After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger.
When Kansas city quarterback Matt Cassel suffered an injury during the fourth quarter of their game against the Ravens, lineman Eric Winston stepped up to defend his team mate. After fans booed Cassel as he was assisted off the field, Winston made his disappointment in the behavior of the fans clear.
It’s hard to hate anything about the Olympics. No matter what your favorite sport is, you can most likely find it on television at some point during the games. This event brings the world together, with every country competing for athletic bragging rights. How much closer together can every nation get? Well, if we look into the Olympic villages, the barracks for the athletes, then we see that they can get much, MUCH closer.
Picture a college dorm, but much bigger, then add athletes from around the world who have one detectable focus in mind: a gold medal. This isn’t all that is carried with them, though; a good portion of these competitors are on some sort of performance enhancing substance, which tinkers with their hormones a bit. So, what do you get when you blend together athletes from different countries, all with raised hormone levels and bodies that only could have been sculpted by Michelangelo? Olympic Games Sex. Lots of it. A recent article published by ESPN explored on the matter (“Will you still medal in the morning?”), with some athletes even weighing in with their own perspective. No one denies it. Some even admit to participating in the shenanigans. Famous U.S. women’s soccer player (goalkeeper) Hope Solo even hinted at being a participant in the extracurricular activity; after mentioning the multitude of sexual encounters, she revealed to ESPN: “I may have snuck a celebrity back to my room without anybody knowing, and snuck him back out. But that’s my Olympic secret.” United States swimmer Ryan Lochte even chimed in with an estimate of 70-75% of Olympians who get straight to the business. He added, “Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.” At this instance, I can sense everyone purchasing a curling set in an effort to make it to the next Olympic games, and be a part of one of the largest dorm style festivities in the world, containing the best genes on the planet. Yes, I bought one too.
Los Angeles, the city of angels. Home to two of the country’s most prestigious universities USC and UCLA, these cheerleaders are both brain and beauty. Always competing in sports and life, the football rivalry, The Battle for the Victory Bell is one of the marquee rivalries in LA. While USC has an upper hand in the rivalry with a record of 46-28-7 against UCLA, the real competition comes from the sidelines where the storied UCLA Song Girls and the UCLA Bruin Cheerleaders are among some of the nation’s hottest cheerleaders. But which are hotter? Take a look at the gallery and see for yourself.
There’s a lot to love about LSU. From the awesome Louisiana weather and great tailgating, saturdays in Baton Rouge are a sight to see. Yeah the Tigers have basically NFL talent on the football field but the real talent is on the sidelines. Congrats LSU you have some of the hottest cheerleaders in the country, and that number 1 preseason ranking isn’t too bad either. Geaux Tigers!
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If you hadn’t heard by now, a big upset in the gymnastic world today as Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 Women’s champ, was eliminated in an odd way by a small misstep. In the competition, teams of 5 compete from each country but only two athletes are allowed to advance to the All-Around Final. Basically the teams are competing against themselves as well as the other countries. Wieber, the defending champ, had a great run, but two of her competitors beat her out – thus qualifying them for the All-Around Final. But adding insult to injury, this video has been floating around today showing the way the post-match interviewers framed the interview. That’s Wieber bascially falling apart right behind Raismann as she gives her “this was great, we all did great” routine. The coach put out a Facebook message saying it’s unfair to penalize athletes for being extremely good, but that he was upset Wieber didn’t qualify. Seems like rules are rules, but what do you think?