iconomy's profile

Member since: June 26, 2002
Last visit: August 04, 2003

iconomy has posted 8 links and 27 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 4 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

"We started off with a small goal... to see every single standing ballpark in the world." Eric and Wendy Pastore run Digital Ballparks; a free online digital baseball stadium museum. The photographs are fantastic.

posted by iconomy to baseball at 07:08 AM on December 12, 2002 - 3 comments

Via this great compilation of sports links, I discovered Ball Parks, where you can find seating charts, cross sections, trivia, and more on many hockey, baseball, football, soccer, horse racing, and basketball stadiums. Now if only they'd include some really good concession stand recipes.

posted by iconomy to general at 08:16 AM on September 11, 2002 - 2 comments

Sepak is Malaysian for "kick", and takraw means "woven ball" in Thai. Put them together and you get Sepak Takraw, the 500 year old Malaysian sport that's taking the rest of the world by...a really slow moving storm. Think 3 players on a side, using soccer kicks and head butts, on a volleyball court, trying to get a beautiful little hard, woven rattan ball over the net. It may be coming to the 2008 Winter Olympics, and small leagues are popping up all over the place. Photo op.

posted by iconomy to other at 06:52 AM on September 05, 2002 - 2 comments

Chicks on Football was started by two high school pals who approach football news and reporting with a style that is, according to them, lighter, sexier, and more humorous. They also do a column for the equally lighthearted Sports Hollywood, where you can find a world class collection of Yogi Berra-isms. I wanted to include a Yogi quote in this post, but it's impossible to pick one; they're all so good (or bad, depending on how you look at it).

posted by iconomy to football at 08:08 PM on August 29, 2002 - 0 comments

I just got back from 2 grueling days of heat and noise and five dollar sodas courtesy of the Philly hosted X-Games. Major giveaway booty was to be had in the form of free cds, t-shirts, stickers, key chains, jewelry, magazines, baseball caps, towels, and all the chocolate milk your tummy could hold. My son's highlights? The music, and the big truck that was filled with a bazillion televisions, each one hooked up to a PS2. My highlight? Skateboard vert doubles.

posted by iconomy to extreme at 03:38 PM on August 18, 2002 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Oops. I forgot to mention the pop-ups. Hope your eyesight returns to normal soon.

posted by iconomy at 11:46 PM on December 13, 2002

Chunky Soup Curse: check your sources!

This is quite the scandal.

posted by iconomy at 07:06 AM on November 26, 2002

Rod Brind'amour is so sexy. Really.

posted by iconomy at 08:49 PM on November 06, 2002

Deford dislikes fantasy sports.

isn't he creepy looking Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. He reminds me so much of Frederick of Frederick's of Hollywood - the lecherous old guy (to my impressionable mind when I was a kid) who founded a trashy mail order company that specialized in crotchless panties and bright red bras with tassels on them. Swellegant stuff. The company is still around and has toned it down a bit, but I don't think Victoria's Secret has anything to worry about.

posted by iconomy at 06:55 AM on October 10, 2002

There's no baggy in baseball!

That image gallery is a total kick! It reminds me of the Glamour magazine Glamour Do and Glamour Don't pages that I loved as a teenager. I had to vote for old Mr. shark tooth necklace - that's the ugliest and most distracting thing I've ever seen. And I like the pants over spikes look, personally. At least they haven't specified how small the uniforms have to be, like the American women's Olympic beach volleyball team.

posted by iconomy at 05:02 PM on September 21, 2002

With the NBA season coming, One man builds the perfect player

Intangible: Sex drive - Wilt Chamberlain

posted by iconomy at 07:18 AM on September 16, 2002

Curt Schilling checks his email 10 times a day? I wish I had his email address; I'd beg him to come back here and play for the Phillies again.

posted by iconomy at 12:46 PM on September 11, 2002

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Release Lingerie Calendar.

The Eagles Cheerleader Calendar will help you keep track of the days...and nights. We haven't just pushed the envelope- we've ripped it open! Groan.

posted by iconomy at 11:12 PM on August 28, 2002

I'd also love to know who designed the trophy - I've searched for that information twice now to no avail.

posted by iconomy at 09:32 PM on August 27, 2002

She's never going to live down that damned photo, I hope she has a sense of humor about it. If anyone has any links to her reaction and/or comments to the photo, please share. The first time I recall an athlete using sex appeal to sell something might be those Jim Palmer underwear TV ads from the 80s. They were considered pretty racy at the time - completely tame by today's standards (I hated them - it was like seeing your father in his underwear). And how about that 70s Cosmo centerfold - Joe Namath in pantyhose, which was another milestone for sports/sex/sells. I found both of these men completely unappealing, and refused to ever wear underwear OR pantyhose again, as a form of protest.* *joke

posted by iconomy at 01:52 PM on August 25, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

K-Y jelly is a lubricant, not a spermicide. Blush. And it says in really large letters on the K-Y Jelly site (which I linked to!): NOT A SPERMICIDE. I keep mixing up my jellies.

posted by iconomy at 06:27 PM on August 20, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

I want to live in Kendrell Bell's universe. The one where 624 is half of 1000. The comment about K-Y Jelly is amusing and sad at the same time. K-Y Jelly is a spermicide, mister man. It burns up sperm, not condoms. Burning up condoms is the exact opposite of what K-Y Jelly is meant to do. Sheesh. Now Naval Jelly - that would be something else entirely. That would burn up a condom. Might sting a little going in, though.

posted by iconomy at 07:15 AM on August 20, 2002

No...no pics. I took pics last year and they were pretty bad, so I didn't give it a second thought this year. Now I wish I had taken some.

posted by iconomy at 07:20 PM on August 19, 2002

"'So, is it true that if a woman puts K-Y jelly in her vagina, it'll, like, burn up a condom?''

Things I learned from this article: The New York Giants have a 438 question test that all prospective players are required to take. It asks questions like, "Have you ever put a dog in a microwave?" Football players eat grilled chicken, and roast beef, and macaroni and cheese. All at the same time. And they seem to like it. Not all links to New York Times articles should be ignored.

posted by iconomy at 07:14 PM on August 19, 2002

X-Games had signed a 2 year deal to hold the games here. Philadelphia beat out rival bids from San Diego, Atlanta and Richmond, Va. Last year the Games lost money; I'm curious to see how they do this year - the sponsorships and give-aways are huge this time around. You're inundated with Pep-Boys logos everywhere you turn. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing - Manny, Moe and Jack are kind of cute, and it keeps the tickets free - just the way I like 'em.

posted by iconomy at 03:40 PM on August 18, 2002