• How cool is Rick Sutcliffe? Not only can he kick cancer’s ass, but he’ll steal a base just to win Bill Murray some beer.
HAMILTON CRUSHED BY 80-FOOT WAVE, BARELY SURVIVES: The HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN reports that some of the largest waves ever seen in Maui surfaced Monday, and famed surfer Laird Hamilton and his surf partner, Brett Lickle, were nearly killed trying to ride them.
Lickle towed Hamilton on a jet ski to one of the waves, which eventually wiped them both out. In the impact, Lickle’s calf muscle was torn in half and was hanging off his leg.
Hamilton eventually located Lickle (after a 15 minute swim) and tore his wetsuit off to use as a torniquet, probably saving Lickle’s lower leg. It took 56 staples to close the wound, but Lickle should recover fully.
If it’s any consolation to Hamilton, at least he had something warm and cozy to go home to.
GOOD, BAD, INDIFFERENT REAX TO BEARD POSING NUDE: PLAYBOY recently announced that U.S. Olympic swimming Gold Medalist Amanda Beard will strip off her Speedo and pose “for a mouth-watering layout.”
Beard isn’t the first high-profile female athlete to be
bought enticed into working in the softcore porn industry.
Legendary figure skater Katarina Witt has long posed nude, along with volleyball giant Gabriella Reece.
WITH LEATHER reports that some in the female sports community aren’t happy about Beard’s decision and AOL FANHOUSE notes that an internal debate over her nude spread is raging in the competitive swimming community - as to the negative effect it may have on the sport.
So reaction so far is good, bad and indifferent. Having seen Beard’s already plentiful hyper-racy images in various Men’s mags already, you can classify us in the latter category.
Jen Aniston scuttled Vince Vaughn’s recent marriage proposal and then dumped the bloated boozebag.
Numerous media outlets report that the empty-headed actress has since turned to her circle of friends for support - who include Sheryl Crow, Courteney Cox and volleyball vixen Gabrielle Reece.
Aniston would do well to avoid the ripped Reece, lest she get overshadowed - figuratively and literally.
With the volleyballer back in the news, Yahoo searches on Reece are up 56%. I’m guessing lubriderm sales are skyrocketing at a similar clip.