Dutch speedskating coach: American football sucks


Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema thinks he knows what’s holding American speedskaters back in Sochi: football.

“You have a lot of attention on a foolish sport like American football and you waste a lot of talent, athletic talent, on a sport that is meant to kill each other, to injure each other,” Anema said in a television interview. “You waste a lot of time, good talent on a sport that sucks.”

What do you think, Twitter? Believe it or not, opinion is mixed.


We see what you did there.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/20/dutch-speedskating-coach-american-football-sucks/

Not everyone calling for NASCAR’s Tony Stewart’s head after fatal accident


As Twitchy reported, many Twitter users, including sports reporters, argued that Tony Stewart should not race today after being involved in an accident that killed driver Kevin Ward last night. Other Twitter users couldn’t help but make Dale Earnhardt, Sr. comparisons after Dale Earnhardt, Jr. tweeted out his condolences after the tragic accident.


While many are questioning a seemingly callous “business as usual” attitude, not everyone is immediately calling for Tony Stewart’s head.


Racing fan or not, that’s true.


The arguments may be moot right now anyway: Will he really race today?


From the LA Times:

Tony Stewart will not compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after being involved in an incident that claimed the life of a driver during a race in New York on Saturday night.

The manager for Stewart’s racing team, Greg Zipadelli, told the Associated Press that the three-time NASCAR champion will not compete Sunday. Regan Smith will drive Stewart’s No. 14 car in the race.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. sparks Earnhardt Sr. comparisons after NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hits, kills Kevin Ward

Tony Stewart plans to race today because it’s ‘business as usual.’ Update: He won’t race today

TNA wrestling exec Bob Ryder: ‘Tony Stewart should be in jail tomorrow, not racing’

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits, kills driver Kevin Ward in sprint car race

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/its-his-job-not-everyone-calling-for-nascar-driver-tony-stewarts-head-after-fatal-accident/

‘Just fail after fail’: Opening ceremony suffers major ‘ring malfunction’ [pics]




Then again, it totally makes sense. This is Sochi, after all.





Parting speculation:





‘Dangerous face water’: Journos in Sochi live-tweet hilarious and freaky ‘amenities’ [pics]

‘WTF is that last one?!’ Viral image of Sochi bathroom rules is delightfully baffling [pic]

‘So you’re saying I can’t get a massage’? Conditions worsen for journos in Sochi [pic]

‘Keeps getting better and better!’ Are Sochi bathrooms really this ‘half-assed’? [pic]

Powerful takedown stomps US journalists and their ‘Sochi problems’

‘#NBCFail lives!’ Olympics tradition returns as NBC skips live feed of Sochi opening ceremony

‘I’m sorry, WHAT?’ Sochi Olympics performance of faux-lesbian duo t.A.T.u. baffles many

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/07/sochi-is-just-fail-after-fail-opening-ceremony-suffers-major-ring-malfunction-pics/

Did Piers Morgan just reveal the ‘silver lining to a USA loss’ in the World Cup?


Indeed. And, well, normally we’d be pretty pumped about that. Yeah, yeah … we know it’s soccer, but American exceptionalism is American exceptionalism!

As it turns out, though, there’s a really strong case to be made for the U.S. taking a nosedive:


Ooo …


So, if we’re understanding him correctly, there’s no chance of Piers returning to England if the U.S. does better. Is that right?


Does that mean that if the U.S. is out of the running before England, Piers might still deport himself and leave us alone at last?

It’s worth noting they’re not exactly clamoring for Piers in England, either. So they’ve got a pretty good reason to tank it, too. The prospect of being permanently rid of Morgan is indeed a tempting one. The question is: Is it worth throwing away the World Cup?



Twitchy coverage of Piers Morgan

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/19/did-piers-morgan-just-reveal-the-silver-lining-to-a-usa-loss-in-the-world-cup/

World Cup: Substitute Admir Mehmedi scores 121 seconds after entering game [Vine, video]


Worth waiting in those crazy long security lines for!


That’s how to make an impact!


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/15/world-cup-substitute-admir-mehmedi-scores-121-seconds-after-entering-game-vine-video/

Colombian female cyclists unveil ‘worst uniform fail in sports history’


The Colombian women’s cycling team unveiled its new uniforms over the weekend, and a curiously placed flesh-colored strip had plenty of people doing a double-take.

What da!? –> Colombian women's cycling team's uniforms make it look like their lady bits are in plain sight!! http://t.co/BESISUSttL

— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 15, 2014

NO. RT @marieclaire: THESE are the uniform's the Colombian women's cycling team has to wear. http://t.co/2c9r6Ojq81 pic.twitter.com/toxOQS0Mkj

— Stephanie Buck (@StephMBuck) September 15, 2014

This is an actual real thing. The Columbian Women's Cycling team uniform. http://t.co/gk8xV5BGz1 pic.twitter.com/2cnKA2G72H

— Heidi MacDonald (@Comixace) September 15, 2014

The Colombian Women's Cycling uniform is bad. So, so bad. – http://t.co/RFNpZY2p8a

— Jose Javier Garde (@jose_garde) September 15, 2014

"Cycling uniforms should feel like a second skin, not look like it." Well, these cycling uniforms are awkward. http://t.co/BmQ4pfHtoH

— MontserratBiedermann (@montserratlj) September 15, 2014

A joke? A statement? Whatever it is the Colombian Women's Cycling uniform is bad. – http://t.co/Zz6nlMVm4J

— Tim Fuell (@timfuell) September 15, 2014

Dear Colombian womens cycling team uniform designer. You. Had. ONE. Job. pic.twitter.com/AUBBViflXw

— Debbie Schipp (@debbieschipp) September 15, 2014

Colombia's women's cycling jerseys are unintentionally vagina-like http://t.co/ml6vgv0XqV via @sbnation AVOID This Uniform maker.

— jerry seltzer (@jeryseltzer) September 15, 2014

New female Colombian cycling uniform, although i could swear it's *ahem* the Brazilian one. pic.twitter.com/a9LKbRXaz6

— To Whom Concerned: (@CormacCor) September 14, 2014

Columbian women's cycling team uniform. What the… I don't even… WTF? http://t.co/vOA4xKgBl2 #unintentionallyNSFW

— mlschreiber (@mlschreiber) September 15, 2014

Well that Columbian cycling uniform is certainly unfortunate.

— Rebecca (@preciousthings) September 15, 2014

Is this a prank? Nope, but it is the most unfortunate uniform ever http://t.co/XrmOjlB8iE #ColumbianUniformFail pic.twitter.com/k9IRXqyli9

— Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) September 15, 2014

This Is the Worst Uniform Fail in Sports History http://t.co/AKmERSxjB5 the uniform is terrible! But is ColOmbia not Columbia ignorants!!!

— rfajardomd (@rfajardomd) September 15, 2014

UCI President investigating Colombian women's team uniform, describing it as "unacceptable" – http://t.co/Kw9rpOmfT1 #cycling

— Rick Eyre (@rickeyre) September 15, 2014

The Telegraph reports that “Brian Cookson, the president of cycling’s world governing body the UCI has described as ‘unacceptable’ a cycling kit that makes female riders look naked, promising his administration is ‘on the case.’”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/15/naked-colombian-female-cyclists-unveil-worst-uniform-fail-in-sports-history/

NFL nixes fans’ protest of Phill Simms’ refusal to say ‘Redskins’


@DrewMTips Guess Simms is auditioning for the insufferable Bob Costas role for CBS.

— George M (@NJSpeechGuy) September 26, 2014

Some Washington Redskins fans hung a banner to protest Phil Simms refusal to say the team’s name. Fans are probably more annoyed by Simms’ bandwagon jumping than by his sanctimony.

#Redskins fans protesting Phil Simms refusal to use team name . #NFL official told them to take it down @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/QQ8VGkj9JN

— Kristen B. (@KristenBerset) September 25, 2014

@KristenBerset @thomloverro @wusa9 that's frickin ridiculous NFL told them to take it down. Tell them to get their own house in order.

— Michael Connolly (@MEConnolly14) September 25, 2014

@KristenBerset @wusa9#NYGvsWAS #REDSKINS …. #censorship … wow @nfl

— steven cady (@SubySalt) September 25, 2014

Waiting for that turd Phil Simms to slip and say Redskins.

— Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) September 26, 2014

D.C. area residents STRONGLY agree, members of the sports media SHOULD use the Redskins name when covering the team. pic.twitter.com/vdWoPenBW0

— wusa9 (@wusa9) September 25, 2014

Do people in the D.C. area find the word 'Redskins' offensive? Local ethnic groups had this to say in our survey… pic.twitter.com/GIYX40xAMH

— wusa9 (@wusa9) September 25, 2014

@wusa9 @Lizzs_Lockeroom Damn white folk

— Big Dusty (@Perrottayafatha) September 25, 2014

I have no opinion on subject but study is biased "@wusa9 : Do people in D.C. find word 'Redskins' offensive?pic.twitter.com/om78hb5I8j

— Swanni (@SwanniOnTV) September 26, 2014

Answer choice should be yes or no. "@wusa9: Do people in the D.C. area find the word 'Redskins' offensive?pic.twitter.com/om78hb5I8j

— Swanni (@SwanniOnTV) September 26, 2014

It's within the margin among white people @SwanniOnTV @wusa9 so if you take the racist bumpkins out, it's 48-15. Game over.

— Bobby Oliveira (@bobbyo1967) September 26, 2014

@bobbyo1967 @wusa9 not arguing public sentiment but study question was skewed

— Swanni (@SwanniOnTV) September 26, 2014

We don't disagree there @SwanniOnTV @wusa9 I was playing the old political game of "even though it's a crooked setup, i can declare victory"

— Bobby Oliveira (@bobbyo1967) September 26, 2014

How is Phil Simms coping with seeing the word "Redskins" in the end zone? He should do all a favor and stop calling this game. #TNF

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 26, 2014

Some Indian organization says “Redskins” is offensive and their opinion is ordained? No… Sorry, if you live in USA, expect to be offended.

— Eli'sha Crews (@ElishaNEWS) September 25, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/25/nfl-nixes-fans-protest-of-phill-simms-refusal-to-say-redskins/

Missouri account piles on after rival’s NCAA loss; Backlash ensues


After Kansas was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament Sunday, its rival, Missouri, tweeted a message of congratulations to the team that eliminated the Jayhawks from the tournament.


Some thought the humor was in good taste.


Others were not amused at all.


Intense is one way to put it.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/23/such-a-trash-program-missouri-account-piles-on-after-rivals-ncaa-loss-backlash-ensues/