour is so sexy. Really.

posted by iconomy at 08:49 PM on November 06, 2002

Deford dislikes fantasy sports.

isn't he creepy looking Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. He reminds me so much of Frederick of Frederick's of Hollywood - the lecherous old guy (to my impressionable mind when I was a kid) who founded a trashy mail order company that specialized in crotchless panties and bright red bras with tassels on them. Swellegant stuff. The company is still around and has toned it down a bit, but I don't think Victoria's Secret has anything to worry about.

posted by iconomy at 06:55 AM on October 10, 2002

There's no baggy in baseball!

That image gallery is a total kick! It reminds me of the Glamour magazine Glamour Do and Glamour Don't pages that I loved as a teenager. I had to vote for old Mr. shark tooth necklace - that's the ugliest and most distracting thing I've ever seen. And I like the pants over spikes look, personally. At least they haven't specified how small the uniforms have to be, like the American women's Olympic beach volleyball team.

posted by iconomy at 05:02 PM on September 21, 2002

With the NBA season coming, One man builds the perfect player

Intangible: Sex drive - Wilt Chamberlain

posted by iconomy at 07:18 AM on September 16, 2002

Curt Schilling checks his email 10 times a day? I wish I had his email address; I'd beg him to come back here and play for the Phillies again.

posted by iconomy at 12:46 PM on September 11, 2002

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Release Lingerie Calendar.

The Eagles Cheerleader Calendar will help you keep track of the days...and nights. We haven't just pushed the envelope- we've ripped it open! Groan.

posted by iconomy at 11:12 PM on August 28, 2002

I'd also love to know who designed the trophy - I've searched for that information twice now to no avail.

posted by iconomy at 09:32 PM on August 27, 2002

She's never going to live down that damned photo, I hope she has a sense of humor about it. If anyone has any links to her reaction and/or comments to the photo, please share. The first time I recall an athlete using sex appeal to sell something might be those Jim Palmer underwear TV ads from the 80s. They were considered pretty racy at the time - completely tame by today's standards (I hated them - it was like seeing your father in his underwear). And how about that 70s Cosmo centerfold - Joe Namath in pantyhose, which was another milestone for sports/sex/sells. I found both of these men completely unappealing, and refused to ever wear underwear OR pantyhose again, as a form of protest.* *joke

posted by iconomy at 01:52 PM on August 25, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

K-Y jelly is a lubricant, not a spermicide. Blush. And it says in really large letters on the K-Y Jelly site (which I linked to!): NOT A SPERMICIDE. I keep mixing up my jellies.

posted by iconomy at 06:27 PM on August 20, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

I want to live in Kendrell Bell's universe. The one where 624 is half of 1000. The comment about K-Y Jelly is amusing and sad at the same time. K-Y Jelly is a spermicide, mister man. It burns up sperm, not condoms. Burning up condoms is the exact opposite of what K-Y Jelly is meant to do. Sheesh. Now Naval Jelly - that would be something else entirely. That would burn up a condom. Might sting a little going in, though.

posted by iconomy at 07:15 AM on August 20, 2002 pics. I took pics last year and they were pretty bad, so I didn't give it a second thought this year. Now I wish I had taken some.

posted by iconomy at 07:20 PM on August 19, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

Things I learned from this article: The New York Giants have a 438 question test that all prospective players are required to take. It asks questions like, "Have you ever put a dog in a microwave?" Football players eat grilled chicken, and roast beef, and macaroni and cheese. All at the same time. And they seem to like it. Not all links to New York Times articles should be ignored.

posted by iconomy at 07:14 PM on August 19, 2002

X-Games had signed a 2 year deal to hold the games here. Philadelphia beat out rival bids from San Diego, Atlanta and Richmond, Va. Last year the Games lost money; I'm curious to see how they do this year - the sponsorships and give-aways are huge this time around. You're inundated with Pep-Boys logos everywhere you turn. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - Manny, Moe and Jack are kind of cute, and it keeps the tickets free - just the way I like 'em.

posted by iconomy at 03:40 PM on August 18, 2002

Add pep to your step

Reminds me of those water treadmills, where you just keep swimming and swimming and never reach the end of the pool - also great resistance training. I can't wait to see someone wearing one of these things.

posted by iconomy at 11:47 AM on August 14, 2002

Baseball's going all to hell. Again.

A truly inspired last paragraph in that article, and great links.

posted by iconomy at 06:57 AM on July 29, 2002

Lance Armstrong wins his fourth straight Tour de France.

He's pretty good, considering he's not really an athlete, and all. Well done, Lance. Love ya.

posted by iconomy at 05:28 PM on July 28, 2002

Is Lance Armstrong An Athelete?

I hear Ron is working on an article about how webloggers aren't really writers. Should create quite a stir.

posted by iconomy at 07:38 AM on July 26, 2002

The Best Sports Films For Gay Guys...

Bull Durham has something to do with sports? Baseball, you say? Well I'll be damned. I guess I'm going to have to watch it again. Bull Durham is the greatest chick flick of all time. Any man that loves Bull Durham is just getting in touch with his feminine side. The toe-nail painting scene is key. That's one hell of a great list. I've seen every movie on it at least once, except Long Gone. I've never even heard of that one. I will find it, though.

posted by iconomy at 08:38 PM on July 20, 2002

If you check the portal at Eatonweb you'll find a few sports-centric weblogs, and there are some good baseball-minded weblogs linked to here. Not many, but a few. I wonder why there are so few sports related weblogs too. Maybe the diehard fanatics are too busy being rabid about their sports to keep up a weblog. They just have enough time to post a comment or two to a sports forum and then it's back to the tv or the stands. My first exposure to a sports related weblog was The Hockey Diaries, penned by a girl who plays on an all-female ice hockey team.

posted by iconomy at 09:31 AM on July 17, 2002

Another Tour de France article

You made my day, Fat Buddha. Link-o-licious.

posted by iconomy at 08:27 PM on July 05, 2002

That's a fabulous link! Thanks, and thanks to worldcup2002, too.

posted by iconomy at 06:53 PM on July 02, 2002

Oops. By Tobias Seamon. Not Tobias Allen, as I said in my title attribute.

posted by iconomy at 02:29 PM on June 29, 2002


Slamball is a derivative of the slamball played at those new agey Employee Retreats - it first started about 5 or 6 years ago as a big blow-up activity, not unlike a moon bounce. Pic here - also check out the human foosball game. If that doesn't look like a great game for the next neighborhood block party I don't know what does. I guess Blitzball is next, for athletes with really strong lungs.

posted by iconomy at 07:28 PM on June 28, 2002

First Heisman Trophy Winner passes away.

balked at meeting Berwanger's demand for $25,000 over two years. Doesn't that seem like an awful lot of money for the 1930s? I wonder what other players were making. That's a nice little human interest story, yhbc.

posted by iconomy at 12:38 PM on June 28, 2002

Another interesting article about how the web has changed the art of sports writing, and a bit about how athletes view reporters.

posted by iconomy at 06:25 PM on June 27, 2002