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Tour de France Meets Ultimate Fighting

In: Donovan, Sports & Health

When did the Tour de France become a contact sport? Apparently, the answer is yesterday. Spain’s Carlos Barredo and Portugal’s Rui Alberto Costa got into a little tiff after both crossed the finish line for this stage of the race. Reports indicate Barredo was furious that Costa allegedly elbowed him in the stomach and ribs 12 miles from the finish line. So what does he do to avenge this wrong?

At the finish line Barredo dashed towards Costa wielding his front wheel (LMAO) and began to attack him with it. Seriously, who does that? Why the front wheel and not the back? After exchanging a few girly punches (seriously I’ve seen girlfights at bars go harder than these two hookers), the two cyclists were separated by officials. They were both fined with insults, threats and incorrect behavior. That’s putting it mildly.

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Spend a day in Winnipeg and you’re likely to have a conversation about mosquitoes. Spend a day in Ottawa and you’re likely to have a conversation about the government. Spend a day in Vancouver, and eventually you’re going to have a conversation about real estate. Spend 20 seconds in Amsterdam and you’re likely to be bombarded with anything and everything World Cup related. Everyone has an opinion on who has been playing poorly, or what the best goal of the tournament was. I’ve never seen a city so focused.

The Netherlands will be playing Spain in the World Cup final on Sunday. An unexpected final to say the least. The Netherlands pulled quite the upset knocking out Brazil in the quarter finals, and Spain similarly knocking out Germany in the semis. No matter who wins, there will be a few firsts. Never have a European team won the World Cup outside of Europe. Never have The Netherlands or Spain won a World Cup. Never have I been so excited about soccer.

I watched the semi final game between The Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, and it was intense. The Dutch scored first on an amazingcross field corner shot by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, my choice for best goal of the tournament (shown below). The cheating Uruguayans tied it up just before the end of the half.

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With the 2010 World Cup coming to an end and crowning a soccer nation victorious is close by, I thought it’d be the perfect time to conduct our Hottie World Cup Tournament. Over the past several weeks, Patrick and myself have chosen a sexy hunky soccer player to highlight each day. You can obviously tell which ones Patrick picked- he has a thing for those handsome Mediterranean types.

We will leave this poll open for a few days until the World Cup final match is determined. After tabulating all your votes, we will narrow down the 24 finalists to a lucky streamlined 9 contestants. Then we will have one last final voting period to determine who THE HOTTEST PLAYER is from the 2010 World Cup. Are you game? Vote up to as many ten selections per vote. You can only vote once, so make sure you choose wisely.

If you want more information or shirtless pictures for each footballer, simply click on their name to take you to the original post. The names for each picture can be found underneath the image.

left: Carlos Bocanegra – USA, Center Back
center: Gerard Pique – Spain, Center Back
right: Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal, Forward

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Now that summer is officially here, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared for all of that activities your going to be doing as you take advantage of the great weather: Running, hiking, biking, etc. If you’re not used to all the exercise, you may end up sore or worse – injured.

This week’s fitness tip is about preparing your lower body for the summer. An easy routine you can do anywhere – inside or outside.

    Lower Body Exercises:

  • Single Leg Bench Squat Jump
  • Lateral Hop
  • Walking Lunges
  • Split Jumps

No one even knew he was expecting, but soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the proud father of a new baby boy. The Team Portugal star announced the happy news on his Facebook page. The baby mama’s identity is unknown, but sources say she is from the US. Here’s what the soccer stud wrote on FB:

It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.

While the news comes as a shock, the fact he’s getting exclusive sole guardianship is even more so. One makes me wonder if he truly got some woman knocked up or if this was part of a down-low surrogacy arrangement. What are your thoughts?

World Cup Hottie of the Day: KAKÁ

In: Patrick, Sports & Health

Today’s 28 year old hottie is an attacking midfielder from Brazil and is so popular, he only needs one name like Madonna: KAKÁ (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite), which is is a common term of endearment of “Ricardo” in Brazil. He has a salary of $14 million (one of the world’s highest paid football players), endorsements by Armani Jeans, Sony, Adidas, and Pepsi. He too was part of the Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair photoshoot this year.

Kaka and his Brazilian team lost to 2-1 to the Dutch today, eliminating them from the running for the World Cup.

    Stats:
  • Date of Birth: 22 April 1982
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Shirt number: 10
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Current club: Real Madrid (ESP)
  • International Caps: 82
  • International Goals: 27

He is married to his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico. Kaka is very religious. When celebrating a goal, he usually points to the sky as a gesture to God and his fave music is gospel and fave book is the Bible.

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Brazil was just beat out in the World Cup today by The Netherlands, in a 2-0 ending score. Perhaps if Carlos Dunga had called up on one of his hottest star players, Alexandre Pato (Full Name: Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva) to play on the team for the tournament, the outcome may have been different. 20 year old Pato was quite disappointed to have not been included, after having totally proven himself in recent years and beating their teams scoring records (previously held by Pela) in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    Stats:
  • Birthdate: September 2nd, 1989
  • Birthplace: Pato Branco, Brazil
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in
  • Position: Forward
  • Current Club: Milan
  • Number: 7

Since 2007, (when he was only 18) Pato was engaged to Brazilian actress Sthefany Brito, two years older than him. They split up in January 2009 due to the struggles of a long-distance relationshi, but later got back together in July of that same year and got married. But, a couple months ago Pato and Sthefany brok up and his wife blamed Pato’s party animal lifestyle the reason for their split. To be fair, they got married super young! Despite his broken heart, Pato is thing is getting photographed making the symbol of a heart with his hands. How cute!

More sexy (shirtless) pics after the jump…

It’s Friday, it’s hot as hell, and every able bodied Dutchie is out in the streets! The Netherlands soccer team just beat Brazil to advance to the semi-finals. I’m shocked. Brazil was one of the favourite teams. Everyone here in Amsterdam I talked to was cheering for the Lions, but figured that Brazil would take it. I went out to the Museumplein where a giant screen and about 10,000 other fans went to watch the game. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It must have been what Canada was like when they won the hockey Gold in the Olympics.

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