Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Song of the Week

"Easy Love" - Sigala
I don't know why but I am a sucker for these old songs remixed in some cool way and turned into electronica.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

One for TON

We couldn't mention hot Olympians, like Ruth Spelmeyer, without finding a volleyball player for big TON.
So here is Kelsey Robinson of Team U.S.
And something for Billy: she wears #23 because she grew up in Chicago and loves Michael Jordan.

Cubs Fire Wrigley Field DJ

The Cubs fired the Wrigley Field DJ who played an inappropriate song after Aroldis Chapman's appearance during Sunday night's game.

The '90s song, "Smack My Bitch Up" by the English band the Prodigy, came on the PA system after Chapman left the mound in the top of the ninth inning.

Chapman served a 30-game suspension after an alleged domestic-violence incident in which Chapman was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight bullets in his garage.

Thing is, Chapman is a member of the home team. It wasn't like they were taunting an opposing player. Although maybe this DJ was taking a principled stance about not rewarding perpetrators of domestic violence no matter how hard they can throw a baseball.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fast Fraulein

We don't watch women's athletics for the titillation but every once in a while we see an athlete so hot, we can't help but notice. So I present to you German 400 meter runner Ruth Sophia Spelmeyer, the hottest female athlete in Rio.

Quick Hits - Olympic Edition

Cutest Couple
Photogenic decathlete Ashton Eaton and his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton (she won bronze in the heptathlon) star in a very funny commercial for Visa's Checkout.
You hang up, no you hang up.

You Don't Need to Be a Pixie to be America's Sweetheart
Sarah Robles won the bronze medal in the women's weightlifting 75kg+ weight class.
Robles actually tipped the scales at 143 kilos, about 310 pounds. She lifted 286kg straight up over her head in the two lifts combined.
The only thing detracting from this story is a failed drug test and 2-year ban. She claims she failed due to hormones she was taking to treat a medical condition.

A good teammate is always there to help.

Fun With Kids

I've been watching a lot of Olympics with the kids, and despite their iPads and youtube videos having killed their attention spans we are enjoying it. They're surprisingly into weightlifting and course Chase is following U.S. basketball closely.
But the best moment came when Chase kept referring to the race with the water jump as the "steeple." Evidently, when I gave him the name of it, he thought I said "steeple, Chase."