• The Chicago Bears are concerned about Jay Cutler’s late-night carousing.
(”Aw, man - I need a drink!”)
• You would think home plate umpires deal with enough abuse without having to take a broken bat to the face.
• A couple of Texas Tech football players find relief along the stadium wall.
• Time to get Mist-y eyed, Seattle - here comes your lingerie football team!
• One-time one-legged sports sensation Carl Joseph finally gets some recognition, as he’s elected to the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Last July, we served up word that the NCAA was considering adding beach volleyball - or “sand volleyball”, as they prefer to call it - to their varsity curriculum. Now that wonderful dream has become a reality.
(Coming soon to a campus near you!)
Tom Hoffarth of FARTHER OFF THE WALL reports that the NCAA Division I Legislature voted to add sand volleyball to their list of emerging sports for women. In other words, schools can now start fielding teams that will be officially recognized by the NCAA.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell can always be counted on for bringing us insightful, hard-hitting news from the world of sports business, as you’re about to see. And while he’s usually leading the pack, Rovell is bringing up the rear today. Or, rather bringing us the rear:
Beach volleyball has basically given up on the notion that people are watching for the sport. I mean, it’s 2-on-2 volleyball. It’s just badminton with sand. So they’ve clearly decided which direction to go now that the game’s most recognizable duo, Misti May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, are out of the picture for the time being.
President George W. Bush has to be loving these Olympic Games, because for the first time since the 1996 games in Atlanta, he’s not running for President, so he can actually take the time to enjoy them. While Barack Obama and John McCain are busy hitting the campaign trail, Dubya has been spending some time in Beijing taking in the spectacle of the games.
And by spectacle of the games, I obviously mean Misty May-Treanor’s ass.
Yes, it appears that President Bush met up with Misty May and her partner Kerri Walsh before the duo began their quest for Olympic gold to give them a pep talk. Or to feel them up, however you want to look at it.
From BRIGHT BLACK INTERNET:
You might not be aware, but the Olympics are almost here. And as official broadcaster of the Summer Games, NBC is dedicated to bringing viewers as much Olympic coverage as they can handle. As such, NBCOLYMPICS.COM offers an alluring image gallery of beach volleyball babes in action, featuring fab photos like this one:
And the headline NBC used for their photo essay? “Cracking The Code“.
We get behind more volleyball rumps after the jump.
It’s still an Olympic sport, which can’t be said of softball. But beach volleyball seems to experiencing a jump in popularity, so the NCAA has voted to add it to a list of sports they’re considering to make into actual no-foolin’ varsity sports. That sound you heard was Allison Stokke’s father putting out a red alert on overprotective fathers of athletic, attractive women everywhere.
It’s definitely a spring break type of sport — which is why they’re calling it “sand volleyball” instead — but with promises of Olympic gold in 2008, there may be enough interest to start intercollegiate competitions in the near future. Read more…