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Athletes Turned Criminals

Ten jocks who traded in their pro careers for lives of crime.

10. Art Schlichter – A degenerate gambler, this former Indianapolis Colts quarterback has served a combined 10 years of prison time in 44 different institutions across the country. In addition to losing his NFL career to gambling addiction, he blew millions of dollars and currently lives with his mother in Indiana.

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9. Chris Henry – This former Cincinnati Bengal (and teammate of Pacman Jones) committed so many crimes from 2005-2007 that he is considered untouchable by most NFL teams. A shortlist of his sins includes assault, DUI, and probation violation. Can you belive not one of them involved a strip club?
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8. Marion Jones – Although she won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, this world champion has since been stripped of her gold after admitting to taking performance-enhancing drugs. Now serving six months for perjury, she makes Ben Johnson look like a stand-up guy.
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7. Michael Vick – This three-time ProBowler is currently serving a 23-month prison sentence for various federal felonies related to his underground dog fighting hobby. Vick will also be undergoing trial for Virginia state felony charges in June, so don’t expect to see him in a Falcons uniform anytime soon. But you might be able to catch him in the annual Guards versus Prisoners game at the United States Penitentiary.
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6. Marcus Vick – While it looked like he had a bright pro career ahead of him, Ookie’s younger brother blew a Virginia Tech football scholarship after various criminal incidents, including reckless driving, possession of marijuana and distributing alcohol to minors. At least he didn’t hurt any dogs.
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5. Isaiah “J.R.” Rider –Although he was the 1994 Slam Dunk Contest champion, Rider will be better remembered for his criminal record than his “East Bay Funk Dunk.” After a disappointing pro career that was littered with fines and suspensions, the former Laker chalked up a rap sheet worthy of “Grand Theft Auto” that includes kidnapping, assault, drug possession and domestic violence charges.
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4. Mike Danton – This forward from the St. Louis Blues was charged with conspiracy to murder his agent. Danton was caught because the “hitman” he believed he was hiring turned out to be a police dispatcher. He is currently serving 7 ½ years in federal prison.
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3. Mike Tyson – “The baddest man on the planet” served three years in prison for raping a beauty-pageant contestant in the early ’90s. After unsuccessfully trying to reclaim his former glory in the ring, “Iron” Mike encountered more legal troubles, including DUI and felony drug possession charges in Scotsdale, Arizona.
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2. O.J. Simpson – Stealing your own memorabilia is downright despicable. Oh, yeah, he also might have something to do with that double homicide in 1994.
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1. Rae Carruth – A former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, Carruth planned the drive-by shooting of a woman who was eight months pregnant with his twins. The woman and one of the children were killed, while the other child survived, but suffers from cerebal palsy. Even O.J. is disgusted.

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- With Marcus Brinkwell

Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard bares all for PETA

Olympian Amanda Beard strips off her swimsuit for a good cause.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist joins celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone and Eva Mendes who have also bared it all for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The new ad features Beard next to the tagline: "Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin. Don't Wear Fur." She's set to unveil the ad on Wednesday, just days before the kickoff of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

"[T]o see animals … slaughtered to be worn as fashion is awful to me, so I'm definitely against wearing fur," said Beard in a statement released by PETA.

So does she have any regrets about posing nude?

"No. I'd much rather go naked than ever put a dead animal on my body," Beard said.

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Feature: All the Olympics logos from 1896 to 2012

The upcoming Beijing Olympics are steadily aproaching, with just a few days left until the much anticipated kick off. To celebrate the forthcoming fiesta we’ve decided to do something of a retrospective of all the previous events by gathering round all of the Olympics logo, from the first edition in 1896, to the present day 2008 Beijing one, to the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. Thanks to Gurlz Group, a popular Yahoo Group.

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20 Ways to Die in the Summer Olympics

On August 8th, the world will stop to glue their eyes on the 2008 Summer Olympic games in Beijing. For this week’s edition of “20 Ways to Die”, we will explore the dangers surrounding the Olympic games. Some of these videos can cause mental trauma to any viewer, while others will shock, surprise, and leave you laughing from now until the games.

Always remember that with any sport comes injuries, and the Olympics are no exception. Although these athletes are said to be the best in the world, bloopers still happen. And if we couldn’t find content of professionals screwing up, we used the next best substitute: class A idiots . . . or fat kids.

1. Not paying attention to surrounding shot putters:

2. Somehow failing to complete at hurdle jump:

3. Lacking the reflexes required to be a proper soccer goalie:

4. Not letting goal of your pole during the vault:

5. Letting go of your pole during the vault:

6. Not paying attention to your surroundings during field events:

7. Jumping on a springboard with too much bounce:

8. Kamikazes on the baseball field:

9. Jumping on a springboard with . . . no bounce:

10. Being around a javelin thrower:

11. Lifting so much weight your bowels explode (just look for it). . .

12. Fighting this guy in taekwondo (real Mortal Kombat stuff):

13. Crashing your bike infront of 20 other cyclists:

14. Training in a country that lacks a swimming pool:

15. Failing to know where the balance beam is:

16. Being a discus observer:

17. Being overweight and on the diving board:

18. Hit in the face by baseball:

19. Continuing a rowing race after 2 boats had already went under:

20. Living in the way of the Chinese government: This in all seriousness something the world has yet to realize. These games are seen in the eyes of the Chinese government as an opportunity to showcase their dominance and advancement as a country to the world. During the past few weeks, there have been problems with censorship between the government and the media regarding the Olympic games. Although the games will be impressive, just remember how their government secured the land for its use. The people of China aren’t protesting for no reason. Corruption is prevalent.

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The 26 Hottest US Olympic Women

POSTED BY CSQUEEZE IN GENERAL

Olympic athletes are the cream of the crop; they're the best of the best. We've picked out the female athletes who are the best of the best in their sport, and then picked the hottest ones. Not only are these women the best at playing their sports, but they're also the best to look at.

Jamie Beyerle

26) Jamie Beyerle

Home: Lebanon, PA

Birthdate: 5/26/1984

Events: Air Rifle, Three-Position Rifle

Sada Jacobson

25) Sada Jacobson

Home: Dunwoody , GA

Birthdate: 2/14/1983

Event: Fencing - Women's Saber

Candice Parker

24) Candace Parker

Home: Naperville, IL

Birthdate: 4/19/1986

Events: Basketball

Kelci Bryant

23) Kelci Bryant

Home: Chatham, IL

Birthdate: 1/15/1989

Sport: Diving

Anna Goodale

22) Anna Goodale

Home: Camden, ME

Birthdate: 3/18/1983

Event: Sweep

Corey Cogdell

21) Corey Cogdell

Home: Eagle River, AK

Birthdate: 09/02/1986

Event: Women's Trap

Lauren Wenger

20) Lauren Wenger

Home: Long Beach, CA

Birthdate: 3/11/1984

Sport: Water Polo

Lolo Jones

19) Lolo Jones

Home: Baton Rouge, LA

Birthdate: 8/5/1982

Event: 100m Hurdles

Caroline Burckle

18) Caroline Burckle

Home: Louisville, KY

Birthdate: 6/24/1986

Events: Swimming

Allyson Felix

17) Allyson Felix

Home: Los Angeles, CA

Birthdate: 11/18/1985

Events: 200m

Misty May

16) Misty May-Treanor

Home: Newport Beach, CA

Birthdate: 7/30/1977

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Kathleen Hersey

15) Kathleen Hersey

Home: Atlanta, GA

Birthdate: February 21, 1990

Sport: Swimming

Erin Cafaro

14) Erin Cafaro

Home: Modesto, CA

Birthdate: June 9, 1983

Event: Sweep

Aly Wagner

13) Aly Wagner

Home: San Jose, CA

Birthdate: 8/10/1980

Sport: Soccer


Catlin Lowe

12) Catlin Lowe

Home: Tustin, CA

Birthdate: 2/6/1985

Sport: Softball

Kerri Walsh

11) Kerri Walsh

Home: Saratoga, CA

Birthdate: 8/15/1978

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Brittany Dircks

10) Brittany Dircks

Home: Orland Park, IL

Birthdate: 03/30/1987

Event: Women's Trampoline

Catherine Osterman

9) Catherine Osterman

Home: Houston, TX

Birthdate: 4/16/1983

Sport: Softball

Hope Solo

8) Hope Solo

Home: Richland, WA

Birthdate: 7/30/1981

Sport: Soccer6)

Amy Rodriguez

7) Amy Rodriguez

Home: Lake Forest, CA

Birthdate: 2/17/1987

Sport: Soccer

Amanda Beard

6) Amanda Beard

Home: Irvine, Calif.

Birthdate: Oct. 29, 1981

Sport: Swimming

Christina Jones

5) Christina Jones

Home: Fremont, CA

Birthdate: 9/17/1987

Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Natalie Coughlin

4) Natalie Coughlin

Home: Vallejo, CA

Birthdate: 8/23/198

Events: Swimming

Katie Hooven

3) Katie Hooven

Home: Pleasanton, CA

Birthdate: 1/3/1985

Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Alicia Sacramone

2) Alicia Sacramone

Home: Winchester, MA

Birthdate: 12/3/1987

Sport: Gymnastics

Jennie Finch

1) Jennie Finch-Daigle

Home: La Mirada, CA

Birthdate: 9/3/1980

Sport: Softball

So now you have something (or someone) to stare at the next time you get suckered into watching a Women's Olympic event!

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