Archive for August, 2010
August 13th, 2010 • Maria Kirilenko
Vika must be every tennis parent’s living nightmare. Playing doubles with her turns out to be the worst influence on cute little Maria Kirilenko. Meanwhile, Team Vikiri is into the Cincinnati semifinals. You win some, you lose some, right?
The most discussed topic today in tennis blogs seems to be our two most popular ballers wearing pink. One is looking gorgeous, the other looks like the last ice cream on earth you’d like to lick. What? Partiality? I don’t know what you’re talking about.
I decided to comply a list of my Top 5 Outfits Wore By Rafa Nadal. Because 1) I like clothes, 2) I like Rafa, and 3) I like lists.
I’m sorry, was I talking about something?
Moral of the story: the brighter my lil’ own personal version of Sunshine shines, the happier I get. */creep*
I’m not used to posting ridiculous photoshoots here. Because, let’s face it, tennis players are athletes and, like most athletes, every time they do a fashion photoshoot, it ends up being the most ridiculous, absurd, hilarious, over-the-top pictures ever. Also: I don’t want to have a weekly JJ column. But this Elena Dementieva shoot…. this Elena Dementieva shoot…. I have no words, really. You know how they say a picture says a thousand a words? I have a feeling these say three millions each and they go like this: ‘LOL LOL LOL LOL (…)’
If I were to comment, I wouldn’t even know where to start. The ‘hair’? The ‘special effects’? The ‘outfits’? Really, I wouldn’t even know how to ‘write’ without putting every single ‘word’ in quotation marks. Are you guys familiar with Girls Aloud‘s No Good Advice music video? Well, they are (/were) a very good girlband and that video is one of their earliest works. When they made that video, they knew nothing about fashion (or common sense, apparently) and their costume designer told them silver was going to be really trendy. It makes me wonder, what did they tell Lena in the shoot? ‘Oh, you know, this what Lady Gaga is all about!’, ‘Big Hair makes you appear really talented — just look at Amy Winehouse‘, ‘Jelena Jankovic would never go for this’ etc?
Poor Lena fans. Like we don’t go through enough pain thanks to her as it is.
(Never before has my tag for Lena been so appropriate.)
This is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a while. One of ESPN‘s tennis commentators, Mary Carillo, gives spectators a crazy, inspired rant on what happens when you play badminton in your backyard. Spoiler: bad things, apparently! It’s back from the Olympics in Athens in 2004 but maybe you haven’t seen it. I hadn’t.
Now, serioulsy, that looks like a scene out of The Anchorman. Or Sports Night if Casey McCall was on crack.
(Video via Foot Fault!)