UFC will make history tonight, February 23rd, 2013. Women will be competing for the first time ever in the UFC at the UFC 157 PPV. The world’s largest MMA organization has not only put together a fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche, they’ve made it the night’s main event. Are you STOKED?…
This particular thread of Public Shaming is incredibly, depressingly long.
Wow. If you didn’t already see, Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, makes an epic half-court shot. Via @CVJimReeser.
(Carolyn) Peck: …These men did not look at me as a (woman), but as someone who could help them to sharpen their game.
(Debbie) Schlussel: Well you may think that that’s how they looked at you, but that’s…
Peck: And I did it, they became better players. And they feel — how do you know, how they looked at me…
Schlussel: Because I understand the human psychology, and apparently you don’t.
This Outside the Lines transcript from an Oct. 2001 show is very insightful and presents both sides of an issue well: the disparity of women coaching men vs. the number of male coaches for women’s teams.
And that last word from Debbie Schulssel — commentator, columnist and attorney — is just downright hilarious.
Just like Shaun White, Kelly Clark is so smooth and so highly successful in the superpipe.
And also just like the snowboarding icon, she’s on an entirely different level from everyone else. Especially at Winter X, where she’s going for a third straight title Saturday night.
But unlike White, Clark isn’t a household name. Not even close. In spite of her dominance, White’s kind of fame — even a really small sliver of it — hasn’t really found her. Clark’s not on the cover of any video games nor has she appeared on the front of “Rolling Stone.”
From “Carrying a cause to the Super Bowl” —
(Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo) tapped out an email to Brian Ellner, a leading marriage-equality advocate with whom he had worked before, and Michael Skolnik, the political director for Russell Simmons, a hip-hop mogul who has become involved in many issues, including same-sex marriage.
Ayanbadejo wrote: “Is there anything I can do for marriage equality or anti- bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media?” The time stamp on the email was 3:40:35 A.M.
Thanks to Rebecca for the heads up on this story.
Pretty amazing story via Yahoo! high school sports blog, Prep Rally — “Months after being hit in face in Aurora shootings, senior is back starring on the court.”
Among the victims of the Aurora movie theater shootings in July, (McKayla) Hicks was struck when a bullet from the adjoining theater to the one in which she sat pierced the wall and struck her directly in the face. According to Denver network KUSA, Hicks caught blood and her own teeth in her hands immediately after being hit by one of the bullets fired after midnight. …
Now, she’s again starring for the Bennett (Colo.) High Tigers. And she says that her injury and the entire shooting incident has helped put life in perspective, all while giving her even more determined to live the life she dreams of.
There are rare times when I love Jemele Hill. This is one of those times.
h/t to the incomparable Beka Brown.
Why Musberger’s apology is just the first step toward confronting a larger issue, via SB Nation.
See also, Deadspin’s “Brent Musberger is a bit too infatuated with AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.”
“…cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan were cheerleaders. Actor Jimmy Stewart was head cheerleader at Princeton. Republican leader Tom DeLay was a noted cheerleader at the University of Mississippi.”
From “The Manly Origins of Cheerleading,” via the Sociological Pages.
Man has cheerleading changed… What do you think of the path it’s taken since the early 30s, from a “valiant” occupation to a cuter one? How about the idea that women would be “too masculine” for participating in it?