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Team Canada Throws It Down

In: Patrick, Sports & Health
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After losing to the United States earlier this week, Canada slaughtered Germany tonight, and I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. It was a sea of Red in GM Place, and it was such an amazing vibe in there. My friend Wayne and I didn’t exactly know where our seats were til we got there, and let me tell you, they were fantastic – we were stoked!

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As we were walking into our entrance in Section 119, we were greeted by tons of people taking pictures…and it wasn’t for us. The Great One, Wayne Gretzky with his wife Janet, sitting with Pat Quinn were all right above the entrance. We snagged a pic as we walked in – Gretzky with the same stoic non-smiling look he had during the Opening Ceremonies. It was fantastic. We walked down a few more rows to our seats, to find that we were in Row 8 from the ice. We were SO close – much closer than I had ever been for an NHL game! We were immediately thrilled and a few moments later, Team Canada was introduced and they started warming up.

More on the game and some photos I took after the jump…

5 Superficial Reasons to Quit Smoking

In: Redd, Sports & Health
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If the harmful effects of smoking to your health isn’t enough to kick you off the habit, here are a few superficial reasons for the vain gay man or any vain person for that matter.

5. Premature Wrinkles

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Smoke irritates the eyes causing smokers to squint more which leads to crows feet around the outer corner of the eyes. Because of the repeated action of dragging on cigarettes, smokers develop wrinkles around the mouth and hollowed cheeks. You’d think enough gay men would be non-smokers for this number one superficial reason. We’re so obsessed with youth even more than heteros are as it is, why would you pay for the death-sticks that will make you look older than you really are?

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Olympic Hottie of the Day: Ted Ligety

In: Patrick, Sports & Health
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Twenty five year old Ted Ligety was born August 31, 1984 and is from in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s an an alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team and doing really well at this year’s 2010 Winter Olympics! At the last Olympic Games in 2006, he was a gold medalist and he may in fact do it again. On top of that, he has 5 World Cup victories which are all in giant slalom, combined with 15 podiums, and 48 top ten finishes.

Here are some of his stats:

Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 192 lbs
Date of Birth: August 31, 1984
Nicknames: Ligety Split, Ted Shred

Interview after the jump…

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Early this morning, Donovan and I were atop Grouse Mountain, for today’s taping of The Today Show and we had a fantastic time. For those of you that don’t know, the show is filming live from Vancouver on top of Grouse Mountain every day during the Olympics. BUT, because it is normally filmed on the East Coast, the show starts filming at 4:00am here. Yikes! Grouse Mountain gives the first 100 people to arrive a free ticket up the gondola (as opposed to paying like 90 bucks I believe during the Olympics).

Donovan picked me up at my place at 12:45am, as we figured that if there were people that were already lining up at that ungodly hour, we’d just turn back home and go to bed. When Michael Buble was on The Today Show, people lined up at 9:00pm! Keep in mind tickets aren’t given out until 3:30am. Wow. Well, we got there at about 1:20, and we were first-ish there, so we decided we’d have time to grab a snack. When we got back, there were about 6 people ahead of us, two of which were girls that worked for Coca Cola. They became our line buddies and were a lot of fun. On the flipside, this annoying lady showed up behind us and would NOT shut up. She kept joking “when are Brangelina arriving?” whenever one of the white SUV’s would roll up with some important people. It wasn’t funny. Then, after her, some crazy American woman (about 65 years old) wearing a hat with pins all over it, a fur coat, a red scarf, bright yellow shoes, and a teddy bear pack sack showed up. Oh, and she had a book by Al Roker that she was going to have him sign. She was a nightmare. She tried to tell people that she’d walked the Oscar’s red carpet, etc. and she was so negative, saying she hated Vancouver and could barely get around from all the walking she’s had to do.

more pics after the jump

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If you won a gold medal, what would you do? Like most people, I think I would partake in a night of partying and drinking. Well that’s exactly what US Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago did after becoming a bronze medalist. What ensued afterward was an impromptu photo shoot involving a fan, paparazzi, a bronze medal and some sexy abs.

When the the pictures hit the internet, they spread like wildfire and prompted Scotty to formally apologize for his lapse in judgment to the USA and the US Olympic committee. Apparently the apology was too little, too late. According to reports, he was given the option to either quietly voluntary leave or run the risk of being formally ejected.

check out the “racy” pictures that started the firestorm after the jump

Canada’s Sweethearts Make History

In: Patrick, Sports & Health
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Amazing! History was made last night when Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue (picture above with Donovan) won Gold for Canada in Ice Dance. This is the first Gold Medal in Ice Dance for Canada in history. Also a first for North America! They are also the youngest couple to win gold in Ice Dance in Olympic history! They’ve been skating together since the ages of 7 and 9 after being matched up by Scott Moir’s aunt and it’s payed off, winning Gold in their Olympic debut!

They went into the Free Dance last night in first place, and they absolutely nailed their performance last night! Their final score in Ice Dance was 221.57, with 215.74 for their biggest competition, United State’s Meryl Davis & Charlie White. Both teams pushed each other to perfection. Best friends & best rivals. Also, for the first time since 1960, Russia will not win Gold in Ice Dance. That’s another first – Russia, the defending world champions, getting the bronze!

I’ll be honest, I shed a few tears after their performance and when they found out for sure they had won gold. Scott had actually tricked Tessa, telling her they got second for a second. That’s why he was laughing his head off. It was quite funny actually. A lot of Homorazzi cast were all watching this history being made tonight and commenting on our Facebook periodically (mostly Tommy). This is what it looked like (was kind of like live blogging)…

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Do It For Your Mom, Rochette

In: Patrick, Sports & Health
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Last night Canadian Figure Skating Gold Medal hopeful Joannie Rochette’s mom passed away at age 55 years old from a heart attack in Vancouver General Hospital. Devastating – so sad! Just a few days before the 24 year old (pictured above in Stanley Park) goes for the Gold in Figure Skating, the unthinkable happens. Her father, Normand, broke the news to her in the Olympic Village at about 6:00am this morning. I can’t imagine what she must be going through. This past year at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, she won the silver medal, making her the first Canadian woman since Elizabeth Manley (1988) to make it to the podium at the World Championships. Patrick Chan of Canada also won a Silver medal at the World Championships, but unfortunately finished in 5th at the 2010 Olympics just a few days ago. She’s really good and really has a shot. In just two days on Tuesday night, she will compete and skate 26th out of 30 skaters. Although devastated, her mood has been describe as focused and determined to compete. This will certainly be the hardest week of her life.

As of this past January, she is ranked 5th in the world. I hope her mom’s spirit guides her through her performance and she wins the gold not only for our country, but for her mom as well.

Check out a few videos of her performances.

Videos after the jump…

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This Norwegian hottie just won a Gold Medal yesterday for the 20km Individual Biathlon in Whistler, and won Silver this past Sunday for the 10km Sprint in Whistler! He’s on fire! “SuperSvendsen,” as he calls himself, is only 24 years old but has done very well in his career so far and has a TON of fans. Just look at the video and some of the fan art I dug up, later in the post. I can see why though – this guy is totally a stud and is now an Olympic Champion. He knows how to handle his gun ;)

Here are some of his stats:

Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: July 12, 1985
Home: Lillehammer, Norway
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 170 lbs
Olympics: Torino 2006

He debuted at the Torino Olympics at the young age of 20, and finished 6th place in 15km mass start at that time. He’s been destined for gold ever since. Prior to the 2009-2010 season, he went to a Tarot card reader who told him that he would make the podium at the 2010 Olympics, but couldn’t say if it was gold or not. Well, it was. He had a lucky crystal at the World Championship that he had received from the reader. I wonder if he had it in his pocket in Whistler?

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