Archive for September 15th, 2010

novak in undies, jimmy in suit

September 15, 2010


There are so many things happening in this video: Novak Djokovic is mostly naked (like); he’s doing push-ups (okay); the necklace is giant (almost as weird as this); and is being Mr. Broski (as per usual).

Weirdest, most interesting of all and probably the most awkward thing of this video is the (unplanned) cameo of one Jimmy Connors. It went like this:

JC: What’s up man? (Extends hand for handshake.)
ND: (Giggling, doesn’t really respond. Shakes JC’s hand. Giggles some more.)
Camera man: (Asks a meaningless question as fast as possible to avoid more awkwardness.)

Click here or the image above to see for yourself.

(screen grab via youtube)

short balls: open hangover

September 15, 2010

We don’t know this guy, but he’s serving our post headline brilliantly with this beer-carrying pose. Great concentration on the step up, wouldn’t you say? (Photo by feltonamus via flickr.)

If you’re having a little bit of a US Open hangover like us, make sure to check out our week 2 podcast if you haven’t already. Erwin and I are chatting it up about all things TSF cares about at the USO. Which is all you should care about, too. Now, the short balls:

There’s nothing like curing a good tennis hangover with some non-tennis news. This version of (OT) is gay-tastic, which shouldn’t come too surprising to most of our readers. The VMAs happened on Sunday night in LA, and as a prep before the big show (in which Lady Gaga wore a meat dress – yes, meat), OUT.com put together a list of the gayest moments from the show’s nearly 30-year history. OUT also compiled photos from photographer Jeff Sheng that chronicles service men and women who have been effected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The exhibit is opening at the Kaycee Olsen gallery in LA on September 28th.

(MORE (OT)) As if you couldn’t get enough we have plenty of (OT) news up our sleeves this week. The blog we once loved to love is still churning out content, even after getting a book deal and getting published. Stuff White People Like is a hilarious and satirical blog. The latest ‘stuff’ white people like: The TED Conference. Hilarity. The US Olympic web site is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Sydney Olympics (remember Cathy Freeman? And Michael Johnson?!). And the New York Times flexes its graphic muscle with this panoramic view of the new Meadowlands Stadium, home of the Jets and Giants.

There’s been much (tennis) controversy following ESPN2‘s decision to cut away from the trophy ceremony at Flushing Meadows to commentary before the second Monday Night Football game of the night (yes, the second) between the Chiefs and the Chargers. Chris Chase laments on the Yahoo! tennis blog Busted Racquet about the debacle. We agree: us tennis fans are greatly outnumbered by the NFLers, but give our boys a little credit for the work they’ve done, and the history they’re making. Pretty sure no history was made on the gridiron on Monday night, no? Luckily, Forty Deuce has us saved with the full trophy presentation here. (And kudos on that post title, Courtney… )

While Serena (and Fashion Week) had/have nothing to do with the 2010 Open, there’s still plenty of connection between the two events. Fashion Week mainstay and Vogue editor Anna Wintour is a constant face (force?) in Roger Federer’s box and yesterday, Wintour’s right-hand man, Andre Leon Talley, penned a note for the Vogue Daily about Serena walking the runway for Fashion Week. As we write this, it’s 3 PM on Wednesday, so the big event’s already taken place (1 PM catwalk call time for ReRe at LaQuan‘s show at the Peninsula Hotel). Hopefully pictures soon. Meanwhile, this picture of Wintour and Serena at the Michael Kors show will have to do.

Serena and sister Venus both were a part of the Huffington Post‘s recent online musings. Venus’s US Open fireworks dress, which we talked at length about in our TSF podcast, was the subject of a photo gallery on the Huff‘s web site, while Serena is one of eight athletes selected by the Post as part of their Game Changer’s series.

Read more short balls with an epic version of short(er) balls after the cut. (more…)

serena at nyfw – rodarte s/s ’11

September 15, 2010

Serena Williams dropped in on some shows during New York Fashion Week, including Vera Wang and Rodarte (pictured above). She sat with Anna Wintour for both presentations.

Browse: This latest Rodarte collection, inspired by the Mulleavy sisters’ Northern California childhood, has been all the rage since it showed yesterday. Check out the images here. Our picks? Looks 8, 11, and 31.

(serena/anna image via Getty Images)

caster bleige on the court

September 15, 2010

And in case you’re wondering, this is the Caster Bleige logo as it appears on Potito‘s kit.

(Umag pic via Getty Images)

atp players + italian clothing, pt. 2

September 15, 2010

It doesn’t smolder quite like Nole‘s photo shoot for the fall/winter 2010 Sergio Tacchini collection, but Potito Starace does his part to sell us the clothing of Italian brand Caster Bleige.

On the court: Potito lost in the first round of the 2010 US Open to 14th seed Nicolas Almagro in four sets. Earlier last month, he made it to the finals of the Croatia Open in Umag before going down 6-4, 6-4 to Juan Carlos Ferrero.

More: A few more looks at Potito — in a robe, with a cute tennis knapsack, wearing a t-shirt with tennis’ version of a bomber girl — all after the cut…


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