5:45 PM NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch released a statement Tuesday saying they are "disappointed and increasingly concerned" by the recent incidents in the league, and the beer company is "not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code."
5:30 PM Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering after undergoing heart transplant surgery on September 5. The 67-year-old Tekulve had been serving as a Pirates analyst for Root Sports Pittsburgh.
We’ve already provided you with some in-depth coverage of the NBA’s Lakers and Knicks exhausting search to fill their dance team rosters, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we failed to mention the efforts of the NHL’s Florida Panthers.
This weekend, the search begins for the 2008-09 Florida Panthers Ice Dancers. According to the audition flyer found on the team’s Web site, the Panthers are looking for “talented, beautiful, charismatic and well-spoken ladies.” It sure will be tough to find beautiful girls in Miami.
Ladies, in case you’re wondering what you should wear to the tryouts the Panthers suggest the following attire:
- Sports bra or crop top (Top should show your stomach)
- Hot pants, shorts or swim suit bottoms with tights
- Dance sneakers or dance shoes.
No need to bring your skates though, “Ice Dancers” is just a clever name. Fortunately for everyone involved, you won’t be anywhere near the ice. Video of what ice dancing looks like without the ice is after the jump.
Courtesy of the good folks at MSG.com, we take a gander at some babes from the Big Apple hoping for selection to the New York Knicks City Dancers squad. These particular pics were from last weekend’s open tryout at the Garden.
For more scintillating shots, bust a move to after the jump. Read more…
While the dorkier factions among us were waking up early Saturday morning to stand in line and see The Dark Knight — which was awesome, by the way — Adam Rose over at the LA TIMES LAKERS BLOG woke up for a completely different and much nobler pursuit: Watching auditions for the 2008-2009 Laker Girls!
Attention, ladies of Southern California! Think you have what it takes to entertain Jack Nicholson & other only-there-to-be-seen celebrity fans at Staples Center this season? Well, now’s your chance to dance!
We consider it our duty as your humble blogger to monitor as many NBA cheerleader blogs as possible. It’s our burden, but we bear it as well as we can. However, while “doing research” last night, we came across an offer for Grizzlies Dance Team Workshops. At first, we thought it might be a quaint seminar like athletes do with kids all the time.
Then we saw the ad copy: “Want an advantage over the competition? Sign up for Workshops and Pre-Audition Classes. Classes are only $25 each or you can sign up for all four classes for $60 (a savings of $40).”
We sure hope this isn’t an intimation of any kind. “Gosh, if you really want to get a chance at being a Grizzlies Dancer, you really should get in on this class. We’d hate to see anything hold you back… and here’s how to get your Grizzlies Dance Team thetas clear…” Read more…