Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem has more than just a great tennis game
ATP Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem is ranked number 9 in the world, but the commentators for his match in the Barcelona Open clearly rank certain ASSets of his as the best in the world. Should Rafa Nadal be worried (another tennis player famous for his large backside)?
One commentator said, “He’s got a nice, strong, big ‘tookus’!”, and his compliments didn’t stop there, adding, “I’m not even joking. The butt is a huge source of power, and he’s so strong in his base. He’s so strong, and it’s a huge origin of his power”.
No comment other than to say you can be the judge – follow the link below to the article on attitude.co.uk that initially reported the story. Wouldn’t sports be far more interesting if we could have this commentator here in the US?
Attitude Mag’s full story on Dominic Thiem’s “powerful” butt here
In honor of the Super Bowl, which takes place later today, I wanted to share this classic skit from the 80s show, In Living Color. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, definitely check it out on YouTube.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get out, do more, be more active? Did you tell yourself that you want to meet more / new people? Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club might be something you should check out. They will have their first practice on Saturday, January 28th and newcomers are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.
Practice will take place at the BSC Medford (easily accessible from the Orange Line – Wellington Station stop). Head to the basketball court on the second floor and arrive ready to get sweaty by 2:00 PM. Comfortable workout clothes (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers, etc) as well as a water bottle is highly recommended Following practice the club will be hosting an informal meet-and-greet with pizza.
If you have any questions email: email@example.com.
You can also check out the Facebook event page for more details here.
In years past I’ve written posts for newcomers to Boston who may not be familiar with New England winters. One of my suggestions is to try and learn to embrace what winter offers. Never has that been more fun with gay ski weekends and weeks here locally and out West to tempt you.
Below are a few such events you may want to consider. The price of tickets out West varies widely by destination and carrier but you can use a locally developed app called Hopper to alert you to last minute airfares and price reductions.
Gay Aspen Ski Week (January 15 – 22, 2017) is the longest running and perhaps largest event of the season. It kicks off this Sunday but most of the fun is reserved for the second half of the week. Shown above is last year’s Ultimate Après Ski Party sponsored by Logo. For more information gayskiweek.com.
Winter Rendezvous (January 18 – 22, 2017) is one of the largest gay ski events happening in New England. The party at Stowe Mountain in Vermont is also only a 3 hour drive making it logistically a lot easier and more affordable option. For more information winterrendezvous.com.
Whistler Pride Ski Festival (January 22 – 29, 2017) turns 25 this year and the winter pride festival is filled with fun events including a visit from one of my favorite drag queens, Pam Ann. For more information gaywhistler.com.
White Out Weekend – WOW (February 3 – 5, 2017) is an annual event hosted by The Welcoming Committee (TWC) and is the perfect opportunity for those who do not want include the hassle or expense of airfare or take off time from work. TWC will even take care of transportation for you up to Sunday River in Maine. For more information thewelcomingcommittee.com.
Elevation Utah 2017 (February 23 – 26, 2017) is celebrating its seventh annual party at Park City, Utah. For more information utahgayskiweek.com.
Telluride Gay Ski Week (February 25 – March 4, 2017) is the last big gay ski week of the 2017 winter season in North America, bringing the gay ski season full circle back to beautiful Colorado. For more information telluridegayski.com.
Boston’s OutRyders Gay Ski Club
If getting away for one of these trips is not going to work, but you’d like to ski, consider joining Boston’s Gay ski / snowboarding club, OutRyders. The group has monthly socials and plans numerous day trips and overnights to mountains here in New England and out west. For more information outryders.org.
Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts just got a lot easier to get to from Boston. Wachusett Mountain has announced commuter rail service from Boston’s North Station to the Wachusett Station on weekends through March 12, 2017. The commuter rail trains include designated “ski” cars for easy storage of your ski / snowboard equipment and at $10.50 each way this is an affordable and convenient option.
- Departs North Station: 8:35 a.m.
- Arrives at Wachusett Station: 10:11 a.m.
- Shuttle directly to the mountain, approximately 10 minutes away.
- Depart Wachusett: 5:15 p.m. back to the Wachusett Station
- Depart Wachusett Station back to Boston: 6:10 p.m.
Last week the Lebron James cover for Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year” came out and while this normally wouldn’t warrant attention on my part, my brother pointed out that Lebron wore an over sized safety pin for the shoot.
ESPN took notice of the accessory and as well and wrote, “No, James isn’t suffering some sort of wardrobe malfunction. Since last month’s presidential election, the safety pin has become a symbol of solidarity with those Americans who fear they’ll be disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency. The pin is intended to show that the wearer is a safe person to turn to.”
Bravo and thank you Lebron James.
Related Blog Post: Why Sergio and I are wearing a safety pin.
This past September I shared a post featuring a variety of LGBT sports teams and clubs you could join as a way to get out and meet people. Thanks to some helpful comments in that post and help from my friend Marc Davino, I’ve updated that post to include all 18 LGBT sports leagues / teams.
Some of these clubs / teams are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out to these groups and best of luck to you.
Beantown Bowling League
Beantown Softball League
Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League
Boston Flag Football
Boston Gay Basketball League
Boston Gay Rowers
Boston Pride Hockey
Boston Strikers Soccer
Boston Ironsides Rugby
Boston Wet Sox (Water Polo)
Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association
GURL – Gay Urban Running League
Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)
Monday Night Bowling League
OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club
QuICK – Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub
Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club
Tennis 4 All
Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues. Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.