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Veronika London Thigh Fives The 8/31/11 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/31/2011 03:37:00 PM | ,

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The Billabong Pro Tahiti Had Some Big Waves

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/30/2011 09:35:00 PM | ,

First, skim over the longest YouTube description ever to get an understanding of what's going on in the video:
TEAHUPO'O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Saturday, August 27, 2011) -- The surf world has been waiting and now the wait is over; some of the biggest, scariest waves seen at Tahiti's infamous Teahupo'o have been tackled today by an elite crew of tow-surf specialists.

Teahupo'o is the primary site of Event 5 on the 2011 ASP Men's World Tour, the Billabong Pro presented by Air Tahiti Nui, which is midway through its 12 day waiting period, yet the world's top rated surfers were denied the opportunity to compete in historic conditions after the French Government last night issued a 24 hour "Code Red" advisory warning that prevents water craft from legal operation.

But with the 'swell of the decade' hitting the dangerous Teahupo'o reef, nothing was going to stop the tow-in aficionados who tracked the swell and flew in from all corners of the globe to ride it. With four-to-five metre waves slamming onto Teahupo'o's dangerously shallow reef, surfing's elite put their lives on the line as they chased the ultimate thrill.

Among those in the line-up were fearless Australian chargers Dylan Longbottom (Forrester's, NSW), Laurie Towner (Yamba, NSW), Dean Bowen (Gerroa, NSW), Koby Abberton (Maroubra, NSW) and Dean Morrison (Gold Coast, Qld).

Visiting Hawaiian surfers included Bruce Irons (Kauai), Kamelai Alexander (Kauai) and Kalanai Chapman (Oahu).

While Frenchman Ben Sanchis (FRA) and Californian Nathan Fletcher (USA) also made the last minute trip to the South Pacific.

Injuries were inevitable. Local legend Raimana Van Bastolaer (PYF) was among the first to get hurt, he was slammed and dragged onto the reef, cutting his back despite wearing a wetsuit vest and life jacket.

Former world tour surfer Dean Morrison was forced to shore and received medical attention for an ankle injury.

Assuming the French Government lifts the "Code Red" ban, organisers of the Billabong Pro hope to resume competition with Round 3 heats tomorrow, Sunday August 28th.
And finally, here's the video:


Even if I were the most talented surfer ever, there's no way I'd ride some of those waves.

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Kim Kardashian released a teaser for her upcoming music video, "Jam(Turn It Up)". Now, I wouldn't recommend that you "turn it up" when watching this video, because the music is quite terrible. I had to mute it.

I would, however, recommend pressing 3 over and over on your keyboard.

Enjoy:


Think Kim Kardashian knows what her most popular feature is?

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So FanDuel.Com(which I was pretty much addicted to last NFL season) has hooked me up with a $100 freeroll fantasy football league for an unlimited amount of people to join.

It's FREE to join, and MONEY WILL BE WON by the top five finishers(1st- $30, 2nd- $25, 3rd- $20, 4th- $15, 5th- $10) .

Frankly, you'd be an idiot to not join(unless you already have a league going with them of course), because, again, it's free, and money will be won. There's no catch to it. It's just FanDuel knowing that I have a lot of sports and/or fantasy sports fans that read the site, and they want to introduce such people to their very enjoyable website/fantasy games.

Anyway, here's how it works:

1. Simply CLICK HERE to sign up for an account at FanDuel.

2. Then pick you team within a $60k salary cap, consisting of quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, tight end, kicker, and defense.

Note that you don't have to spend exactly $60k, you just can't go over the limit.

3. Watch the live scoring on FanDuel during the games and see how your picks
perform up against other Sharapova's Thigh readers.


This league is only for the opening NFL weekend(excluding the Thursday night game between the Packers and Saints). You must enter by 12:50 PM ET(10 minutes before the games start) on Sunday, September 11th. The cash prizes will be paid by Tuesday, September 13th.

And here's more about FanDuel and how it's different than your regular fantasy football league:
  • These are salary cap leagues that last only one week
  • You get instant cash payouts every Monday.
  • You don’t have to rely on your buddies – you can pick new opponents every week.
  • You can play for free, but playing for real money – for up to $10,000 in prizes per game .

Like I said, last year I was very addicted to FanDuel and played every week. It's a unique fantasy football game, and it's nice to play in leagues that involve money of course(they've got over $10 million in cash payouts this season).

So, make sure to sign up for my $100 freeroll league, and hopefully you'll enjoy the game as much as I do and will continue playing throughout the season.

Cheers.

P.S. If you were wondering, FanDuel is 100% legal in the US and Canada.

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As you're aware, Hurricane Irene left absolutely terrible damage to much of the East Coast. And the video below that takes place in Oceanside, NY shows you that. But, this guy was able to at least make the most of the town being flooded:


That video would've been much cooler had he not added terrible music in. I had to watch on mute.

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2,000+ people... hotties in bikinis every which way you look... booze being consumed like there's no tomorrow... ho-hum. Just another day at CSU. Oh how I miss it.

And I'm thinking we might need to get up to the Fort and get an exclusive Thigh report from one of these parties in the very near future.

P.S. Not even kidding when I say that I think the Rams can win four+ football games this year. We're gonna bring it.

UPDATE: Well it turns out that two of four people that were arrested at the party are on the football team. Prediction down to three+ wins...

Thigh Five: BroBible

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Alice Goodwin Thigh Fives The 8/29/11 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/29/2011 12:05:00 PM | ,

Thigh Five From Alice Goodwin!
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Look At These Asshats Trying To Dance

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/28/2011 08:36:00 PM | , , , ,

Now I'm not going to sit here and act like I'm a Michael Jackson on the dance floor, but I'll put my lawnmower and shopping cart moves up against anybody's. Whatever the case, at least I've never embarrassed myself with my dancing half as much as these people have:


The guy at the 3:05 mark got exactly what he was asking for.

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Obviously I'm going to take the dog 100 times out of 100. Let's see what happens...


What the...

Well this has to be the most embarrassing moment in the history of dogs. I was on the edge of my seat for that entire video, and following it I just sat back shaking my head with my jaw dropped for at least 10 minutes.

I just can't believe that dog. The cat absolutely won the showdown and made the dog look like a complete, well, I guess I can't use "pussy" in this instance because the dog lost to one. This would be like the equivalent of Kevin Durant losing a game of one-on-one to the worst player on the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.

I go on and on here about how great dogs are, but this has definitely left a negative mark on their reputation. I'm not going to suggest putting this dog down, but its owner(if it even has one) needs to keep it out of public and prevent it from reproducing. I will not allow for dogs to drop from the top of the "Awesome" totem pole.

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Newly Single Minka Kelly Thigh Fives The 8/26/11 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/26/2011 11:44:00 AM | , ,

She Will Be Mine... Oh Yes... She Will Be Mine.

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That has to be the first time LeBron's ever missed a three-pointer with the game on the line, right? I can't remember ever seeing it. He's usually as clutch as they come.

Thigh Five: Terez Owens

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Here we have yet another example of Candice Swanepoel showing everybody why she's got the 2011 hottest babe title locked up. And she brought her friend Erin Heatherton along for the fun!

Watch these stunningly gorgeous ladies do photoshoot in spandex for Victoria's Secret:


Win.

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The Nike Pro Combat uniforms that are worn by some of the top Nike-sponsored NCAA football teams on occasion have gotten some very mixed reviews, and understandably so. Some of them look absolutely ridiculous(in a bad way), and some of them are pretty sharp.

Boise State and Oregon are two of the teams that will wear Nike Pro Combat uniforms this year. The Boise State ones are easily my favorite of the Pro Combat uniforms yet. They're all-white(which is always a good uniform look in my opinion), with a sleek blue/orange/gray colorway. And the helmet features an intimidating Bronco:


As for the Oregon Ducks' uniforms, they're likely to scare the shit out of their opponent.

Here's pictures of Oregon's all-black uniforms that have a neon colorway, and even some silver on the shoes:

Which ones do you like more?

Thigh Five: CBS Sports(Where you can see more pictures of these uniforms, and even a video displaying them)

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Could I interest you fellas in some handbags or women's shoes? No? Well how about some of Sharapova's thigh at least?


Good to see the thigh's still batting 1.000.

Thigh Five: @mrxsports; Sharapova-Tennis

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Arian Foster could be the #1 overall pick in your 2011 fantasy football draft.

If you're one of the two or three people that's read the Thigh much over the last few years, you're likely familiar with the fantasy football roundups I post, which feature useful fantasy football links to get your team kicking ass(hopefully).

In the regular season, I post one each week that has weekly projections, rankings, injury concerns, and other useful articles.

And in the preseason, I do one that is intended to prepare you for your draft(s). The preseason roundup includes draft kit links, full-season projection links, full-season ranking links, and pretty much whatever you should need to get you ready for your draft.

Welp, here's this year's pre-draft fantasy football roundup, and please e-mail me at sharapovasthigh@gmail.com if you think there's some other links that would be worth adding to this post.

Keep checking back, as I will surely update this post frequently before the season starts...
Other Great Links...
Links Added On 8/26 Update:
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There She Was, Just A Walkin' Down The Street...

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/23/2011 04:15:00 PM | , , , ,


She looked good, she looked fine, and I nearly lost my mind.

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer was just reporting live from Washington DC about the 5.9 earthquake that shook up much of the east coast today. While doing the report, he was surrounded by many people, a few of which had to get their videobomb on, and a couple of them did it in a creepy fashion.

Watch for the bald guy in glasses(the guy that looks Larry David) in the background's right side, and for the guy going across at the 13-second mark on this video I just took:


That guy's entrance and stare remind me a little bit of this one...



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Arianny Celeste Thigh Fives The 8/22/11 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/22/2011 01:12:00 PM | ,

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FAIL: This Guy's Jump Try

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/21/2011 08:13:00 PM |


That looked HIGHLY painful.

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Well clearly Marc. A. Szakaly has seen The Sandlot a time or two. And in the movie he watched a 12-year-old in Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez forge a Babe Ruth signature with little trouble, and understandably figured he could do the same, which he did. Then he went into Florida pawn shops where he was surely going to meet some clueless geezers as store owners and gave them a little sob story about how he badly needed fast cash and would sell the baseballs for much cheaper than their actual value. He even included some fancy letters of authenticity with each ball.

The problem is that Szakaly's plan as a whole featured some major flaws. Some of the baseballs featured brand names that didn't even exist when Ruth played, some of the baseballs had the same identification number, etc.

And probably the biggest problem was that Szakaly got too greedy. Yeah, you could possibly get away with a scheme like this for a while, but eventually you're going to find somebody that's going to send these baseballs in for an authenticity check or notice something themselves right away. It's like when I play blackjack or roulette: If, say, I'm playing $5-$25 hands and get to the point where I'm up $200-$300, I get out, because eventually I know I'm going to have a big run of bad luck. Szakaly should've been happy enough to get, say, $5,000 on his $12(per baseball) investment and gotten the hell out.

P.S. I'm not trying to get advice on how to get away with a crime, I'm just saying how Szakaly was doomed with how he went about this.

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Well either they are kidding me, or they just really wanted to get a new spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, right? Because that is the most pointless thing I've ever seen. Just pathetic.

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Logan Morrison may be in the minor leagues these days(because the Marlins are idiots), but he's still providing great stuff on Twitter, such as this video that he linked to on there of a Jacksonville Suns pitcher running the bases:


The title of that video says it all.

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Next up in our "Random Retro Baseball Player" series(which has been on hiatus for a while), we look at pitcher Sid Fernandez...

Years Played: 1983-1997.

Teams Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers('83), New York Mets('84-'93), Baltimore Orioles('94-'95), Philadelphia Phillies('95-'96), Houston Astros('97).

Position: Pitcher(307 Games, 300 Games Started).

Bats/Throws: Left/Left.

Career Line: 114-96, 3.36 ERA, 1.144 WHIP, 111 ERA+, 1,743 K, 25 CG, 9 SHO, 1866.2 IP.

Best Season: Very arguable; I'll post two of them(and feel free to argue away about it in the comments)...

1989- 14-5, 2.83 ERA, 1.058 WHIP, 115 ERA+, 198 K, 6 CG, 35 G(32 G started), 219.1 IP.

1992- 14-11, 2.73 ERA, 1.067 WHIP, 128 ERA+, 193 K, 5 CG, 32 G(all started), 214.2 IP.

Awards/Leaderboard: 2-Time NL All-Star('86, '87)

Top 10 In NL ERA 3 Times('85, '89, '92)

Led NL In Win % In '89, And Top 10 In NL 2 Other Times('86, '87)

7th In NL In Wins In '86

Top 10 In NL WHIP 5 Times('85, '88, '89, '90, '92)

Top 10 In NL Hits Per 9 Innings Pitched 6 Times('85, '86, '88, '89, '90, '92), And 3rd All-Time In MLB

Led NL In Strikeouts Per 9 Innings Pitched In '85, And Top 3 In NL 5 Other Times('86, '88, '89, '90, '92)

Fun Facts: Sid Fernandez, a Hawaii native(and he wore #50 to represent Hawaii being the 50th state) was a third round selection(73rd overall) of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981. He made his major league debut with them in 1983, pitching six total innings. And that was it for his career as a Dodger, as in the offseason, the Dodgers traded him and Ross Jones to the New York Mets for Carlos Diaz and Bob Bailor.

That would end up being a great trade for the Mets. Fernandez would go on to put together a 98-78 record, with a 3.14 ERA for them over nine seasons. And in 1986, when he went 16-6 with a 3.52 ERA, the Mets won the World Series(of course, their rotation was so ridiculously good that he didn't even crack it in the World Series).

In Fernandez's last season with the Mets, he dealt with a knee injury that caused him to miss half of the season, and would end up bothering him for the rest of his career. In the offseason, he chose to sign with the Baltimore Orioles, and struggled in his two seasons with the team(6-10 record, 5.59 ERA over the two seasons). Well, he didn't even make it through his second season as an Oriole, as they released him on June 29th.

But, the release ended up being a good thing for him. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies three days later, which allowed him to return to the National League where he'd had so much success as a Met. And success he had. That August, he went 5-0, and was named the National League Pitcher of the Month. He'd finish the '95 season with a 6-1 record, and 3.34 ERA. The following season, he had a 3.43 ERA, but injuries forced his season to be over in June.

In 1997, the Houston Astros signed him, but elbow problems forced that season to end after just one start. And the 34-year-old decided to call it a career.
Well, in 2001, he shocked everybody by attempting a major league comeback with the New York Yankees. The Yankees gave him a minor league deal, but pitched poorly in a game for the Columbus Clippers. He then retired again.

My Take: I remembered Sid Fernandez being a rock-solid pitcher, but I was quite impressed by just how good he was when researching for this post. A 3.36 ERA from a guy that started 300 games is outstanding.

And even though he finished with a winning record over his career, he had some seasons where he had losing records or a record around .500, which shouldn't have been the case considering the terrific other numbers(ERA, WHIP, H/9 IP, etc.) he put up in those seasons. I definitely think that these days, where we value many more statistics over win-loss record, he would be much more appreciated. I bet he would've been a five-time All-Star even.

Link To Sid Fernandez's Baseball-Reference Page

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Outstanding new bikini shots of Candice Swanepoel... just a daily thing. I said that the ones I put up of her on Monday were her best pictures yet, but these are pretty damn good too:

God bless her.

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Literally seconds after I did the post about Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell's thoughts on how the city of Miami would react if the Hurricanes' football program is axed, I see @AndySlater link this video on Twitter.

First, here's the YouTube description of it:
Uncle Luke performed at LIV last night and changed up the words to one of his most imfamous tracks.
And the video(Warning: Very NSFW language):


Okay then.

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Throats being slit. Everybody on suicide watch. Everybody reacting like they did to 9-11.

Because if there's one thing we know about the city of Miami, it's that they care about their sports teams above all.


There's no way they could go on without having their local team(s) to cheer for.

So yeah, I definitely think that Luther Campbell is right: If the "U" lost its football program, people would be killing themselves left and right, and the city of Miami would react the same way everybody reacted to 3,000 people tragically dying in the 9-11 attacks.

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A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men's basketball team Thursday night, putting an immediate end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the country.

The benches cleared and fights erupted all over the court with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The rest of the exhibition between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets was called off.

Biden did not attend the game. On Wednesday, he watched the Hoyas beat the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons 98-81.
Georgetown is in China on a 10-day trip which has been cited by the U.S. State Department as an example of sports diplomacy that strengthens ties between the two countries. The Hoyas were briefed by the State Department ahead of their departure on what to expect during its trip to Beijing and Shanghai, according to news releases on the university's website.

"We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University," Thompson III said.

A U.S. Embassy official called it an unfortunate incident.
Source: Hartford Courant

And here's video of the brawl, via SportsGrid:



What better way to strengthen the ties between two countries than beating the living shit out of each other in an exhibition basketball game?

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Carmen Electra Thigh Fives The 8/18/11 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/18/2011 02:48:00 PM | ,

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Well This Dog Has Killed My Credibility

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/18/2011 02:31:00 AM | ,

I've posted a bunch of videos lately that display dogs being beyond awesome, and then this little fucker has to come in and make me look like an asshat:


Just embarrassing.

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I get the feeling that this guy is a fan of the Knox City Greyhounds, a high school football team in Texas:


Thigh Five: Deadspin

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Bro, You're Doing It Wrong

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/17/2011 07:48:00 PM |


More pathetic: Hanging out at a swing set when you're older than six(unless you have children of course), or the fall off the swing? Tough one to answer.

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Dog/Horse Welcomes Home His Military Dad

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/17/2011 05:33:00 PM | , , , ,

YouTube description:
After a long 9 months apart, our dog, Emmitt Thunderpaws, is REALLY HAPPY to see his favorite person again! He smelled him in the house and then ran outside to greet him. Dogs are awesome :)
And the video:


Well well well. Just another great example of how dogs are absolutely awesome. Great video.

Oh, and that dog's name is terrific.

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I've never made a bucket list, but I think trampoline dodgeball would have to be near the top of my list.

Check it out:


That looks SO damn fun.

Thigh Five: Reddit

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Well if I had a dollar for every time I saw one of these police cars vs. forklift highway chases, I'd be wiping my ass with $100 dollar bills. I particularly enjoyed this one though, especially after reading the details about it:

Police said the suspect stole the equipment from a construction site before taking them on a trip through city streets and onto the highway.

Nathan Lowery said he was stunned as he watched the shirtless suspect raise and lower the forks. It looked like the man was trying to antagonize police, he said.

When we passed him, the guy was standing up chugging a beer and threw it at the cop car behind him,” Lowery said.

Police finally arrested 43-year-old Timothy Raines on Interstate 30. He was charged with a list of crimes including theft, aggravated assault on a peace officer and driving while intoxicated.

Source: My Fox DFW

This is going to make a great scene in the 36th installment of the Fast & Furious movie series, which should be hitting theaters in the next year or two.

Thigh Five: BroBible

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"So what have you been up to this summer?" "Oh just building old-school hockey logos out of Rubik's Cubes."

That guy's name is Brendan Salakoh, and surely he is quite pumped about the Winnipeg Jets returning to the NHL for the 2011-2012 season. Unfortunately, their new logo(s) contains a couple of colors that will make a Rubik's Cube creation impossible for Brendan:




H/T: Winnipeg Sun; Houses Of The Hockey

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