Category Archives: 2012 Olympics

Sports Crush (Olympics Edition): Alex Morgan

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The 2012 London Olympics was a treasure trove of attractive people. Who would have thought that active people could be so beautiful? (I’m being extremely snarky)

Team USA’s women’s soccer team was dominant and took home the gold medal. They all buy choked in the World Cup, but they redeemed themselves  by defeating Japan in the final. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and our current Sports Crush, Alex Morgan, helped lead the team.

Solo was the darling of the World Cup and since Morgan is one of the  of the London games, she will get fifteen minutes of fame. She may not follow Solo by joining the cast of “Dancing with the Stars”, but it would increase the viewership in the 18-49 male demographic. Morgan was rumored to be romantically linked to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez earlier this year, but now she is rumored to be dating soccer player Servando Carrasco.

Here is a photo gallery of our current Sports Crush, soccer player Alex Morgan. Continue reading

U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer Sets World Record

The United States added to their medal count today and did it with swagger.

U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer set a new world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2012 Olympics in London. She didn’t even qualify for the event in 2008 for the games in Beijing.

Her time was 55.98 seconds, beating the 56.06 time set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom during the 2009 World Championships. Sjostrom competed in this year’s event, but did not medal.

Lu Ying of China won the silver medal and Alicia Coutts of Australia took home the bronze.
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"Call Me Lochte" Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps Parody [VIDEO]

Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in the 400-Meter Individual Medley and surprised most of the U.S. since casual swimming fans didn’t know how great Lochte has become.

Lochte and Phelps only took the silver medal this afternoon in the 400-Meter Freestyle Relay, so I hope this funny parody video of Carley Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” cheers you up.

“Call Me Lochte” is an entertaining parody and I hope you enjoy it.

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Sports Crush (Olympics Edition): Jen Kessy & April Ross

We already know who Missy May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings are, but U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball has two new members that everyone should know. Jennifer Kessy and April Ross will be household names by the end of the 2012 Olympics.

The duo barely missed making the 2008 Olympics, but went on to win the 2009 World Championships.

Beach volleyball fans already know them and they are expected to do very well in the 2012 Olympics. I hope they win a medal, because ABC needs new women athletes to invite to participate in ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

After the Olympics, they could have hyphens after their names real soon, just like May and Walsh…Jen Kessy-Roberts sounds nice.

Here is a photo gallery of the Kessy/Ross beach volleyball duo. Continue reading

2012 Olympics: Basketball Odds + Prop Bets

Our friends over at Bovada.lv hooked us up with the betting odds and prop bets for the basketball event during the 2012 Olympics.

I’m a big fan of straight odds, but there are some interesting prop bets on the board that should interest many gamblers.

I enjoy the historical prop bets that have Michael Jordan’s stats from 1992 face Lebron James’ 2012 stats. Charles Barkley/Kevin Durant and Magic Johnson/Chris Paul have similar prop bets.

Are you going to put some money on the Olympics? Team USA is heavily favored to win the gold in London, so betting on them would be super patriotic, right? (At least that’s what I tell myself)

Men’s Basketball Props

Basketball – Men’s – Odds to win the Gold Medal
USA                                         1/8
Spain                                        13/2
France                                      28/1
Argentina                                  28/1
Lithuania                                   33/1
Russia                                      33/1
Brazil                                        40/1
Australia                                   100/1
Great Britain                              250/1
China                                        400/1
Nigeria                                      500/1
Tunisia                                      1000/1
Basketball Men’s – Odds to win Silver
Spain                            4/9
France                          7/1
Argentina                      7/1
Basketball Men’s – Will USA and Spain meet in the finals?
Yes                              4/5
What will be the average margin of victory for the USA Men’s Basketball Team at the 2012 Olympics?
Over/Under                    25.5
What will be the largest margin of victory for the USA Men’s Basketball Team?
Over/Under                    45.5
What will be the smallest margin of victory for the USA Men’s Basketball Team?
Over/Under                    12.5
Will the USA win both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Gold Medals?
Yes                  -600   (1/6)
No                    +400   (4/1)
Lebron James – PPG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    17
Lebron James – APG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    4.5
Lebron James – RPG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    6.5
Kobe Bryant – PPG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    13.5
Kevin Durant – PPG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    17
Carmelo Anthony – PPG for the tournament?
Over/Under                    13.5
           
Historical Matchups – Who will Average More Points Per Game
(Whole Tournament)
Lebron James                            -2
Michael Jordan (1992)                +2
(Note: Jordan averaged 14.9 pts per game)
Kevin Durant                              +1
Charles Barkley (1992)               -1
(Note: Barkley averaged 18 pts per game)
Kobe Bryant                              -.5      
Karl Malone (1992)                     +.5
(Note: Malone averaged 13 pts per game)
Historical Matchups – Who will Average More Assists Per Game
(Whole Tournament)
Chris Paul                                 Pick
Magic Johnson (1992)                Pick
(Note: Magic averaged 5.5 assists  per game)
Game 1 Lines
USA                 -24.5                -8000               167.5
France              +24.5                +1400
Total Points – Team USA
96
Total Points – Team France
71.5
Margin Of Victory
USA by 1-5                               18/1
USA by 6-10                              10/1
USA by 11-15                            6/1
USA by 16-20                            9/2
USA by 21-25                            4/1
USA by 26 or more                    1/1
France by 1-5                            50/1
France by 6-10                          200/1
France by 11-15                         250/1
France by 16-20                         300/1
France by 21-25                         350/1
France by 26 or more                 400/1

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The 12 Hottest Female Athletes of the 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Olympics in London, England will soon be here and we want to make sure our readers are as informed as possible. We have logged many hours scouting the female ‘talent’ who will compete in this year’s Olympic games.

We wanted to make sure that we didn’t list the female athletes that you will never see during the telecast. Every female athlete in this post are medal contenders in their respective events and a few could win the gold.

This list of the 12 hottest/sexiest female athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympics come from a wide range of sports. We have ladies who compete in track and field, soccer, tennis, swimming, etc. A few of the names will be familiar to you, but we have picked out a few sleepers who will turn heads and make appearances on every sports blog the day after their event.

Have a seat, open a Red Bull, and enjoy the view… Continue reading

U.S. Gymnast Shawn Johnson Retires

Shawn Johnson, 20, suffered a knee injury and decided to retire from professional gymnastics competition. After winning multiple medals at the 2008 Olympics, she left the door open to a 2012 return, but now that door has been shut.

The former gold medal winner took two years off after the 2008 Olympics and coming back has proven to be a challenge. She didn’t know if she wanted to return until she had a ski accident. Her left knee was severely damaged. She tore her ACL, MCL, meniscus, and her hamstring on that leg. She had repeated setbacks during her comeback and she feared the long-term effects of her knee injury.

Johnson will always be the country’s darling like Mary Lou Retton was a generation ago. She has a few projects coming out soon and we hit you up with a few videos of her highlights.

Johnson wants to have child and not feel the effects of her knee injury when she is 30. She lists this one of the main reasons that she has to call it quits.

Johnson propelled herself into the limelight after the 2008 Olympics. Only three other athletes left Beijing with more medals (Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Nastia Liukin). During her time away from the sport, she won “Dancing with the Stars” and did some other promotional work. She had an issue with a stalker during her time on the show. She came out of the situation unharmed.

Johnson has an autobiography coming out on June 4th called ‘Winning balance’. She plans to go to college in the fall of 2013, but she hasn’t settled on a school.

I can’t confirm this, but I’m sure that you will see her during NBC’s broadcast of the 2012 Olympics in London, England.

Here are a couple of videos of Shawn Johnson during her career as a gymnast and the season in which she won ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and an interview with Mo Rocca.

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