Archive for November 7th, 2007

the fun doesn’t stop!

November 7, 2007

Another for the crime blotter: First it was match-fixing, then it was cocaine. And I believe there was a sexual abuse case in there somewhere, too. Now you can add poison to the dizzying list of tennis transgressions being reported by the media.

Tommy Haas allegedly got poisoned during Germany’s Davis Cup semi against Russia this past September. This led Haas to retire during his match against Mikhail Youzhny.

“German teammate Alexander Waske said he was told by a Russian who manages numerous athletes that it was poisoning, not a virus. Waske didn’t say who the manager was.

“He said as an aside, that it was bitter that Tommy Haas was poisoned,” said Waske, who answered the man by saying that it was a virus. “Thereupon he said, no, they poisoned him.”

I’m so over all these blind item allegations. Can someone keep track and get back to me when they figure out what happened? Thanks!


speaking of bjorn borg f/w ’07 underwear…

November 7, 2007

We haven’t really looked at Bjorn Borg underwear since we posted about the spring/summer ’07 collection, so here’s a look at what’s going on…

bjorn borg underwear fall winter 2007

As usual, there’s something to love about this latest bunch. Various geometric and abstract patterns are mixed with nature-inspired prints such as leaves, penguins, and marine creatures. Of course, the prints come as briefs, “short shorts” (aka square-cuts), or “shorts” (aka boxer briefs).

Feeling flirty?: Strike a pose in one of their pieces and send it in to the BB skivvy blog!

See the nature prints up close after the cut…

long lost twins: zac efron and venus williams

November 7, 2007

Someone call the producers at Dr. Phil because I think we’ve just found Zac Efron‘s long-lost twin…

venus williams - zac efron

Venus Williams appeared in Madrid today to on behalf of UNESCO and the SEWTA to raise awareness for Women’s Leadership Programs and Global Gender Equality. (She’s also in town to cheer on her sister Serena, who’s competing in the Tour Championships.)


Venus posed in a black graphic tee from her EleVen clothing line, which launches on Nov. 15.

(photo by Dlisted; thanks Matt and Chris)

>> TSF’s EleVen archive

bjorn borg’s underwear blog

November 7, 2007

Bjorn Borg might have stirred the tennis pot with his annointment of the powerful Andy Murray as an eventual Wimbledon Champ, but we’re more interested in the Swede’s other causes, such as his company‘s ongoing mission to “spread the Swedish underwear revolution around the world.”

bjorn borg underwear blog

A photo blog they started in September features submissions of folks creatively wearing a variety of the brand’s pieces; my fave so far is Mans, above, giving us a peekabo in NYC.

Submitting your pic gets you a €5 discount and a chance to win a whole collection of BB skivvies. If you’re fine just looking, there’s an RSS feed.

Does anyone want to put money down on how soon it’s going to take the ATP’s resident exhibitionist, Nole, to get a picture on this thing?

>> fashion focus: bjorn borg brand
>> TSF’s underwear archive

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