It's ironic because he's such an old school Mexican man. He grew up in Mexico and immigrated here when he was a teen. He didn't think it was proper for me to hang out with my friends who were boys when I had a boyfriend. He's actually pretty conservative and I think became more so after I moved out of the house.
OK, so before addressing the controversy surrounding the use of the word "lame" in my earlier post (that one's gonna take some time), allow me to share some videos I stumbled upon while gathering my thoughts on the WNBA. They're all of women who can dunk. And, while I'm partially of the mind that women dunking might actually diminish what makes women's hoops special, it's still pretty cool to behold. So check it out (sorry—some of the footage is a little grainy):
Why is the thought of Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Carlos Zambrano hanging it up at age 31 such a big joke? Is it because he has a hot temper or is it because he said he wanted to spend more time with his three daughters and beloved mother? Most sports reporters think he's bluffing, that he's too much of a competitor to quit.
These days, the ham-fisted methods used by professional sports teams to recruit women into their fan base (and thus their customer base) are not particularly hard to spot—just look for the pink jerseys.
Well, it's the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, a three-dayspan rife with beer, outdoor cooking, and the type of conversation that oftenoccurs when large amounts of meat are burning on a grill: sports talk.
Usually, sports talk involves a male-dominated roundtablethat covers last night's playoff game or the minutia of baseball stats. Thosesubjects are all fine and dandy, but the past several weeks have providedplenty of outside-the-lines subjects to cover, subjects whose importanceperhaps might bypass a typical sports fan. So, this weekend, we suggest youtell those dudes to go get you another PBR and shut their pieholes, becauseit's your turn to talk about sports topics that are important to you.
What might those topics be? After the jump, a few suggestions: