Morning Link Dump - 02/19/10
Obligatory Sports Babe
Shakira a WAG? It makes more sense when you hear that she’s supposedly with Rafael Nadal, co-star of her “steamy” latest video—which is really a thing, according to Sports Illustrated. I have no idea whether they’re actually an item, but… let’s just go with it.
So That’s Why They Tape Delay…
“In a memorable day (Wednesday) for the U.S. in Vancouver, NBC also scored big, beating Fox’s American Idol head-to-head and earning a 19.3 overnight (rating, percentage of potential U.S. households tuned in) from 8-11:15 p.m. ET,” reports Truth And Rumours, presumably explaining why NBC covers the Olympics in a way that seems to infuriate everyone. “That is the network’s best overnight for the Vancouver Games to date, and marks the first time in six years that any telecast has outrated Idol.”
How Cute, Ochocinco Doesn’t Understand How Good They Are
“With the threat of an NFL lockout in 2011, Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is already coming up with a contingency plan -- he's going to dominate European football. That's right. Dominate it,” says Dirty Tackle. “And he claims to be serious. Just last week, he tweeted from the bastion of crazypants journalism that is the Ocho Cinco News Network: ‘this isnt a joke either, i am sad that it might come to this but excited to play futbol in SPAIN until we resume NFL play.’ “
Wanna Buy Hannah’s… Uh… Teters?
“Want to help Haiti's earthquake victims? Buy some women's underwear from Olympic snowboarding champion Hannah Teter,” says Reuters. “Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Teter has focused some of her (many charitable) efforts on contributing to the recovery effort there." "I have underwear coming out for charity. So all the ladies in here can get some sweet cheeks underwear soon -- sweetcheekspanties.com," Teter told reporters.
You Luge, VANOC
“An Olympic luge athlete injured in a crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre in November warned Canadian officials about safety hazards at the track months before a competitor was killed last week at the Vancouver Games in an accident on the same course,” says the New York Times. “Werner Hoeger, who competed in the Turin and Salt Lake Games for Venezuela, said he lost consciousness and sustained a concussion during a training run on Nov. 13 after his sled caromed off an opening in the wall near the women’s start ramp. His injury, he said, denied him the opportunity to qualify for these Games.”
German luger David Möller won a silver medal last weekend, and was asked by photographers to take a bite out it, according the Local. Yeah.. uh… he chipped a tooth.
From TwitPic we can see that, apparently, Ireland went with some nice Tron-style ski uniforms, which… I have no idea…
Fanhouse has put together themselves a nice Tiger Woods Friday press conference odds sheet.
World Record Groin Kick
I can’t imagine why, but the show Sport Science decided to do an episode about massive kicks to the groin.