August 2012 | Sharapova's Thigh


Listen, if there's one thing we do around here, it's support Maria Sharapova. Whether it's her tennis game, her endorsements, her interviews, her amazing thigh, etc, etc.

But we thought right from the get-go that this decision to date, and then BECOME ENGAGED TO Sasha Vujacic was quite questionable to say the least. I mean, look at this guy:

Looks like a mix of Marissa Tomei and Ted Kaczynski. And THIS was the dude that the THIGH GODDESS was engaged to? Really?

Well it seems that Maria finally came to her senses as the two are now broken up (And if it was Sasha's choice... there are no words):

After Maria Sharapova beat Mallory Burdette 6-1, 6-1 at the U.S. Open, she confirmed at her post-match news conference that her engagement with former Los Angeles Lakers player Sasha Vujacic is over.

Earlier this week, Maria Sharapova dismissed talk of a November wedding to her fiancee, former Los Angeles Lakers forward Sasha Vujacic. If a report in an Italian newspaper is correct, the wedding won't be happening at all.

A translated report in La Gazzetta Dello Sport Italian newspaper says Vujacic announced news of a breakup on Friday. He is currently in training camp for the upcoming Turkish basketball season. Sharapova plays a third-round match late Friday afternoon at U.S. Open. She has yet to comment on the report.
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"It's been since the end of spring," Sharapova said. "I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question.

"I have never really been the person to announce things. I never announced when we were together or never announced we were engaged. I never have in any of my previous relationships as well."
Thigh Five: LA Times

So there you go.

And sorry, Maria, but I'm taken.

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Some info from The Columbia Missourian of the video you're about to see (if you dare):

The MU students behind "We Are Mizzou," a music video that went viral in early 2012, didn't anticipate the positive effect it would have on some of its viewers.

Senior Andrew Carter, 21, said after the video was released, he heard from a woman who had recently lost her husband. She said the video was a source of cheer for her children, who sang "We Are Mizzou" all over the house. At her children's request, the woman asked if Carter and his fellow video stars, junior Tanner Brandell, 21, and junior Matt Roberts, 20, could send "We Are Mizzou" T-shirts for the children to wear.

The three men didn't have material for T-shirts, but they reached out to the children through Facebook and they are now all Facebook friends.

"That's something that I wouldn't have expected to come out of it," Carter said.

Carter, Brandell and Roberts have made a second video dedicated to MU called "SEC Bound." The video was released Wednesday on YouTube. The song will be available for purchase on iTunes and is free to listen to on Spotify.

"SEC Bound" makes some changes from "We Are Mizzou." The song focuses on football instead of basketball, and the genre of music is country, not rap.

"They're complete opposites," Carter said.

And the video:



As I write this, the video currently has 134 likes (????? ) and 854 dislikes on YouTube. The comments are certainly worth a read, with the top-rated comment currently, "These guys need to lick my taint until they faint."

Thigh Five: Deadspin

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Publishing my Pre-Draft Fantasy Football Roundup a little bit later than I wanted to this year, but even if you've had your draft(s) already, there's still plenty of useful links in this post.

Below, you'll find links to draft kits, projections, rankings, and other articles from outstanding fantasy football sites/writers to prepare yourself for the 2012 fantasy football season.
Other Great Links...
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Is this the worst sports-related tattoo ever?

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/28/2012 02:12:00 PM | , , ,

Well, it's the worst I've seen, anyway. Yikes.

Oh, and this guy has more "art" work. Double yikes.

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And it's the worst thing you'll see today:


That man will do anything for money, and anything to get his face on camera. Here's to hoping a Jerry Jones sex tape never surfaces.

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Irina Shayk Thigh Fives The 8/27/12 Links

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/27/2012 02:44:00 PM | ,

See more of Irina Shayk in lingerie at Guyism.

For those of you in fantasy football drafts this year, my 2012 Pre-Draft Fantasy Football Roundup will be up very soon , so make sure to check back. If you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about, check out my 2011 version. Oh, and make sure to email (sharapovasthigh@gmail.com) me any useful fantasy football-related links as soon as possible, if you'd like them included in my post.

Anyway, here's today's links:

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ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell adds, "Nike's Oregon football uniforms this year use 16 different types of materials", and SB Nation's Bill Hanstock took some fun guesses at what each of those materials could be.

The helmets look very, very shiny.

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You may be aware that I'm a diehard Bulls fan, and that means of course a diehard Derrick Rose fan. So, watching the 22-year-old superstar go down with a torn ACL in the Bulls' first playoff game (and with just a couple minutes left in a blowout win) was rough. It still makes me sick to even think about it, but as a Cubs fan I'm used to this feeling.

But enough of that. The 2010-2011 NBA MVP is going hard with the knee rehab, and if all goes well, could return to playing games in February or March of 2013. And adidas is doing an awesome video documentary series titled The Return of D-Rose (#TheReturn), to follow his dedicated comeback from the injury.

The first episode, "Belief", was released today. Here's adidas' YouTube description of the video:

The Return of D Rose has begun. What's inside him, can't be stopped. See his Belief in himself, family, team and fans. Join his rise. all in for D Rose.

And the video:


Great, great stuff. I'm excited for the rest of the series, and will make sure to post all of the episodes on here.

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In July, I wrote about Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton's unbelievable speed, and how he was chasing Vince Coleman's single-season minor league stolen base record (145 stolen bases, set in 1983). And on Tuesday night, Hamilton indeed broke the record.

Watch Hamilton steal his 146th (!!!) base of the season:


That was Hamilton's third stolen base of the night, and he'd go on to steal another, for 147 on the season. Ridiculous.

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VIDEO: Mountain Biking in Nepal looks amazing

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/21/2012 06:42:00 PM | , , ,

Red Bull put together a beautiful, badass video of mountain biking in Nepal. Here's their description of the video on YouTube:

The riding community in Nepal is just emerging. In Nepal, walking is the primary form of transportation resulting in a seemingly endless amount of paths, trails and routes connecting people and places throughout the landscape. What's new for the Nepalese is the concept of riding mountain bikes on these trails. A core group of riders committed to sharing the riding experience with all have kick-started the mountain bike community here. Their enthusiasm and perseverance reminds us of what its like to be part of a movement.
And the video:




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The Thigh Goddess content keeps coming!



And now, Maria showing off the thigh of all thighs for Hamptons Magazine (make sure to read her interview with them). Boom boom.



And lastly, kudos to our friends at the must-bookmark Sportress of Blogitude for this thightastic screengrab from the video:


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You may have seen a picture of Barry Bonds from earlier this summer in which he looked like he did in his early baseball playing days (or, what some would call his pre-juicing days). The picture was taken while Bonds was cycling in Independence Pass, right here in Colorado.

Well, the home run king* is currently back in Colorado for a cycling race:

Barry Bonds showed up in Colorado on Monday for the start of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race as it kicked off in Durango en route to Telluride.


And when he's not on the bicycle, he's apparently riding in pace cars with old white guys as you can see in the picture above.

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Our friends at The Hoop Doctors put together an outstanding video of the top 10 game-winning shots from the 2011-2012 NBA season.

Here it is:




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Last night, Twitter user @djyianni tweeted me, "I'm hoping @sharapovasthigh will post pics of the dress that Maria Sharapova is wearing on @LateNightJimmy."

I then went to the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon website with the hope of finding video/pics, but nothing was available yet. But I'm glad to say that, today, I stumbled across video and pics from Maria's appearance on the show, thanks to The Big Lead. And it turns out, Maria even played beer pong on the show.

Check it out:



And a couple of more pics from her appearance:


Also, make sure to check out Maria playing Novak Djokovic in "Power Golf".

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HOVER BIKE! HOVER BIKE!

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/20/2012 04:33:00 PM | , , ,


Really slow. Really slow.

But, still pretty damn awesome. It's a start at least. Maybe we can get the hoverboards going by 2015 after all.


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Head Tennis put together this video of Maria Sharapova and Novak Djovkovic playing "power golf", or, golf with tennis balls and racquets:


Call Maria's hole-in-one fake all you want, but I know it's just another example of thigh magic taking place.

Also, in case you missed this recent post: Maria hitting Novak in the balls.

Thigh Five: @mrxsports

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Nashville residents, the upcoming weather may be hot as hell. And I mean that literally.


H/T: HyperVocal

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As Felix Hernandez completed his perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, the Jackson Generals (Seattle Mariners' Double-A affiliate) watched on their stadium (Pringles Park) jumbotron during batting practice, and celebrated the Seattle ace's remarkable achievement.

Oh, and Felix's brother Moises is a pitcher on the Generals, so it made the scene even more awesome:


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21-year-old guard Will Barton was a second-round pick (40th overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012, and was named the 2011-12 Conference USA Player of the Year after a stellar sophomore season for the Memphis Tigers. And out of high school, ESPN.Com and Scout.Com ranked him as the top shooting guard recruit in the country.

So, there's no doubt that Barton is extremely talented, and he put that talent on display in a recent scrimmage in Baltimore. Barton scored a whopping 72 points against a team featuring NBA players Brandon Jennings, Derrick Williams, Kemba Walker, and DeAndre Jordan.

Here's the highlights of his 72-point performance:


In an NBA game, he would've gotten called for a carry on about half of those crossovers, but still impressive stuff. Definitely an intriguing NBA prospect worth keeping an eye on.

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Notre Dame and Miami (FL) meet up for a regular season college football game at the Chicago Bears' (and reminder, I have a Bears blog) Soldier Field on October 6th.

For the game (which is this year's "Shamrock Series"), Notre Dame will wear new adidas TechFit uniforms, which were unveiled today:



What do you think of these unis?

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Incredibly, both Jeremy Foley and his co-driver, Yuri Kouznetsov, are okay (according to MotorAuthority) after that spectacular crash.

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S Moda Magazine just did a feature on a former female tennis player that, like Maria Sharapova, always showed off an outstanding thigh on the court: Anna Kournikova.

I honestly don't even remember the last time I heard anything about Anna, who is 31 now. She's still apparently with d-bag supreme Enrique Iglesias, by the way. But let's forget about that for a second, and just admire the fact that even at 31, Anna is still bringing an A+ game.

Here's the pics from Anna's S Moda shoot:




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VIDEO: Man does 64-inch box jump

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/08/2012 01:53:00 PM


So... this white man ("Coach Kevin from Cream City Crossfit") can definitely jump:


Holy vertical. I watched this about 10 straight times to see if everything about it was legit, and it sure seems so. Coach Kevin from Cream City Crossfit has HOPS.

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Washington Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina made a spectacular game-saving catch last night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Nats were up 3-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning, when the Astros' Brett Wallace came to the plate with runners on first and second. Wallace gave a Tyler Clippard offering a ride to deep left-center field, and Bernadina made a leaping catch into the wall to end the game in incredible fashion.

Here's video of the catch:


And aside from it just being an awesome play, it could look very big down the road, as the Nats currently hold a four-game lead on the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. If the Nats win the division by one game (or go to that stupid new play-in format and get in playoffs that way), this catch will look huge.

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Complete with the "Beast Mode" phrase, and I can only assume that some Skittles can be found on the ground:

Here's more about the corn maze (located at Olympia, Washington's Rutledge Farm), from MyNorthwest.Com:

"Every year, it's a big decision, but we really enjoyed his Beast Mode and the fans were so behind that," says Camille Hemenway, of Rutledge.

The image was laid-out by GPS and not cut into a planted field.

She says the maze, planted in March, will open to the public on Aug. 10 and Lynch will visit Sept. 1 to help raise money for his charity, Fam 1st Foundation and sign autographs.

Hemenway says his charity is aimed at empowering and uplifting kids the in Bay Area, where Lynch lives.

"This one is going to take a little bit of time to get through. It's combined two mazes and it should take you a good hour and a half, two hours to get through," says Hemenway.
No word yet as to whether or not people will be allowed to drive drunk through the maze, to make it an even more Marshawn Lynch-like experience.


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VIDEO: Melanie Iglesias hula hoops in a bikini

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/07/2012 03:45:00 PM | , , , ,

Superbabe Melanie Iglesias is back with another video of her sexy self dancing around in a bikini. This time, she's hula hooping, for the win.

Enjoy:


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Jesus tap-dancing Christ I've never seen so much fail in a sporting event. Just in every way possible. And you know these guys go around telling everybody that they're competitive, big time motocross racers, blah blah blah. Absolutely pathetic.

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Most of you are probably aware by now that I'm pretty much obsessed with the world's greatest barroom video game, Golden Tee. So obviously I'm damn excited for Golden Tee 2013, which will be released in September 2012 (and therefore taking lots of dollar bills from me in September).

Golden Tee 2013 feature five new courses, and below we have video evidence (as well as written descriptions from the folks at Golden Tee) of the courses that will be available to play at a bar near you very soon:

Sequoia Grove
A truly one-of-a-kind setting, Calaveras, California houses the largest trees on the planet in one compact area. These Sequoias, which can get upwards of 20 feet in diameter at their base, seemingly blend in with the clouds. These gigantic obstacles are scattered throughout Sequoia Grove, and will push your virtual golfing creativity to its max. Be prepared to go under, around and even through them if you want to score low!



Coconut Beach
Don't let the majestic blue water confuse you. This isn't your average tropical getaway. Despite the beauty of Coconut Beach, this Punta Gorda, Belize masterpiece has more bite than bark. Constructed throughout a rugged Caribbean jungle, nature will likely force you to use every club in your bag. And when the dense trees aren't standing between you and the flag, the ancient ruins will serve as a formidable, antique foe.



Bear Lodge
Nestled between some of Alaska's tallest mountains, Hatcher Pass is the location of Bear Lodge, and one of the most breathtaking 18-hole adventures that nature has to offer. With the snow-covered mountain tops serving as a backdrop, a variety of traditional golf elements will greet you throughout your round. Strategically placed rivers and lakes will force you to take chances on drivable par-4s and par-5s. Do you play it safe or go for the gusto?


Jack Rabbit Junction
Situated directly under the sweltering sun, Jackrabbit Junction is an 18-hole trek well off the beaten path. Unlike most desert courses, this Gila Bend, Arizona creation is not jam-packed with sand, but instead spreads across the dry, sun-drenched earth that stopped growing grass long ago. Miss the green or stray from the fairway, and you'll likely have to deal with the many cacti situated throughout. Be careful on that follow-through!



Cape Haven
Tucked away in Nag's Head, North Carolina, Cape Haven is home to the largest sand dunes on the east coast and one of the most unique golfing experiences in the entire country. While the plentiful dunes can impact your round if you happen to miss the fairway, the choppy Atlantic seas can also come into play on errant drives and approaches. Bring your sandals and your sand wedge; you're going to need them.



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Soccer superbabe Alex Morgan continued to help the USA not only kick ass, but also "knee face" in the 2012 London Olympics.

Watch Morgan knee New Zealand goalie Jenny Bindon in the face during the USA's 2-0 victory on Friday:


And here it is in GIF form, via NESN:


Both players were able to continue playing in the match.

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The Grand Rapids Griffins are the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, and they just released a Go Pro video of what it looks like to be shot out of a t-shirt cannon in Van Andel Arena (where they play their home games).

Basically, it looks like a dizzy ass time:


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NSFW, but I'd hope for your sake you wouldn't click on a link with "extremely large breasts" in the title while in a work/school setting.

Anyway, Lucy Pinder. You may remember we featured this British Bombshell as a "Thigh of the Week" in 2009. Well, Miss Pinder did a calendar shoot for Nuts Magazine, and we even have some video footage to prove it.

Check it out, and good luck not drooling like a fat boy in a candy store:


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If you're going to spend over a year of your life building a skeeball machine out of K'nex pieces, you'd better make sure it's pretty damn spectacular. And this guy did:


Mind. Blown.

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Mike Olt made his major league debut for the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, and that's a big deal,  because he's one of the top prospects in baseball (#11 in fact on Baseball America's midseason top 50 prospects). Dude had 28 bombs, 82 RBI, and a .977 OPS at Double-A Frisco this season.

Well, Olt went 1 for 3 in his big-league debut, and surely thought he was going to have another hit on the night, but Angels shortstop Andrew Romine showed him how they play defense in the show (of course, Romine :
 

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When scooter jumping in the forest goes terribly, terribly wrong

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/02/2012 10:17:00 PM |

I sure hope this guy is okay, and if he's not, well, his friends are completely terrible people for posting this:


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The Colorado Rockies' season summed up in one inning

Posted by Sunrise | 8/02/2012 06:14:00 PM

Editor's Note: I meant to publish this post that Sunrise did for us a few days ago, but completely spaced out. Anyway, here it is now:

Although the Rockies managed to sweep the Reds over the weekend, Sunday's game had a shining moment that could basically sum up their .370 last place worthy winning percentage after the first 100 games. At the end of the 5th inning, the Rockies were already thinking about their offseason plans, as no one realized they just recorded the 3rd out.


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GIF: Twins fan with the ol' mid-celebration armpit sniff

Posted by Matt Clapp | 8/01/2012 12:48:00 AM | , , ,

DANCE DANCE DANCE stink.


Let me say that I pretty much never wear sleeveless shirts in public (This isn't the California Penal League, Vaughn.), but for those that do, I have a rule that I firmly believe: shower the hell out of your armpits, put a shit-ton of deodorant on your armpits, and even bring deodorant with you when you're out in public. This is especially the case if you're a chick and you're walking around with a purse everywhere you go. Really no excuses for this Twins lady to have to take a whiff. Keep that stank out of Target Field, lady.

Thigh Five: Gifulmination (@bubbaprog)

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