Tag Archives: Sports

Suddenly it makes sense

wrestlingEarlier this week Joe. My. God. blog noted that wrestling will be reinstated for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Pity this won’t be at Sochi if for no other reason than I’d like to see a bunch of homphobic, sexually repressed Russians cheering on their guy as he simulates gay sex wrestles.

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Gay ski weekend: Stowe, VT Jan. 22-26, 2014

Gay Ski WeekendIs this too soon? Sorry, if you are still savoring the last few weeks of summer, but last month New England’s version of gay ski week announced they are now taking reservations.

Locally, this event is known as the Winter Rendez-Vous and it takes place in Stowe, Vermont early next year, January 22-26, 2014.

All different packages are available on the event website, www.WinterRendezVous.com.

Red Bull cliff diving in Boston on Sunday

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

Tomorrow, the Red Bull cliff diving competition returns to Boston.  This amazing world competition that takes place in Europe, South America and Asia makes its only stop in North America in Boston on Sunday, August 25th.

Competitors dive from a platform erected atop Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art on Fan Pier in the Seaport district.  If you’ve never seen this spectacle, I’d encourage you to come down and check it out.  The competition commences at 2pm ET and is free to the public.

 I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.

 

Dick of the week: International Amateur Athletic Federation

Emma Green TregaroEmma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of the rainbow to show support for gay rights last week was forced to re-paint her nails, after track and field’s governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.

As the world championships concluded on Sunday, Russia’s minister of sport, Vitaly Mutko, said the freedoms of those who come to Sochi “will be absolutely protected.” But he also said, “We want to protect our children whose psyches have not formed from the propaganda of drug use, drunkenness and non-traditional sexual relations.”

My response to both the International Amateur Athletic Federation and Russia’s minister of sport is exactly the same. Perhaps you can figure out my “Wheel of Fortune” inspired response.

F_CK YO_!

Suddenly it makes sense

suddenly it makes senseI know that my Brazilian friends are cuckoo for soccer (or football as they call it).  Suddenly the appeal of this sport makes all sort of sense to me. I may need to go check out a New England Revolution game this year.

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Rafael Nadal Promotes M4M

Rafael Nadal

Here is a picture I never would have thought I’d see posted to Rafael Nadal’s Facebook page. Apparently this is for a baby who needs bone marrow replacement.  If you’d like to learn more or help that family you may link here (note the site is in Spanish). Thanks to my brother for the humorous heads up.

I bet Kenneth from Kenneth in the 212 blog is all over this.

Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to Boston

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

© Romina Amato/Red Bull Cliff Diving

This past winter I first wrote that the Red Bull Cliff Diving contest would return to Boston this summer for the third year in a row in this post.

One month from today on August 25th that competition will return to Boston. I’ll be out of town and miss the fun, but I wanted to encourage anyone in the Boston area to mark this on their calendar to come down and enjoy this free, fun event along Boston’s waterfront. I’ve included below a quick video from the first diving contest in Boston from 2011.

Red Bull Cliff Diving – Sunday, Aug 25th
Boston Waterfront by the ICA Boston

Suddenly it makes sense

footballI have zero interest in football, but this guy is making me reconsider and think perhaps I should start to pay more attention to those pick up games that happen in the park across the street from where I live.

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Suddenly it makes sense

surfingHmm… I need to start paying way more attention to this sport.

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North Shore in the house

Boston BruinsEarlier this week the Boston Bruins took the lead in the Stanley Cup Finals when they outplayed the Chicago Blackhawks and decisively won game three.

I loved this photo from game three of a fan from Gloucester, MA. No doubt this fan and all of Boston will be cheering for the Bruins in game four tonight.

Go Bruins.

Bruins kitty fan

Boston BruinsCat wearing Bruins jersey via Reddit with special shout out to @UniversalHub for bringing this to my attention.

I love the title of the original photo, Because Its The Cup.

Boston Bruins fan

Thanks to FB buddy, Ryan Andaluz, for sharing this photo of the statue of George Washington wearing a Bruins jersey in the Boston Public Garden.

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Go Bruins

Boston Bruins Poo BearThe Boston Bruins play their first game against the Chicago Blackhawks for game one of the Stanley Cup Championships tonight. Go Bruins!

Pride Night at Fenway Park

Boston PrideTomorrow night Boston Pride hosts their first ever “Pride Night @ Fenway Park”.  My compliments to Boston’s Pride Committee for recognizing this as a great opportunity to be out in the community and enjoy one of Boston’s most cherished institutions – our Red Sox.

More information about this event can be found here.

In 2011 the Boston Red Sox were one of the first professional sports teams to make a video for the Trevor Project to help raise awareness about bullying.

Out In Sports: Moving Forward

Jason CollinsBoston Pride will be hosting a panel discussion on LGBT people in sports tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. at The Boston Public Library Mezzanine Conference Room.

The issue of LGBTs in organized sports has been gaining momentum and much media attention lately.  The recent announcement by NBA player Jason Collins that he is gay, pronouncements by major league sports that they will be more inclusive of the LGBT community, and the business community’s support for out and proud athletes by companies like Nike have make this issue ripe for discussion during Boston’s Pride Week.

This moderated discussion is free and open to the public but seating is limited. For more information about this program, contact the Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee at humanrights@bostonpride.org.